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3. Ruffling Feathers With Some Dy-no-mite

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be likeable. Walker quickly found this out as his character J.J’s popularity grew. When his catchphrase “Dy-no-mite!” became popular enough that Director John Rich wanted it included in each episode, this only fanned the flames of jealousy. Older cast members like Esther Rolle (Florida Evans) whose character was at the show’s center, were especially ticked off by Walker’s shadow on the rest of the cast.

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