by / on July 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Sherman Hemsley: Acid King

I was sad to hear about the passing of Sherman Hemsley earlier this week. The Jeffersons was a progressive, challenging show and Hemsley’s George Jefferson came off as a kind of black Archie Bunker, always at odds with his circumstances, never knowing when to keep his mouth shut. I preferred Good Times to The Jeffersons as a little kid, but The Jeffersons was funny and it had a pretty great theme song (although not as good as Good Times’).

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