Good Times (1974–1979)
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JJ and three friends buy Bookman's 1954 DeSoto.



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Episode cast overview:
Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
Michael Evans
Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Nathan Bookman
Millicent 'Penny' Gordon
James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Mr. Taylor
Larry Beecham ...
Cool Breeze (as Larry Anthony Beecham)
Randy Martin ...
Poppo (as Randolph Martin)


JJ and three friends buy Bookman's 1954 DeSoto.

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2 November 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Penny leaves the Evans' apartment with her can of cookie winnings after beating J.J. and his friends in a game of poker. We assume she is heading back to her apartment, however, she is heading in the direction of the elevator (the opposite direction). Other characters make this "mistake" from time to time when supposedly going to/coming from Wilona's apartment. Wilona's apartment is supposedly across the hall from the Evans family - the door you see whenever the apartment door is opened. 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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The awesome foursome
22 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Wheels" introduces JJ's three friends Head (T.K.Carter), Poppo (Randolph Martin) and Cool Breeze (Larry Anthony Beecham), calling themselves 'The Awesome Foursome': "united we stand divided we fall, we're tired of them panty hose two sizes small, JJ, Cool Breeze, Poppo, Head, we're The Awesome Foursome until we are dead!" (though only Head and Poppo reappear in "JJ and the Boss' Daughter"). Bookman refers to them as 'The Dirty Dozen minus Eight,' but can't resist the opportunity to dump his 1954 pink and gray Desoto on the quartet for $200. Michael and Penny echo the same phrase: "you bought a used car from this man?" Willona won't allow JJ to drive any car without insurance, so Bookman's brother-in-law Mr. Taylor (Earl Billings) comes through with expensive coverage. All four begin fighting over who will be the first to drive it, while Bookman laughs himself sick.

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