"Operation Florida"
Season 3, Episode 3
Number (#40) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date July 31, 1975
Air date: September 23, 1975
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 303
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Helen Stenborg
Hilda Haynes
Rai Sanders
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Operation Florida is the third episode of Season 3 of Good Times, and the fortieth series episode overall. The episode was written by Dick Bensfield and Perry Grant and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It originally aired on CBS-TV on September 23, 1975.

Synopsis Edit

The cost of medical treatment is enough to prevent Florida from seeing a doctor. But James insists that she seek medical attention and after discovering she needs surgery, he'll do whatever it takes to pay for it.


Florida is in the hospital for a gall bladder operation, but the real pain is finding out how much everything costs.

Plot summaryEdit

Suffering from a severe pain in her side, Florida (Esther Rolle) hides her condition from her financially strapped husband. When it is revealed that Florida needs a gallbladder operation, James (John Amos) vows to get her the best hospital care possible, and money is no object. But that is before James is told just how much money will be needed.

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