Good times had the supporting cast and the talented stars to pull them away from the competition. JJ Walker who played the famous \"JJ\" was in my mind in the elite of funny guys from the past. He potrayed this character who was addicted to painting, wearing colorful clothes and asking his mother to make him some Kool-Aid. JJ was originally cast in a supporting role but similar to situation on Family Matters, the show would of not been the same without Walker\'s character. JJ became a star along with Esther Rolle and John Amos. We all know John Amos left show early on because of a contract dispute and it did in some ways affect the show.
Additionally, Getting back to the supporting cast aspect that saved the show. JJ a few years into the show was the model product of Good Times and the show continued to get better with the addition of Janet Jackson and all the addtional funny and serious characters. JJ made the show but the show would of not been the same if there was no chemistry within the cast.