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Good Times

Season 1 Episode 1

Too Old Blues

4
Aired Unknown Feb 08, 1974 on CBS
8.8
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Too Old Blues
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James is all excited because he's sure he's going to get a high paying job. However, at the interview, he learns that he's too old to join the company's union. Meanwhile, Florida and the kids get ahead of themselves and throw a celebration party for James unaware that he was rejected.moreless

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  • great story..I enjoyed it.

    7.9
    I think this is a fine example of how hard James worked to try and do better for his family. Even though he seems to get kick in the face, he dusts off his clothes and continues to keep striving. It is still hard to this day for anyone to qualify for any type of state or federal program. So that just goes to show you that times haven\\\'t change as much as we would like to believe. I hope that someday that things change,and us fathers are given chances

    regardless of our ages. Sometimes life skills are better then education.moreless
  • The family thinks they are moving on up - but the government says James is too old for the climb.

    7.9
    Not sure if this is really the pilot episode - I always thought that "Getting Up The Rent" was Good Times' official debut - and I should hope to since "Getting Up The Rent" was a much better episode.



    James and the family are excited about a new government job that will pay well and possibly help them get out of the ghetto. Excitement soon fades when James learns that the government made a simple snafu and James is officially declared ineligible for the job because he's too old.



    As many ups and downs it seems the Evanses go thru, you'd think Six Flags would add them to the employment pool as a roller coaster. The episode was entertaining, though its not one of my favorites, and I could have done just fine without the role playing scene done mid-episode between Willona and Florida.moreless
John Amos

John Amos

James Evans (1974-1976)

Ja'net DuBois

Ja'net DuBois

Willona Woods

Ralph Carter

Ralph Carter

Michael Evans

Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker

James "J.J." Evans, Jr.

Bern Nadette Stanis

Bern Nadette Stanis

Thelma Evans Anderson

Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle

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

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