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Alderman Fred Davis was also heavily disliked by the Evanses, save James and JJ.
JJ also disliked Alderman Davis after James' death. In a memorable episode, J.J. completely destroyed Davis in front of a podium of political peers. It backfired though, because this made more people vote for him.
Harsher in Hindsight : During the season 5 episode "Breaker Breaker," Willona says to a depressed Michael, "You've been moping around like you're Farrah Fawcett and you found a bald spot on the top of your head." Fawcett died in 2009, after a battle with cancer, including chemotherapy.
Hollywood Pudgy : Comments are sometimes made about Florida's weight. While she's thicker than Willona or Thelma, she's about a size 16 and looks like a middle-aged mom.
Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Poverty, wellness, and mental health were the biggest issues addressed. The episode wherein James is diagnosed with hypertension was especially important, as many health problems were almost never spoken of in black communities at the time.
Tear Jerker: James' death in the Season 4 premiere is probably one of the more jarring ones for a 70s sitcom.
Ugly Cute: J.J.'s appearance. The opinion varies from episode to episode. While he's attractive enough (Kavorka Man) to pick up women, most characters—namely Michael, Thelma and even Florida—comments otherwise. It's Played for Laughs when addressed and doesn't seem to bother him.