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Good Times Season 2 Episodes

24 Episodes 1974 - 1975

Episode 1

Florida Flips

Tue, Sep 10, 1974 30 mins

In the Season 2 opener, Florida has a fit, totally mystifying her family.

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Episode 2

J.J. Becomes a Man

Tue, Sep 17, 1974 30 mins

Part 1 of two. James wants to give JJ art supplies for his birthday, but the store won't accept his credit.

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Episode 3

J.J. Becomes a Man

Tue, Sep 24, 1974 30 mins

JJ is in jail, accused of robbery, and his family can't afford to pay bail. Conclusion of two parts.

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Episode 4

Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah

Tue, Oct 1, 1974 30 mins

Michael rebels when his parents insist that he be bused to a school in a white neighbourhood.

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Episode 5

The Man I Most Admire

Tue, Oct 8, 1974 30 mins

James has a sudden loss of self-confidence, brought on by a number of unsuccessful job interviews.

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Episode 6

Thelma's Young Man

Tue, Oct 15, 1974 30 mins

Thelma's boyfriend is a mysterious personage whom she refuses to present to her parents.

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Episode 7

The I.Q. Test

Tue, Oct 22, 1974 30 mins

Michael refuses to complete an IQ test, claiming that it is unfair to minority students.

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Episode 8

The Encyclopedia Hustle

Tue, Oct 29, 1974 30 mins

Feeling sorry for a blind salesman, James and Florida sign a contract to buy encyclopedias. Florida: Esther Rolle. Anderson: Ron Glass. James: John Amos. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Michael: Ralph Carter.

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Episode 9

The Gang

Tue, Nov 12, 1974 30 mins

J.J. is coerced into joining a violent street gang. First of two parts. Mad Dog: Oscar DeGruy. James: John Amos. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Florida: Esther Rolle. Michael: Ralph Carter.

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Episode 10

The Gang

Tue, Nov 19, 1974 30 mins

James wants revenge on the gang leader who wounded J.J. Conclusion of a two-part episode. James: John Amos. Mad Dog: Oscar DeGruy. Sweet Pea: Douglas Grant. Florida: Esther Rolle. J.J.: Jimmie Walker.

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Episode 11

Florida the Matchmaker

Tue, Nov 26, 1974 30 mins

Worried that her neighbor Willona is lonely, Florida tries her hand at matchmaking. Duane Poole: Lloyd Hollard. James: John Amos. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis.

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Episode 12

The Windfall

Tue, Dec 3, 1974 30 mins

Whether a clear conscience is better than a fat wallet is the issue after James finds a bag of loot. James: John Amos. Florida: Esther Rolle. Reverend: Alvin Childress. Borgen: David Lewis.

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Episode 13

Sometimes There's Just No Bottom in the Bottle

Tue, Dec 10, 1974 30 mins

Thelma doesn't know how to tell her parents that her visiting teenage cousin is a full-fledged alcoholic. Naomi: Bonnie Banfield. Florida: Esther Rolle. James: John Amos. Oscar: Albert Reed.

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Episode 14

Florida's Big Gig

Tue, Dec 31, 1974 30 mins

James hopes to get a good job at a department store, but is hurt when he learns who the store wants to hire. James: John Amos. Florida: Esther Rolle. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. J.J.: Jimmie Walker.

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Episode 15

Florida Goes to School

Tue, Jan 7, 1975 30 mins

Florida goes to school to earn her diploma, and James is upset by the prospect of having a wife more educated than he is. Florida: Esther Rolle. James: John Amos. Willona: Ja'net DuBois.

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Episode 16

The Nude

Tue, Jan 14, 1975 30 mins

Florida is horrified when J.J. is commissioned to paint a nude portrait of an attractive woman. Florida: Esther Rolle. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. James: John Amos. Charlene: Betty Bridges. Calvin: Carl Weathers.

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Episode 17

The Family Business

Tue, Jan 21, 1975 30 mins

James chances eviction by setting up a business in the Evans' apartment. James: John Amos. Florida: Esther Rolle. Bookman: Johnny Brown. J.J.: Jimmie Walker.

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Episode 18

The Debutante Ball

Tue, Feb 4, 1975 30 mins

A wealthy girlfriend asks J.J. to escort her to a debutante ball. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Clarissa: Rosanne Katon. Robinson: Santiago Gonzales. Mrs. Robinson: Ann Weldon. James: John Amos. Florida: Esther Rolle.

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Episode 19

The Dinner Party

Tue, Feb 11, 1975 30 mins

The inadequacy of Social Security payments is the issue in this story about the Evans' neighbor, who can't afford decent food. Florida: Esther Rolle. James: John Amos. Willona: Ja'net DuBois.

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Episode 20

The House Guest

Tue, Feb 18, 1975 30 mins

James has a visit from a childhood friend who claims to be a successful businessman. Ernie: Thalmus Rasulala. James: John Amos. Ned the Wino: Raymond Allen.

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Episode 21

My Girl, Henrietta

Tue, Feb 25, 1975 30 mins

The Evans family meets J.J.'s new girlfriend. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. James: John Amos. Florida: Esther Rolle.

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Episode 22

The Enlistment

Tue, Mar 4, 1975 30 mins

After James and J.J. lose their jobs, J.J. takes action to earn an income for the family. James: John Amos. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Michael: Ralph Carter. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Doctor: William Christopher.

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Episode 23

Thelma's Scholarship

Tue, Mar 11, 1975 30 mins

Thelma has a chance to win a scholarship to a boarding school. Cindy: Randi Kallan. Florida: Esther Rolle. James: John Amos. Willona: Ja'net DuBois.

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Episode 24

The Lunch Money Ripoff

Tue, Mar 18, 1975 30 mins

Michael has his own ideas about how to handle a bully who has been stealing his lunches. Michael: Ralph Carter. Eddie: Douglas Grant. James: John Amos. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Florida: Esther Rolle.

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