Good Times

Springtime in the Ghetto

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 4/19/74
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  • Episode Description
  • Florida is running in a cleanest apartment competition and is sure she will win. However, her chances are dashed when Michael tries to help someone in need and brings home Ned the Wino.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ja'net DuBois

    Willona Woods

  • Esther Rolle

    Florida Evans (1974-1977), (1978-1979)

  • John Amos

    James Evans (1974-1976)

  • Jimmie Walker

    James "J.J." Evans, Jr.

  • Ralph Carter

    Michael Evans

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • J.J: THAT WON'T BE ENOUGH I'LL GET THE LYSOL
      Florida: MICHAEL COME HERE WHY OF ALL
      MICHAEL: he was lying in the gutter

    • JJ: (to the plants) Hello there, Philadephia. Hello there, Boston fern. Hello there, speckle plant. And as for you, African violet, (raises his fist) right on, brother!

    • (after Florida talks to her plants) James: Baby, you talkin' to them plants like they understand you. Florida: They do, James. You'd be surprised. James: I guess you right. Them turnip greens we had for dinner talked back to me all last night.

    • James: We had a hell of a time trying to get them gray socks off. Finally we realized he wasn't wearing socks...rusty-y-y-y-y!

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was videotaped on March 27, 1974.

    • This episode marks the first physical appearance of Ned the Wino.

    Trivia (1)

    • When Michael come in the apartment to ask James and Florida about helping Ned, If you look behind Florida and James you can see that award that Flordia wins and hangs up on the wall at the end of the show, already hanging on the wall. And then when Thelma come in the Living Room to open a window the award isn't there anymore.

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