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Old 03-16-2019, 06:32 AM   #1
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Default James repairing radio and television

In the episode "family Business", James open up fix-it shop in the apartment and was repairing electronic house hold items.

He was good at repairing toasters, alarm oclock, vacuums and electrical items, but it always struck me funny that he had knowledge to fix TV and radios too. Fixing items like TV or radio that have circuit boards require special knowledge or training/schooling that I am sure James lacked.

If he knew how to fix those electronic items, he probably could have got a job at electronic shop store and sure would have made more than minimum wage.

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TVs and radios then had a lot of tubes and heavy wiring. Big parts of repair were more mechanical than electronic in nature.
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In the episode "family Business", James open up fix-it shop in the apartment and was repairing electronic house hold items.

He was good at repairing toasters, alarm oclock, vacuums and electrical items, but it always struck me funny that he had knowledge to fix TV and radios too. Fixing items like TV or radio that have circuit boards require special knowledge or training/schooling that I am sure James lacked.

If he knew how to fix those electronic items, he probably could have got a job at electronic shop store and sure would have made more than minimum wage.

he did have a shot at a better job but florida wanted him to reject it and not go to alaska lol
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TVs and radios then had a lot of tubes and heavy wiring. Big parts of repair were more mechanical than electronic in nature.
I guess it didn't matter to James whether he could fix the TV or not. He was working on Bookman's TV and he probably didn't care if it blows up
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he did have a shot at a better job but florida wanted him to reject it and not go to alaska lol
$500 a month was real good money in those days which is about $2000 in todays dollar. It was a tough call. And Willona's imitation strip tease did not help that matter

That episode had a very funny moment where Florida crack up watching JJ (6:50 mark)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2-8zu74ceg

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$500 a month was real good money in those days which is about $2000 in todays dollar. It was a tough call. And Willona's imitation strip tease did not help that matter

That episode had a very funny moment where Florida crack up watching JJ (6:50 mark)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2-8zu74ceg

James went from being skilled in electronics to pipework lol
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If he knew how to fix those electronic items, he probably could have got a job at electronic shop store and sure would have made more than minimum wage.

Great point. Id never thought of that.
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James went from being skilled in electronics to pipework lol
And before that he was the Weatherman at WJM TV in Minneapolis.
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And before that he was the Weatherman at WJM TV in Minneapolis.
That was Henry LOL
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