Episode: 131 | Aired:
J.J. has entered an art contest he's sure to win. But when he forgets his art portfolio, he relies on Bookman to bring it to the contest. After winning first prize, J.J. realizes that he entered the wrong painting.
Episode: 130 | Aired:
Keith is acting very bizarre, but his odd behavior has little to do with stress from looking for work. No one knows he's hiding a bad drinking problem.
Episode: 132 | Aired:
Florida's cousin Raymond visits bringing lavish gifts for everyone. But when Florida discovers how Raymond came into the money, she refuses to accept the three bedroom apartment he gives her.
Episode: 122 | Aired: January 03, 1978
The Evanses decide to buy a house, but have difficulty convincing the bank manager to give them a loan.
Episode: 111 | Aired: September 16, 1978
Florida moves back home to help plan the wedding, but Thelma's wedding jitters are getting too much for her to handle. To make matters worse, J.J. gets fired.
Episode: 110 | Aired: September 16, 1978
Thelma is in love with Keith, a promising football player who's signing a million dollar contract to play for the Chicago Bears. After he proposes marriage, Thelma calls her mother in Arizona to get her permission.
Episode: 112 | Aired: September 23, 1978
J.J. turns to a loan shark, Sweet Daddy Williams, to get the money to pay for Thelma's wedding. The beautiful ceremony ends with Keith breaking his leg.
Episode: 113 | Aired: September 30, 1978
Keith's broken leg causes him to lose his million dollar football contract. As a result, Thelma and Keith must live in the Evanses' apartment. And J.J. is faced with a dilemma when Sweet Daddy Williams comes to collect on his loan.
Episode: 114 | Aired: October 07, 1978
J.J. and Florida are not having much luck looking for employment. She comes across a want ad for a school bus driver, but her chances seem slim when Alderman Fred Davis' relative applies for the same job.
Episode: 115 | Aired: October 14, 1978
Willona discovers that Penny's 13-year old friend is pregnant. Instead of telling her the truth, Willona tells Penny to stay away from her friend because she has the "stomach mumps."
Episode: 116 | Aired: October 21, 1978
J.J. meets a young student who wants art lessons. Though J.J. offers to teach for free, the boy's father refuses to let him study with J.J.
Episode: 117 | Aired: November 08, 1978
Michael decides to move out of the apartment to have more freedom. Florida doesn't want him to leave and has a fit when she discovers he plans to have a white girl as a roommate.
Episode: 118 | Aired: December 02, 1978
J.J.'s ex-girlfriend is visiting and plans an expensive night of romance. J.J. can't pay for the evening because he just lost his job.
Episode: 119 | Aired: December 09, 1978
J.J. witnesses a car accident between Keith and Savannah, Sweet Daddy Williams' girlfriend. Though it was clearly Savannah's fault, Sweet Daddy forces J.J. to keep his mouth shut, regardless of Keith's injuries.
Episode: 120 | Aired: December 13, 1978
Florida gets stuck in a snow storm with a bus full of kids. They must find shelter in an abandoned building to avoid freezing to death.
Episode: 121 | Aired: December 30, 1978
It's Christmas, but Keith's boss won't give him the night off. The Evanses decide to have a party at the taxi-cab company with singing, impersonations and Santa making a visit.
Episode: 123 | Aired: May 23, 1979
Florida realizes that a young boy on her school bus has difficulty hearing. But the boy's mother has difficulty believing Florida.
Episode: 124 | Aired: May 30, 1979
Florida realizes that a young boy on her school bus has difficulty hearing.
Episode: 125 | Aired: June 06, 1979
Sweet Daddy Williams needs a blood transfusion and the only one who can help is J.J. In spite of his reluctance, Sweet Daddy's thugs grab J.J. from his apartment and take him to the hospital.
Episode: 126 | Aired: June 13, 1979
Penny gets sick while Willona is out of town and Florida takes her to the free clinic. The out-of-touch doctor has difficulty relating to the people in the inner-city and threatens to leave in the midst of a neighborhood health crisis.
Episode: 127 | Aired: June 20, 1979
Bookman's assistant has a crush on J.J., but he only thinks of her as a tomboy - until he sees her provocatively dressed at a local bar.
Episode: 128 | Aired: July 11, 1979
Florida must pass a physical in order to keep her bus driving job. Instead of resting the night before, she must deal with mayhem when Michael gets arrested. Guest Star: Kim Fields
Episode: 129 | Aired: July 18, 1979
Someone is trying to make Willona look like a bad mother.
Episode: 133 | Aired: August 01, 1979
A whirlwind of good fortune hits the Evans household when Keith is offered another football contract, J.J. gets a job at a comedy company and Willona moves to the same fancy apartment building as Keith, Thelma and Florida.