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Default John Amos on Getting Fired from 'Good Times' (DJ Vlad interview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iftUmPgBFM

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In this clip, John Amos opens up about auditioning for Good Times and Esther Rolle knowing that he was the person to play her husband on the show during the audition. John went on to speak about his close professional relationship with Esther and the great respect he had for the late actress. To hear more, including not knowing about Jimmie Walker playing his son JJ on the show, hit the above clip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30aFA0TmUOU

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In this clip, John Amos speaks about the serious topics that were covered on "Good Times' and there being no Black writers on the show, which caused a lot of friction. John explained that he vocalized how the Black family was being portrayed, which he felt wasn't rooted in reality, which led to him being fired from the show. The show's creator, Norman Lear, called John to explain that he couldn't have him threatening the writers, which you can hear more about above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E76YCRL6zE0

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In this clip, John Amos opens up about the current state of television and how he doesn't foresee things going back to family programming like when he was on Good Times. He went on to speak about having some contention with the way JJ's comic relief played out on the show, which John explained he disagreed with many times. John also revealed that he moved to Liberia after being fired from Good Times and how his character was killed off of the show, which you can hear more about above.
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