Good Times: Season 4, Episode 1

The Big Move: Part 1 (22 Sep. 1976)

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With James getting a better job in Mississippi, the Evans family begins to pack up their things in preparation for their big move. Michael falls in love for the first time and is reluctant to leave Chicago.



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Episode cast overview:
Ralph Carter ...
Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Rose Fonseca ...
Olivia (as Rose Marie Cooper)
Kimberlee Nickerson ...


The Evanses prepare for a big move to Mississippi after James finds a better paying job down south. However, Michael doesn't want to leave due to the fact that he has fallen in love for the first time. He later changes his mind, but in the middle of the family's going away party the family receives some very heartbreaking news that will change them forever. Written by Brian Washington <>

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Some of the elements of the script were lifted from the proposed storyline in which Archie Bunker was going to be killed off on All in the Family (1971). See more »


Florida Evans: [Florida sings the moving song] "Mi" "crooked letter" "crooked letter" "i" "crooked letter" "crooked letter" "i" "hooked-back letter" "hooked-back letter" "i"
["crooked letter" refers to the letter "s" by gesturing a step forward and stating "Crooked Letter" while the "hooked-back letter" stands for "p" and gesturing with a step-back. This was the first and only time an ethnic move was used to 'remember' a letter by how is moves]
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Good Times
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Performed by James Gilstrap and Blinky (as Blinky Williams)
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