Good Times (1974–1979)
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The Man I Most Admire 

Michael has trouble deciding who to write his essay for school on. He ultimately chooses James who is in a less than festive mood after another unsuccessful job interview.

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James Evans, Sr.
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Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
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James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
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Thelma Evans (as Bernnadette Stanis)
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Michael has trouble deciding who to write his essay for school on. He ultimately chooses James who is in a less than festive mood after another unsuccessful job interview.

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8 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Willona Woods: What are you doing?
Michael Evans: I have to write about the man I most admire.
Willona Woods: Then write about John Wayne.
Florida Evans: John Wayne?
Michael Evans: Yeah, what he ever do for black people?
Willona Woods: He was so busy killing all them Indians, he left us blacks alone!
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Ralph Carter courtesy of the Broadway musical "Raisin". (Closing credits. This original Broadway production ran from October 1973 to December 1975.) See more »

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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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Better James than Jesse Jackson
2 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

"The Man I Most Admire" is intended to be Michael's latest composition for school, wondering if Jesse Jackson should be his subject. A discussion about important women in history sees Michael switching over to his mother, but she convinces him to write about his father, scratching and clawing for every job just to see that the family gets everything they need. Just then James returns home early from a job interview that he just wasn't comfortable about keeping, and though Thelma and JJ try to cheer him up he calls them on it. He figures Michael's writing was also a con job, until Florida reads it out loud for the whole family to enjoy, not the best educated man but the best father he can be. It's episodes like this that make the post-James entries seem pointless.


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