For some reason, I thought Hemsley had already passed so I was double shocked to learn when he actually had passed away. THE JEFFERSONS is one of my favorite shows and I do have seasons 1-3 on dvd. Zara Cully was one of the best things about that show, too.
Great show indeed. And I definitely have to roll with you on the early seasons, they really were on point and definitely one of my favorite shows of all time.