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
- Chip Fields auditioned for the role of Thelma Evans, but didn't get it. The producers kept her in mind though and later she was cast as Penny's abusive mother. Eventually Chip's daughter Kim…
[show]Chip Fields auditioned for the role of Thelma Evans, but didn't get it. The producers kept her in mind though and later she was cast as Penny's abusive mother. Eventually Chip's daughter Kim was featured on the show as a friend of Penny's and one of the students Florida was driving her school bus for. Kim would then go on shortly after that to star in another Norman Lear/Tandem production, The Facts of Life.
- Although none of the main characters appeared in every episode, BernNadette Stanis ("Thelma") appeared in every episode except one.
- SPOILER: The cast members didn't know about John Amos's departure until they read the script of his character getting killed off.