Good Times (1974–1979)

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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

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 Willona Woods (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
Ralph Carter ...
 Michael Evans (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
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 Thelma Evans / ... (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
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 James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. / ... (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
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 Florida Evans (109 episodes, 1974-1979)
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 James Evans, Sr. (61 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Nathan Bookman (58 episodes, 1975-1979)
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Life in the Chicago projects is never easy, However, the Evans family never gives up trying to make the best of things. While Florida and James struggle to provide for their family, their sons J.J., an aspiring painter, Micheal, the undying political crusader, causing trouble while their sister, Thelma, stands between them as the voice of reason. Living in the same building were Willona Woods, Florida's best friend from High School who provided support, love and gossip and Nathan Bookman, the overweight janitor who gave them grief and was the butt of alot of fat jokes, especially Willona who often referred to him as Buffalo Butt or Booger. Life, at least, is never boring while they fight to keep their heads above water and one day leave the projects, which they did in the series finale. Sadly, it was without James who was killed off in the 4th season. Written by Kate Tripper

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Even though the series was set in the apartment projects in Chicago's Near North Side, the front door of the Evans apartment was seemingly never locked, since people just walked in without knocking. See more »

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JJ: And now to open Thelma's present - the wonderful cap!
Thelma: How'd you know that?
JJ: I did a little search and seizure in your room the other day... Ah! The color I wanted!
Thelma: That's not the one I bought!
JJ: I know, I already exchanged it! - when the chicks see this hat, I'm gonna have wall to wall hickeys!
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I think good times was a very good show, a lot of us African Americans could relate.
20 October 2004 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I would like to know why John Amos left the show, and how did he die off the show again? I couldn't relate to everything, but sometimes they hit home with the problems they were facing. By the way, did they ever make it out of the ghetto? I think the episode with the black Jesus was my favorite. We got to see them experience a few good times. something they didn't have very often. I wish they would bring the show back. During the daytime so people can actually stay up to watch. I don't think a movie or a new show would work. Especially without the original cast. They are really what made Good Times GoodTimes. These are my questions and comments. Thank You!!


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