"Sometimes There's No Bottom in The Bottle"
Season 2, Episode 13
Number (#26) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date November 7, 1974
Air date: December 10, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Norm Liebmann & Larry Markes
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 213
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Albert Reed, Jr.
Bonnie Banfield
Marguerite Ray
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Sometimes There's No Bottom in the Bottle is the thirteenth episode of Season 2 and the twenty-sixth episode overall. Written by Norm Liebmann and Larry Markes, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, originally aired on CBS-TV, premiering on December 10, 1974.

Synopsis Edit

Thelma's favorite cousin is staying with the Evanses for Christmas. Her visit becomes an issue when Thelma discovers she has a serious drinking problem.


James & Florida's niece comes to visit and seems to always be happy. Soon they notice the liquor in the house is disappearing. Thelma does not know how to tell her parents that her cousin is an alcoholic.

Plot summaryEdit

Cousin Naomi is visiting the Evans' for the Christmas season and the whole time she has been there, has been time spent in the bathroom. However, her visit is not a happy one for Thelma, who discovers that Naomi is hiding a serious drinking problem. Meanwhile, the rest of the Evans family prepares for holiday festivities.

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