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"Michael Gets Suspended"
Season 1, Episode 5
Number (#5) in series (133 episodes)
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Tape date February 12, 1974
Air date: March 8, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Eric Monte
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 105
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
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Michael Gets Suspended is the fifth episode of Season 1 of Good Times. The episode was written by Eric Monte and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It aired on March 1, 1974 on CBS.


Michael is suspended from school for disparaging George Washington to his teacher. Now he wants to drop out. Florida and James try to convince Michael to remain in school and to apologize to his teacher.


Michael receives a suspension from school when he refuses to apologize for calling George Washington a racist. He holds his ground and is prepared to take a whipping, until James finds out that Michael read how Washington had slaves, and read about black history from a book.


  • James: A spook sailed with Columbus?

  • Michael: That's right.

  • James: He did the rowing, didn't he?

Guest starring[]

No guest stars appeared in this episode.