Good Times (1974–1979)
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The Rent Party 

When a neighbor in the building cannot pay her rent, Florida and James decide to throw a fund-raising party to help her.



(created by), (created by) (as Michael Evans) | 3 more credits »


Airs Mon. Aug. 28, 4:30 AM on CW



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Episode cast overview:
Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. (credit only)
Weeping Wanda Williams


When a neighbor in the building cannot pay her rent, Florida and James decide to throw a fund-raising party to help her.

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2 March 1976 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Amos' final appearance in the series. Amos was fired from the series due to his constant complaints over his dissatisfaction over the fact that Jimmie Walker was becoming more of the center of the show as well as the fact that Norman Lear pretty much had been been ignoring the show in favor of his pet project Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976). See more »


Stop! In the Name of Love
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
Performed by Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, & BernNadette Stanis
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Final episode for John Amos
30 December 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Rent Party" closed out the third season, featuring the third appearance (out of seven) for Helen Martin as Weeping Wanda Williams, second for Johnny Brown's Nathan Bookman (introduced in "The Family Business"), and the final episode with John Amos (Jimmie Walker's JJ said to be out of town). The Evans family decide to throw a rent party to prevent Wanda from weeping over her lack of rent money, despite objections from super Bookman, who merely wants to perform. Michael kicks things off by singing the 1967 Marvelettes hit "When You're Young and in Love," then Bookman proceeds with a series of impressions - Ed Sullivan, Jim Nabors, Wolfman Jack, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Durante, Howard Cosell, and Muhammad Ali. "Stop! In the Name of Love" is rendered by The Supremes, actually Willona (as Diana Ross), Florida, and Thelma. Despite the show's success it was decided that they could do without Amos, who didn't fare too badly with the choice role of the adult Kunta Kinte in the upcoming ROOTS.

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