"Florida and Carl"
Season 4, Episode 20
Number (#81) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date January 27, 1977
Air date: February 23, 1977
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: John Baskin & Roger Shulman
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 420
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Moses Gunn
Bill Story
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Florida and Carl is the twentieth episode of Season 4 of Good Times, and also the 81st series episode overall. Written by John Baskin and Roger Shulman, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on February 23, 1977.


Florida accepts Carl's invitation for dinner, but a disagreement cuts the date short.


Florida reluctantly agrees to go on her first date since James died. She goes to a restaurant with Carl where they have a rude waiter. Florida does her best to be forgiving of the waiter, but this upsets Carl and he walks out.

Plot summaryEdit

Although his relationship with Florida (Esther Rolle) has gotten off on the wrong foot, Carl Dixon (Moses Gunn) nevertheless invites her out to dinner. Somewhat reluctantly, Florida agrees to go out on her first date in decades. Alas, the evening turns into disaster when the combustible Carl expresses outrage over the rudeness of the staff of a fancy restaurant -- and walks out, leaving Florida in the lurch.

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