Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Louise (Isabel Sanford) braces herself for a visit from her beloved Uncle Ward (Albert Reed), a retired butler. Knowing that her husband, George (Sherman Hemsley), and son, Lionel (Mike Evans), regard Ward as an "Uncle Tom," Louise orders them to be on their best behavior, but it isn't long before the insults are flying fast and free. The two Jefferson men end up eating their words when Lionel finds himself in a humiliating situation. "Lionel Cries Uncle" originally aired on March 1, 1975.