All's not idyllic for the Evanses
Love comes to the Evans household, but it's creating nothing but unhappiness. Thelma is engaged to "Mr. Right" and she is sure everyone will be overjoyed -- but she's wrong! Florida and James aren't buying it, but she picks up support from a surprise source.
Politics paves path for family mutiny
James is miserable to be around, and money -- or rather the lack of it -- is the culprit that's responsible. James' pride fights borrowing money again from Florida's rich cousin Edgar, but what he doesn't know is that the state of the economy has even struck middle class people like Edgar.
James insists Florida stay in a private hospital instead of the clinic for a minor operation, but it's James who's doing all the suffering when he comes face to face with the hidden high costs of hospitalization.
It looks like a bright new day for the Evans family after James graduates from trade school until the family finds out the high paying job he's been offered has one major drawback. James soon finds himself at odds with his family when he insists on accepting the job, regardless of the consequences.
Evans family faces an explosive situation
A small fry extortionist bullies Michael into handing over his lunch and milk money on a daily basis, a disturbing situation Michael tries to keep from his family.
It's like a dream come true when Thelma gets a scholarship offer from an exclusive girl's school -- until a visitor from the school gives the family reason to re-evaluate.
The Evans family faces an economic crisis after both James and J.J. lose their jobs. J.J. takes some drastic steps in hopes of helping his family, but neither his father nor the world is ready for his solution.
The Evans family's joy at finally getting to meet J.J.'s girl Henrietta is shrouded by J.J.'s declaration that his immediate future could include Henrietta and matrimony.
Flashy threads and tales of wealth and influence accompany Ernie Harris as he visits his boyhood pal, James Evans, after some 30 years, but James soon fears there is more to Ernie and his visit than meets they eye.
Would you eat meat loaf made from pet food? That's the question bothering the Evans family when an elderly neighbor comes to dinner and brings a main course which they assume is made from pet food.
A minor disagreement turns into a marital impasse when Florida's dream of finally getting her high school diploma is clouded by James's unexpected negative opposition to the idea.
Good Times clip - starring Janet DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker, Esther Rolle, John Amos.
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