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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Cast

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Florida Evans
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Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
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Michael Evans
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Thelma Evans Anderson (credit only)
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Nathan Bookman
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Keith Anderson (credit only)
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James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. (credit only)
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Jeffrey
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Dave Turner ...
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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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Trivia

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 about Penny] That child wakes up at night screaming thinking your abuse, the beatings, the bruises, the cuts, the burns with the hot iron. She ain't gonna forget it. You remember it, I remember it, I hope to God that one day she can finally forget.
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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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