Good Times

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1974
Money was scarce, but laughs and love were abundant for Florida (Esther Rolle), her hard-working husband James (John Amos), and their three kids living in the projects of South Side Chicago. From the outrageous antics of budding artist J.J., to the... read more
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Money was scarce, but laughs and love were abundant for Florida (Esther Rolle), her hard-working husband James (John Amos), and their three kids living in the projects of South Side Chicago. From the outrageous antics of budding artist J.J., to the romantic dramas of sister Thelma and pint-sized Michael's activist causes, these parents had their hands full.

Original Release

02/08/1974 on CBS

US Release

02/08/1974

Cast

Esther Rolle Florida Evans
Ralph Carter Michael Evans
Ja'net DuBois Willona Woods / Wilona Woods
Jimmie Walker James "JJ" Evans / James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
BernNadette Stanis Thelma Evans
John Amos James Evans, Sr. / James Evans Sr.
Johnny Brown Nathan Bookman
Janet Jackson Millicent 'Penny' Woods / Milicent 'Penny' Woods
John Amos James Evans Sr.
Ben Powers Keith Anderson
(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

Gerren Keith, Herbert Kenwith, Bob LaHendro, Donald McKayle, Perry Rosemond, John Rich

Writers

Norman Lear, Norman Paul, Michael S. Baser, Kim Weiskopf, Joseph Bonaduce, Jack Elinson, John Baskin, Roger Shulman, Bruce Howard, Bob Peete, Sid Dorfman, Gene Farmer, Michael G. Moye, Allan Manings, Irma Kalish, Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant, Austin Kalish, Kurt Taylor, Bill Davenport, John Donley, Mark Fink, Wayne Kline, Eric Monte, Lou Derman, Bruce Kalish, Roland Wolpert, Patricia Edwards, Gordon Mitchell, Robert Wolterstorff, Len Riley, Lloyd Turner, Bud Slocomb, Thad Mumford, Judi Ann Mason, Philip John Taylor, John Ashley Hamilton, Jim Rogers, Dan Wilcox, Larry Markes, Michael E. Coleman, Tom Dunsmuir, Elon Packard, Larry Siegel, Alex Barris, Art Baer, Norman Belkin, Ben Joelson, Jack Matcha, Barry E. Blitzer, Bill Duke, Jay Sommers, Ron Sellz, Kevin Hopps, Harriet Belkin, John Fenton Murray, Jacqueline Henken, Eric Cohen, Laura Levine, Coslough Johnson, Booker Bradshaw, Norm Liebmann, Richard Freiman, Bill Freedman, Carmen Finestra, Bob Fisher, Nance McCormick, Rosalind Stevenson, Robert Stevenson, Paul M. Belous, Hubert Geiger, Celia Bonaduce, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Bill Nuss, Ken Hecht, Ron Allen Thompson, Cecil M. Brown, Michael Morris, Walter Smith, Phil Naples, Bob Baublitz, James Ritz, Simon Muntner, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan, Dusty Kay, Don Segall, Anthony Bonaduce, Lloyd Garver, Allessandro Veith, Bob Shayne, Al Schwartz, Donald L. Stewart, Levi Taylor, Elroy Schwartz

Creators

Mike Evans, Eric Monte

Cast

Esther Rolle Florida Evans
Ralph Carter Michael Evans
Ja'net DuBois Willona Woods / Wilona Woods
Jimmie Walker James "JJ" Evans / James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
BernNadette Stanis Thelma Evans
John Amos James Evans, Sr. / James Evans Sr.
Johnny Brown Nathan Bookman
Janet Jackson Millicent 'Penny' Woods / Milicent 'Penny' Woods
John Amos James Evans Sr.
Ben Powers Keith Anderson
BernNadette Stanis Thelma Evans Anderson / Thelma Evans
Janet Jackson Millicent 'Penny' Gordon / Milicent 'Penny' Woods
Helen Martin Weeping Wanda Williams
Albert Reed Alderman Fred Davis
Teddy Wilson Sweet Daddy Williams
Janet Jackson Millicent 'Penny' Woods
BernNadette Stanis Thelma Evans Anderson
Ja'net DuBois Willona Woods
Jimmie Walker James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Moses Gunn Carl Dixon

Producers

Norman Lear Executive Producer
Allan Manings Executive Producer
Austin Kalish Executive Producer
Norman Paul Executive Producer
Irma Kalish Executive Producer
Bud Yorkin Executive Producer
George Sunga Producer
Viva Knight Producer
Allan Manings Producer
Austin Kalish Producer
Norman Paul Producer
Gordon Mitchell Producer
Sid Dorfman Producer
Jack Elinson Producer
Lloyd Turner Producer
Ken Stump Producer
Irma Kalish Producer
Camilla Dunn Producer
Whitney J. LeBlanc Producer

Editors

Jay Scherberth, Tucker Wiard, George Zimmermann, Jay Cook, Chuck Adams, Vince Humphrey, Bill Kendall, Dave Eckenberg, Michael Krupnick, Barney Robinson, Rick Mackenzie, Andy Zall, Steve Cunningham

1976 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor - Television Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor - Television Nominated
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