| Season 2, Episode 4 |
Number (#17) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||July 25, 1974|
|Air date:||October 1, 1974|
|Written by:||John Baskin & Roger Shulman|
|Directed by:||Herbert Kenwith|
|Guest starring:||Ron Glass|
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Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah is the fourth episode of Season 2 of Good Times, also the seventeenth series episode overall. Written by John Baskin and Roger Shulman, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, premiered on CBS-TV, aired on October 1, 1974.
Michael forges his parents' signature on a busing questionnaire to get out of being shipped to a better school in a white neighborhood.
Michael is selected to be bussed to a school in a more affluent and predominantly white section of Chicago. However, he is against it due to his strong views. James does convince him, in his own way, to get on the bus. However, Michael is nervous that he won't fit in and Florida is afraid that her youngest child might be a target of violence due to the color of his skin.
Plot summary Edit
Michael has the chance to be bussed to a better school in a white neighborhood but he is determined not to. Florida and James first hear about the opportunity when his principal arrives to question them about their responses on a bussing questionnaire that Michael responded to and forged his parents' names.