Good Times (1974–1979)
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The End of the Rainbow 

The Evans Family, Wilona & daughter Penny, have life changing events that lead to their final day in the Chicago projects.



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Thelma Evans Anderson (as Bern Nadette Stanis)


J.J. creates and sells the character "Dyno-Woman" to a comic book publisher (modeled after Thelma). J.J. is getting his own "pad" too. Thelma announces she's pregnant, just in time too, for her husband Keith has learned he can play pro football again because his broken leg has completely mended. He'll also be signing with a major NFL team. Neighbor Wilona gets a new higher paying job that will allow her and daughter Penny to move from the projects. Michael,already in college,decides to move out and live on campus and continue his education. Thelma and Keith will be living in a great apartment in North Chicago but insist that Florida come live with them to help care for Thelma's baby. In great co-incidence,it turns out the building they're moving into is the exact same one Wilona and Penny will also live in! Florida & Wilona laugh and cheer at this wonderful news and end the series with a hug. Written by happipuppi13

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1 August 1979 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


During an exchange with Keith, Bookman mentions that, in order to deal with his problems, Keith had "hit the bottle". This line didn't make as much sense in the original airing. Bookman was referring to incidents from the episode The Evans Dilemma. However, this episode never ran on the network and was not shown until the show went into syndication. Therefore when the comment was made in End Of the Rainbow, it sounds like an unnecessary and possibly unsubstantiated verbal jab. See more »


References The Twilight Zone (1959) 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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*Spoiler* A fitting ending
12 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though it was totally unrealistic ending with everyone having great fortune at one time, you couldn't help but feel good. Everyone was getting out of the ghetto. JJ landed a comic book deal. Thelma's husband became a running back with the Chicago Bears. Willona became the head buyer for the boutique. A lot of the shows in this series were depressing and hit home with social issues, but this show was aptly named and will always stay in my memories as one of the best endings to a great sitcom series. I always appreciated how the family was always jabbing each other with great insults, but when the going got tough, they always stuck together.

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