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A Real Cool Job

Episode: 038 | Aired: September 09, 1975

James gets the break he has been waiting for: a good paying job. After completing trade school, he finds out that the job is in Alaska.

The Family Gun

Episode: 039 | Aired: September 16, 1975

James buys a gun to protect his family from the dangerous environment of the building. After Thelma is attacked, James discovers that his gun is missing.

Operation Florida

Episode: 040 | Aired: September 23, 1975

The cost of medical treatment is enough to prevent Florida from seeing a doctor. But James insists that she seek medical attention and after discovering she needs surgery, he'll do whatever it takes to pay for it.

Love in the Ghetto

Episode: 041 | Aired: September 30, 1975

Thelma's parents are less than thrilled when they discover she's engaged.

Florida's Rich Cousin

Episode: 042 | Aired: October 07, 1975

James is against borrowing money from Florida's cousin. When he walks out in a fit of rage, Florida discovers some disappointing news about her cousin.

The Weekend

Episode: 043 | Aired: October 14, 1975

For their 20th wedding anniversary, James gets the use of a friend's cabin. Without the kids, Florida is reluctant to go.

The Baby

Episode: 044 | Aired: October 21, 1975

During a celebration at a baby shower, the joy turns to sadness when the mother-to-be announces she is putting her baby up for adoption.

Michael's Big Fall

Episode: 045 | Aired: October 28, 1975

While James is out of town Florida and her brother must figure out what's wrong with Michael. With poor grades and cutting class, Florida realizes a meeting with Michael's teacher should get to the bottom of things.

The Politicians

Episode: 046 | Aired: November 04, 1975

Politics tear the Evans household in half when J.J. and James are rooting for Alderman Fred Davis, while Florida, Thelma and Willona prefer his young competition.

Willona's Dilemma

Episode: 047 | Aired: November 11, 1975

Willona falls for a deaf man from J.J.'s art class. The budding relationship appears to be heading to the altar in spite of the man's handicap.

Florida's Protest

Episode: 048 | Aired: November 25, 1975

After the kids get food poisoning from the meat Florida purchased at the local supermarket, Florida gathers a group of concerned neighbors and boycotts the store. Before she gets positive results, Florida is put in jail.

The Mural

Episode: 049 | Aired: December 02, 1975

Thelma wins a scholarship to college but is $200 short. After J.J. finishes the mural the bank commissioned, he'll have enough money to give to Thelma. However, the bank is unwilling to pay once the mural is unveiled.

A Loss of Confidence

Episode: 050 | Aired: December 09, 1975

J.J. falls head over heels for Thelma's friend. But after she declines his romantic advances, he feels completely dejected.


Episode: 051 | Aired: December 16, 1975

After a bank robbery in Atlanta, the FBI question Florida about her nephew, Cleatus, the prime suspect. She doesn't believe he had anything to do with it until Cleatus appears at the door needing a place to stay and a bag full of cash.

The Family Tree

Episode: 052 | Aired: December 23, 1975

During a school project, Thelma learns that James' father is alive and lives nearby. As a surprise for his birthday, she invites him over, but James wants nothing to do with him.

A Place to Die

Episode: 053 | Aired: December 30, 1975

Before their New Year's Celebration, a dying old man whom Michael befriended decides that he wants to die in the Evans household, surrounded by loved ones.

JJ's Fiancee (Part 1)

Episode: 054 | Aired: January 06, 1976

J.J.'s parents are against him getting married to his girlfriend, Diana. Her parents don't want them to get married either, but they also don't know that she's concealing a drug addiction.

JJ's Fiancee (Part 2)

Episode: 055 | Aired: January 13, 1976

Instead of going to her senior prom, Diana would rather elope with J.J. in Indiana. However, the purse she leaves behind reveals Diana's drug problem.

Sweet Daddy Williams

Episode: 056 | Aired: January 20, 1976

J.J. gets his own art exhibit in exchange for painting the local numbers runner's girlfriend.

The Investigation

Episode: 057 | Aired: January 27, 1976

Michael's research for a term paper lands the Evans family in hot water when the FBI discover he's been communicating with a Communist country and think the Evanses are a security risk.

JJ In Trouble

Episode: 058 | Aired: February 03, 1976

While the parents are away, J.J. learns that he has given VD to one of his girlfriends. His humiliation prevents him from visiting a free clinic for treatment.

Florida The Woman

Episode: 059 | Aired: February 17, 1976

Florida does not feel appreciated by her family and decides to go on a lunch date with her boss. James' jealousy drives him to confront Florida's boss.

The Break Up

Episode: 060 | Aired: February 24, 1976

Thelma is in a relationship dilemma when her fiance gets a great opportunity in California. She's torn between moving to California to be with him and staying with her family in Chicago.

The Rent Party

Episode: 061 | Aired: March 02, 1976

When a neighbor's electricity is turned off, the Evanses decide to have a rent party to help raise the funds. But their cold-blooded superintendent interrupts the party.