Good Times

Season 6 Episode 24

The End of the Rainbow

5
Aired Unknown Aug 01, 1979 on CBS
3.4
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This final episode brings all too good news for the Evans family. J.J. gets an offer to a comic company, Keith's bad knee is miraculously healed and is offered another football contract, and Florida is asked if she wants to move in with Keith and Thelma in the fancy apartment building across town where Willona happens to be moving and she just so happens to be her future next door neighbor. Meanwhile Thelma learns she is pregnant and she reveals it to Keith and the family.moreless

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  • One Happy Day

    10
    I was born and grew up in the early 70s; I also happened to grow up in the ghetto (NY not Chicago). Consequently, this show was important to me as a kid as it spoke to a lot of my personal experience. When you're poor you don't know that you're poor but you do know that things can always get better; so even though the scripts and the acting in the final season-and this episode in particular-were pretty much phoned in, it's the one episode with happiness from beginning-to-end. The happy ending that the story of the Evans family deserved.moreless
  • This episode is the last of the Good times series. It ends with the characters with all leaving out of the ghetto.

    6.5
    I like this episode in some ways, and in other ways i didnt. This episode is good because it has a happy ending for almost all of the characters. What I didnt like was how there was no mention of James Evans at all, it seems that the famly has forgotten about him. There is also no mention of Carl Dixon, florda\'s second husband. The series ends with Wilona and Florida jumping up and down because they found out that they will be moving in with eachother. i think that they should have ended the series on a sadder note, with flashbacks of James and Carl, they can also fix all of that with a modern day movie.moreless
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    9.5
    I grew up with Good Times and did\'t know until I was 30 that the \"The End Of The Rainbow\" was the last episode. It was a good show but I think the final show should have been the family saying their goodbyes and leaving the apartment (ghetto) finally. After the family has cleaned all of their belonging and gone to the new apartment, Florida should have been the last one leaving and watching her close the door should have been the last thing to see on the final episode. Now that would have made a good finale.moreless
  • THIS IS THE BEST SHOW EVER APPEARING. I STILL WATCH IT NOW. I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEY ALL ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE ALL DOING.moreless

    10
    Good times was the best movie ever. I loved all the characters and the comedy. I loved the realness of the show and how they dealt with all types of adversities to include, race, poverty and family.

    This is one of the best shows to air. I still watch it now and laugh at Michael, Florida, James, Thelma, JJ and Willona, of course Bookman also. This picture touched our hearts. You cried with them and laughed with them.

    I am sadden that Esther Rolle is no longer living. I hope a reunion program or party is selected so I can see the cast now. I would like to hear from the whole cast.moreless
  • The episode "End of the Rainbow" wasn't so much pivitol as it was just a way to cap off a once great show. I grew up on "Good Times" and lost interest in the show in it's last few years. Most of season five seemed to be on life support.moreless

    6.0
    "End of the Rainbow" marked the end of one of the few good Black TV shows of it's time. By season five, the show was all but dead, I had even stopped watching by then. I would tune in from time to time just see Janet Jackson, other then that I wasn't all that interested. The episode itself seemed thrown together. Florida and Wilona ending up in the building after they move PLEASE!!!!! It was good to see everyone finally get out of the projects even if it did seem totally unrealistic. I guess we should be thankful they were allowed to film a final episode at all. It was a good way to say good bye.moreless
Ja'net DuBois

Ja'net DuBois

Willona Woods

Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle

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

Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker

James "J.J." Evans, Jr.

Ralph Carter

Ralph Carter

Michael Evans

Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown

Nathan Bookman (1977-1979)

Ben Powers

Ben Powers

Keith Anderson (1978-1979)

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