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Florida's Favorite Passenger (1)

A student whom Florida drives to school on her bus, becomes the center of attention when Florida discovers he has a hearing problem and his mother refuses to believe Florida's suspicions.

Release Date: Fri, Feb 08, 1974

Country: US
Language: En
Runtime: 30
Subtitle     Direct Stream

Jimmie Walker
James "JJ" Evans
Esther Rolle
Florida Evans
Ja'net DuBois
Wilona Woods
Ralph Carter
Michael Evans
Ben Powers
Keith Anderson
Janet Jackson
Milicent 'Penny' Woods

Season 6:

Florida's Homecoming (1)
Episode 1: Florida's Homecoming (1) (Sep 16, 1978)
The Evans children and Willona are pleasantly shocked to learn that Thelma has been dating the nationally renowned football player Keith Anderson, a Heisman Trophy candidate currently negotiating a 1,000,000 dollar professional contract with the Chicago Bears. When Keith proposes it only remains for Thelma to phone her mother in Arizona to ask her blessing.
Florida's Homecoming (2)
Episode 2: Florida's Homecoming (2) (Sep 16, 1978)
Florida arrives home after hearing the news of Thelma's engagement. However, Thelma's impending wedding may never take place, that is if she lets her pre-wedding jitters get the best of her. Meanwhile, J.J. loses his job.
Florida's Homecoming: The Wedding
Episode 3: Florida's Homecoming: The Wedding (Sep 23, 1978)
After losing his job, J.J. takes out a $1,000 loan from Sweet Daddy Williams, to pay for Thelma's wedding. The wedding finally goes off without a hitch, but after the ceremony the couples' exit down the aisle ends with Keith breaking his leg.
Florida Gets a Job
Episode 5: Florida Gets a Job (Oct 07, 1978)
Both Florida and J.J. are looking for work but neither are having any luck. One ad, in the newspaper, for part-time work as a school bus driver sparks Florida's attention, but when Alderman Fred Davis becomes involved, it appears Florida may not have a chance, because one of his relatives is also applying for the position.
Stomach Mumps
Episode 6: Stomach Mumps (Oct 14, 1978)
Willona adamently refuses to discuss the birds and the bees with Penny especially after Willona learns a 13-year old friend of Penny's is pregnant. This leads Willona to tell Penny, that her friend has stomach mumps and not to go near her.
J.J. the Teacher
Episode 7: J.J. the Teacher (Oct 21, 1978)
J.J.'s student has to deal with a violent father who ademently refuses to allow his son to take art lessons from J.J., even though J.J. offers to give them for free.
The Witness
Episode 10: The Witness (Dec 09, 1978)
The Snow Storm
Episode 11: The Snow Storm (Dec 13, 1978)
A snowstorm hits Chicago and Florida gets stuck in it with her school bus. This leads her and the kids on the bus to take refuge in an abandoned building to keep warm.
The Traveling Christmas
Episode 12: The Traveling Christmas (Dec 20, 1978)
When Keith's Scrooge-like boss at the taxi-cab company won't give him Christmas off, the Evans family brings their Christmas party to Keith and holds at the company. J.J. hosts the festvities and it features Michael singing, Bookman (dressed as Santa) dancing, Keith doing impersonations & the girls (Florida, Penny, Willona & Thelma) portraying ""The Pointless Sisters"" doing ""Steam Heat"".
House Hunting
Episode 13: House Hunting (Jan 03, 1979)
The Evans family has found the perfect home to move into and plan on taking out a loan to pay for it. However, they quickly find, as usual, that that's easier said then done, when they run into trouble trying to perusade the banker.
Florida's Favorite Passenger (1)
Episode 14: Florida's Favorite Passenger (1) (May 23, 1979)
A student whom Florida drives to school on her bus, becomes the center of attention when Florida discovers he has a hearing problem and his mother refuses to believe Florida's suspicions.
Florida's Favorite Passenger (2)
Episode 15: Florida's Favorite Passenger (2) (May 30, 1979)
After a near fatal accident, Larry's mother finally realizes that Larry has a hearing problem. Unable to take him to the doctor because she has to work, Mrs. Baker allows Florida to take him to the doctor, which is where Larry makes the announcement that he plans on running away from home.
Blood Will Tell
Episode 16: Blood Will Tell (Jun 06, 1979)
Sweet Daddy Williams sends his hoods to snatch J.J. from his home and bring him to the hospital. His reasons: J.J. is the only person they could find that match's Sweet Daddy's blood type and Sweet Daddy is in dire need of a blood transfusion.
Where Have All the Doctors Gone?
Episode 17: Where Have All the Doctors Gone? (Jun 13, 1979)
When Willona goes out of town, she leaves Penny in Florida's care. Shortly after, Penny comes down with a virus and Florida takes her down to the free clinic to be examined. Florida quickly comes face to face with the hardnosed doctor who's out of touch with the people in the ghetto and who's also planning to leave, right in the middle of what seems to be an epidemic.
J.J. and T.C.
Episode 18: J.J. and T.C. (Jun 20, 1979)
A tomboy who's been helping out Bookman, wants J.J. to ask her to a dance. However, J.J. thinks of her as just one of the guys, that is until he has an encounter with her at a seedy pick-up bar.
The Physical
Episode 19: The Physical (Jul 11, 1979)
Florida discovers she must take and pass a physical examination to keep her bus driving job. However, the night before her physical is utter chaos ending with Michael landing in jail.
A Matter of Mothers
Episode 20: A Matter of Mothers (Jul 18, 1979)
Willona's latest boyfriend, Jeffrey, has been showering her and Penny with extravagant gifts even though they've only been seeing one another for a couple months. Little does Willona know, that he is part of a plan to make Willona look like an unfit mother, a plan engineered by Penny's birth mother.
The Evans' Dilemma
Episode 21: The Evans' Dilemma (Jan 01, 1970)
Keith's search for a job results in strange behavior that everyone plainly points out is not just frustration, but rather a bigger problem. Little does anyone know, Keith has developed a serious drinking problem.
Cousin Raymond
Episode 23: Cousin Raymond (Jan 01, 1970)
Florida gets a surprise visit from her cousin, Raymond, who has hit it big and gives each member of the family an expensive gift. However, Florida is reluctant to accept her gift of an expensive three room apartment, when she learns just how Raymond makes his money.
The End of the Rainbow
Episode 24: The End of the Rainbow (Aug 01, 1979)
This final episode brings all too good news for the Evans family. J.J. gets an offer to a comic company, Keith's bad knee is miraculously healed and is offered another football contract, and Florida is asked if she wants to move in with Keith and Thelma in the fancy apartment building across town where Willona happens to be moving and just so happens to be her future next door neighbor.

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