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"Good Times" J.J. in Business (1977)

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Original Air Date:
9 March 1977 (Season 4, Episode 22)
JJ has another money-making idea. He starts a greeting card business and has the whole family involved in making up messages. He has the business plans are laid out, but does not have the financing. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Esther Rolle ... Florida Evans

Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)

Ralph Carter ... Michael Evans

BernNadette Stanis ... Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)

Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.

Moses Gunn ... Carl Dixon

Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman

Alice Ghostley ... Ms. Irma Austin
Dean Norton ... Robert Lawrence

Henry G. Sanders ... Curtis Norton (as Henry Gayle Sanders)
Larry Robinson ... Damon Stevenson

Marilyn Joi ... Karen Casey

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gerren Keith 
Writing credits
Eric Monte (created by) &
Mike Evans (created by) (as Michael Evans)

Norman Lear (developed by)

Bob Peete  written by

Produced by
Austin Kalish .... producer
Irma Kalish .... producer
Allan Manings .... executive producer
George Sunga .... associate producer
Film Editing by
Jay Scherberth (video tape)
Casting by
Pat Kirkland 
Jane Murray 
Art Direction by
Don Roberts 
Costume Design by
Rita Riggs 
Makeup Department
Billie Jordan .... hair stylist
Jim Kail .... makeup artist
Dana Nye .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dick Brooks .... unit manager
Norman Lear .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Alexander .... associate director
Art Department
Ernie Barnes .... paintings by
Sound Department
Chris Chigaridas .... audio
Camera and Electrical Department
George Schamp .... lighting director
Tom Schamp .... lighting director
Music Department
Alan Bergman .... composer: theme music
Marilyn Bergman .... composer: theme music
Dave Grusin .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Kimya Amani .... production assistant
John Baskin .... story editor
Sid Dorfman .... script editor
Richard Draney .... stage manager
Austin Kalish .... script supervisor
Irma Kalish .... script supervisor
Allan Manings .... script supervisor
Travis McCulley .... stage manager
Karen K. Miller .... assistant to executive producer (as Karen Chretien)
Bob Peete .... story editor
Roger Shulman .... story editor
Gloria Vinson .... assistant to producers
Dick Woodka .... technical director
Rosalind Woodruff .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Evans  created by (as Michael Evans)
Norman Lear  developed by
Eric Monte  created by

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USA:30 min
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References "Roots" (1977)See more »
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Dyn-O-Mite Greeting Card Company, 21 December 2016
Author: kevin olzak ( from Youngstown, Ohio

"JJ in Business" finds JJ and his friends opening the brand new Dyn-O-Mite Greeting Card Company, his family pitching in to come up with verses. Even 'Buffalo Butt' Bookman comes up with one: "it's from me to you and it's fact not fiction, my very best wishes for a happy eviction!" JJ's new accountant is vivacious Karen Casey (Marilyn Joi), and advertising agency representative Robert Lawrence (Dean Norton) is willing to offer assistance for minority businesses such as this one. Unfortunately, JJ gets fired from his rib delivery job, needing at least $2000 to purchase all the paper and ink necessary to fill every order. The Small Business Administration clerk is Irma Austin (Alice Ghostley), quite willing to approve the necessary loan, but lacking the funds for 90 days: "I learned that if you're black and you can't get any green, you wind up in the red!" As talented as JJ is, Lawrence is able to offer him a new career with his firm as junior art director.

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