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Good Times (1974 - 1979)

Good Times (1974 - 1979)





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The 'Maude' spin-off about a black family living in a Chicago housing project mined poverty, racism, inner-city woes and single-parent homes for humor, with varying degrees of success. J.J.'s enthusiastic 'dyn-o-mite!' became the show's catchphrase, and the series, created under Norman Lear's guidance, was a popular destination for viewers in the 1970s.

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1978, CBS, 21 episodes

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1977, CBS, 22 episodes

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1976, CBS, 24 episodes

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1975, CBS, 24 episodes

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1974, CBS, 24 episodes

Critics Consensus: Good Times' glamorization of poverty undercuts its achievement of centering a Black ensemble on network television, but Esther Rolle and John Amos' joyful chemistry brings irresistible warmth to this sitcom family.

1974, CBS, 13 episodes


Esther Rolle
as Florida Evans
John Amos
as James Evans
Jimmie "J.J." Walker
as James `J.J.' Evans Jr.
Ja'Net DuBois
as Willona Woods
Ralph Carter
as Michael Evans
BernNadette Stanis
as Thelma Evans Anderson
Moses Gunn
as Carl Dixon
Johnny Brown
as Nathan Bookman
Janet Jackson
as Penny Gordon Woods
Ben Powers
as Keith Anderson
Teddy Wilson
as Sweet Daddy
Alice Ghostley
as Ms. Austin
Debbi Morgan
as Samantha
Chip Fields
as Mrs. Gordon
Dean Norton
as Mr. Lawrence
Jane Connell
as Miss Flicker
DeForest Covan
as Rev. Beasley
Susan Batson
as Barmaid
Henry G. Sanders
as Curtis Gordon
Bill Henderson
as Nightclub Owner
Bhetty Waldron
as The Princess
Douglas Grant
as Sweet Pen
Calvin Lockhart
as Cousin Raymond
Larry Robinson
as Damon Stevenson
James Spinks
as First Hood
Nick LaTour
as Reverend Gordon
F. William Parker
as Mad Trucker
Bill Cobbs
as Mr. Gillard
Bob Delegall
as Dr. Blake
Hope Clarke
as Brenda Gordon
Dave Turner
as Off. Wigmore
Richard Ward
as Henry Evans
Oscar DeGruy
as Mad Dog
Ron Glass
as Pearson
Marilyn Joi
as Karen Casey
Richard Libertini
as First Painter
Johnny Sekka
as Ibe Wubila
Rod Perry
as Jeffrey
Bebe Drake
as Savannah
Cal Wilson
as Loan Shark
Mel Carter
as Slick Dude
Macintyre Dixon
as Second Painter
Paula Kelly
as Dr. Brown
Helen Verbit
as Saleswoman
Kathleen Doyle
as Mrs. Carpenter
Dorothy Butts
as Mrs. Gillard
John Witherspoon
as Officer Lawson
Larry Greene
as Hood #2
F. William Parker
as Detective #2
Daryl Roach
as Joe Stennet
Betty Bridges
as Charlene
Dick Gjonola
as Jack Simmons
Richard B. Shull
as Stonehurst
Tina Andrews
as J.J.'s Girlfriend
Rosanne Katon
as Clarissa
Richard Stahl
as Judge Daniels
Percy Rodrigues
as Florida's Cousin
Rana Ford
as Marcia
Al White
as Sampson
Ebony Wright
as Living Cable #2
Ernie Barnes
as Hoodlum #1
Eileen Saki
as Waitress
Lloyd Hollard
as Duane Poole
Mary Alice
as Loretta
Richard Wood
as James' Father
John Dewey Carter
as Detective #1
Arnold Johnson
as Homeless Man
Jack Baker
as Cleatus
Sharon Brown
as Fun Girl
Bebe Hooks
as Savannah
Takayo Doran
as Hostess
Lee Weaver
as Man #2
Ann Weldon
as Mrs. Robinson
as Edna
Jimmy Spinks
as First Hood
Cal Gibson
as Vagrant
Alma Beltran
as Mrs. Lopez
Edwetta Little
as Living Cable #1
Stack Pierce
as Police Officer
Santiago González
as Mr. Robinson
as Old Lady
Joe Coffey
as Otis Johnson
Hank Rolike
as Dunbar Sr.
Bill Walker
as Mr. Carter
Judy Pace
as Gloria Jackson
Juan DeCarlos
as Second Hood
Charlotte Rae
as Ms. Rogers
David Moses
as Salesman
Norma Donaldson
as Mrs. Baker
Fay Hauser
as Barbara
Barbara Isaacs
as Living Cable #3
Eric Monte
as Runner
Woodrow Parfrey
as Interviewer
Morris Buchanan
as Mr. Dawson
Kay Dingle
as Secretary
Sorrell Booke
as Galbraith
Charles Siebert
as Rutherford
Ernest Morrison
as Messenger
Dick O'Neill
as Mr. Bridges
Hilda Haynes
as Mrs. Andrews
Don Marshall
as FBI Agent
Conchata Ferrell
as Miss Johnson
Sylvia Soares
as Bernadine
Stan Haze
as Prisoner
Marguerite Ray
as Millie Wilson
Fred Daniel Scott
as Mr. Coggins
Lester Wilson
as Mr. Gage
Jay Leno
as Young Man
Kathryn Jackson
as Mrs. Jenkins
Randy Harris
as Bartender
Philip Baker Hall
as Motel Owner
Betty Cole
as Mrs. Hines
Gammy Burdett
as Mrs. Dunbar
Simeon Holloway
as Mr. Johnson
Nedra Volz
as Old Lady
Ronny Cox
as Bobby Jenkins
Lil Henderson
as Woman on Bench
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Feb 8, 1974
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producer: Norman Lear
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