Jeffersons," if you didn't know already, was, and is, an
extremely popular TV show from the 70s and 80s about a black
family making it to the top in New York City. Sherman Hemsley,
who played George Jefferson, was a successful dry-cleaner,
with seven stores.
He and his wife Louise, whom he called Weezy, played by
Isabel Sanford, started out with nothing, living with George's
mother, played by Zara Cully. Louise was working as a maid,
and George worked off and on, whenever he could. After hearing
about starting his own business, George, despite doubts
by his family, opened Jefferson Cleaners.