George Jefferson is a fictional character played by Sherman Hemsley on the American television sitcoms All in the Family (from 1973 until 1975) and its spin-off The Jeffersons (1975-1985). He is the only character to appear in all 253 episodes of The Jeffersons.
George Jefferson was born in Harlem in 1929, an ambitious African-American entrepreneur who started and managed a successful chain of seven dry cleaning stores in New York City.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
Ran a drycleaning business.
I was never what one might call a "loyal fan" of the show but I saw it a few times...
and, if I recall correctly, George Jefferson ran a dry cleaning business...
"Well we're movin' on U-up..."
George Jefferson owned a chain of Dry Cleaners.
It's July! And summer is already scorching - as it should be. If it's not hot, it's winter.
^^^There's a reason my eyes are brown. Heh.
As for the question, I have no idea, as I never watched the show. It aired during the era when I didn't own a TV.
Your observation re your HS teacher are similar to some of my FB experiences with HS friends. Some of them are way far gone. I wonder what their lives post-grad were like to send them to lean so hard on that crutch.
I know this one by heart, Marty - George Jefferson was a dry cleaner - with seven stores, one near you!
George owned a chain of dry cleaning stores.
Prickly heated Dale of Diamond Hot Springs, Norfuckincali answered:
George Jefferson was a dry cleaning mogul. There's Roxie Roker…Who's da kid? Did he ever call Archie a honky?
Sure is weird when the illusion cast by people in your younger days turns out to be a fucking farce today.
Supposedly heating to 104°F today. Sucks!
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Janitor ~ Louise says that the building's white janitor was properly referred to as a "custodian". George says: "Well, whenever a man of our race has that job, he is a janitor!"
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CBS opens the night with a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN'Mom', then a FRESH'Big Brother', followed by a FRESH'Under The Dome'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'CSI: The Original One'.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE (from 5/14/15) is One Direction.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'Food Fighters', followed by a FRESH'Aquarius', then a FRESH'Hannibal'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 5/21/15) are Dwayne Johnson, Meghan Trainor, and John Legend.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 6/15/15) are Martha Stewart, Laura Prepon, Jamie xx, and Chad Smith.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/19/15) are Kathryn Hahn, Faith No More, and Neil Marshall.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'The Astronaut Wives Club', followed by a FRESH'Mistresses', then a FRESH'Rookie Blue'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Andy Samberg, Russell Wilson, and Butch Walker.
The CW offers a FRESH'Beauty & The Beast', followed by a RERUN'The Vampire Diaries'.
Faux has a FRESH'Boom', followed by a FRESH'Wayward Pines'.
MY recycles an old 'The Mentalist', followed by another old 'The Mentalist'.
A&E has 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'Beyond Scared Straight: Back Talk', then a FRESH'Beyond Scared Straight', followed by a FRESH'American Takedown'.
AMC offers the movie 'Back To The Future', followed by the movie 'Back To The Future Part II', then the movie 'Back To The Future Part III'.
[6:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 7 - Burgess
[7:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 8 - E. Morris
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 2 - Leone's
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Classic American
[10:00AM] Top Gear - Season 10 - Episode 9
[11:00AM] Top Gear - Season 10 - Episode 10
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 18 - Home Soil
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 19 - Coming of Age
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 4 - Ep 1 - Ruby Tates
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Revisited: Cafe Hon, Chiarella's, Leone's
[4:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Seascape
[5:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 10 - Park's Edge
[6:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 11 - Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse
[7:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 14 - Chiarella's
[8:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 7 - Ep 4 - Kati Allo
[9:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 7 - Ep 5 - Mangia Mangia, Part 1 NEW
[10:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 1 - La Galleria 33, Part 1
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[1:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 1 - La Galleria 33, Part 1
[2:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 4 - Ep 1 - Ruby Tates
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 5 - Episode 1
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 5 - Episode 2
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Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', and 3 hours of old 'It's Always Sunny In Philly'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Sarah Vowell.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Hannibal Buress, Bridget Everett, and Nikki Glaser.
FX has the movie 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes', followed by the movie 'Avatar'.
History has 'Mountain Men', another 'Mountain Men', followed by a FRESH'Mountain Men', then a FRESH'Alone'.
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[1:00AM] The Killer Inside Me
[3:15AM] The Wrestler
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & the Little Black Dress (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has 'WWE Tough Enough', followed by a FRESH'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH'Killjoys'.
Conan are Jane Lynch, Conor McGregor, and John Roy.
A Washington state Girl Scouts organization said on Wednesday it has returned a $100,000 gift after the donor told them the money could not be used to the benefit of any transgender participants in the scouts program.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it received the donation, amounting to nearly a third of its 2015 financial-assistance fund, on March 30.
But as news reached the donor that the Girl Scouts welcome all girls, including transgender girls, the donor asked that the donation be returned unless the organization could guarantee the money would not help transgender girls, the group said. It did not identify the donor.
"Girl Scouts empowers EVERY girl - regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or geographic location - to achieve her dreams," the Scouts said.
Left to right, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Donald Fullilove and Claudia Wells, cast members in the 1985 film "Back to the Future," pose together backstage before the "Back to the Future - In Concert 30th Anniversary" event at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
Misty Copeland, whose personal story and social media prowess helped make her a rare celebrity in ballet, made history Tuesday as the first black female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
The New York-based company, one of the most prestigious ballet companies which has welcomed top international talent over its 78-year history, announced it was promoting both Copeland and another American, Stella Abrera, to the rank of principal dancer.
Unlike many ballerinas who begin rigorous training when they are barely walking, Copeland did not grow up with ballet and only began taking up dance seriously when she was 13.
Copeland has also spoken of difficulties in her childhood -- growing up uncertain of her future as she lived with a series of sometimes difficult stepfathers around the Los Angeles area.
While Copeland makes history as the first female principal dancer, the American Ballet Theatre two decades ago named an African American man to the rank -- Desmond Richardson, who now is co-artistic director of the Complexions Contemporary Ballet which he helped found.
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has returned home to Kenya to spearhead a new campaign to stop the record slaughter of elephants for their valuable ivory.
More than 30,000 elephants are killed every year to satisfy demand for ivory in China and the Far East where it is worth more than $2,000 (1,790 euros) a kilogram.
The 32-year-old actress -- who won an Oscar for her portrayal of the slave girl Patsey in "12 Years a Slave" and will appear in "Star Wars: Episode VII" later this year -- said on Tuesday her visit to a national park and elephant orphanage in Kenya had been "life-changing".
The Hollywood star and model has signed up as an ambassador for conservation organisation WildAid, which engages celebrities to spread awareness of poaching and wildlife crime.
Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump (R-Hell Toupee) following his remarks about Mexican immigrants.
The Republican presidential hopeful's team is struggling to hold the Miss USA pageant together following defections by hosts, performers, judges and the two television networks that were scheduled to broadcast the event on July 12. Trump, who fired back at Macy's, owns the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.
Flo Rida had been the highest-profile performer scheduled for Miss USA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and his representative confirmed Wednesday that he would not perform. Country singer Craig Wayne Boyd, winner of "The Voice" last year, and pop singer Natalie La Rose, whose single "Somebody" hit the Billboard Top Ten this year, also dropped out. There were no more announced performers.
Smith, the former Dallas Cowboys running back who was a judge for Miss USA, cited Trump's statement and NBC's decision in backing out. He said that knowing how much women prepare for the event, he sent his best wishes to the competitors.
HGTV "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott was also one of the pageant's judges but backed out, too, saying on Facebook that he could not support Trump's views.
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring.
The Stamford-based company, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on Monday, argues the wrestlers' claims are fraudulent and should be barred because of a three-year statute of limitations on such claims in Connecticut.
The company, which already is facing several lawsuits across the nation, is also asking that all such litigation be moved to federal court in Connecticut.
WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt said the company is being targeted by a lawyer who is improperly shopping lawsuits to former wrestlers across the country.
Konstantine Kyros, who represents the wrestlers, denies those allegations. He said he has been retained by dozens of former WWE performers who all have health problems related to being dropped on their heads too many times.
Bob Gale, left, producer and co-writer of the 1985 film "Back to the Future," poses with the film's composer Alan Silvestri backstage before the "Back to the Future - In Concert 30th Anniversary" event at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
The network is confirming that reruns of the 1980s action comedy, with its Confederate flag imagery, have been pulled from the schedule.
This marks the latest effort to banish the racially charged Stars and Bars from pop culture after various states began debating whether to remove the flag.
Warner Bros., which produced the series, last week halted production of toy replicas of the so-called General Lee, the 1969 Dodge Charger stock car driven by rambunctious Southern cousins Luke and Bo. The car famously features a replica of the Confederate flag on its roof.
When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace.
They charged her with felony lynching.
No one was killed or even hurt in the demonstration. But the 20-year-old woman was booked under a 1933 section of the California penal code that applies the word "lynching" to the crime of attempting to seize someone from police custody.
While the offense was later downgraded to something more conventional, the use of the lynching charge incensed many community leaders and led California lawmakers to unanimously vote to strike the term from the books. The measure won final approval last week and is now before Gov. Jerry Brown.
The details of Hampton's run-in with police are murky. But cellphone video that surfaced after the demonstration shows a police officer seizing a protester in the street. A woman is seen trying to yank the protester away when another woman, who appears to be Hampton carrying a bullhorn, grabs the man's arm and tries to pull him from the officer's grasp. Others soon join the effort.
A woman looks at a piece of rock salt during the press preview of the exhibition 'Salz Berg Werk - Schatzkammer der Alpen (Salt Mountain Mine - Treasury of the Alps) at the Museum for Archaeology in Chemnitz, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The exhibition on Salt mining is a project together with the Austrian Natural History Museum of Vienna. The exhibition starts on July 3, 2015 and lasts until Jan. 3, 2016.
Photo by Jens Meyer
In Hawaii, the dead can now be put to rest following an ancient Hawaiian custom called "clean burial" in which only a person's bones are buried, under a new law signed by Governor David Ige on Tuesday.
The law legalizes the now-rare practice, once considered a violation of Hawaii's penal code, of allowing family members to handle bones of deceased loved ones after their flesh is removed in a partial cremation.
The burial practice, in use for thousands of years by Native Hawaiians, involves wrapping a family member's bones in special Hawaiian-made cloth and placing them in a burial container in a public or private cemetery.
Many Native Hawaiians believe the practice is something everyone should embrace, as it requires the body to be reduced to bones, which are believed to carry the essence of a person's life.
"The Western tradition of full burial took away the process of infusing the land with Hawaiian elders," Paik said. "The whole purpose of the practice is to have these elders disintegrate naturally into our land."
A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.
The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.
The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said.
He said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot, which can be programmed to perform various tasks in the assembly process. He said it normally operates within a confined area at the plant, grabbing auto parts and manipulating them.
Another contractor was present when the incident occurred, but wasn't harmed, Hillwig said. He declined to give any more details about the case, citing an ongoing investigation.
Malee, left, a four-year old Asian elephant, interacts with her aunt Chandra, center, who will turn 20 on July 2, and Bamboo, right, age 48, a recent arrival from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Woodland Park Zoo decided to end its elephant program in 2014, and the decision was made to move the elephants to Oklahoma City. The elephants arrived in May and spent 30 days in quarantine.
Photo by Sue Ogrocki
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