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"God's Business is Good Business"
Season 1, Episode 4
Number (#4) in series (133 episodes)
Rev. Sam introduces Ed to James.jpg
Rev. Sam, James's old army buddy (center), introduces him to Ed. his limo driver and fellow crusade worker, in "God's Business is Good Business".
Tape date January 28, 1974
Air date: March 1, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Roland Wolpert
Directed by: Donald McKayle
Bob LaHendro
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Roscoe Lee Browne
Danny "Big Black" Rey (uncredited)
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God's Business is Good Business is the fourth episode of Season 1 of Good Times. The episode was written by Roland Wolpert and directed by Donald McKayle and Bob LaHendro. It aired on March 1, 1974 on CBS.


An old army buddy of James named Reverend Sam, (Roscoe Lee Browne) who is now a shady local televangelist, stops by the Evans apartment and offers James a job that would pay $150 a day. James is set to take it, however, Florida is dead set against James accepting the job, believing the job goes against his morals and values.

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