Good Times (1974–1979)
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Penny's Christmas 

Everybody's excited about Penny's first Christmas with Willona as the official adoption draws close; but when her money is stolen, Penny steals a necklace for Willona's Christmas present, ... See full summary »

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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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Hortense Dobbs
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Santa Claus Lenny
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Everybody's excited about Penny's first Christmas with Willona as the official adoption draws close; but when her money is stolen, Penny steals a necklace for Willona's Christmas present, is arrested, and her social worker starts to seriously reconsider allowing Willona to adopt her. Written by Anonymous

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21 December 1977 (USA)  »

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This takes place in December 1977. See more »

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Penny: [Willona's mad at Penny for shoplifting] I'm just glad I don't have to spend Christmas in the slammer.
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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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Alice Ghostley returns as Hortense Dobbs
24 December 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Penny's Christmas" is classic stuff, poignant and funny just as the show can be. Alice Ghostley returns as Hortense Dobbs, ready to finalize Penny's adoption after the trial period. Willona has taken Penny to the department store for Christmas shopping, encountering 'Santa Claus Lenny' (Dap Sugar Willie, fifth of seven) as he frightens women by displaying his wares: "my name is Lenny and I got some reindeer named Donner and Blitzen and Benny, I wish you joy and I wish you cheer, have a cool yule and a mellow New Year! Would you like some gifts to hang in your stocking, I take Master Charge and validate parking!" After a pickpocket deprives the child of the money she needs to buy her mother a necklace, she slips out with the necklace in her purse, caught by the ever present security camera. Although this complicates things with Mrs. Dobbs, the woman with the aching feet has such a good time at the Evans Christmas party, singing "A Peartridge in a Partree," that she acknowledges the loving environment needed for young Penny. Alice Ghostley enjoys one of her finest showcases in her egg nog euphoria.


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