Good Times (1974–1979)
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A Matter of Mothers 

Willona's new boyfriend is trying to buy her and Penny's love by giving expensive gifts. Turns out it is Penny's birth mother who is paying the bills and getting the boyfriend to give the gifts. The birth mother wants Penny back.

Director:

Gerren Keith

Writers:

Eric Monte (created by), Mike Evans (created by) (as Michael Evans) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Esther Rolle ... Florida Evans
Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
Ralph Carter ... Michael Evans
BernNadette Stanis ... Thelma Evans Anderson (credit only)
Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman
Janet Jackson ... Millicent 'Penny' Woods
Ben Powers ... Keith Anderson (credit only)
Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. (credit only)
Rod Perry ... Jeffrey
Chip Fields ... Linella Gordon
Dave Turner Dave Turner ... Officer Giles
John Witherspoon ... Officer Lawson
Barry Cutler ... Worm
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Storyline

Willona's new boyfriend is trying to buy her and Penny's love by giving expensive gifts. Turns out it is Penny's birth mother who is paying the bills and getting the boyfriend to give the gifts. The birth mother wants Penny back.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During Willona and Penny's party, the background music is The Jacksons "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)". Janet Jackson, who plays Penny, is the sister of the Jacksons. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Gordon: [to Willona about Penny] Didn't you see the look in that kid's eyes? She wants to come home with me, it's all those expensive gifts, the tape recorder and the $2500 brass bed. What could you possibly offer to top that?
Willona Woods: Love. And you?
Mrs. Gordon: I'm here, aren't I?
Willona Woods: So's the garbage. It don't make no difference.
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Soundtracks

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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