Good Times

Season 5 Episode 24

That's Entertainment, Evans Style

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Aired Unknown Apr 03, 1978 on CBS
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That's Entertainment, Evans Style
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While J.J. is out of town at a convention, the Evans discover that a local day care center is closing down. In order to save it, everyone comes together to participate in an talent show. Meanwhile, Willona also turns to Alderman Davis for help and is unsure of how much it will cost her.moreless

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  • Willona (& the Evans clan) throw a talent show, to raise money for an ailing day-care center

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    Gary (Gary Coleman) visits the Evans'. After flirting shamelessly with Willona's adopted daughter Penny (Janet Jackson) & verbally assaulting Thelma Evans (Bern-Nadette Stanis), he shares the news that his day-care center will be closing. Gary's mom has just gotten off of Welfare and fears that she will have to get back on it, without the day-care centers services. Irate at the news, neighbor Willona (Ja'net DeBois) calls alderman Fred C. Davis and gives his answering machine a piece of her mind. After receiving Willona's message, alderman Davis visits the Evans' home to give his support, or lack of, fueled by his egotistical need for votes. While at the talent show, Willona receives baffling news that posters around town are falsely advertising that top celebrities (Wolfman Jack/Billie Holliday/Nat King Cole/Harry Belafonte. etc.) are scheldued to perform at the talent show. Michael Evans (Ralph Carter) & Penny steal the show as they perform, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis' then popular R+B hit, "You Don't Have To Be a Star.. (to be in my show)". Special as this is one of Janet Jackson's prememier performances, while showcasing just why Ralph Carter was one of the youngest of Broadway stars. Thelma does a modern-dance number to the classic song "Native New Yorker", and makes you wonder just why actress Bern-Nadette Stanis didn't excell in this field of entertainment. Though the whole gang provides top-notch entertainment, the irate crowd screams for celebrities that will not be performing at the make-shift talent show. Enter janitor Mr. Bookman (Vegas legend Johnie Brown). Bookman does great impressions of all celebs advertised and saves the benefit. Willona then discovers that Bookman was the culprit that advertised the bogus entertainment line-up, but is too releived by the shows outcome to persue giving him the much well-deserved tongue-lashing/royal beat down. The day-care center is now saved and all ends well. Willona closes the show with Vegas-styled performances and the entire cast joins her on-stage. Note: Though characters (Florida/James/J.J. & Keith) were absent from this episode, all remaining cast members prevailed by fabulously showcasing other talents that earned them star status.moreless
Ja'net DuBois

Ja'net DuBois

Willona Woods

Ralph Carter

Ralph Carter

Michael Evans

Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown

Nathan Bookman (1977-1979)

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Penny Woods (1977-1979)

Bern Nadette Stanis

Bern Nadette Stanis

Thelma Evans Anderson

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Gary James

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Saundra Sharp

Saundra Sharp

Joyce

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Albert Reed

Albert Reed

Alderman Fred Davis

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