"The Big Move (aka "The Unhappy Move"): Part 2"
Season 4, Episode 2
Number (#63) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date July 22, 1976
Air date: September 29, 1976
Network/Country: CBS
Written by: Austin Kalish and Irma Kalish
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 402 (401b)
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Johnny Brown
Guest starring: Irwin C. Watson
Nick LaTour
Minnie Summers Lindsey
Raymond Allen
Henry Harris
Lee Weaver
Matthew "Stymie" Beard
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The Big Move: Part 2 is the second episode of Season 4 and the sixty-third episode overall. It is one-half of an episode. Co-written by Austin Kalish and Irma Kalish, the episode originally aired on CBS-TV on September 22, 1976.


Following the news of James' passing, everyone begins to worry about Florida who seems to be emotionally unaffected.

Episode summaryEdit

Florida hasn't cried once since the news of James' death. J.J., Thelma and Michael are troubled and plan to confront her when they see her enjoying herself after his funeral.


Following James' funeral, JJ, Thelma and particularly Michael are grieving their father's passing. In fact, Michael thinks that everyone is disrespecting his father's memory by laughing and carrying on and the kids wonder why Florida is leading the laughter. However, later on Florida soon comes to grips with losing the love of her life and her rock.

Recurring cast/Guest starringEdit