Good Times

Florida's Rich Cousin

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 10/7/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Florida plans on borrowing money from her cousin to help pay some unexpected bills. James's pride stands in the way causing him to storm out to a bar, leaving Florida to learn about the shocking news about her seemingly wealthy cousin by herself.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ja'net DuBois

    Willona Woods

  • Esther Rolle

    Florida Evans (1974-1977), (1978-1979)

  • John Amos

    James Evans (1974-1976)

  • Jimmie Walker

    James "J.J." Evans, Jr.

  • Ralph Carter

    Michael Evans

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  • Quotes (3)

    • (Despite Edger's trying to keep Betty quiet, her blind confidence in him force's him to tell her the hard truth) Betty: Oh we won't have any problem. No problem at all, right dear? Edger: Wrong, dear. Dead wrong. Betty: I don't understand. Edger: I didn't want to talk about it. but if you want me to tell it to you in front of the family, in front of the whole world, alright. I don't have any prospects! Betty: But you told me at those interviews they -- Edger: They, "they," yeah, well they all have the same line: "We're sorry Mr. Edwards, there's nothing for you today. Nothing around." If there is anything around, you think they're going to call me, a man of my age with all those kids fresh out of college just begging for jobs, working at half my price? Betty: Honey, I didn't know -- Edger: No, no, no, you wanted to hear it, well you just sit quiet and hear it all. When I tell them I'll work for less, they run and hide behind their big fat desk, they think I'm too ready to collect a pension. So I'm down to maybe one interview a week. Betty: Well you get dressed and leave the house every day, what do you do with yourself? Edger: What do I do with myself? I go to a movie. And I watch it five times! You know what it's like walking out of a theater at 4:30 in the afternoon knowing you should've been at work? You roll your coat collar up and pray you don't meet anybody you know. James: Yeah but, Edger, a man with your education -- Edger: Yeah, sure, I can't even get a job at a car wash. I'm too educated for a good hot wax! Betty: Honey, I can get a job. I know I can. Edger: Sure you can, then we can pay the gas bill, the electic bill, we have got a house with a mortgage, a car, a kid in college -- we're just in too deep. I can't make it. What's happening to me now is there is NO TOMORROW!

    • Florida: (to James) You know honey, we may have been in the basement all our lives, and Betty and Edger has been in the penthouse, but it sure is a shorter drop from the basement.

    • James: I'm getting sick and tired of always losing. Drunk: So are the Bears, the Cubs & the White Sox. If we had a state lottery, we would all lose! James: Nigger, do I know you?

    Notes (1)

    • This episode was videotaped on August 14, 1975

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