Good Times

Season 3 Episode 2

The Family Gun

Aired Unknown Sep 16, 1975 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Notice all of the locks on the door in this episode. Did the neighborhood suddenly become safe because after this episode all of the extra locks are never seen again.

  • Quotes

    • (about the boy who shot himself)
      Michael: Daddy, the gun wasn't yours.
      James: Oh it was and don't try to tell me any different.
      Michael: But Daddy it's not your gun. Last night I got to thinking, what would you do if you ever really got mad? Hmmm, so I took it.
      Florida: You did?
      Michael: Yeah, I took it and hid it in that lamp you were fixing.

    • Florida: Maybe it wasn't your gun.
      James: It was my gun, Florida, the kid wouldn't be hurting now if it weren't for me. It was supposed to be for protection but who in God's name did it protect?

    • Florida: I didn't take the gun, James.
      James: Well the gun didn't just get up out of the box and walk away!
      J.J.: Maybe a moth ate it...all we'd have to do would be to find a pregnant looking moth.

    • (trying to figure out who took the gun, all eyes go to J.J.)
      J.J.: Don't look at me, my idea of a Saturday night special is getting a girl to say yes to a date who's said no for the last six nights of the week.

    • Willona: Is that one of those Saturday night specials?
      James: Yep.
      Willona: I heard they go off if you breathe on them heavy.

    • James: Guns don't kill people, Florida, people kill people.
      Florida: With guns.
      James: It don't matter if they outlaw them or not, the bad guys will always find a way to get guns.

    • Florida: I read that every minute, someone in this country gets shot.
      James: Then some dude must be full of holes by now.

    • Willona: Florida, did you hear?
      James: Yeah we heard, now get out.
      Willona: But wait till I tell you...
      James: We don't have time for your Mickey Mouse gossip.
      Willona: It is not Mickey Mouse gossip...a five year old boy in this building accidentally shot himself today. It's the story you always hear about, a child playing with a loaded gun that went off.
      Florida: Oh Lord...
      Willona: What's going on here?
      Thelma: Daddy's gun is missing and we can't find it.

    • J.J.: It's getting so dangerous in this neighborhood, the Tidy Bowl man is trading in his rowboat for a battleship.

    • J.J.: You know, that gun is a lot like me: slim, black, and...(claps)...DY-NO-MITE!

    • Officer Wigmore: But we're trying to make sure that law enforcement is the same here in chocolate city as it is out in the vanilla suburbs.
      J.J.: But in the suburbs, the cops come with two scoops, whip cream and a cherry. All we get around here are sprinkled nuts!

    • Willona: Where'd you get your housekeeping tips from, "Better Homes and Garbage?"
      Florida: You can thank my interior decorator here (looking at James) the black tornado.

    • James: Florida, I don't know how I'm gonna find that gun if you stand there playing 'this is the way we fold our clothes.

    • James: You're the one who said you couldn't sleep with that gun in the house.
      Florida: I'm also the one who is so frightened of a gun that if I touched it, I'd turn white as a sheet.
      J.J.: And if that don't prove Ma's innocent, nothing will.

    • Willona: I regret that I have only one life to give for my panty hose.

    • J.J: Say dad, what if a lawless intruder comes into the house and tries to harm the more defenseless members of the family, can I get a rod and waste 'em?
      James: No, Junior. I want you to do what you do best: Yell for help, run in a corner, and shake till I get here!

    • Florida: I can't tell you how good it is to have a gun in the house. Now get rid of it!

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