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What if Florida married Carl and they stayed on the show

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    MikeJonesxxx

    [1]Jan 20, 2009
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    If Florida married Carl Dixon:

    1. Would they have still lived in the ghetto?

    2. Would the writers still developed Penny's character?

    3. Would the writer still developed Keith character or focus on Thelma going to college.

    4. Would Bookman character been eliminated if they moved out of the ghetto.

    5. Would Wilona's role diminished if they moved.

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    Its kind of hard to imagine Carl living in a cramped 2 bedroom apartment in the ghetto with JJ and Michael sleeping on a pull out in the living room when he owns

    two successful businesses.

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    blackgoddess316

    [2]Apr 12, 2009
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    i think flordia and carl would have moved out of the ghetto but somehow someway they would have ended up back in the ghetto. i think they would have let penny's character develop and then something crazy happen to her like becoming a teen mother or she running away. i think keith would have been written out of the series and thelma moving on, bookman would be no more and so would wilona.
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    wheelrchair

    [3]Jun 11, 2009
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    If Florida and Carl stayed with the show, there may have been a spinoff.
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    KingofIPirates

    [4]Jun 25, 2009
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    blackgoddess316 wrote:
    i think flordia and carl would have moved out of the ghetto but somehow someway they would have ended up back in the ghetto. i think they would have let penny's character develop and then something crazy happen to her like becoming a teen mother or she running away. i think keith would have been written out of the series and thelma moving on, bookman would be no more and so would wilona.
    I completely agree.
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    70sRocked

    [5]Jul 29, 2014
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    I'll tell you what would have happened...the show would have been cancelled in the middle of the fifth season in response to its collapsed ratings.
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    snake63

    [6]Sep 13, 2014
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    It was hard to believe that Florida would marry Carl so soon after James died but the writers did it to explain Esther Rolle's exit. The show was tanking and ask Esther to return. One demand Esther wanted was to eliminate the marriage.

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