Behind The Scenes Facts About The Jeffersons You Didn’t Know!
The Jeffersons certainly was a groundbreaking sitcom. Much like Norman Lear’s other shows like Maude and Sanford and Son, it touched on deeply poignant subject material and social issues. It was a spin-off of All in the Family but in it’s own way surpassed that show in terms of cultural significance and substance.
Sherman Hemsley played George Jefferson, a sort of Archie Bunker like an entrepreneur that hit it big and moved his family to Manhattan. The show is episodic and tackles a different dilemma, topic, or social issue witch each episode. George’s wife Louise is the no-nonsense counterbalance to his bigoted ways. His son Lionel would provide wit and level-headedness throughout the shows 11 seasons.
We’re covering several surprising facts that you probably didn’t know about the iconic show. For example, did you know that The Jefferson’s would make a cameo guest appearance in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Find out which Jefferson’s cast member is the mother of Lenny Kravitz and who was the surprising singer of the show’s memorable “Movin’ on Up” theme song.