Good Times

Good Times (1974)

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Continuity mistake: Willona's ex-husband had 3 different names: Alvin, Ray, and Roger.

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Willona, the Fuzz - S5-E6

Other mistake: JJ says that everybody else in the office just has to look at their watch when the boss asks them the time but he has to go outside down the block because he can't afford a watch. Throughout the whole scene, you can see a wristwatch on his right wrist. He even raises his arm where his sleeve moves to his elbow to show it. It looks like a pretty expensive watch too. (00:05:00)

terry s
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A Stormy Relationship - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: 1/3 through the program, Michael is given his father's tool belt by his mom and he puts the strap on his shoulder. The next shot and for a few after, the strap is gone. Then it comes back again.

terry s
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J.J. Becomes a Man: Part 2 - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Florida is begging James to borrow money from the loan shark, she and James stand up; Florida is on the left, James the right. At the top of Florida's head behind her you can see the microphone overhead and it moves quickly out of the frame. (00:32:00 - 00:33:00)

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J.J.'s Fiancee: Part 2 - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the show, JJ's girlfriend is wearing a shawl and the buttons are miss-buttoned by one button. In the next scene, the shawl is buttoned correctly.

terry s

Springtime in the Ghetto - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: In one scene, the plaque Florida wins is on the wall before she actually wins it.

MichaelsWife

James: You know what I'm gonna leave the world when I go, Florida? A tombstone that reads "Here lies James Evans. Back in the hole again."

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Trivia: John Amos plays Jimmie Walker's father in the series, even though in real life he's only seven and a half years older than Walker.

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Question: Is Florida a widow?

Answer: Carl did die of lung cancer, that's why she returned to her family.

Answer: Florida's husband, James Evans, Sr., appeared in a total of 61 episodes during Seasons 1-3 of the series. After creative differences with the show's creator, Norman Lear, mainly over the increasingly buffoonish characterization of oldest son, James "J.J." Evans, Jr., actor John Amos did not have his contract renewed. His character was killed off in an automobile accident in his home state of Mississippi while he was securing steady work in the hope of relocating his family there. Florida learned of his death via a phone call at the family's going away party. We don't know if her second husband, Carl, died or just stayed in Arizona, and it's debateable whether someone who remarries is still called a widow.

Michael Albert

Florida did not learn of James' death through a phone call. It was through a telegram sent in the mail that Florida read during the party.

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