Good Times (1974–1979)
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The Politicians 

"The Politicians" is an episode of Good Times starring Esther Rolle, John Amos, and Ja'net DuBois. Florida and James are on opposite sides of the political fence, and it causes problems and discussions within the family.

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... Florida Evans
... James Evans, Sr.
... Willona Woods (as Ja'net du Bois)
... Michael Evans
... Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Albert Reed ... Alderman Fred Davis
... Jimmy Pearson (as Stanley Clay)
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Florida and James are on opposite sides of the political fence, and it causes problems and discussions within the family.

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4 November 1975 (USA)  »

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This is the first appearance of crooked Alderman Fred Davis, as played by Albert Reed. See more »

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Pearson had a good crowd at his campaign but only 3 voted for him. 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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Albert Reed debuts as Alderman Fred Davis
7 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

"The Politicians" introduced Albert Reed (previously seen in "Sometimes There's No Bottom in the Bottle") in his best known role of Nixonian Alderman Fred Davis, appearing in a total of six episodes through the final season. He's been around for many years, and continuously brings up the fact that he's the man responsible for the Evans family living in their humble apartment in the project, happy to run against a 'young egghead' named Jimmy Pearson (Stanley Clay) fairly new to politics. James and JJ are the only ones actively supporting Davis, everyone else proud to back the newcomer, who knows more than Davis gives him credit for but still has trouble trying to win votes. One can surmise that Davis is a Democrat and Pearson a Republican, as the long suffering citizens of the Windy City never seem to put Democrats out of power.


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