Good Times (1974–1979)
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A Matter of Mothers 

Willona's new boyfriend is trying to buy her and Penny's love by giving expensive gifts. Turns out it is Penny's birth mother who is paying the bills and getting the boyfriend to give the gifts. The birth mother wants Penny back.

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Thelma Evans Anderson (credit only)
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Keith Anderson (credit only)
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James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. (credit only)
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Jeffrey
Chip Fields ...
Linella Gordon
Dave Turner ...
Officer Giles
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Officer Lawson
Barry Cutler ...
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Willona's new boyfriend is trying to buy her and Penny's love by giving expensive gifts. Turns out it is Penny's birth mother who is paying the bills and getting the boyfriend to give the gifts. The birth mother wants Penny back.

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18 July 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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During Willona and Penny's party, the background music is The Jacksons "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)". Janet Jackson, who plays Penny, is the sister of the Jacksons. See more »

Quotes

Willona Woods: [to Mrs. Gordon] Your plan ain't going to work because I have too many people to back me up. People at my church, people where I work and people in this whole neighborhood.
Mrs. Gordon: And I have two policemen, pictures and a dozen witnesses who will swear you were throwing a wild party in the presence of a minor. Add an upscale lawyer to that and you tell me who the judge is going to believe.
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Good Times
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Performed by James Gilstrap and Blinky (as Blinky Williams)
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Always have a tape audio or on your phone now a days recording it all.Just in case. I love this episode and SPOILERS included.
8 April 2017 | by (Houston,Tx) – See all my reviews

wow. btw i give this episode 10 stars, ten times over ... Lesson learned folks.

People will lie on you, on me, on your child,or make your teen child or younger kid lie on you. Be careful.What i learn is always record when you're able.I record literally just about everything i feel is relevant. I always will. This show the mother bio-mom is still a bad mean evil troubled woman.She need psychological help.She has not at all raise Penny. So Pen is better with the hard-working great mom Willona Woods.Penny is a wonderful little girls,and Janet make me feel sorry for her, and only happy when she with the Evans and most of all, with Willona her mother.I think those now a days thinking you can't at all record someone,is not being smart.I was happy to see the tape on. I love that part.Also when Willona says, "Now, you get your little two-bit player out of my house,before i BREAK your neck,Linella Gordon lol or something like that."Willona got hood in a NY minute and protective and i love her no matter how she act because her heart was in the right place. Willona and Penny just were great together. and i am not tired of watching the GOOD TIMES series,now in my mid 30s almost.Still love it.This is 1 of my favorite because it's so real. Great episode for the ages.


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