Good Times

Season 1 Episode 3

Getting Up the Rent

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Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1974 on CBS
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Getting Up the Rent
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With an eviction notice over their heads, the Evans family scrambles to come up with $74 dollars needed for their rent. Despite Florida's opinion, James goes down to the pool hall to try to hustle some money; J.J. comes up with a scheme of his own and Florida and Willona go down to the welfare office.moreless

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  • Sometimes referenced as the first episode of Good Times - The Evans Family is threated with the possibility of eviction and must find a way to get the needed rent money by day's end.moreless

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    This episode is truly funny, and it only seems right that this would be the Series Pilot since its such a strong episode.



    James' received several warnings about eviction when Florida was in the hospital for an operation.



    Not that Florida is back home, the final eviction notice rolls thru and it leaves the Evans family scrambling to find a way to meet the afternoon deadline.



    Though JJ isn't an actor for the Academy, he is still funny as Junior, the eldest child and self-proclaimed hustler. He is anxious to 'find' a source for the needed rent money but Florida is stern that she won't have such behavior from her children.



    James Sr. resorts to taking his woes to the pool hall to win the needed money, Florida seeks help from the government, and the kids derive to rally up a little hustle of their own.moreless
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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