"Florida Gets a Job"
Season 6, Episode 5
Number (#114) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date August 31, 1978
Air date: October 7, 1978
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Michael G. Moye
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 605
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Johnny Brown
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Janet Jackson
Ben Powers
Guest starring: Gary Coleman
Janet MacLachlan
Albert Reed, Jr.
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Florida Gets a Job is the fifth episode of Season 6 of Good Times, and also . Written by Michael G. Moye, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, first airing on October 7, 1978.


J.J. and Florida are not having much luck looking for employment. She comes across a want ad for a school bus driver, but her chances seem slim when Alderman Fred Davis' relative applies for the same job.


Jobs are scarce for Florida and JJ. An ad for a school bus driver catches Florida's eye, but she finds it has strings attached for JJ, and the strings are attached to Alderman Davis

Plot summaryEdit

With both her son J.J. (Jimmie Walker) and her son-in-law, Keith (Ben Powers), unemployed, Florida applies for a part-time job as a bus driver. Alas, the position may go to a relative of Alderman Fred Davis (Albert Reed), with whom the Evans family has clashed in the past. But Davis is willing to help Florida land the job -- if J.J. will agree to design the alderman's campaign posters.

Guest starringEdit

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