Good Times (1974–1979)
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The Rent Party 

When a neighbor in the building cannot pay her rent, Florida and James decide to throw a fund-raising party to help her.

Director:

Herbert Kenwith

Writers:

Eric Monte (created by), Mike Evans (created by) (as Michael Evans) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Esther Rolle ... Florida Evans
John Amos ... James Evans, Sr.
Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (as Ja'net du Bois)
Ralph Carter ... Michael Evans
BernNadette Stanis ... Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. (credit only)
Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman
Helen Martin ... Weeping Wanda Williams
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Storyline

When a neighbor in the building cannot pay her rent, Florida and James decide to throw a fund-raising party to help her.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first episode to feature Ralph Carter's singing and dancing. Every episode credited his appearance in the Broadway musical RAISIN. See more »

Soundtracks

Good Times
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Performed by James Gilstrap and Blinky (as Blinky Williams)
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Final episode for John Amos
30 December 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Rent Party" closed out the third season, featuring the third appearance (out of seven) for Helen Martin as Weeping Wanda Williams, second for Johnny Brown's Nathan Bookman (introduced in "The Family Business"), and the final episode with John Amos (Jimmie Walker's JJ said to be out of town). The Evans family decide to throw a rent party to prevent Wanda from weeping over her lack of rent money, despite objections from super Bookman, who merely wants to perform. Michael kicks things off by singing the 1967 Marvelettes hit "When You're Young and in Love," then Bookman proceeds with a series of impressions - Ed Sullivan, Jim Nabors, Wolfman Jack, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Durante, Howard Cosell, and Muhammad Ali. "Stop! In the Name of Love" is rendered by The Supremes, actually Willona (as Diana Ross), Florida, and Thelma. Despite the show's success it was decided that they could do without Amos, who didn't fare too badly with the choice role of the adult Kunta Kinte in the upcoming ROOTS.


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