Good Times

Season 1 Episode 2

Black Jesus

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Aired Unknown Feb 15, 1974 on CBS
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Black Jesus
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J.J.'s painting of a Black Jesus, becomes the family's good luck charm after a string of success hits each family member. However, Florida refuses to entertain the notion that the painting had anything to do with the recent string of "good times".

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  • THIS WAS SO PROFOUND!

    9.0
    This is one of the many reasons I will not pretend to believe in CHristianity anymore. The irony was that not only is that dollar store version of Jesus grossly historically inaccurate,this one was totally accurate. EVERYBODY in the bible and Quraan was Black-indeed, the peoples in the middle east now Jewish and Arabic are not the original hiers of that land. 600 years of the bible was purposely deleted to hide the relocation of the original peoples of that land south and west into Africa by Greece and Rome-even the word JESUS means son of Zeus (hey Zeus.)Even the myth that Allah could "Fome on to" a human and have a half divine child was mythology in Greek and Roman antiquity-and an easy excuse for teenage girls pregnant out of wedlock at the time. Isa (Yshuah) had a quote cut out from his teachings with the other 600 years cut out saying "He who accepts blackness, it will make him, he who denies it, it will destroy him". Interpret it as you wish-both are what he meant. This is is the kind of shackle of the trans-atlantic slave trade that's the hardest to break-and unfortunately it is still too intact today. That is why you do not deal with Allah as a human being.moreless
  • JJ paints an interpration of Jesus, and chooses an interesting subject as his inspiration.

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    An African American family resides in the Ghetto - they believe in Black Pride and Black Unity. Its only right they believe in a Black Jesus right? WRONG.



    A funny episode that takes flight when Michael finds a picture painted by JJ of 'Black Jesus'. Michael loves the picture and believes that an African American family should rightfully praise an African American Jesus. Florida objects and the confusion begins.



    When Florida agrees to let Black Jesus hang for Black History Week - a spell of good luck begins to fall on the family and friends.



    Florida tries to convince the family that its not the infamous 'Black Jesus' doing the good works, but The Lord that she has worshipped all of her life.



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John Amos

John Amos

James Evans (1974-1976)

Ja'net DuBois

Ja'net DuBois

Willona Woods

Ralph Carter

Ralph Carter

Michael Evans

Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker

James "J.J." Evans, Jr.

Bern Nadette Stanis

Bern Nadette Stanis

Thelma Evans Anderson

Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle

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

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Michael: I just got $5.00!
      Florida: Oh, no!
      James: You did it, BJ, you did it!
      Florida: Where did you get $5.00 from?
      Michael: Well, I was walking down the street, and there was this accident. And the guy in the car gave me $2.00 to say that the guy in the truck did it, and the guy in the truck gave me $3.00 to say that the guy in the car did it.
      Florida: Did you see any accident?
      Michael: Nope.
      Florida: Then why didn't you give those people their money back?
      Michael: I tried to, Mama, but by then a cop came and nobody wanted no money back!

    • (to Thelma before she leaves on her date)
      James: Take $5.00 spendin' money.
      Florida: James, she's already got enough money to go on a date with a boy, a dollar and a dime... a dime to call me if she needs me, and a dollar to get home if she can't reach me.

    • Florida: (to James) Luck was not what Jesus was sent to us for. He was sent to teach us humility when things are going good and faith to carry through when things are bad! Now, get this straight! Jesus has nothing to do with luck!

    • Florida: (upon seeing Black Jesus on wall) Well, I hope the Spacelab is out of the way because I am just about to go into orbit!

    • Willona: Junior, what made you paint Black Jesus?
      J.J.: His face came to me in a vision.
      Willona: Mmm. It seems to be coming to me in a vision, too. It's Ned the Wino.
      J.J.: Uh-oh.
      Florida: (to Willona) Would you say that again?
      J.J.: Uh-oh.
      Florida: I meant her!
      Willona: I said it's Ned the Wino.
      Florida: No wonder his eyes are red like fire. It's from drinking muscatel.

    • Willona: Hi, I'm Willona. Fly Me. Fly me straight into the kitchen, pour me a cup of coffee and make it like I like my men- Hot, Black, and Strong!

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode was videotaped on January 14, 1974.

    • When Thelma announces that she has a date, the name of the boy she is going out with is named Larry. This possibly could be the same Larry that would eventually become her first fiancee.

    • This also was the first episode in which the character Sweet Daddy Williams was mentioned. Of course, he would later become a semi-regular character played by Theodore Wilson.

    • This is the first time that Ned the Wino was referred to. He would later become a recurring character played by Raymond Allen, who also played Esther's husband Woody on Sanford and Son.

    • Willona points out that Black Jesus looks like Ned the Wino!

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