Good Times (1974–1979)
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The Check Up 

James does not want to go to the doctor for a physical checkup. Florida and the children tell him he needs to go because they depend on him.

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Florida Evans
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James Evans, Sr.
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Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
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Michael Evans
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James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
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Thelma Evans (as Bernnadette Stanis)
Dean Santoro ...
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James does not want to go to the doctor for a physical checkup. Florida and the children tell him he needs to go because they depend on him.

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3 May 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When James is sitting at the kitchen table with his beer, he tells J.J. to bring him some aspirin. Right after J.J. goes to get it, James lifts his beer and the generic slip cover momentarily slides up off the can, revealing an actual Schlitz beer can underneath. See more »

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References Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) See more »

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Good Times
Performed by James Gilstrap and Blinky
Composed by Dave Grusin, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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Hypertension gets your blood pressure up
31 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

"The Check Up" opens with the family worrying about James, who has been coming home in a foul mood lately. Michael reads up on the subject of hypertension aka high blood pressure, the leading cause of death among black people, hoping that their father doesn't suffer from it. A shorter temper and instant magnification of molehills into mountains are coupled with the wanton destruction of a worn out kitchen chair, prompting JJ's famous quip: "I'm sure glad he didn't get upset!" Finally convinced to have a check up, the doctor (Dean Santoro) confirms that it's not hypertension, just an excess of cholesterol, so everyone can relax.


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