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"Good Times" (1974) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1974-1979

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Good Times: Season 6: Episode 22 -- Good fortune shines on the Evans family and creates the happiest day of Florida's life! J.J.'s painting finally pays off, Willona is moving uptown, and Keith and Thelma have special surprise of their own.

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Writers:
Norman Lear (developed by)
Mike Evans (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
8 February 1974 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Awesome! See more (54 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 69)

Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
Ralph Carter ... Michael Evans (133 episodes, 1974-1979)

BernNadette Stanis ... Thelma Evans / ... (133 episodes, 1974-1979)

Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. / ... (133 episodes, 1974-1979)

Esther Rolle ... Florida Evans (109 episodes, 1974-1979)

John Amos ... James Evans, Sr. (61 episodes, 1974-1976)

Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman (58 episodes, 1975-1979)
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Series Directed by
Gerren Keith (72 episodes, 1976-1979)
Herbert Kenwith (57 episodes, 1974-1976)
Bob LaHendro (3 episodes, 1974)
Donald McKayle (3 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Writing credits
Mike Evans (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
Norman Lear (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
Eric Monte (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
Norman Paul (26 episodes, 1974-1978)
Jack Elinson (19 episodes, 1974-1976)
John Baskin (18 episodes, 1974-1977)
Roger Shulman (18 episodes, 1974-1977)
Bob Peete (11 episodes, 1974-1977)
Sid Dorfman (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael G. Moye (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Allan Manings (7 episodes, 1974-1977)
Michael S. Baser (6 episodes, 1976-1978)
Kim Weiskopf (6 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bruce Howard (5 episodes, 1975-1978)
Dick Bensfield (5 episodes, 1975)
Perry Grant (5 episodes, 1975)
Austin Kalish (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Irma Kalish (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Davenport (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Lou Derman (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
John Donley (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Kurt Taylor (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Joseph Bonaduce (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mark Fink (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Wayne Kline (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bruce Kalish (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert Wolterstorff (2 episodes, 1974-1977)
Thad Mumford (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Roland Wolpert (2 episodes, 1974)
Patricia Edwards (2 episodes, 1975)
Philip John Taylor (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Ashley Hamilton (2 episodes, 1977)
Gordon Mitchell (2 episodes, 1977)
Lloyd Turner (2 episodes, 1977)
Gene Farmer (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Judi Ann Mason (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Len Riley (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bud Slocomb (2 episodes, 1978-1979)

Series Produced by
Allan Manings .... executive producer / producer (85 episodes, 1974-1977)
Norman Paul .... executive producer / producer (48 episodes, 1975-1979)
Austin Kalish .... executive producer / producer (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Irma Kalish .... executive producer / producer (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
George Sunga .... associate producer (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Viva Knight .... associate producer (38 episodes, 1974-1975)
Norman Lear .... executive producer (37 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jack Elinson .... producer (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gordon Mitchell .... producer (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Lloyd Turner .... producer (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sid Dorfman .... producer (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ken Stump .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Camilla Dunn .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1974)
Whitney J. LeBlanc .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jay Scherberth (40 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tucker Wiard (36 episodes, 1974-1976)
George Zimmermann (20 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jay Cook (14 episodes, 1975-1976)
Chuck Adams (9 episodes, 1976)
Vince Humphrey (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Bill Kendall (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Dave Eckenberg (2 episodes, 1978)
Michael Krupnick (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (132 episodes, 1974-1979)
Pat Kirkland (47 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (70 episodes, 1976-1979)
Edward Stephenson (62 episodes, 1974-1976)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles Kreiner (37 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (109 episodes, 1974-1978)
Adella Farmar (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Billie Jordan .... makeup artist / hair stylist (51 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (45 episodes, 1976-1978)
Al Schultz .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Dana Nye .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1977)
Karen Edwards .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ora Green .... hair stylist (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Sanchez .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Lear .... production supervisor (72 episodes, 1975-1978)
Dick Brooks .... unit manager (39 episodes, 1975-1977)
Steve McPeek .... unit manager (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Alan Horn .... production supervisor / unit manager (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tyna Huebner .... unit manager / production supervisor (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Martin Vagts .... production supervisor (23 episodes, 1974-1975)
Rita Burton .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 1974)
Dick Drummy .... unit manager (9 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Handley .... associate director (51 episodes, 1976-1979)
Hal Alexander .... associate director (32 episodes, 1975-1977)
Samn Sherman .... associate director (13 episodes, 1974)
Gary Shimokawa .... associate director / assistant director (13 episodes, 1975)
Carl Ginnow .... associate director (12 episodes, 1974)
Jim Drake .... associate director (11 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Art Department
Ernie Barnes .... paintings by (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Chris Chigaridas .... audio (68 episodes, 1976-1979)
Hal Kolker .... audio consultant (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Art Warshaw .... audio consultant (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Terry Hensey .... audio (18 episodes, 1974)
Doc Bennett .... audio (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ray Kemper .... audio / sound (13 episodes, 1974-1975)
James L. Mylenek .... audio (6 episodes, 1976)
Marshall King .... audio (4 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Schamp .... lighting director (63 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ed S. Hill .... lighting director (34 episodes, 1974-1975)
Walter Glover .... lighting director (24 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dan Johnson .... lighting director (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Greg Brunton .... lighting director (14 episodes, 1975-1976)
George Schamp .... lighting director (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
David Andress .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Tom Lindner .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Chapman .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1976)
Ken Palius .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1975)
Donald A. Morgan .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1978)
Jeff Worn .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1979)
Chris Roberts .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ken Wilcox .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting Department
Pat Kirkland .... casting (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adella Farmar .... costumes (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rita Riggs .... costumes (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Alan Bergman .... composer: theme music (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
Marilyn Bergman .... composer: theme music / theme: lyrics by (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
Dave Grusin .... composer: theme music (133 episodes, 1974-1979)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Draney .... stage manager (119 episodes, 1974-1979)
Norman Paul .... script supervisor / executive story editor / ... (84 episodes, 1974-1979)
Gloria Vinson .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer / ... (83 episodes, 1975-1979)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (76 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sid Dorfman .... executive script consultant / script editor / ... (72 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bob Peete .... production consultant / story editor / ... (71 episodes, 1974-1977)
John Baskin .... story editor / production consultant (63 episodes, 1974-1977)
Roger Shulman .... story editor / production consultant (63 episodes, 1974-1977)
Jack Elinson .... script supervisor / executive story editor / ... (60 episodes, 1974-1976)
Charlotte McDaniel .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (49 episodes, 1974-1975)
Allan Manings .... script supervisor (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Kimya Amani .... production assistant (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Austin Kalish .... script supervisor (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Irma Kalish .... script supervisor (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Buddy Borgen .... stage manager (37 episodes, 1974-1975)
Karen K. Miller .... production assistant / assistant to executive producer (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Joe Henderson .... stage manager (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Rosalind Woodruff .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Michael S. Baser .... story editor (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Clarence Clay .... stage manager (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gordon Mitchell .... script supervisor (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Rosalind Stevenson .... assistant to executive producer (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Lloyd Turner .... script supervisor (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Kim Weiskopf .... story editor / script editor (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Joseph Bonaduce .... story editor (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Richard Baxter .... stage manager (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Arlando Smith .... stage manager (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Norman Lear .... developer / developed for television by (20 episodes, 1974-1977)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Charles Franklin .... technical director (15 episodes, 1974-1975)
George Chilton .... stage manager (13 episodes, 1974)
Eric Monte .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1974)
Leslie Vaught .... technical director (13 episodes, 1974)
Susan Jacoby .... assistant to executive producer / assistant: executive producer (13 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bruce Howard .... story editor (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gene Farmer .... story editor (8 episodes, 1978)
Bob Schulz .... technical director (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jay Sommers .... script editor (6 episodes, 1976)
John Westbrook .... technical director (3 episodes, 1975-1978)
Travis McCulley .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Tony Singletary .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 

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USA:30 min (including commercials) (133 episodes)
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Trivia:
Among J.J.'s many girlfriends, the ones that were mentioned the most were Henrietta, "Boom Boom" Belinda, Francine "The Furnace" and Samantha "the Human Panther". Henrietta played by Tina Andrews and Samantha played by Debbi Morgan were the only ones that appeared on-screenSee more »
Quotes:
J.J.:[demonstrating to Florida how to do a TV commercial] Hi, y'all out there in TV land. This is Florida Evans - star of stage, screen, and the ghetto - here to tell you about Vita-Brite Health Tonic. My husband James used to have slow blood. He would cut himself shaving on Monday and wouldn't start bleedin' till Thursday. But *now*...
James:...now, thanks to Vita-Brite Health Tonic, my blood is fast, fast, *fast*! Now I bleed all the time!
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Referenced in Pride (2007)See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Awesome!, 29 May 2004
Author: gluba2000 from South Boston, Massachusetts

The first time I saw this show was on my UPN (UPN Atlanta) and it currently airs weekdays at 11 PM. That's when I got hooked!!!

I bought the second season DVD (gotta buy the first one, I know!)

I love this show! It's hilarious and had good story lines!

The show lost some of it's touch after James died but I still like it.

Thelma's husband in the last season was annoying but, ehh...what are you gonna do?

It was the first show to ever portray a low class African American family. (most other like The Jeffersons and more recently The Cosby Show show the familes in a middle-high class status.)

I love this show (and I'm white) though whether you're white, black, Mexican, asian, or whatever I'm sure you'll love Good Times!

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