The show began with Jennifer Hudson belting out in her strong Alto voice, the Jeffersons opening theme song, ‘Movin On Up’. When you heard that, you pretty much knew the production would be powerful. “Movin’ On Up” was originally made famous by Ja’net DuBois. Although DuBois never appeared on “The Jeffersons,” she was a regular on “Good Times,” another one of Norman Lear’s classics.
The live taping starred the infamous Jamie Foxx, who blundered one of his lines, but recovered himself hilariously. He wasn’t the only A list celeb featured, the live show included icons such as Black Ish’s Anthony Anderson, Wanda Sykes, Jackee Harry and a surprise appearance from original Jefferson’s cast member, Marla Gibbs.