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Monday, July 13, 2009

Good Times [Fifth Season] (1978)


  • Ja'net DuBois
  • Jimmie Walker
  • Bern Nadetta Stanis
  • Ralph Carter
  • Janet Jackson
Episode Guide:
In the fifth season of the popular sitcom GOOD TIMES with their mother Florida on an extended honeymoon J.J. (Jimmie Walker) finds himself the man of the house working as an artist for an ad agency so he can support the family. Sassy neighbor Willona (Ja'Net Du Bois) becomes a parent when she adopts an abused girl Penny (superstar Janet Jackson) while acting as surrogate mother to Michael (Ralph Carter) and Thelma (BernNadette Stanis). And always in hot water with both households is building superintendent Nathan Bookman (Johhny Brown)-that is if he ever gets the hot water heater fixed! Look for special guest stars Gary Coleman (TV's "Diff'rent Strokes") and Robert Guillaume (TV's "Benson").