Good Times

Season 4 Episode 16

Thelma's African Romance (2)

Aired Unknown Jan 19, 1977 on CBS
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Thelma's African Romance (2)
Florida hits the roof when Thelma announces her plans of moving in with Ibe. However, things begin moving a little bit too fast when Ibe asks her to marry him and move to Nigeria. At first Thelma is all for it, despite, Florida insisting that she take time and go slow, but when Thelma discovers she may become part of a harem, she has second thoughts.moreless

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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

Bern Nadette Stanis

Bern Nadette Stanis

Thelma Evans Anderson

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • J.J: I can see the headlines now: "Gorgeous Ghetto Girl Becomes Happy Haram Honey!"

    • (Things begin to heat up after Thelma tells Florida she's moving in with Ibe)
      [knock at the door]

      J.J: Wellllll. Ibe. No use in having a fish fry without the fish. Come on in, brotha.

    • (Florida comes home in a rotten mood)
      J.J: Well if you need anything Ma, just let us know.
      Florida: Well, you can start by getting me a pair of new feet.
      Michael: Hey, I'll check the Sears catalog! [laughs]
      (Florida, unimpressed, gives Michael a dirty look)

      Michael: Just a little humor, Ma.
      Florida: Very little.

    • (J.J., showing little knowledge of the African eating customs)
      J.J.: Wait a minute. Now I know this one for sure. This is a drink that is a West African tradition - not from East Africa, but West Africa. It's called "mango cream soda.
      Ibe: No. It's WATER, to wash your hands before you eat the food.

    • (Thelma to Florida, after Florida expresses opposition to Thelma and Ibe living together)
      Thelma: Ma, nobody buys a pair of shoes without trying them on.
      Florida: And nobody's gonna buy used shoes either.

    • Thelma: Ibe and I are in love and we're gonna live together.
      Florida: Is that what the beating around the bush was for?
      Thelma: You mean you aren't mad?
      Florida: No.
      Michael: Not even a teeny bit?
      Florida: No.
      J.J.: You mean you're gonna let her move in with Ibe?
      Florida: Hell no.

    • Thelma: Well you see, I got this apartment.
      Florida: Apartment? How are you gonna take care of an apartment when you don't have a job to pay the rent?
      J.J.: Well see Ma, she won't have to pay any rent. She gonna be what we call 'live-in' help. She gonna be washing, cooking, cleaning, et cetera.
      Michael: Especially...'et cetera'.

    • (After telling JJ and Michael that she's moving in with Ibe)
      Thelma: Well he asked me to move in with him and I said 'Yes'.
      J.J.: Well I've heard of Foreign Aid, but this is ridiculous.

  • NOTES (1)