The Jef­fer­sons


The Washington Post Sunday - - ARTS & STYLE -

The premise of the show (and its theme song) was that Ge­orge and Weezy re­lo­cated from Queens, “movin’ on up” to a lux­ury apart­ment on the Up­per East Side. With Ge­orge’s boom­ing dry-clean­ing busi­ness, it makes sense that the cou­ple would take ad­van­tage of their new­found wealth. For Ge­orge, liv­ing in Man­hat­tan was a sign of sta­tus — and hav­ing a house­keeper was a perk, too.

Lo­ca­tion: Up­per East Side (185 E. 85th St., Park Lane Tow­ers) Char­ac­ters: Ge­orge and Louise Jef­fer­son Job: Owner of dry-clean­ing chain (Ge­orge) Show’s claimed cost: Rent not spec­i­fied Real-life cost: $600 to $800 per month at the time


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