One year after the demise of The Jeffersons, Sherman Hemsley returned to television to star in another hit sitcom as Ernest Frye who is a lawyer and the scheming deacon of First Community Church of Philadelphia, and who intended to keep it under his thumb. Unfortunately, the new minister, Rev. Reuben Gregory, had other ideas and every week he quietly deflated the strutting deacon.
Last Episode05x22 Deliverance (2) Aired: May. 11, 1991
Appearances by James Brown and Lloyd Price aren't the only surprises during a telethon to save the church: Thelma delivers a baby boy. (Part …
Series Fun Facts
- Despite playing father and daughter, Sherman Hemsley is only ten years older than Anna Maria Horsford.
- Tony T. Johnson was only supposed to be a recurring character, but the audiences enjoyed him so much that he became a regular cast member.
- In addition to playing a minister on TV, Clifton Davis is actually an ordained Baptist minister.