Good Times (1974–1979)
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Cousin Cleatus 

The Evans' get a visit from the FBI asking about Florida's nephew, Cleatus. Turns out he is wanted for bank robbery.



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Episode cast overview:
Willona Woods (as Ja'net du Bois)
Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Jack Baker ...
Cleatus Jackson (as John-Anthony Bailey)
Beeson Carroll ...
Laurence Haddon ...
Edward Crawford ...
The Kid


The Evans' get a visit from the FBI asking about Florida's nephew, Cleatus. Turns out he is wanted for bank robbery.

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16 December 1975 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In this episode it is said that the Evan's address is 963 N. Gilbert Avenue. See more »

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Ralph Carter courtesy of the Broadway musical "Raisin". (Closing credits. This original Broadway production ran from October 1973 to December 1975.) See more »


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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John-Anthony Bailey and Edward Crawford
11 January 2017 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Cousin Cleatus" opens with the Evans family trying out a new stereo that promptly causes a blackout, followed by a surprise visit from a pair of FBI agents looking for Florida's nephew Cleatus Jackson (John-Anthony Bailey), whom she has known since he was a child. Michael knows all about Cleatus, working on behalf of the poor for the Black Falcons, but now he's a prime suspect in an Atlanta bank robbery that netted $25,000. Only after the authorities leave does a mysterious kid (Edward Crawford, later seen in part 2 of "JJ's Fiancée") knock on the Evans door, a lookout for the exhausted Cleatus, on the run and looking for a decent night's rest. It's not long before we learn that he's every bit as guilty as charged, holding Michael hostage at gunpoint until the ill fated stereo offers James the chance to save his family from harm. The climax comes when Cleatus tries to defend his actions by asking his aunt if she knows what's it's like to scrounge for every penny, receiving a very audible head slap from the defiant James: "we so rich we don't know...what the hell would we know about being poor?" (one of the show's single greatest moments).

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