"The Physical (a.k.a. Florida's Physical)"
Season 6, Episode 19
Number (#128) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date January 25, 1979
Air date: July 11, 1979
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Len Riley & Bud Slocumb
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 619
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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: Kim Fields
Sarina C. Grant
Charles Hallahan
Helen Martin
Stack Pierce
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The Physical is the 19th episode of Season 6  of Good Times, and also the 128th series episode overall. Written by Len Riley and Bud Slocumb, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV; it originally aired on July 11, 1979.


Florida must pass a physical in order to keep her bus driving job. Instead of resting the night before, she must deal with mayhem when Michael gets arrested.


Florida has to pass an annual exam in order to keep her job as a school bus driver.

Plot summaryEdit

Florida (Esther Rolle) is naturally nervous on the night before her bus-company physical. Unfortunately, this is one of those "typical" evenings in the Evans household when everything goes wrong -- culminating in Florida's son Michael (Ralph Carter) being tossed into jail. Originally slated to air on June 27, 1979, this episode was bumped up two weeks to July 11.

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