Good Times (1974–1979)
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J.J.'s Fiancee: Part 1 

J.J. and his new girlfriend, Diana, plan to do more than just go to the prom ... they plan to get married - over their parents strong objections. But there's a dark secret that Diana is hiding from her groom-to-be: She's hooked on heroin.

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Airs Fri. Aug. 18, 4:30 AM on CW

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Willona Woods (as Ja'net du Bois)
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Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
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Diana Buchanan (as Deborah Allen)
Sonny Jim Gaines ...
Fred Buchanan
Marie Moore ...
Lucille Buchanan
Mel Bryant ...
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J.J. and his new girlfriend, Diana, plan to do more than just go to the prom ... they plan to get married - over their parents strong objections. But there's a dark secret that Diana is hiding from her groom-to-be: She's hooked on heroin.

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6 January 1976 (USA)  »

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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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Debbie Allen's TV debut as JJ's fiancée
11 January 2017 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"JJ's Fiancée" remains one of the show's most indelible 2 part story lines, marking the television debut of actress/director Debbie Allen, just as busy behind the camera as she is in front of it. Before JJ met Joanna Buchanan (Debbie Allen) all previous girlfriends were like ships passing in the night, though Thelma disagrees: "Bertha looked more like a super tanker!" Thelma admits that she is nice but often moody, while JJ confides that this time it's for real, proposing to Diana and receiving an affirmative answer. Not only do his parents refuse to grant their permission for the two to be wed, so do Diana's folks, longtime Evans friends Edgar (Sonny Jim Gaines) and Lucille (Marie Moore). JJ still buys an engagement ring for his appreciative fiancée, who casually steals a ring while the cooperative salesman (Mel Bryant) has his back turned. Before attending Thelma's senior prom that evening, JJ is the one trying to defend their right to get married, as Diana has to excuse herself for a little private business, using a syringe to make an injection into the crook of her elbow...


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