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"Florida Flips"
Season 2, Episode 1
Number (#14) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date July 18, 1974
Air date: September 10, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Jack Elinson & Norman Paul (teleplay/story)
John Donley & Kurt Taylor (story)
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 201
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Rosanna Carter
Helen Martin
Sylvia Soares
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Florida Flips is the first episode of Season 2 of Good Times, as well as the fourteenth series episode overall. Written by Jack Elinson and Norman Paul as a teleplay from a story written by John Donley, Kurt Taylor, with Elinson and Paul, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, premiered on CBS-TV, airing on September 10, 1974.


Florida has been a terrible mood lately and no one can seem to figure out why. From yelling at everyone about little things to slamming things in the house. It turns out that she's tired of just being a housewife and wants more out of life.

Brief summary[]

Florida's strange behavior has the family and Willona wondering what is wrong with her. Michael thinks that she is beginning menopause, while Willona believes that she is fed up with the boredom that comes with being a housewife.


Florida is in a bad mood and does not explain why. Everyone comes up with different reasons as to what is wrong. She goes to a woman's support group because she wants more than just taking care of the house and family.

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