"A Stormy Relationship"
Season 4, Episode 19
Number (#80) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date January 20, 1977
Air date: February 9, 1977
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Bruce Kalish & Ron Sellz
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 419
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Moses Gunn
Davis Roberts
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A Stormy Relationship is the nineteenth episode of Season 4 of Good Times, and also the 80th series episode overall. Written by Bruce Kalish and Ron Sellz, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on February 9, 1977.


Michael reveals he's an atheist. When Florida learns that his boss, Carl, instilled this idea, she confronts him.

  • Note: Moses Gunn makes his first appearance as Carl Dixon.


Florida confronts Michael's boss at the hardware store after she learns that his atheist views are negatively influencing her son.

Plot summaryEdit

The devoutly religious Florida (Esther Rolle) is shocked when her son Michael (Ralph Carter) begins espousing an atheistic viewpoint. It turns out that Michael has fallen under the influence of his new boss named Carl Dixon (Gunn), who's a staunchly "confirmed nonbeliever". Florida angrily storms into the Carl's shop for a showdown -- with startling results, as the two take a shine to one another, and plan to go out on a date. Moses Gunn makes his first series appearance as Carl Dixon.

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