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Good TimesFlorida and James Evans struggle to raise their kids - irrepressible artist JJ, voice-of-reason Thelma, and politically active Michael - in a Chicago housing project. They have help from wisecracking neighbors, buffoonish building superintendents and friends.
S6, EP21 "A Matter of Mothers"Willona is forced into the stand of a lifetime when Penny's natural mother arrives.
S6, EP23 "The Evans' Dilemma"The Evans family tries to discover the source of Keith's anger and depression.
S3, EP11 "Florida's Protest"Florida pickets the neighborhood supermarket after a roast from the store makes everyone sick.
S3, EP12 "The Mural"Everything seems to be coming up roses for the Evanses until all the good plans run into snags.
S3, EP13 "A Loss of Confidence"J.J. is destroyed by a blow to his ego when he can't get a date with Thelma's classmate.
S3, EP14 "Cleatus"The FBI shows up at the Evanses' asking a lot of questions about Florida's cousin Cleatus.
S6, EP24 "Cousin Raymond"A visit from Florida's wealthy cousin brings expensive gifts for everyone until Florida discovers just where all the money is coming from.
S6, EP22 "The End of the Rainbow"Good fortune shines on the Evans family and creates the happiest day of Florida's life.
S3, EP15 "The Family Tree"Thelma locates her grandfather and invites him home for her dad's birthday.
S3, EP16 "A Place to Die"Michael's elderly friend asks to move in with the Evanses for a most unusual reason.
S3, EP17 "J.J.'s Fiancee"J.J. astounds the family with the news that he plans to marry the "weirdo" of the neighborhood.
S3, EP18 "J.J.'s Fiancee"J.J. decides to elope without learning some important facts about his bride.
S1, EP1 "Too Old Blues"Tests indicate that James is a candidate for a union apprenticeship program, but his birth certificate says differently.
S1, EP2 "Black Jesus"A sudden run of good luck and one of J.J.'s paintings create a religious conflict in the Evans household.
S3, EP19 "Sweet Daddy Williams"The numbers king of the neighborhood commissions J.J. to paint a portrait.
S3, EP20 "The Investigation"Michael's research for a bicentennial report leads to strange happenings for the Evans family.
S3, EP21 "J.J. in Trouble"When an old girlfriend visits J.J., she brings along some upsetting news.
S3, EP22 "Florida the Woman"Fed up with being treated like a servant by her family, Florida accepts a luncheon invitation from a man.
S1, EP3 "Getting Up the Rent"The Evans family faces eviction from their Chicago apartment.
S1, EP4 "God's Business Is Good Business"A self-proclaimed "shepherd of the Lord" asks James to become one of his herdsmen.
S3, EP23 "The Break Up"Thelma's indecision turns to agony when Harry accepts a new job and moves to California.
S4, EP1 "The Big Move"As the Evanses prepare to join James in Mississippi, a damper is thrown on everything.
S4, EP2 "The Big Move"Florida's attitude toward James' death causes dissension in an already saddened household.
S4, EP3 "J.J. and the Older Woman"Thelma's favorite teacher falls first for J.J.'s paintings and then for J.J.
S1, EP5 "Michael Gets Suspended"A remark about George Washington causes Michael to be suspended from school.
S1, EP6 "Sex and the Evans Family"Florida and James fear that there is more between Thelma and her new beau than a five-year difference.
S2, EP9 "The Gang"J.J. reluctantly becomes a member of the Satan's Knights street gang.
S2, EP10 "The Gang"James is determined to press charges in court after J.J. receives a flesh wound in a gang war.
S2, EP12 "The Windfall"James is not convinced that honesty is the best policy when all he gets for a good deed is obscene phone calls.
S2, EP13 "Sometimes There's No Bottom in the Bottle"Thelma catches her cousin nipping at the family liquor supply.
S2, EP14 "Florida's Big Gig"James is sure that the new job he has been promised is the answer to the family's troubles.
S2, EP15 "Florida Goes to School"Florida's dream of finally getting her high-school diploma is clouded by James' opposition to the idea.
S4, EP4 "Michael the Warlord"Michael is pressured into becoming a member of a street gang that is terrorizing the neighborhood.
S4, EP5 "Michael's Great Romance"J.J. tries to lend a helping hand when Michael experiences his first great romance.
S4, EP6 "Evans Versus Davis"J.J. becomes an instant celebrity after winning a local art show.
S4, EP9 "Grandpa's Visit"Grandpa Evans brings a special guest of his own for Thanksgiving.
S1, EP7 "Junior Gets a Patron"J.J., an aspiring artist, is discovered by a man who wants to become his patron.
S1, EP8 "Junior the Senior"The probability of J.J. not being promoted to a high-school senior worries the whole family.
S4, EP7 "J.J.'s New Career"J.J. resorts to crime in an effort to get his family out of the ghetto.
S4, EP8 "J.J.'s New Career"Florida has only one choice of action when she discovers what J.J. is doing for money.
S4, EP10 "Rich Is Better Than Poor ... Maybe"After J.J. wins the lottery, he is faced with two gun-toting members of a girls' gang.
S4, EP11 "Florida's Night Out"The children and Willona try to convince Florida to have some fun.
S1, EP9 "The Visitor"An angry Housing Authority official visits the Evans family after one of Michael's letters to the editor is published.
S1, EP10 "Springtime in the Ghetto"Florida jeopardizes her standing in a contest by helping to dry out the neighborhood wino.
S4, EP12 "The Judy Cohen Story"J.J. comes up with a vocal discovery that he calls the "great white hope."
S4, EP13 "The Comedian and the Loan Sharks"The backers for J.J.'s new client turn out to be loan sharks.
S4, EP15 "Thelma's African Romance"Thelma enjoys a romantic relationship with an African student.
S4, EP16 "Thelma's African Romance"Thelma plans to move in with her African boyfriend despite Florida's objections.
S1, EP11 "The TV Commercial"Florida is asked to be the television spokeswoman for a new health tonic.
S1, EP12 "The Check Up"The family tries to convince James that he should see a doctor for his headaches and emotional outbursts.
S4, EP17 "Willona's Surprise"Willona discovers the surprise guest at her birthday party is her ex-husband.
S4, EP18 "A Friend in Need"J.J., Thelma and Michael throw a wild party while Florida is gone for the weekend.
S4, EP19 "A Stormy Relationship"Florida hits the ceiling when Michael announces that his new boss has converted him to atheism.
S4, EP20 "Florida and Carl"Florida's reluctance to go out on a date proves to be justified when her special evening seems headed for disaster.
S1, EP13 "My Son the Lover"The most popular girl in high school turns J.J. into a one-woman man.
S2, EP1 "Florida Flips"Florida promises to burst into a full-fledged hurricane unless someone can figure out what triggered the storm.
S4, EP21 "My Son, the Father"Michael's secret plan with Carl changes J.J.'s attitude about his whole family.
S4, EP22 "J.J. in Business"J.J. and his friends decide to start a greeting-card business together.
S4, EP23 "Love Has a Spot on His Lung"Carl tells J.J., Thelma and Michael that he is going to propose to Florida.
S4, EP24 "Love Has a Spot on His Lung"The Evans family finally discovers Carl's serious medical secret.
S2, EP2 "J.J. Becomes a Man"J.J's hopes to receive expensive birthday gifts are shattered when James gets a bad credit rating.
S2, EP3 "J.J. Becomes a Man"Florida and James have to come up with $500 in bail when J.J. is arrested on an alleged armed robbery charge.
S2, EP16 "The Nude"Florida and James are torn between letting J.J. do a portrait and their misgivings about the prospective model.
S2, EP17 "The Family Business"The Evans family risks eviction to open a fix-it shop in their apartment.
S2, EP18 "The Debutante Ball"J.J. finds out that his date has snobbish parents that disapprove of him.
S2, EP19 "The Dinner Party"The Evanses are afraid they may be eating dog food when an elderly neighbor brings the main course for dinner.
S2, EP20 "The Houseguest"James suspects that there's more than meets the eye when an old friend pays a visit.
S2, EP21 "My Girl Henrietta"J.J. announces that his immediate future could include matrimony.
S5, EP1 "The Evans Get Involved: Meet Penny, Part 1"Willona and the Evans family try to help a mysterious little girl.
S5, EP2 "The Evans Get Involved: Meet Penny, Part 2"Willona and the Evans family try to help a mysterious little girl.
S5, EP3 "The Evans Get Involved: The Solution"Willona must make an agonizing decision that could change the rest of her life.
S5, EP4 "The Evans Get Involved: The Final Final"Willona anxiously awaits the adoption board's decision about her impending motherhood.
S6, EP20 "The Physical"Florida's efforts to pass an important medical exam at work may be thwarted by a well-meaning gift from the children she cares most about.
S6, EP19 "The Art Contest"J.J. has some fast decisions to make when he mistakenly enters an important art contest with someone else's painting.
S3, EP10 "Willona's Dilemma"The fact that Willona's new boyfriend has a physical disability creates a very awkward problem.
S3, EP9 "The Politicians"The family is divided when James and Florida support rival candidates in a local election.
S3, EP8 "Michael's Big Fall"Florida fears the worst when a change in school causes a change in Michael.
S3, EP7 "The Baby"Florida gets the biggest surprise when she gives a surprise baby shower.
S2, EP11 "The Matchmaker"Florida plays matchmaker for Willona and a male friend of James.
S2, EP8 "The Encyclopedia Hustle"The fine print at the bottom of an "easy payment" contract for an encyclopedia set buys the Evanses a lot of trouble.
S2, EP7 "The I.Q. Test"Michael jeopardizes his chances for a higher education when he walks out on an IQ test that he feels is unfair to minorities.
S2, EP6 "Thelma's Young Man"The Evans family is shocked when they meet Thelma's new fiance.
S2, EP5 "The Man I Most Admire"Michael's school assignment sets off a chain reaction of events in the Evans household.
S2, EP4 "Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah"Michael protests when he is chosen to attend a better school as part of a busing program.
Florida and James Evans struggle to raise their kids - irrepressible artist JJ, voice-of-reason Thelma, and politically active Michael - in a Chicago housing project. They have help from wisecracking neighbors, buffoonish building superintendents and friends.
Original Air Date: Feb 1, 1974
Genres: ComedyTV Series
Rating: TVPG
Playback: HD
3 seasons available on demand (12 episodes)
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