Good Times (1974–1979)
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Cousin Raymond 

TV-PG | | Comedy | Episode aired 1979
The family is happy to see Florida's cousin Raymond, especially when he has nice gifts for everyone. He seems to have a lot of money to spend, and he offers Florida a new apartment for the family. Then she learns how he earns his money.

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 (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman
Janet Jackson ... Millicent 'Penny' Woods (credit only)
Ben Powers ... Keith Anderson
Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Calvin Lockhart ... Cousin Raymond Brown
Eileen Saki ... Waitress
Takayo Doran Takayo Doran ... Hostess
Edwetta Little Edwetta Little ... Living Cable #1
Ebony Wright ... Living Cable #2
Barbara Isaacs Barbara Isaacs ... Living Cable #3
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The family is happy to see Florida's cousin Raymond, especially when he has nice gifts for everyone. He seems to have a lot of money to spend, and he offers Florida a new apartment for the family. Then she learns how he earns his money.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Thelma Evans Anderson: [about the new apartment Raymond leased for the family] When we walk in the lobby, we'll be stepping on fresh carpet instead of *Ned the Wino"
Keith Anderson: And when we're in the elevator, we'll see Lake Michigan instead of "for a good time, call Roxanne."
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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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Calvin Lockhart as Cousin Raymond
27 December 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Cousin Raymond" was another remake of an earlier episode, in this case "The Houseguest," again involving someone close to the Evans family hiding a terrible secret. Calvin Lockhart guest stars as Florida's wealthy cousin Raymond Brown, who had been raised by Florida single handed after his mother died. Raymond bears expensive gifts for everybody, his fortune made in good investments. Dinner at a Japanese restaurant ends with Florida learning where Raymond makes his money, gambling at the race track. His ultimate gift to her family is $10,000 and a 3 bedroom apartment, but practically overnight he loses his $80,000 fortune and is forced to start over. It concludes with Raymond repeating the same mistake that Thalmus Rasulala did in the original episode.


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