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Good Times Season 5 Episodes

22 Episodes 1977 - 1978

Episode 1

The Evans Get Involved

Wed, Sep 21, 1977 30 mins

Part 1 of 4. in the Season 5 opener, the Evanses befriend a child who's trying to hide a terrible secret about her home life.

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Episode 2

The Evans Get Involved

Wed, Sep 21, 1977 30 mins

Part 2 of 4. The Evanses learn that Penny's bruises were inflicted by her mother.

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Episode 3

Thelma Moves Out

Wed, Oct 12, 1977 30 mins

Thelma shares a campus apartment with some strange roommates.

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Episode 4

Willona the Fuzz

Wed, Oct 19, 1977 30 mins

At her new job as a store detective, Willona feels guilty about spying on the customers.

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Episode 5

Wheels

Wed, Nov 2, 1977 30 mins

A jointly owned jalopy is the source of constant argument among J.J. and his friends. Poppo: Randy Martin. Head: T.K. Carter. Cool Breeze: Larry Anthony Beecham. Bookman: Johnny Brown. Taylor: Earl Billings. Willona: Ja'net DuBois.

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Episode 6

Breaker, Breaker

Wed, Nov 9, 1977 30 mins

Michael becomes a Casanova on Bookman's CB radio.

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Episode 7

Bye Bye, Bookman

Wed, Nov 16, 1977 30 mins

Bookman sets out to get even with the Evanses, whose grievances cost him his job. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Violet: Marilyn Coleman. Penny: Janet Jackson. Michael: Ralph Carter. Alderman Davis: Albert Reed. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Stanley: Mel Bryant.

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Episode 8

Thelma's Brief Encounter

Wed, Dec 7, 1977 30 mins

Willona suspects that Thelma's elusive new boyfriend is married. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Lloyd: James A. Watson Jr. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Penny: Janet Jackson. Michael: Ralph Carter.

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Episode 9

Requiem for a Wino

Wed, Dec 14, 1977 30 mins

The Evanses hold a wake for a wino reportedly killed outside a local bar. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Fishbone: Robert Guillaume. Michael: Ralph Carter. Vagrant: Cal Gibson. Ray: Bill Henderson.

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Episode 10

Penny's Christmas

Wed, Dec 21, 1977 30 mins

Penny is caught stealing a Christmas gift for Willona. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Mrs. Dobbs: Alice Ghostley. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Michael: Ralph Carter. Bookman: Johnny Brown. Lenny: Dap Sugar Willie.

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Episode 11

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Wed, Jan 4, 1978 30 mins

A streak of unruliness lands Michael in jail. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Lavonne: Sarine C. Grant. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Penny: Janet Jackson. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. Howard: Calvin Oliver. Sergeant: Wendell Wright.

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Episode 12

Willona's Mr. Right

Wed, Jan 11, 1978 30 mins

The lifestyle of Willona's footloose beau threatens Penny's new-found stability. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. Penny: Janet Jackson. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Michael: Ralph Carter. Bookman: Johnny Brown.

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Episode 13

J.J. and the Boss's Daughter

Wed, Jan 18, 1978 30 mins

J.J.'s motives for courting his boss's daughter become suspect after he gets a choice assignment. Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois. Val: Tanya L. Boyd. Harris: J. Jay Saunders. Warren: Patrick Collins. Head: T.K. Carter. Poppo: Randy Martin. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Michael: Ralph Carter.

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Episode 14

Where There's Smoke

Wed, Jan 25, 1978 30 mins

Michael, Thelma and J.J. each have their own version of how their sofa caught fire. Michael: Ralph Carter. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. Penny: Janet Jackson. Bookman: Johnny Brown. Mandy: Brenda Sykes.

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Episode 15

I Had a Dream

Mon, Jan 30, 1978 30 mins

After trying for a promotion in a white-dominated ad agency, J.J. dreams he turned white. J.J.: Jimmie Walker/Dennis Howard. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Michael: Ralph Carter. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. Galbraith: Sorrell Booke. Raymond: Richard Lawson. Carmen: Candy Mobley. Penny: Janet Jackson. Bookman: Johnny Brown.

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Episode 16

The Boarder

Mon, Feb 6, 1978 30 mins

The family takes in a boarder who turns out to be a hit man's target. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Dunbar Sr.: Hank Rolike. Michael: Ralph Carter. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Frazee: Rozelle Gayle. Dunbar Jr.: Taurean Blacque. Mrs. Dunbar: Gammy Burdett. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. Penny: Janet Jackson. Bookman: Johnny Brown.

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Episode 17

J.J. Condition

Mon, Feb 13, 1978 30 mins

J.J. worries himself sick over his latest love's indecision about their relationship. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. Barbara: Fay Hauser. Ernie: Justin Lord. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Michael: Ralph Carter. Penny: Janet Jackson. Bookman: Johnny Brown.

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Episode 18

Willona, the Other Woman

Mon, Feb 27, 1978 30 mins

Mrs. Bookman catches her husband in a compromising position at Willona's apartment. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Michael: Ralph Carter. Penny: Janet Jackson.

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Episode 19

Something Old, Something New

Mon, Mar 13, 1978 30 mins

Inventor Grandpa Evans upsets his fiancée by deciding to postpone their marriage. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Michael: Ralph Carter. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. Penny: Janet Jackson. Bookman: Johnny Brown.

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Episode 20

Willona's New Job

Mon, Mar 20, 1978 30 mins

A newly promoted Willona tries to choose between marriage and her job. Frank: Adam Wade. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Penny: Janet Jackson. Michael: Ralph Carter. Mavis: Veronica Redd. Bookman: Johnny Brown. Skip: Cal Wilson.

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Episode 21

Write on, Thelma

Mon, Mar 27, 1978 30 mins

Thelma learns she must make sweeping changes in her first play---if she wants it produced. Mrs. Flicker: Jane Connell. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. J.J.: Jimmie Walker. Michael: Ralph Carter.

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Episode 22

That's Entertainment, Evans Style

Mon, Apr 3, 1978 30 mins

The Evanses put on a show to benefit the project's day-care center. Willona: Ja'net DuBois. Thelma: BernNadette Stanis. Davis: Albert Reed. Joyce: Saundra Sharp. Michael: Ralph Carter. Bookman: Johnny Brown. Penny: Janet Jackson. Gary: Gary Coleman.

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