TV Episodes The Best Good Times Episodes  

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List of the best Good Times episodes, as determined by voters like you. Good Times is a spin-off of the show Maude, which funnily enough is also a spin-off of All in the Family. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Good Times episodes of all time are.

Fans of Good Times are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. The list you're viewing is made up of different episodes like "The Windfall" and "The End of the Rainbow." What is the best Good Times episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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The Rent Party is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Rent Party Mar 02 1976 The Evans family decides to hold a rent party to help out a neighbor in the building whose electricity has just been turned off. However, the party may come to a quick halt when the heartless ...more

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The Dinner Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Dinner Party Feb 11 1975 An elderly resident of the projects appears to be living on pet food after Michael takes out her garbage. The Evans family's attempt to do something for her is complicated when she brings a meat ...more

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The Gang (1) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Gang, Episode 1 Nov 12 1974 J.J. secretly has become a member of the Satan's Knights, a gang who are in the midst of a gang war with the Warlords. Two members and the leader of the Satan's Knights arrive at the Evan's home ...more

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The Family Gun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Family Gun Sep 16 1975 James brings a gun home to protect his family.

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The Gang (2) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Gang, Part 2 Nov 19 1974 J.J. is recovering after being shot by Mad Dog, which only turned out to be a flesh wound. Meanwhile, a vengeful James presses charges against Mad Dog but a worried Florida is afraid James's ...more

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J.J. in Trouble is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
J.J. in Trouble Feb 03 1976 When the children are left at home for the weekend, J.J. receives bad news that he has given VD to an ex-girlfriend. This leads an embarrassed J.J. to debate on whether or not to visit a free ...more

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The Family Business is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Family Business Jan 21 1975 Realizing his mechanical skills, Florida suggests that James open a fix-it shop but when they go to the bank, they're turned down for a loan. This leads James to set up shop right in the ...more

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A Matter Of Mothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
A Matter Of Mothers Season 6 Episode 23: Willona is forced into the stand of a lifetime when Penny's natural mother comes to reclaim Willona's adopted daughter. Penny and Willona are at first pleasantly surprised when special gifts begin arriving from a mysterious source, but horrified when they discover just who that source is.

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Florida's Protest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Protest Nov 25 1975 Florida and James become outraged when the kids get a touch of food poisoning after eating meat from the local supermarket. She organizes a group of concerned citizens and they boycott the ...more

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The IQ Test is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The IQ Test Nov 08 2002 Harold wants to open a chapter of MENSA, so he has everyone write an IQ test. Red puts dual controls in his car. Ranger Gord presents an animated educational film on flying squirrels. Red and ...more

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The Windfall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Windfall Dec 03 1974 James finds a bag of robbery loot adding up to $27,000. After some coaxing from Florida, James decides to turn it in. However, what Florida doesn't know is that there was $29,000 in the bag and ...more

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Florida Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida Goes to School Jan 07 1975 Florida is going to night school hoping to achieve a High School Equivalency diploma, but her working in the daytime and going to school at night puts a strain on her relationship with James.

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J.J.'s Fiancee (1) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
J.J.'s Fiancee, Part 1 Jan 06 1976 J.J. and his girlfriend, Diana, are getting serious and the topic of marriage comes up, something which both J.J. and Diana both want. However, both of their parents are totally against the ...more

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Florida's Rich Cousin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Rich Cousin Oct 07 1975 Florida plans on borrowing money from her cousin to help pay some unexpected bills. James's pride stands in the way causing him to storm out to a bar, leaving Florida to learn about the shocking ...more

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The Debutante Ball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Debutante Ball Feb 04 1975 J.J. is enchanted with his new girlfriend, Clarissa, and is all set to take her to a ritzy debutante ball. However, Clarissa has come to the Evans' apartment with some bad news, her parents ...more

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Wheels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Wheels Nov 02 1977 J.J. and his friends become partners in the ownership of car, a car that they foolishly bought from Bookman. However, the quality of the car is minor compared to the constant fighting over who ...more

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Where Have All the Doctors Gon... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Where Have All the Doctors Gone? Jun 13 1979 When Willona goes out of town, she leaves Penny in Florida's care. Shortly after, Penny comes down with a virus and Florida takes her down to the free clinic to be examined. Florida quickly ...more

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The Politicians is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Politicians Nov 04 1975 A feud erupts in the Evans' household when James and J.J. take the side of Alderman Fred Davis during his attempt at a re-election while Florida, Thelma and Willona take the side of his young ...more

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The Enlistment is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Enlistment Mar 04 1975 The Evans' family is hit with a double dose of unemployment blues after both James and J.J. lose their jobs. Wanting to support his family, J.J. decides to join the U.S. army.

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The Break Up is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Break Up Feb 24 1976 Thelma's fiancee's idea of romance is taking her to a basketball game but that is the least of her worries after he gets a big break in California leaving her with two options, stay with her ...more

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Stomach Mumps is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Stomach Mumps Season 6 Episode 6: Willona manufacturers a wild tale of "stomach mumps" to explain a 13-year-old's pregnancy in a misguided attempt to protect her own teenage daughter from the facts of life.

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The End Of The Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The End Of The Rainbow Season 6 Episode 24: Good fortune shines on the Evans family and creates the happiest day of Florida's life! J.J.'s painting finally pays off, Willona is moving uptown, and Keith and Thelma have special surprise of their own.

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The Snow Storm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Snow Storm Season 6 Episode 11: Florida becomes part drill sergeant, part den mother to a busload of school children trapped in a deserted tenement building during a frigid Chicago snowstorm.

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Evans Versus Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Evans Versus Davis Oct 27 1976 Alderman Davis makes a visit to the Evans' household wanting J.J. to speak at his re-election campaign. However, when J.J. refuses, an eviction notice is immediately handed to Florida.

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Blood Will Tell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Blood Will Tell Season 6 Episode 18: J.J.'s got something that Sweet Daddy wants, and whether or not he gives it up will be a matter of life or death, but this time for Sweet Daddy. J.J.'s rare blood type will save the life of his neighborhood's long?time tormentor. Now he must decide whether that life should be saved at all...

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The Physical is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Physical Season 6 Episode 22: Florida's efforts to pass an important medical exam for work may be thwarted by a well?meaning gift from the very children she cares about most. Things turn from bad to worse when Michael's attempts to deal with the troublesome gift land him in the city jail.

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The Art Contest is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Art Contest Season 6 Episode 21: J.J. has some fast decisions to make when he mistakenly enters an important art contest...with someone else's painting. J.J. wants to admit the honest error, but to point out the mistake may cost him far more than he can afford.

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Cousin Raymond is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Cousin Raymond Season 6 Episode 14: A visit from Florida' now wealthy cousin becomes an expensive group of gifts for all the Evanses, until Florida discovers just where all this money is coming from.

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Florida Gets A Job is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida Gets A Job Season 6 Episode 5: Florida needs a job, the corrupt Alderman Davis needs a favor and J.J. just might be able to help then both.

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House Hunting is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
House Hunting Season 6 Episode 15: The Evans family sets out to buy their first house, but even after pooling their resources, find there are still major obstacles to overcome. Although it is no mansion, Florida and J.J. have found the house of their dreams, and the family is drawn together as they anxiously wait for word on their loan.

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Florida's Favorite Passeng... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Favorite Passenger Part 1 Season 6 Episode 16: Florida's concern for one of her young passengers puts her on a collision course with the child's mother, until his problem becomes a matter of life or death, on the first of a two -part episode.

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The Witness is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Witness Season 6 Episode 10: J.J. is the only witness to a serious auto accident and now, depending on his testimony, he'll lose either his family or his face.

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Florida's Homecoming Part ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Homecoming Part 2 Season 6 Episode 2: Wedding bells are ringing for Thelma and Keith but they may not be heard over their arguing. Florida arrives home for her daughter's wedding, and discovers more heartbreak than happiness in the household.

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J.J. The Teacher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
J.J. The Teacher Season 6 Episode 7: J.J.'s well meaning efforts to give art lessons to a couple of local kids may be hazardous to his health. The Evanses are mystified by the unusual behavior of J.J.'s most talented student, until they meet the reason for his strange behavior face to face.

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Florida's Homecoming Part ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Homecoming Part 1 Season 6 Episode 1: Thelma gives a dinner party for her new boyfriend with such sensational results that Florida rushes home from Arizona to see what's happening. College football star Keith Anderson proves adept at making as many points with the Evanses as he does on the field.

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J.J. And T.C. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
J.J. And T.C. Season 6 Episode 20: J.J.'s far-reaching search for a date overlooks an eager candidate who takes some dangerous steps to insure that she'll never be forgotten again. The pretty T.C. is tired of being just like "one of the guys," but her latest attempt to snag J.J. may ruin their relationship forever.

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Florida's Favorite Passeng... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Favorite Passenger Part 2 Season 6 Episode 17: Florida's interest in one of her young passengers solves one serious problem, but creates another when the youth becomes convinced that his own mother doesn't care about him, on the conclusion of a two?part episode.

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Michael's Decision is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Michael's Decision Season 6 Episode 8: Michael first stuns the Evans family with his decision to move out... and then shocks them totally with the second part of his plan. Florida, realizing that no amount of screaming will make Michael change his mind, tries a more silent approach that she hopes will keep her family together.

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Where Have All The Doctor'... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Where Have All The Doctor's Gone? Season 6 Episode 19: Florida's anxious search for a doctor turns to anger when the only one she finds is too busy to be interested in her problem. Doctor Brown is eager to leave the problems of the projects and move to an easier practice uptown, but she'll have to deal with Florida Evans first.

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Florida's Homecoming Part ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Homecoming Part 4 Season 6 Episode 4: Double tragedy threatens the Evans family - Thelma's new husband, football star Keith Anderson, stands to lose his $1,000,000 contract and J.J. faces the jaws of a greedy loan shark.

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The Evans' Dilemma is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Evans' Dilemma Season 6 Episode 13: The Evans family looks with alarm at Keith's deepening depression and anger, and find themselves in crisis when they discover the cause. When Thelma is finally shocked into the discovery of Keith's problem, it may be too late.

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The Travelling Christmas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Travelling Christmas Season 6 Episode 12: Keith's boss refuses to let him off on Christmas Eve, so the entire Evans family goes "on the road" with a Yuletide celebration that includes singing, dancing and comedy. J.J. acts as master of ceremonies for Florida, Willona, Thelma and Penny, who team up as the "Pointless Sisters" with a rendition of "Steam Heat." Bookman (as Santa) does a disco dance, and the talented Keith favors his audience with impressions. Ralph Carter as Michael Evans sings "Rock You to Your Socks," a song that he composed.

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J.J. And The Plumber's Hel... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
J.J. And The Plumber's Helper Season 6 Episode 9: An unemployed J.J. is torn between his old emotions and the flat broke facts when a special girlfriend returns to town with her extravagant tastes. J.J. tries desperately to avoid the truth... and may find out too late the high cost of his deception.

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Florida's Homecoming Part ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Homecoming Part 3 Season 6 Episode 3: It's the BIG DAY - Thelma walks down the aisle to marry handsome All-American football star Keith Anderson. While the Evans family and friends are joyfully preparing for Thelma's wedding, "big spender" J.J. must face his menacing creditor with dangerous news. Michael contributes to his sister's beautiful formal wedding by singing the touching ballad "You and I."