Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In this pilot episode for the Marla Gibbs sitcom Checking In, George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) tries to land a lucrative hotel dry-cleaning contract by appealing directly to the hotel's owner, Mr. Claymore (John Anderson). But Claymore is far more interested in George's sassy housekeeper, Florence Johnston (Marla Gibbs). In fact, he is so impressed that he offers Florence a job as his hotel's executive housekeeper. Originally telecast as single 60-minute episode on March 29, 1981, "Florence's New Job" has since been divided into two half-hour installments for syndication.