Good Times (1974–1979)
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Michael's Big Fall 

Florida is worried about Michael when he starts cutting classes, not doing homework, and getting into fights. Florida talks to the teacher to determine the problem.

Director:

Herbert Kenwith

Writers:

Eric Monte (created by), Mike Evans (created by) (as Michael Evans) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Esther Rolle ... Florida Evans
John Amos ... James Evans, Sr. (credit only)
Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (as Ja'net du Bois)
Ralph Carter ... Michael Evans
BernNadette Stanis ... Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Uncle Wilbert (as Lou Gossett)
Norma Donaldson Norma Donaldson ... Mrs. Baker
Joe 'Flash' Riley Joe 'Flash' Riley ... Mr. Jenkins (as Jay Merreman Riley)
Kathryn Jackson Kathryn Jackson ... Mrs. Jenkins
Ronnie Cox Ronnie Cox ... Bobby Jenkins
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Florida is worried about Michael when he starts cutting classes, not doing homework, and getting into fights. Florida talks to the teacher to determine the problem.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1975 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Louis Gossett, Jr. appears as Florida's brother Wilbur from Detroit. He appeared in season 1 episode "Thelma's Young Man" as Donald. See more »

Soundtracks

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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Lou Gossett as Florida's brother Wilbert
8 January 2017 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Michael's Big Fall" guest stars Lou Gossett (previously seen as "Thelma's Young Man") as Uncle Wilbert, Florida's younger brother from Detroit, filling in for the absent John Amos. Wilbert usually shows up when James is away, with everyone worried about Michael's late afternoons, JJ believing it's a girl and Wilbert figuring he's only studying for a future destined for the Supreme Court. Michael returns home with his report card, not intending for his mother to see it. Even worse, the Jenkins family pays Florida a most unpleasant visit, to request that her son stop beating up on their 'straight A' brat. That and cutting class just isn't in Michael's nature, so Florida and Wilbert talk to his teacher Mrs. Baker (Norma Donaldson), who questions how much they drive the boy to reach a goal that he might not feel he's ready for. Lou Gossett was a fine replacement for John Amos, sadly making his second and last appearance on the show.


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