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Good Times The TV Commercial (1974–1979) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Comedy
Original Title: The TV Commercial
Director: Herbert Kenwith
Writers: Eric Monte,Mike Evans
Released: 1974–1979
Duration: 26min
Video type: TV Episode
After Florida is chosen to advertise Vita Brite, a new health tonic, the family soon starts thinking about the money they'll earn. However, when they decide to try the product after Michael drinks a whole bottle, they read the ingredients and it contains 18% Alcohol. Florida immediately says no to making a commercial after Michael gets drunk and James puts him to bed to sleep it off.
Episode cast overview:
Esther Rolle Esther Rolle - Florida Evans
John Amos John Amos - James Evans, Sr.
Ja'net DuBois Ja'net DuBois - Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
Ralph Carter Ralph Carter - Michael Evans
Jimmie Walker Jimmie Walker - James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
BernNadette Stanis BernNadette Stanis - Thelma Evans (as Bernnadette Stanis)
Ernest Morrison Ernest Morrison - The Messenger

His appearance in this episode was the first filmed appearance of Ernie Morrison (aka "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison) in thirty years. It would also be his last filmed appearance.

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    "The TV Commercial" opens with Florida ecstatic over being chosen by a commercial producer as an honest face to represent their product. James gets the wrong idea: "you ain't doin' no brassiere commercial!" The fateful telephone call selects Florida, at a pay scale up to $5000! JJ tries his hand at a pitch: "my husband James used to have slow blood, he would cut himself shaving on Monday and wouldn't bleed until Thursday!" James: "thanks to Vita Brite Health Tonic my blood is fast, fast, fast, now I bleed all the time!" As Florida reads the script she realizes that she's never used the product before: "they hired me for an honest face and I ain't gonna give it a crooked mouth!" The family tries to show her how actors tend to stretch the truth, and JJ mentions the Tidy Bowl man: "he's living dangerous, one flush and he's buried at sea!" For a product that's 18% alcohol, it's not long before Dean Martin gets a mention as the perfect pitchman!