"The Investigation"
Season 3, Episode 20
Number (#57) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date January 15, 1976
Air date: January 27, 1976
Network/Country: CBS
Written by: Bruce Howard
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 320
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Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
John Amos
Guest starring: Don Marshall
Helen Martin
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The Investigation is the 20th episode of Season 3 of Good Times, and the 57th episode overall. Written by Bruce Howard, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, originally aired on CBS-TV on January 27, 1976.


Michael's research for a term paper lands the Evans family in hot water when the FBI discover he's been communicating with a Communist country and think the Evanses are a security risk.


While cleaning the apartment, Florida finds a pamphlet extolling the virtues of Cuba and wonders where it came from. She then finds out that the pamphlet belongs to Michael, who was using it as research for a school project comparing the American Revolution to the Cuban Revolution. However, when both James and JJ lose their jobs, the Evanses begin to suspect that they became unemployed because of Michael writing to Cuba and things get even more tense when they find out that the FBI is snooping in the neighborhood and asking questions about them.

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