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The Jeffersons

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Sunday, June 1 2003

The Jeffersons: The Complete Second Season

On occasion, The Jeffersons made some attempt to offer social commentary, but it was difficult for a show so laden with crude humor to suddenly get serious.


Wednesday, September 11 2002

The Jeffersons

The first 13 episodes of 'The Jeffersons', collected on Columbia's new DVD, reveal why the show was not, after all, another 'All in the Family': its comedy was too broad to be taken seriously.


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Sunday, January 17 2010

"Miss Maude, ain’t you glad Florida showed up!"

"Under this roof we are all the same... we are all people color!"


Sunday, December 6 2009

Not-So-Tragic-Mulatto's Low Point: Crossing the Color Line in 'The Jeffersons'

This episode was played really well -- and played pretty close to the race line. Neither have iconic images as old as the archetypical bi-racial character in Imitation of Life, the 1959 classic with the tragic mulatto, nor has the sheer election of Barack Obama pressed Americans to tackle the race question head on. In the thick of those two eras stands a time when television seemed to have more gall around "difference".


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