Season 6, Episode 16 A Matter of Mothers
First Aired: July 18, 1979
Penny's birth mother is scheming to reclaim her daughter by proving that Willona is an unfit parent. Penny: Janet Jackson. Florida: Esther Rolle. Mrs. Gordon: Chip Fields. Jeffrey: Rod Perry. Officer Giles: Dave Turner. Officer Lawson: John Witherspoon.
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- Premiered: February 8, 1974
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: 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 th… (more)