Good Times (1974–1979)
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The Investigation 

While cleaning the apartment, Florida finds a pamphlet extolling the virtues of Cuba and wonders where it came from. She then finds out that the pamphlet belongs to Michael, who was using ... See full summary »

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... Florida Evans
... James Evans, Sr.
... Willona Woods (credit only)
... Michael Evans
... Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
... Weeping Wanda Williams
... Federal Agent Lloyd
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While cleaning the apartment, Florida finds a pamphlet extolling the virtues of Cuba and wonders where it came from. She then finds out that the pamphlet belongs to Michael, who was using it as research for a school project comparing the American Revolution to the Cuban Revolution. However, when both James and JJ lose their jobs, the Evanses begin to suspect that they became unemployed because of Michael writing to Cuba and things get even more tense when they find out that the FBI is snooping in the neighborhood and asking questions about them. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy

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27 January 1976 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Finger licking means the shop could be KFC. See more »

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During the first season, J.J. has to repeat a grade because of poor grades. Yet he somehow has enough historical awareness to make a joke about Michael being Nikita Khruschev, the former Russian President who had been deposed more than a decade earlier. See more »

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James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.: Michael went ahead and made pen pals with Fidel Castro!
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God Bless America
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Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Portion sung by Jimmie Walker
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The Cuban evolution
28 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

"The Investigation" opens with Weeping Wanda (Helen Martin, second of seven) helping Florida sort out clothes when JJ comes home jobless, forced to turn in his bird from the Chicken Shack. When James too is fired from his position moving ladies underwear they know something strange is going on. It turns out that Michael's school project, comparing the Cuban Revolution with the American Revolution, which involved writing to the Cuban authorities for information, has put FBI agent Lloyd (Don Mitchell) on the case. He manages to get James back to work, but apparently never spoke to JJ's employer. All ends happily though, as JJ finds a similar position with the Round of Rib and Roast Beef!


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