| Season 2, Episode 15 |
Number (#28) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||December 5, 1974|
|Air date:||January 7, 1975|
|Written by:||John Baskin & Roger Shulman (teleplay) |
Michael E. Coleman (story)
|Directed by:||Herbert Kenwith|
|IMDB||Florida Goes to School|
|Starring:||Esther Rolle |
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Hal Williams|
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Florida Goes to School is the fifteenth episode of Season 2 of Good Times, and the twenty-eighth series episode overall. Written as a teleplay by John Baskin and Roger Shulman from an original story written by Michael E. Coleman, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, originally aired on CBS-TV, premiering on January 7, 1975.
Florida wants to get her GED but between night school and working, her relationship with James suffers.
Florida comes home excited that she is going to night school hoping to achieve a High School Equivalency diploma, but working in the daytime and going to school at night puts a strain on her relationship with James, who is against her entertaining the notion of school.
Plot summary Edit
Hoping to improve her chances in the workplace, Florida (Esther Rolle) begins attending night school in pursuit of her high-school equivalency diploma. Though most everyone is thrilled at Florida's progress, her nocturnal classroom duties put a severe strain on her marriage. It isn't that James (John Amos) wants Florida to stay home -- simply that he's reluctant to have a wife who is "smarter" than he, as he dropped out of school in the sixth grade to help his family in Mississippi; Florida dropped out in the tenth grade to do the same.