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  • Behind the Wheel

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 11/9/79

    David becomes a taxi driver for a cab company whose owner is on the verge of losing the business to a greedy loan shark.
  • The End of the Rainbow

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    S 6 : Ep 24 - 8/1/79

    This final episode brings all too good news for the Evans family. J.J. gets an offer to a comic company, Keith's bad knee is miraculously healed and is offered another football contract, and Florida is asked if she wants to move in with Keith and Thelma in the fancy apartment building across town where Willona happens to be moving and she just so happens to be her future next door neighbor. Meanwhile Thelma learns she is pregnant and she reveals it to Keith and the family.moreless
  • A Matter of Mothers

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    S 6 : Ep 20 - 7/18/79

    Willona's latest boyfriend, Jeffrey, has been showering her and Penny with extravagant gifts even though they've only been seeing one another for a couple months. Little does Willona know, that he is part of a plan to make Willona look like an unfit mother, a plan engineered by Penny's birth mother.moreless
  • The Physical

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    S 6 : Ep 19 - 7/11/79

    Florida discovers she must take and pass a physical examination to keep her bus driving job. However, the night before her physical is utter chaos ending with Michael landing in jail.
  • Where Have All the Doctors Gone?

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    S 6 : Ep 17 - 6/13/79

    When Willona goes out of town, she leaves Penny in Florida's care. Shortly after, Penny comes down with a virus and Florida takes her down to the free clinic to be examined. Florida quickly comes face to face with the hardnosed doctor who's out of touch with the people in the ghetto and who's also planning to leave, right in the middle of what seems to be an epidemic.moreless
  • Florida's Favorite Passenger (2)

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    S 6 : Ep 15 - 5/30/79

    After a near fatal accident, Larry's mother finally realizes that Larry has a hearing problem. Unable to take him to the doctor because she has to work, Mrs. Baker allows Florida to take him to the doctor, which is where Larry makes the announcement that he plans on running away from home.moreless
  • Florida's Favorite Passenger (1)

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    S 6 : Ep 14 - 5/23/79

    A student whom Florida drives to school on her bus, becomes the center of attention when Florida discovers he has a hearing problem and his mother refuses to believe Florida's suspicions.
  • House Hunting

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    S 6 : Ep 13 - 1/3/79

    The Evans family has found the perfect home to move into and plan on taking out a loan to pay for it. However, they quickly find, as usual, that that's easier said then done, when they run into trouble trying to persuade the banker.moreless
  • The Traveling Christmas

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    S 6 : Ep 12 - 12/20/78

    When Keith's Scrooge-like boss at the taxi-cab company won't give him Christmas off, the Evans family brings their Christmas party to Keith and holds at the company. J.J. hosts the festivities and it features Michael singing, Bookman (dressed as Santa) dancing, Keith doing impersonations & the girls (Florida, Penny, Willona & Thelma) portraying "The Pointless Sisters" doing "Steam Heat".moreless
  • The Snow Storm

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    S 6 : Ep 11 - 12/13/78

    A snowstorm hits Chicago and Florida gets stuck in it with her school bus. This leads her and the kids on the bus to take refuge in an abandoned building to keep warm.moreless
  • J.J. and the Plumber's Helper

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    S 6 : Ep 9 - 12/2/78

    Vanessa Blake is back in town. She and J.J. used to be an item, and he can't seem to break the news to Vanessa that he lost his job. Meanwhile, Bookman has a new assistant named Teresa a/k/a T.C., who he constantly mistreats. She falls for J.J., but he only has Vanessa on his mind.moreless
  • Michael's Decision

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    S 6 : Ep 8 - 11/8/78

    The cramped quarters get to be too much for Michael, and he gets ready to MOVE OUT! And the major shocker is, he's moving in with a white girl! Florida fears that her parents will not be so understanding. The girl's parents, however, are frighteningly thrilled at the prospect of having a black person move in with Cindy.moreless
  • J.J. the Teacher

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    S 6 : Ep 7 - 10/21/78

    J.J.'s student has to deal with a violent father who ademantly refuses to allow his son to take art lessons from J.J., even though J.J. offers to give them for free.
  • Stomach Mumps

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    S 6 : Ep 6 - 10/14/78

    Willona adamantly refuses to discuss the birds and the bees with Penny especially after Willona learns a 13-year old friend of Penny's is pregnant. This leads Willona to tell Penny, that her friend has stomach mumps and not to go near her.moreless
  • Florida Gets a Job

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    S 6 : Ep 5 - 10/7/78

    Both Florida and J.J. are looking for work but neither are having any luck. One ad, in the newspaper, for part-time work as a school bus driver sparks Florida's attention, but when Alderman Fred Davis becomes involved, it appears Florida may not have a chance, because one of his relatives is also applying for the position.moreless
  • Florida's Homecoming: United We Stand

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    S 6 : Ep 4 - 9/30/78

    It's the day after the wedding, and J.J. does his best to make newlyweds Keith and Thelma comfortable, but Keith snaps at him. Florida tells him that the Evans family had faced a lot of adversities but they have always stood together. And not a moment too soon, because Sweet Daddy Williams and his flunkies have come to collect their loan!moreless
  • Florida's Homecoming: The Wedding

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    S 6 : Ep 3 - 9/23/78

    After losing his job, J.J. takes out a $1,000 loan from Sweet Daddy Williams, to pay for Thelma's wedding. The wedding finally goes off without a hitch, but after the ceremony the couples' exit down the aisle ends with Keith breaking his leg.moreless
  • Florida's Homecoming (1)

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    S 6 : Ep 1 - 9/16/78

    The Evans children and Willona are pleasantly shocked to learn that Thelma has been dating the nationally renowned football player Keith Anderson, a Heisman Trophy candidate currently negotiating a 1,000,000 dollar professional contract with the Chicago Bears. When Keith proposes it only remains for Thelma to phone her mother in Arizona to ask her blessing.moreless
  • Florida's Homecoming (2)

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    S 6 : Ep 2 - 9/16/78

    Florida arrives home after hearing the news of Thelma's engagement. However, Thelma's impending wedding may never take place, that is if she lets her pre-wedding jitters get the best of her. Meanwhile, J.J. loses his job.moreless
  • A Loss of Confidence

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    S 3 : Ep 13 - 12/9/75

    Thelma brings home a friend who she is tutoring in French and instantly J.J. is smitten. J.J. goes all out trying to impress her, however, when she rejects him he quickly loses all of his confidence and slips into a depression.moreless
  • The Mural

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 12/2/75

    Thelma comes home with great news that she won a college scholarship, but is short of funds by $200. Meanwhile, J.J. is commissioned by a bank to paint a mural and in return will receive $250 and agrees to give her the money she needs. However, the bank is reluctant to pay after seeing the finished product.moreless
  • Florida's Protest

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 11/25/75

    Florida and James become outraged when the kids get a touch of food poisoning after eating meat from the local supermarket. She organizes a group of concerned citizens and they boycott the market. The protest gets effective results, but not before Florida experiences her first trip to jail.moreless
  • Willona's Dilemma

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 11/11/75

    When J.J. brings home Walter, a man from his art class, he hits it off with Willona. Despite the fact that he's deaf, he and Willona begin a relationship one that Willona thinks is headed for the alter and she is unsure of how to tell him that she's not interested in marrying him without making him think that him being deaf is the reason.moreless
  • The Politicians

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 11/4/75

    A feud erupts in the Evans' household when James and J.J. take the side of Alderman Fred Davis during his attempt at a re-election while Florida, Thelma and Willona take the side of his young opponent. It seems Davis is a shyster who gets nothing done in the neighborhood, which is why she can't believe James would back such a loser.moreless
  • Michael's Big Fall

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 10/28/75

    When James is out of town, Florida and her brother Wilbert are left to deal with a troubled Michael. His cutting classes, getting into fights at school and low grades are all warning signs that lead Florida to make an appointment to see Michael's teacher.moreless
  • The Baby

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 10/21/75

    While James is out of town, Florida and the kids throw a baby shower for a friend, Loretta. However, the joyous occasion is dampened when Loretta announces her plans of giving the baby up for adoption. Meanwhile, while Florida, Thelma and Willona go out shopping, Loretta goes into labor, leaving J.J. and Michael panicking.moreless
  • The Weekend

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 10/14/75

    A friend of James' gives him permission to use his cabin to celebrate his and Florida's 20th wedding anniversary. However, the trick is trying to get Florida to stop worrying about the kids. Meanwhile, while James and Florida are away, J.J. takes over the household by force and acts like a dictator.moreless
  • Florida's Rich Cousin

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 10/7/75

    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.moreless
  • Love in the Ghetto

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 9/30/75

    Thelma has great news, she's engaged to her latest boyfriend, but she's nervous about breaking the news to James and Florida. Later, her opinion of great news differs greatly with her parents who hit the roof after learning this, and in a surprise move, J.J. is on Thelma's side.moreless
  • Operation Florida

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 9/23/75

    Florida has had a pain in her side for the last two weeks but doesn't want to see a doctor out of fear of the cost. However, when James learns of her dilemma he decides to pay any cost for Florida's treatment, even after he learns she has to have a gallbladder operation.moreless
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