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
- The setting for the show was implied to be the Cabrini Green Housing Projects on Chicago's North Side. Exterior shots of the buildings are featured in the opening and closing credits but the…
[show]The setting for the show was implied to be the Cabrini Green Housing Projects on Chicago's North Side. Exterior shots of the buildings are featured in the opening and closing credits but the name was never stated on the show. On 30 March 2011, the last of the Cabrini Green High Rises was knocked down.
- Willona's pet name for Michael was "Gramps".
- Norman Lear hired artist Ernie Barnes to paint the pictures which J.J. used in the show. Barnes work displays elongated African American subjects in everyday scenes.