Good Times was a spin-off of Maude. The series centered around Maude's black housekeeper Florida Evans, her husband James, and children J.J., Thelma, and Michael. The Evans also had a next door neighbor Wilona Woods who was also a main character on the show.The family lived in a housing project in southern Chicago and were always struggling to survive. Mr. Bookman was the Evans' landlord.
Last Episode06x21 The End of the Rainbow Aired: Aug. 01, 1979
The series final episode ties up all the loose ends, as J.J. now is employed as a graphic artist with a comic book company, and Keith has been …
Series Fun Facts
- Jimmie Walker was only seven and a half years younger than John Amos who played his father. Although James and Florida were supposed to be close in age, Amos was 19 years younger than Esther Rolle.
- It is a coincidence that co-creator Mike Evans has the same name as the character Michael Evans played by Ralph Carter. When Evans and Eric Monte created the series, they had not yet come up…
[show]It is a coincidence that co-creator Mike Evans has the same name as the character Michael Evans played by Ralph Carter. When Evans and Eric Monte created the series, they had not yet come up with a last name for the family. Executive producer Norman Lear decided to make the main character Florida Evans from his series Maude.
- During the first season, J.J. would answer the phone by saying "Heloooooooo", but in later years he would answer it by saying "Cello".