"Florida's Night Out"
Season 4, Episode 11
Number (#72) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date September 23, 1976
Air date: December 15, 1976
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Norman Belkin & Harriet Belkin
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 411
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Johnny Brown
Jose Brad
Thomas Carter
Victor Fisher
Julius Harris
Susan Batson
Bhetty Waldron
Dap "Sugar" Willie
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Florida's Night Out is the eleventh episode of Season 4  of Good Times, and also the 72nd series episode overall. Written by Norman and Harriet Belkin,, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, airing on December 15, 1976.


Florida surprises the kids when instead of spending another night at home alone, she goes out for a wild night on the town with Willona.


The Evans children forego their social outings to stay at home and keep their recently widowed mother company, but she shocks them by agreeing to join Willona for a night on the town, which includes a stop at a singles bar.

Plot summaryEdit

Feeling that the recently widowed Florida (Esther Rolle) is spending too much time home alone, the Evans kids cancel their own plans to spend the evening with their mom. Much to their surprise, however, Florida has already accepted the invitation of her friend Willona (Ja'net DuBois) for a night on the town. Upon arriving at a singles bar, Florida catches the eye of a handsome widower named Ben (Julius Harris).

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