"Florida's Rich Cousin"
Season 3, Episode 5
Number (#42) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date August 14, 1975
Air date: October 7, 1975
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: John Baskin & Roger Shulman
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 305
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Percy Rodrigues
Kim Hamilton
Rozelle Gayle
Randy Harris
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Florida's Rich Cousin is the fifth episode of Season 3 of Good Times, and the forty-second episode overall in the series. The episode was written by John Baskin and Roger Shulman and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It originally aired on CBS-TV on October 7, 1975.

Synopsis Edit

James is against borrowing money from Florida's cousin. When he walks out in a fit of rage, Florida discovers some disappointing news about her cousin.


Florida is happy when her cousin visits. Edgar is doing well in life, and Florida plans on asking him for money to help with the bills. James refuses to accept his money. When Florida asks for money, she is surprised by Edgar's answer.

Plot summaryEdit

Once again, the unemployed James (John Amos) is strapped for cash. Though he needs money in a hurry, the headstrong James is outraged at the prospect of borrowing it from Florida's wealthy cousin Edgar (Percy Rodriguez). As James nurses his ego at the corner bar, Florida (Esther Rolle) learns a few unpleasant truths about her cousin -- mainly, that Edgar is himself broke and out of work.

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