"It's not the Kind of roof we have over our heads
Florida's Work Ethic
James is angry. He's been laid off for a few days. Florida secretly calls the employment office. James answers the phone and discovers his wife's plan. "Florida! you aint workin' in no kitchen!"
Florida: James, there is dignity in all work! It's not the kind of work you do that gives you dignity, it's how good you do it. When I was a maid, I was the best damn maid there was!
Florida was offered $5000 to appear in a television commercial for a health tonic. She turned the offer down because the tonic was over 30 percent alcohol.
James Sr: Florida, if you go to school nights, who's gonna do the cookin' and cleanin'? J.J:Maybe we can get a White woman to come in three nights a week! James Sr: Florida, who told you about this course anyway? Florida: Well Willona was saying that... James Sr: I shoulda' known! Willona! The gallopin' gossiper of the ghetto!
James Sr. finds 27 Thousand Dollars in a brown paper bag, from a botched super market robbery. Florida convinces James to return the money. They get a $50 reward, but become the laughing stalk of the ghetto for a day.
J.J. gets a high paying job at an advertisement agency. Later, Florida discovers that J.J. is really running numbers. She throws him out of the house until he comes to his senses.
Michael: Mama, do we have to sell the tv today? I wanted to watch the Waltons. Florida: If we don't sell it soon, we gonna BE the Waltons!