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Good Times first aired in February 1974 as a mid-season replacement and went on for six years. This spinoff of the TV series, Maude, centered on the Evans family. In Maude Esther Rolle had portrayed Florida Evans, the black housekeeper, but in Good Times Florida and her family were struggling to survive in a South Side ghetto in Chicago. Florida was married to James Evans (in Maude his name was Henry) and they had three children, J.J., Thelma and Michael. The Evans family also had a next door neighbor, Willona Woods who was also a main character. At the beginning of 1976-1977 season, John Amos, who portrayed James, left the series. The writers decided to kill him off in a car accident, leaving Florida to run the household by herself. But then a year later, Esther Rolle decided to leave. She was not happy with the direction of the series. Especially the direction the character, J.J. had taken. In the 1977-1978 season, with both John Amos and Esther Rolle gone, sto


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S01E01 Too Old Blues 08/02/1974 When James misses out on a good job because of his age, the family's celebration party turns sour.
S01E02 Black Jesus 15/02/1974 J.J.'s painting of a black Jesus coincides with good fortune coming to each family member.
S01E03 Getting Up the Rent 22/02/1974 Facing eviction, James tries to win money at the pool hall, J.J. comes up with a scheme of his own and Florida and Willona go to the welfare office.
S01E04 God's Business Is Good Business 01/03/1974 An old friend of James who is now a shady televangelist offers him a $100-per-day job that doesn't sit well with Florida's morals.
S01E05 Michael Gets Suspended 08/03/1974 Michael is suspended from school after proclaiming that George Washington was a racist.
S01E06 Sex and the Evans Family 15/03/1974 Florida tries to discover the owner of a dirty article that belongs to Thelma's boyfriend.
S01E07 Junior Gets a Patron 22/03/1974 J.J.'s new art sponsor is a criminal whose patronage is unwelcome by James.
S01E08 Junior the Senior 29/03/1974 Florida and James try to get to the bottom of J.J.'s poor performance in school.
S01E09 The Visitor 05/04/1974 Michael's angry letter about the conditions in the ghetto prompts a visit from the city housing commission.
S01E10 Springtime in the Ghetto 19/04/1974 When Michael brings a local wino home, Florida's chances of being named as having the cleanest apartment in the projects are dimmed.
S01E11 The TV Commercial 26/04/1974 Florida is offered a role in a TV commercial but has second thoughts when she learns more about the product.
S01E12 The Check Up 03/05/1974 The Evanses become concerned about James's possible hypertension.
S01E13 My Son the Lover 10/05/1974 A popular girl wants J.J. to paint her portrait, but Florida and Thelma smell a rat.
S02E01 Florida Flips 10/09/1974 Florida's strange behavior has everyone wondering what the problem might be.
S02E02 J.J. Becomes a Man (Part 1) 17/09/1974 After his birthday party, J.J. is arrested on suspicion of robbing a liquor store.
S02E03 J.J. Becomes a Man (Part 2) 24/09/1974 Desperate to raise bail to free J.J., the family considers taking money from a loan shark.
S02E04 Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah 01/10/1974 To avoid being bused to a white neighborhood, Michael forges his parents' names on a questionnaire.
S02E05 The Man I Most Admire 08/10/1974 Michael must write an essay on the person whom he most admires and selects his father as the subject.
S02E06 Thelma's Young Man 15/10/1974 Thelma's mysterious boyfriend is too old for her parents' liking.
S02E07 The I.Q. Test 22/10/1974 Michael, one of the brightest boys in his class, comes home with the news that he scored the lowest out of his whole class on an I.Q. test.
S02E08 The Encyclopedia Hustle 29/10/1974 An encyclopedia salesman is the last person James wants to see when he comes home from work. However, he softens when he learns the man is blind. This leads James to sign a contract and reads the fine print only after the man leaves.
S02E09 The Gang (Part 1) 12/11/1974 J.J. secretly has become a member of the Satan's Knights, a gang who are in the midst of a gang war with the Warlords. Two members and the leader of the Satan's Knights arrive at the Evan's home to escort a scared J.J. to a meeting place where the two gangs are to tangle. However, on the way there they run into James and Florida and a scuffle ensues leaving J.J. shot.
S02E10 The Gang (Part 2) 19/11/1974 J.J. is recovering after being shot by Mad Dog, which only turned out to be a flesh wound. Meanwhile, a vengeful James presses charges against Mad Dog but a worried Florida is afraid James's anger will take over before the law does.
S02E11 The Matchmaker 26/11/1974 A wedding has Florida realizing that Willona is the only friend of hers left that isn't married. So this leads Florida to try her hand at matchmaking, and matches her with a friend of James'.
S02E12 The Windfall 03/12/1974 James finds a bag of robbery loot adding up to $27,000. After some coaxing from Florida, James decides to turn it in. However, what Florida doesn't know is that there was $29,000 in the bag and James kept the other $2000.
S02E13 Sometimes There's No Bottom in the Bottle 10/12/1974 Cousin Naomi is visiting the Evans' for the Christmas season. However, her visit is not a happy one for Thelma, who discovers that Naomi is hiding a serious drinking problem.
S02E14 Florida's Big Gig 31/12/1974 James is sure he's going to get a sales position at a department store but when he brings Florida along on the interview he is in for a big surprise, the supervisor would rather hire Florida rather than him.
S02E15 Florida Goes to School 07/01/1975 Florida is going to night school hoping to achieve a High School Equivalency diploma, but her working in the daytime and going to school at night puts a strain on her relationship with James.
S02E16 The Nude 14/01/1975 A woman aks J.J. to paint a nude portrait of her as a birthday gift for her husband. However, Florida has a hard time understanding why a woman would pose in the nude and why she has to pose in the Evans' apartment.
S02E17 The Family Business 21/01/1975 Realizing his mechanical skills, Florida suggests that James open a fix-it shop but when they go to the bank, they're turned down for a loan. This leads James to set up shop right in the apartment, despite a clause in the lease.
S02E18 The Debutante Ball 04/02/1975 J.J. is enchanted with his new girlfriend, Clarissa, and is all set to take her to a ritzy debutante ball. However, Clarissa has come to the Evans' apartment with some bad news, her parents won't let her go with J.J., citing that they think she's too good for him.
S02E19 The Dinner Party 11/02/1975 An elderly resident of the projects appears to be living on pet food after Michael takes out her garbage. The Evans family's attempt to do something for her is complicated when she brings a meat loaf to dinner and the kids suspect it is made from dog food.
S02E20 The Houseguest 18/02/1975 A childhood friend of James' arrives for a visit and quickly his gambling problem becomes an Evans family problem when two hoods show up looking for him to pay off a $5000 debt.
S02E21 My Girl Henrietta 25/02/1975 The Evans family's joy at finally getting to meet J.J.'s girl Henrietta is shrouded by J.J.'s declaration that his immediate future could include Henrietta and matrimony.
S02E22 The Enlistment 04/03/1975 The Evans' family is hit with a double dose of unemployment blues after both James and J.J. lose their jobs. Wanting to support his family, J.J. decides to join the U.S. army.
S02E23 Thelma's Scholarship 11/03/1975 Thelma has a chance at winning a scholarship to an exclusive boarding school in Michigan. However, even before she knows she won, a snobby girl from a fraternity comes around wanting Thelma to join and quickly discovers they just want her because she's black.
S02E24 The Lunch Money Ripoff 18/03/1975 A bully has been stealing Michael's lunches which prompts James to give him some tips on how to handle the situation. However, Michael surprises everyone with his own tactic, he invites the bully home for the weekend.
S03E01 A Real Cool Job 09/09/1975 James' new trade-school diploma leads him to a high-paying job prospect, but it's in Alaska.
S03E02 The Family Gun 16/09/1975 James brings a gun home to protect his family.
S03E03 Operation Florida 23/09/1975 James insists on a level of care he can't afford when Florida needs a gallbladder operation.
S03E04 Love in the Ghetto 30/09/1975 Thelma's engagement plans aren't well received by James and Florida.
S03E05 Florida's Rich Cousin 07/10/1975 Needing financial help, Florida asks her formerly affluent cousin for a loan.
S03E06 The Weekend 14/10/1975 James and Florida celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in a cabin, but Florida can't stop worrying about the kids.
S03E07 The Baby 21/10/1975 The Evanses throw a baby shower for a friend who has decided to give her child up for adoption.
S03E08 Michael's Big Fall 28/10/1975 With James out of town, Florida takes action when Michael starts misbehaving.
S03E09 The Politicians 04/11/1975 The family members choose sides in the election for district alderman.
S03E10 Willona's Dilemma 11/11/1975 Willona fears her new relationship with a deaf man is moving too fast.
S03E11 Florida's Protest 25/11/1975 After serving the family meat that makes them sick, Florida organizes a protest against the market and winds up in jail.
S03E12 The Mural 02/12/1975 J.J. is commissioned by a bank to paint a mural depicting ghetto life.
S03E13 A Loss of Confidence 09/12/1975 After an epic strikeout, J.J. loses his confidence in women.
S03E14 Cousin Cleatus 16/12/1975 The FBI comes calling when Florida's nephew is on the lam after robbing a bank.
S03E15 The Family Tree 23/12/1975 Thelma discovers that James' father is alive and living in Chicago, but James is reluctant to see him.
S03E16 A Place to Die 30/12/1975 Michael's elderly friend chooses the Evans apartment as the perfect place to draw his last breath.
S03E17 J.J.'s Fiancee (Part 1) 06/01/1976 J.J. defiantly plans to marry his girlfriend, but he does not know that she is a heroin addict.
S03E18 J.J.'s Fiancee (Part 2) 13/01/1976 J.J.'s elopement plans are dashed when his girlfriend finds herself needing a fix but without dope.
S03E19 Sweet Daddy Williams 20/01/1976 J.J. new patron is Sweet Daddy Williams, the most notorious criminal in the projects.
S03E20 The Investigation 27/01/1976 The FBI investigates the Evanses because Michael had written to Cuba asking for information for a school project.
S03E21 J.J. in Trouble 03/02/1976 After his ex-girlfriend tells him he has V.D., and embarrassed J.J. visits the local clinic.
S03E22 Florida the Woman 17/02/1976 After Florida's boss takes her out to lunch, she has a confrontation with a jealous James.
S03E23 The Break Up 24/02/1976 Thelma must decide whether to move to California with her fiancé.
S03E24 The Rent Party 02/03/1976 The Evanses throw a rent party and talent show to help an elderly neighbor in need.
S04E01 The Big Move (Part 1) 22/09/1976 While celebrating a move to Mississippi and out of the ghetto, the family receives the shocking news that James has been killed in a car accident.
S04E02 The Big Move (Part 2) 29/09/1976 Florida's stoic reaction to James' death has the kids upset by her lack of emotion.
S04E03 J.J. and the Older Woman 06/10/1976 J.J.'s romance with an older woman is more serious than he can handle.
S04E04 Michael the Warlord 13/10/1976 With the community upset about gang violence, Michael must hide his own gang membership from Florida.
S04E05 Michael's Great Romance 20/10/1976 With Michael's latest crush herself crushing on J.J., the brothers are at each others' throats.
S04E06 Evans Versus Davis 27/10/1976 When J.J. refuses to speak on Alderman Davis' behalf at a fundraiser, the family is threatened with eviction.
S04E07 J.J.'s New Career (Part 1) 10/11/1976 With the family once again short on funds, J.J. takes a job with a group of criminals.
S04E08 J.J.'s New Career (Part 2) 17/11/1976 J.J.'s new employers are into more than he knew, and he narrowly escapes being arrested when the cops come calling.
S04E09 Grandpa's Visit 24/11/1976 Grandpa Evans' Thanksgiving visit causes trouble for Florida when he brings along his girlfriend.
S04E10 Rich Is Better Than Poor...Maybe 08/12/1976 After winning the lottery, the Evans are robbed at gunpoint by Thelma's tutoring student.
S04E11 Florida's Night Out 15/12/1976 Florida meets a charming widower when Willona takes her out for the evening.
S04E12 The Judy Cohen Story 22/12/1976 J.J. takes on management of a plump but talented white songstress.
S04E13 The Comedian and the Loan Sharks 05/01/1977 Owing money to bloodthirsty thugs, J.J. must take the stage to perform standup comedy.
S04E14 The Hustle 12/01/1977 The kids sell underwear out of the apartment to raise money to send Florida on vacation.
S04E15 Thelma's African Romance (Part 1) 19/01/1977 Thelma wins the auction of love with Ibe, a Nigerian student whose African customs have followed him to Chicago.
S04E16 Thelma's African Romance (Part 2) 19/01/1977 Thelma must decide whether to accept Ibe's marriage proposal, which also involves moving to Nigeria.
S04E17 Willona's Surprise 26/01/1977 Willona's womanizing ex-husband appears and tries to convince her that he has changed his ways.
S04E18 A Friend in Need 02/02/1977 With Florida away, the kids throw a party, but a guest overdoses on pills and J.J. has to save his life.
S04E19 A Stormy Relationship 09/02/1977 Florida is horrified by Michael's new atheist views.
S04E20 Florida and Carl 23/02/1977 A reluctant Florida agrees to go out with Carl, but the date doesn't go as planned.
S04E21 My Son, the Father 02/03/1977 Trouble ensues when Michael invites Carl to a father-son dinner rather than J.J.
S04E22 J.J. in Business 09/03/1977 J.J.'s fledgling greeting-card business struggles to survive.
S04E23 Love Has a Spot on His Lung (Part 1) 23/03/1977 After telling the kids he plans to marry their mother, Carl suddenly dumps Florida because he has been told he has cancer.
S04E24 Love Has a Spot on His Lung (Part 2) 30/03/1977 After revealing the truth about his lung cancer, Carl proposes to Florida and she happily accepts.
S05E01 The Evans Get Involved (Part 1) 21/09/1977 When young Penny Gordon follows J.J. home, she tells the Evanses tall tales about her life without mentioning her abusive mother (Chip Fields). But when Penny changes into a dress, a stunned Willona and Thelma discover the girl's badly bruised back.
S05E02 The Evans Get Involved (Part 2) 21/09/1977 Willona and the Evans children are convinced that Penny is being abused and discover that she has an injured arm, caused by her abusive mother, but the doctor who treats Penny refuses to believe that she is a victim of child abuse.
S05E03 The Evans Get Involved (Part 3) 28/09/1977 Willona and the Evanses are stunned to discover that Penny and her mother have moved, but soon find the girl hiding in the Evans apartment. Later, Penny's abusive mother abandons her, leaving Willona to ponder adopting the battered youth.
S05E04 The Evans Get Involved (Part 4) 05/10/1977 While Willona worries about the adoption, Bookman tries to help by telling the social worker that he is Willona's husband.
S05E05 Thelma Moves Out 12/10/1977 Fed up with her brothers and her lack of privacy, Thelma moves in with three roommates.
S05E06 Willona, the Fuzz 19/10/1977 Willona's new job in department-store security requires that she spy on changing rooms through a one-way mirror.
S05E07 Wheels 02/11/1977 J.J. and his friends buy Bookman's beat-up old car and argue over who gets to drive it.
S05E08 Breaker, Breaker 09/11/1977 While using a CB radio, Michael makes a connection with a teenage paraplegic girl.
S05E09 Bye-Bye Bookman 16/11/1977 Fed up with Bookman's incompetence, Willona, Penny and the Evans kids start a petition that gets him fired.
S05E10 Thelma's Brief Encounter 07/12/1977 J.J., Willona and Michael suspect that Thelma's new boyfriend is married, but find that he is a former bigamist doing time in a halfway house.
S05E11 Requiem for a Wino 14/12/1977 When local wino Fishbone is mistakenly believed to have been killed, he attends his own wake dressed in drag as a mourner.
S05E12 Penny's Christmas 21/12/1977 When Penny steals a necklace from a department store, Willona faces the possibility of losing custody of the girl.
S05E13 No More Mr. Nice Guy 04/01/1978 J.J. assumes the role of father figure when Michael starts to slack off, prohibiting his brother from attending an awards dinner.
S05E14 Willona's Mr. Right 11/01/1978 When Willona rejects an old boyfriend's proposal, Penny thinks she's holding Willona back and tries to run away.
S05E15 J.J. and the Boss' Daughter 18/01/1978 J.J. dates his sexy new assistant, who is also the boss's daughter.
S05E16 Where There's Smoke 25/01/1978 With a hole burned into a couch cushion, the Evans kids each flash back to their versions of how it happened.
S05E17 I Had a Dream 30/01/1978 Afraid he will be passed over for a promotion in favor of a white man, J.J. has a crazy dream in which he experiences being white.
S05E18 The Boarder 06/02/1978 The Evanses fear that their new boarder may become the target of a hitman.
S05E19 J.J.'s Condition 13/02/1978 J.J.'s relationship with a married woman gives him an ulcer.
S05E20 Willona, the Other Woman 27/02/1978 Already suspected of infidelity by his wife, Bookman is caught with Willona in a compromising situation.
S05E21 Something Old, Something New 13/03/1978 James' father visits and proposes marriage to his neglected girlfriend.
S05E22 Willona's New Job 20/03/1978 Willona reconsiders her marriage plans when she hears her boyfriend's old-fashioned views on marriage and women in the workplace.
S05E23 Write On, Thelma 27/03/1978 Thelma's play is selected as the community theater's latest production, but not without a flurry of changes demanded by the theater's director.
S05E24 That's Entertainment, Evans Style 03/04/1978 With J.J. out of town, the cast puts on a talent show to save a local daycare center.
S06E01 Florida's Homecoming (Part 1) 16/09/1978 Thelma accepts a marriage proposal from college football star Keith Anderson, who is negotiating a lucrative NFL contract.
S06E02 Florida's Homecoming (Part 2) 16/09/1978 Florida arrives home after hearing of Thelma's engagement, but J.J. loses his job.
S06E03 Florida's Homecoming (Part 3) 23/09/1978 To pay for the wedding, J.J. takes a loan from Sweet Daddy Williams. But while walking down the aisle, Keith injures his knee.
S06E04 Florida's Homecoming (Part 4) 30/09/1978 The day after the wedding tragedy, Florida rallies the family together while Sweet Daddy Williams comes calling for his payment.
S06E05 Florida Gets a Job 07/10/1978 Florida competes with a relative of Alderman Davis for a job as a school-bus driver.
S06E06 Stomach Mumps 14/10/1978 When Penny's 13-year-old friend becomes pregnant, Willona tells Penny that the friend has "stomach mumps".
S06E07 J.J. the Teacher 21/10/1978 J.J.'s art student has a violent father who refuses to allow his son to take the lessons.
S06E08 Michael's Decision 08/11/1978 Michael plans to move in with a white female roommate whose parents' attitudes make him reconsider.
S06E09 J.J. and the Plumber's Helper 02/12/1978 Bookman's new female assistant has a crush on J.J.
S06E10 The Witness 09/12/1978 J.J. is caught in the middle when he witnesses an accident between Sweet Daddy Williams' girlfriend and Keith's taxi.
S06E11 The Snow Storm 13/12/1978 Stuck in a blizzard, Florida and her school bus passengers take refuge in an abandoned building.
S06E12 The Traveling Christmas 20/12/1978 With Keith obliged to work on Christmas Eve, the family takes the party to his taxi garage and puts on a show.
S06E13 House Hunting 03/01/1979 Florida's plan to purchase a house falls apart.
S06E14 Florida's Favorite Passenger (Part 1) 23/05/1979 A young rider of Florida's school bus has trouble hearing, but the boy's mother doesn't believe it.
S06E15 Florida's Favorite Passenger (Part 2) 30/05/1979 A young rider of Florida's school bus has trouble hearing, but the boy's mother doesn't believe it.
S06E16 Blood Will Tell 06/06/1979 Sweet Daddy Williams needs a blood transfusion, and J.J. shares his rare blood type.
S06E17 Where Have All the Doctors Gone? 13/06/1979 With Penny sick and in the Evans' care, Florida finds frustration when seeking medical help.
S06E18 J.J. and T.C. 20/06/1979 J.J. gets romantic with Bookman's female assistant.
S06E19 The Physical 11/07/1979 Florida's anxiety over an upcoming physical is worsened when Michael is mistakenly arrested.
S06E20 A Matter of Mothers 18/07/1979 Willona is framed by Penny's birth mother as unfit to care for Penny.
S06E21 The Evans' Dilemma 00/00/0000 Keith's sudden mood swings are the result of his dependence on alcohol.
S06E22 The Art Contest 00/00/0000 J.J. is named winner of an art contest, but with his student's painting.
S06E23 Cousin Raymond 00/00/0000 Florida's cousin Raymond is a gambler who wants to lease the family an upscale apartment.
S06E24 The End of the Rainbow 01/08/1979 The series finale finds good fortune for each character and an exit from the ghetto.