George Jefferson

33rd Annual Emmy Awards - September 13, 1981

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The Jeffersons is an Emmy Award-winning sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes.The Jeffersons is one of the longest-running sitcoms in the history of American television

James Evans

Good Times

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Good Times originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on CBS.

Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable

Cosby Show Cast

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The Cosby Show , starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.


Carl Winslow

Family Matters

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Family Matters  which originated on ABC from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 and then on CBS from September 19, 1997 to July 17, 1998. Family Matters is the second longest-running non-animated U.S. sitcom with a predominantly African American cast.


Philip Banks aka Uncle Phil

Fresh Prince Pics

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to move in with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their Bel Air mansion.The series ran for six seasons and aired 148 episodes.

“First things first, rest in peace Uncle Phil”


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