Good Times (1974–1979)
Esther Rolle: Florida Evans
Florida : I don't have to ask who hung this picture up here, Michael Evans, but before I hang you in its place, why?
Florida Evans : And I must give thanks to the good Lord above for giving us such a beautiful Christmas gift: a loving family and warm friends.
Florida : Junior the alarm's set for 6AM.
JJ : Only ones up at that hour is the garbage men. And the way the streets look, they droppin' it off insteada' pickin' it up!
Florida : Where's Thelma?
JJ : In the bathroom, as usual. She spends more time in there than the tidy bowl man!
Florida : [after discovering J.J's illegal gambling] J.J, there are two roads out of the ghetto. So far, we've managed to stay on the right road.
J.J. : That's what's taking us so long to get out of here! Look, Ma, tell me one dude in the projects who's got a future that ain't in the rackets.
Florida : You, because you just resigned.
J.J. : Oh, no, Ma. It's MY way out and I'm going to take it.
Florida : Then you can start by getting out of here.
J.J. : Oh, come one, Ma...
[moves forward to hug Florida]
Florida : [pulls away and begins gathering his belongings]
J.J. : Now, Ma! Let's be reasonable...
Florida : [shoving his belongings into his hands] And take these things with you!
J.J. : Ma, you haven't even...
Florida : [angrily] J.J, get the HELL out of my house!