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

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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.

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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.

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Springtime in the Ghetto - S1-E10

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

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

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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: The character of Michael Evans was named after co-creator Michael Evans. The real Michael Evans was the original Lionel on "The Jeffersons".

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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.

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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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