“Movin on up” was the theme song for which sitcom?
Answer: The Jeffersons was a sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons. The show focused on George and Louise Jefferson, a successful African-American couple who moved from Queens to Manhattan following the success of George’s dry-cleaning business chain. Ja’net Dubois (from Good Times) and Jeff Barry co-wrote The Jeffersons theme song, “Movin’ on Up”, which was sung by Dubois with a gospel choir. The song was covered by Sammy Davis, Jr., in 1978.
“We’re moving on up, to the East Side, to a deee-luxe apartment in the sky … .” This spinoff from “All in the Family” is about literal upward mobility – African- American couple George and Louise Jefferson move into a swanky high-rise building. George is an obstreperous, often rude guy who thinks … More
Theme song: Movin’ On Up
Spin-off: Checking In
Predecessor: All in the Family
A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.
Creators: Norman Lear, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross | 1 more credit »
Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs | See full cast & crew »