"Love Has a Spot on His Lung: Part 1"
Season 4, Episode 23
Number (#84) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date February 24, 1977
Air date: March 23, 1977
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish & Allan Mannings
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 423 (423a)
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Moses Gunn
Raymond Allen[
Mel Bryant
Dap "Sugar" Willie
Gwyn Karon
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Love Has a Spot on His Lung: Part 1 is the twenty-third episode of Season 4 of Good Times, and the eighty-fourth overall. It is one-half of a two episode season ending story arc. Written by Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish and Allan Mannings, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on March 23, 1977.


Carl tells the kids that he's going to propose to Florida. But after being diagnosed with lung cancer, he abruptly severs the relationship.


Carl tells the children he plans to propose marriage to Florida, so they are surprised when he suddenly leaves town. Turns out Carl had an appointment with his doctor and received some bad news about his health.

Plot SummaryEdit

In the first episode of a two-part story, Carl (Moses Gunn) ecstatically informs the Evans kids that he intends to propose marriage to their mother, Florida (Esther Rolle). But when the intended big moment arrives, Carl is nowhere to be found. His reason for canceling his wedding plans doesn't quite ring true to the Evans family -- and indeed, Carl is hiding a rather disturbing secret.

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