Good Times

Genre: Comedy
Premiere: 1974 - 1979
Network: CBS
Sessons: 6
Full Episodes: 133
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Full Show Summary

One of the best beloved sitcoms of the seventies, Good Times holds a special place in the black community as a show that portrayed a black family with heart, humor and a lot of socio-political observations, tackling topics such as women's lib, crooked politicians, alcoholism and child abuse. Set in the projects of Chicago, parents James and Florida (John Amos and Esther Rolle) struggle to raise their three children: eldest son J.J., an aspiring painter; middle child Thelma, brainy and beautiful; and the youngest, Michael, who's pro-black activism earns him the nickname "The Militant Midget". Best friend Willona Woods lives down the hall and keeps the Evans family abreast of all the project gossip and often provides insight into human behavior. The show was a success and featured a variety of actors, some who were famous, some who would be famous (Debbie Allan, Gary Coleman, Louis Gossett Jr, Janet Jackson, Kim Fields and more). Good Times ran into internal problems when the show's producers began to focus more on the popular antics of J.J. Evans ("Dyn-o-mite!") and expanded the buffoonery of his character, moving the show closer to stereotype and further away from the structure that Esther Rolle and John Amos had agreed upon. James Evans was killed in a car accident (prompting the famous line "Damn, damn, damn", and Rolle left voluntarily later on, finally fed up with the direction of the show. The show began to flounder, and Florida returned (after much negotiation), but it was too late. Still, for five years, people tuned in weekly to laugh, cry and sometimes utter an empathetic Mmhhmmm with America's favorite project family.
Good Times S06E24
Last Episode, 30 January 1980: Season 6, Episode 24: Cousin Raymond
A visit from Florida's now wealthy cousin becomes an expensive group of gifts for all the Evanses, until Florida discovers just where all this money is coming from.
  • Episode Guide
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Date Aired Good Times Episodes
Season 1
08 February 1974 Season 1, Episode 1: Too Old Blues
15 February 1974 Season 1, Episode 2: Black Jesus
22 February 1974 Season 1, Episode 3: Getting Up the Rent
01 March 1974 Season 1, Episode 4: God's Business is Good Business
08 March 1974 Season 1, Episode 5: Michael Gets Suspended
15 March 1974 Season 1, Episode 6: Sex and the Evans Family
22 March 1974 Season 1, Episode 7: Junior Gets a Patron
29 March 1974 Season 1, Episode 8: Junior the Senior
05 April 1974 Season 1, Episode 9: The Visitor
19 April 1974 Season 1, Episode 10: Springtime in the Ghetto
26 April 1974 Season 1, Episode 11: The TV Commercial
03 May 1974 Season 1, Episode 12: The Check Up
10 May 1974 Season 1, Episode 13: My Son, the Lover
Season 2
10 September 1974 Season 2, Episode 1: Florida Flips
17 September 1974 Season 2, Episode 2: J.J. Becomes a Man (1)
24 September 1974 Season 2, Episode 3: J.J. Becomes a Man (2)
01 October 1974 Season 2, Episode 4: Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah
08 October 1974 Season 2, Episode 5: The Man I Most Admire
15 October 1974 Season 2, Episode 6: Thelma's Young Man
22 October 1974 Season 2, Episode 7: The I.Q. Test
29 October 1974 Season 2, Episode 8: The Encyclopedia Hustle
12 November 1974 Season 2, Episode 9: The Gang (1)
19 November 1974 Season 2, Episode 10: The Gang (2)
26 November 1974 Season 2, Episode 11: Florida, The Matchmaker
03 December 1974 Season 2, Episode 12: The Windfall
10 December 1974 Season 2, Episode 13: Sometimes There's No Bottom in the Bottle
31 December 1974 Season 2, Episode 14: Florida's Big Gig
07 January 1975 Season 2, Episode 15: Florida Goes to School
14 January 1975 Season 2, Episode 16: The Nude
21 January 1975 Season 2, Episode 17: The Family Business
04 February 1975 Season 2, Episode 18: The Debutante Ball
11 February 1975 Season 2, Episode 19: The Dinner Party
18 February 1975 Season 2, Episode 20: The Houseguest
25 February 1975 Season 2, Episode 21: My Girl Henrietta
04 March 1975 Season 2, Episode 22: The Enlistment
11 March 1975 Season 2, Episode 23: Thelma's Scholarship
18 March 1975 Season 2, Episode 24: The Lunch Money Ripoff
Season 3
09 September 1975 Season 3, Episode 1: A Real Cool Job
16 September 1975 Season 3, Episode 2: The Family Gun
23 September 1975 Season 3, Episode 3: Operation Florida
30 September 1975 Season 3, Episode 4: Love in the Ghetto
07 October 1975 Season 3, Episode 5: Florida's Rich Cousin
14 October 1975 Season 3, Episode 6: The Weekend
21 October 1975 Season 3, Episode 7: The Baby
28 October 1975 Season 3, Episode 8: Michael's Big Fall
04 November 1975 Season 3, Episode 9: The Politicians
11 November 1975 Season 3, Episode 10: Willona's Dilemma
25 November 1975 Season 3, Episode 11: Florida's Protest
02 December 1975 Season 3, Episode 12: The Mural
09 December 1975 Season 3, Episode 13: A Loss of Confidence
16 December 1975 Season 3, Episode 14: Cousin Cleatus
23 December 1975 Season 3, Episode 15: The Family Tree
30 December 1975 Season 3, Episode 16: A Place to Die
06 January 1976 Season 3, Episode 17: J.J.'s Fiancee (1)
13 January 1976 Season 3, Episode 18: J.J.'s Fiancee (2)
20 January 1976 Season 3, Episode 19: Sweet Daddy Williams
27 January 1976 Season 3, Episode 20: The Investigation
03 February 1976 Season 3, Episode 21: J.J. in Trouble
17 February 1976 Season 3, Episode 22: Florida the Woman
24 February 1976 Season 3, Episode 23: The Break Up
02 March 1976 Season 3, Episode 24: The Rent Party
Season 4
22 September 1976 Season 4, Episode 1: The Big Move (1)
29 September 1976 Season 4, Episode 2: The Big Move (2)
06 October 1976 Season 4, Episode 3: J.J. and the Older Woman
13 October 1976 Season 4, Episode 4: Michael, the Warlord
20 October 1976 Season 4, Episode 5: Michael's Great Romance
27 October 1976 Season 4, Episode 6: Evans Versus Davis
10 November 1976 Season 4, Episode 7: J.J.'s New Career (1)
17 November 1976 Season 4, Episode 8: J.J.'s New Career (2)
24 November 1976 Season 4, Episode 9: Grandpa's Visit
08 December 1976 Season 4, Episode 10: Rich is Better Than Poor...Maybe
15 December 1976 Season 4, Episode 11: Florida's Night Out
22 December 1976 Season 4, Episode 12: The Judy Cohen Story
05 January 1977 Season 4, Episode 13: The Comedian and the Loan Sharks
12 January 1977 Season 4, Episode 14: The Hustle
19 January 1977 Season 4, Episode 15: Thelma's African Romance (1)
19 January 1977 Season 4, Episode 16: Thelma's African Romance (2)
26 January 1977 Season 4, Episode 17: Willona's Surprise
02 February 1977 Season 4, Episode 18: A Friend in Need
09 February 1977 Season 4, Episode 19: A Stormy Relationship
23 February 1977 Season 4, Episode 20: Florida and Carl
02 March 1977 Season 4, Episode 21: My Son, the Father
09 March 1977 Season 4, Episode 22: J.J. in Business
23 March 1977 Season 4, Episode 23: Love Has a Spot on His Lung (1)
30 March 1977 Season 4, Episode 24: Love Has a Spot on His Lung (2)
Season 5
21 September 1977 Season 5, Episode 1: The Evans Get Involved (1)
21 September 1977 Season 5, Episode 2: The Evans Get Involved (2)
28 September 1977 Season 5, Episode 3: The Evans Get Involved (3)
05 October 1977 Season 5, Episode 4: The Evans Get Involved (4)
12 October 1977 Season 5, Episode 5: Thelma Moves Out
19 October 1977 Season 5, Episode 6: Willona, the Fuzz
02 November 1977 Season 5, Episode 7: Wheels
09 November 1977 Season 5, Episode 8: Breaker, Breaker
16 November 1977 Season 5, Episode 9: Bye, Bye, Bookman
07 December 1977 Season 5, Episode 10: Thelma's Brief Encounter
14 December 1977 Season 5, Episode 11: Requiem for a Wino
21 December 1977 Season 5, Episode 12: Penny's Christmas
04 January 1978 Season 5, Episode 13: No More Mr. Nice Guy
11 January 1978 Season 5, Episode 14: Willona's Mr. Right
18 January 1978 Season 5, Episode 15: J.J. and the Boss' Daughter
25 January 1978 Season 5, Episode 16: Where There's Smoke
30 January 1978 Season 5, Episode 17: I Had a Dream
06 February 1978 Season 5, Episode 18: The Boarder
13 February 1978 Season 5, Episode 19: J.J.'s Condition
27 February 1978 Season 5, Episode 20: Willona, the Other Woman
13 March 1978 Season 5, Episode 21: Something Old, Something New
20 March 1978 Season 5, Episode 22: Willona's New Job
27 March 1978 Season 5, Episode 23: Write On, Thelma
03 April 1978 Season 5, Episode 24: That's Entertainment, Evans Style
Season 6
16 September 1978 Season 6, Episode 1: Florida's Homecoming (1)
16 September 1978 Season 6, Episode 2: Florida's Homecoming (2)
23 September 1978 Season 6, Episode 3: Florida's Homecoming: The Wedding (3)
30 September 1978 Season 6, Episode 4: Florida's Homecoming: United We Stand (4)
07 October 1978 Season 6, Episode 5: Florida Gets a Job
14 October 1978 Season 6, Episode 6: Stomach Mumps
21 October 1978 Season 6, Episode 7: J.J. the Teacher
08 November 1978 Season 6, Episode 8: Michael's Decision
02 December 1978 Season 6, Episode 9: J.J. and the Plumber's Helper
09 December 1978 Season 6, Episode 10: The Witness
13 December 1978 Season 6, Episode 11: The Snow Storm
20 December 1978 Season 6, Episode 12: The Traveling Christmas
03 January 1979 Season 6, Episode 13: House Hunting
23 May 1979 Season 6, Episode 14: Florida's Favorite Passenger (1)
30 May 1979 Season 6, Episode 15: Florida's Favorite Passenger (2)
06 June 1979 Season 6, Episode 16: Blood Will Tell
13 June 1979 Season 6, Episode 17: Where Have All the Doctors Gone?
20 June 1979 Season 6, Episode 18: J.J. and T.C.
11 July 1979 Season 6, Episode 19: The Physical
18 July 1979 Season 6, Episode 20: A Matter of Mothers
01 August 1979 Season 6, Episode 21: The End of the Rainbow
18 September 1979 Season 6, Episode 22: The Evans' Dilemma
13 December 1979 Season 6, Episode 23: The Art Contest
30 January 1980 Season 6, Episode 24: Cousin Raymond