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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 Dinner Party is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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 Rent Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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 Gang (1) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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 Gang (2) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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The Family Gun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Sep 16 1975 James brings a gun home to protect his family.

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J.J. in Trouble is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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Florida's Protest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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 Windfall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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The Family Business is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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21 4
Florida Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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A Matter Of Mothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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The IQ Test is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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J.J.'s Fiancee (1) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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
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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Wheels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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The Debutante Ball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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The Enlistment is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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Where Have All the Doctors Gon... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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) 19 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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 Break Up is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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
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 Physical is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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) 23 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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Blood Will Tell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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Cousin Raymond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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.