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The Best Good Times Episodes 

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Updated May 26, 2020 800 votes 199 voters 10k views 45 items

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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
The Dinner Party Episode: 19, Season: Good Times - Season 2

Original Airing: 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
The Rent Party Episode: 24, Season: Good Times - Season 3

Original Airing: 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
The Gang, Episode 1 Episode: 9, Season: Good Times - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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J.J. in Trouble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
J.J. in Trouble Episode: 21, Season: Good Times - Season 3

Original Airing: 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 Gun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Family Gun Episode: 2, Season: Good Times - Season 3

Original Airing: Sep 16 1975

James brings a gun home to protect his family.
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The Gang (2) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Gang, Part 2 Episode: 10, Season: Good Times - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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Florida's Protest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Protest Episode: 11, Season: Good Times - Season 3

Original Airing: 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
The Windfall Episode: 12, Season: Good Times - Season 2

Original Airing: 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 Debutante Ball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Debutante Ball Episode: 18, Season: Good Times - Season 2

Original Airing: 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 IQ Test is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The IQ Test Episode: 4, Season: The Red Green Show - Season 12

Original Airing: 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) 11 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
J.J.'s Fiancee, Part 1 Episode: 17, Season: Good Times - Season 3

Original Airing: 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) 12 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Florida's Rich Cousin Episode: 5, Season: Good Times - Season 3

Original Airing: 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 Enlistment is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Enlistment Episode: 22, Season: Good Times - Season 2

Original Airing: 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 Politicians is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Politicians Episode: 9, Season: Good Times - Season 3

Original Airing: 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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Wheels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Wheels Episode: 7, Season: Good Times - Season 5

Original Airing: 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 Docto... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Where Have All the Doctors Gone? Episode: 17, Season: Good Times - Season 6

Original Airing: 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 Break Up is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
The Break Up Episode: 23, Season: Good Times - Season 3

Original Airing: 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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A Matter Of Mothers is listed (or ranked) 18 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 End Of The Rainbow ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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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Evans Versus Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
Evans Versus Davis Episode: 6, Season: Good Times - Season 4

Original Airing: 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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Florida's Favorite Passe... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
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 Art Contest is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Cousin Raymond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
brypxe3782 added Cousin Raymond Episode: 23, Season: Good Times - Season 6
Florida gets a surprise visit from her cousin, Raymond, who has hit it big and gives each member of the family an expensive gift. However, Florida is reluctant to accept her gift of an expensive ...more
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A Matter of Mothers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
brypxe3782 added A Matter of Mothers Episode: 20, Season: Good Times - Season 6

Original Airing: Jul 18 1979

Willona's latest boyfriend, Jeffrey, has been showering her and Penny with extravagant gifts even though they've only been seeing one another for a couple months. Little does Willona know, that ...more
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Willona's Surprise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Good Times Episodes
brypxe3782 added Willona's Surprise