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Florida Flips

Episode: 014 | Aired: September 10, 1974

When Florida starts acting strangely, her family and friends don't know what to make of it: menopause or boredom?

J.J. Becomes a Man (Part 1)

Episode: 015 | Aired: September 17, 1974

For J.J.'s 18th birthday, his parents want to get him art supplies, but James' bad credit complicates matters. Meanwhile, J.J. is picked up by police for robbing a liquor store.

J.J. Becomes a Man (Part 2)

Episode: 016 | Aired: September 24, 1974

The police question J.J. about the robbery and the Evanses contemplate going to a loan shark for J.J.'s bail.

Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah

Episode: 017 | Aired: October 01, 1974

Michael forges his parents' signature on a busing questionnaire to get out of being shipped to a better school in a white neighborhood.

The Man I Most Admire

Episode: 018 | Aired: October 08, 1974

Michael must write an essay for school on the person he admires. He picks his mother for her strength, but Florida suggests that James would be the better person to write about.

Thelma's Young Man

Episode: 019 | Aired: October 15, 1974

Florida and James are shocked when they meet the man Thelma has been secretly dating for two months. And with an impending wedding, her parents are concerned about their obvious differences.

The I.Q. Test

Episode: 020 | Aired: October 22, 1974

Florida and James are surprised when Michael gets very low marks on his I.Q. test despite being one of the smartest kids in his class. After Michael explains the test, his parents visit the school to express their concerns.

The Encyclopedia Hustle

Episode: 021 | Aired: October 29, 1974

When a blind man comes to the Evans household selling encyclopedias, James takes pity on the man and signs a contract agreeing to buy them. But after he leaves, James reads the fine print and realizes he's made a mistake.

The Gang (Part 1)

Episode: 022 | Aired: November 12, 1974

To his parents dismay, J.J. joins a gang. Their fears are proved warranted when J.J. is shot.

The Gang (Part 2)

Episode: 023 | Aired: November 19, 1974

J.J.'s wound is only superficial but James wants revenge on the man who shot his son and will do anything to get it.

Florida the Matchmaker

Episode: 024 | Aired: November 26, 1974

Florida wants Willona to settle down and fixes her up with one of James' friends.

The Windfall

Episode: 025 | Aired: December 03, 1974

James stumbles on a bag containing $27,000 of stolen money. He wants to keep it but Florida convinces him to take the money to the police. No good deed goes unpunished - James doesn't know that the bag originally contained $29,000 dollars.

Sometimes There's No Bottom in the Bottle

Episode: 026 | Aired: December 10, 1974

Thelma's favorite cousin is staying with the Evanses for Christmas. Her visit becomes an issue when Thelma discovers she has a serious drinking problem.

Florida's Big Gig

Episode: 027 | Aired: December 31, 1974

Florida accompanies James on his job interview at a department store, but the supervisor prefers to hire Florida and not James.

Florida Goes to School

Episode: 028 | Aired: January 07, 1975

Florida wants to get her GED but between night school and working, her relationship with James suffers.

The Nude

Episode: 029 | Aired: January 14, 1975

Florida has a problem with a woman who wants J.J. to paint her in the nude. Though the portrait is a gift for her husband, Florida doesn't want her posing in the family's apartment.

The Family Business

Episode: 030 | Aired: January 21, 1975

James is rejected for a bank loan to open his own fix-it shop. So, he sets up business in the apartment.

The Debutante Ball

Episode: 031 | Aired: February 04, 1975

J.J. falls for a girl from a ritzy family. Despite being crazy about one another, her parents won't let him take her to a fancy dance because he's not good enough for them.

The Dinner Party

Episode: 032 | Aired: February 11, 1975

The Evanses suspect their elderly neighbor is surviving on dog food. They invite her over for dinner but are faced with a dilemma when she insists on bringing the meatloaf.

The Houseguest

Episode: 033 | Aired: February 18, 1975

James' childhood friend brings more than old stories when he comes to visit - his $5,000 gambling debt brings two thugs looking for payment to the Evans household.

My Girl Henrietta

Episode: 034 | Aired: February 25, 1975

J.J. is determined to quit school and work full-time in order to marry his girlfriend, Henrietta. James and Florida don't understand until a very pregnant Henrietta visits the Evanses.

The Enlistment

Episode: 035 | Aired: March 04, 1975

When both James and J.J. lose their jobs, J.J. decides to help his family by joining the army.

Thelma's Scholarship

Episode: 036 | Aired: March 11, 1975

Thelma has an opportunity to attend a prestigious boarding school. But when a snooty sorority girl is too insistent that Thelma join, she realizes they only want her because she's black.

The Lunch Money Ripoff

Episode: 037 | Aired: March 18, 1975

James tries to teach Michael some tactics on how to handle a bully at school. Michael has his own ideas and invites the boy over to his house.