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

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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:
A very good show. See more (56 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 69)

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)

Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (128 episodes, 1974-1979)

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

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

Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman (57 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)
Stu Rudolph .... (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)
Mark Miller .... video control (13 episodes, 1974)
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)
Robert Zavala .... props (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
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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Trivia:
J.J.'s nickname for himself was "The Ebony Prince".See more »
Quotes:
Sweet Daddy:Sweet Daddy has to protect his image.
Michael:How can you? Vampires don't cast images.
Sweet Daddy:I'll remember that, if you ever grow up.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A very good show., 2 July 2000
Author: LBF from Connecticut

Tresix, I hope you are reading this because I agree with all of your points you have posted. I would like to add one myself. I love all of the episodes except one. That was the two-parter where JJ was shot. What happened was that there was this gang leader named Maddog (his real name was Cleon) who wanted JJ to join their gang. JJ of course did not want to so they barged in to the Evans's home and took him out. While on the way to the rumble, they met JJ's parents and while James tried to get JJ away from them, Maddog took out his gun to try to shoot James but JJ stood in the path of the bullet.

My problem with the story was in part 2 when Maddog and his mother were out side of the courthouse and discussing his father's running out on them years ago. After the mother left, James was infront of the punk who shot his son and instead of beating him to a pulp let him go and was actually sympathetic of him.

I know that the purpose was to make James a better man but the fact that this young man's father deserted him, his mother, and his siblings does not excuse his being a gang member, barging into someones home, or shooting someone.

Other that that, I loved every episode of the series.

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