Good Times

Season 1 Episode 3

Getting Up the Rent

Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1974 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In this episode's opening credits, Bernnadette Stanis is credited as simply "Bern Nadette."

    • At the episode's start, watch Michael try not to laugh as he talks to Thelma in the kitchen.

    • Michael recieved bulletins from several organizations including CORE(Congress of Racial Equality) and SNCC(Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee).

    • It is strange that James had to knock to be let into his own home, but later, Willona just walks right in.

  • Quotes

    • Thelma: Who was you yellin' at in the hallway?
      Michael: Eric. Me and him was playin' "Cops and Militants."
      Thelma: So?
      Michael: He kept makin' me the cop!

    • Thelma: Are we going to get help from Daddy?
      Florida: Not the Father you're thinking of. (turns to their picture of Jesus) Lord, we need Your help.

    • (Thelma's pretended to faint to stall the repossession men)
      J.J.: The poor child ain't had anything to eat for 2 weeks except for some bad oatmeal.
      Thelma: Where am I?
      J.J.: Marshall Fields...the poor child's delirious, she thinks she's in Marshall Fields.

    • Florida: That was the same Monty who said that Nixon was going to be poor folks best friend!

    • (To the Hustler at the Welfare Office)
      Willona: Jive Turkey. You ain't got a pot or a window.

    • Thelma: Michael, where did you get a real dollar!
      Michael: I'm the floor manager. I'm white. I always have a dollar!

    • Florida: Damn! That man always could mooove me!

    • Michael: You jive dude!

    • Willona: I can get a better welcome at a Klan meeting. Florida, what is the problem today!

    • Florida: If you wanted somebody fast, you should have married O.J. Simpson.

    • Michael: "Boy" is a white racist word!
      Florida: Michael, this is no time to be black!

    • Florida: Well, it's comforting to know there's still some respect for black power around here.

    • Michael: Black is beautiful, but not when it's oatmeal!

    • J.J.: I got a hundred ways to get $70.
      Florida: And I got a hundred ways to warm your butt if you do! I don't want you stealing, James, Jr.
      J.J.: Who said anything about stealing? I may just find $70.
      Florida: But I don't you finding it before it gets lost.

    • James: How was your date last night, Willona?
      Willona: Now, That's what I like to talk about! 6 foot 2, shoulders out to here and a smile that lit up the night...and he mugged me!

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