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james didn't want florida to work
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So James wanted them to stay broke too?  smh.

I will say James was shady when he didn't want Florida going back to school to get her HS diploma.   He pissed me off that episode. 
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...and to call the show Good Times.  smh.  *shrugs* but I guess they couldn't call it Hard Times...
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he wanted to be the provider
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I get that but does the time ever come where you put your pride aside and do what's good for the family as far as money goes?  I'm torn on that.  It's great he wanted to be the provided but folks was hungry some days.
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when florida went to az the real life actress was at odds with the shows producers.  she wanted more money i think and was holding out.  james left too for that reason i believe.

 
yt people aint' shyt....


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they say james also left because he didn't like the direction that the show was going

jj's character was becoming more and more of a bafoon and he didn't like that

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ahhhh ok thanks samone.  i know he left due to some form of yt people ain't shyt...lol
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no you were right too

I edited

I found this information
1) Florida Evans (Esther Rolle) was much older than James Evans (John Amos): Florida was born in 1920 and James was born in 1939.  So, when show began in 1974, Florida was already 54 years old, married to a 35-year old husband.

2) JJ was an old man too:  JJ, played by Jimmie Walker, was born in 1947, only 8 years later than James.  He was certainly no teenager on the show, being 27-years old when the show released its debut.

3) Willona (played by Ja’net Dubois) was only 2 years older than JJ.  They could have dated each other.

4) Esther Rolle was consistently annoyed that even though the show was created around her, a comedian (Jimmie Walker) was getting all of the attention.

5) The show was created by Michael Evans, who also played Lionel Jefferson on another show you might have heard of.  He based the show on his own childhood.

6) The show was a spinoff of another show, called “Maude,” where Florida was a maid.  They changed the name of her husband in the spinoff.

7) Jay Leno appeared on the show in an episode about STDs, one of the first in the history of television.

8) In her indignation over JJ’s role, Esther said:   “He’s eighteen and he doesn’t work. He can’t read or write. He doesn’t think. The show didn’t start out to be that…Little by little—with the help of the artist, I suppose, because they couldn’t do that to me—they have made J.J. more stupid and enlarged the role. Negative images have been slipped in on us through the character of the oldest child.”

9) When John Amos left the show after failed contract negotiations, he said this about JJ’s character: “The writers would prefer to put a chicken hat on J.J. and have him prance around saying “DY-NO-MITE”, and that way they could waste a few minutes and not have to write meaningful dialogue.”

10) Esther Rolle was convinced to come back during the last season under three conditions:  They would write out the character that she ran off and married after James’ death (since she didn’t think Florida would move on so quickly), they would give her a raise in salary, and JJ would  have more respectable, intelligent roll. Oddly enough, that’s when the show started to tank in the ratings.

Come on people, we’ve got to do better.

 

In case you don’t know all the lyrics, we pulled them together for you:

 

GOOD TIMES!

Any time you need a payment!

GOOD TIMES!

Any time you need a friend!

GOOD TIMES!

Any time you’re out from under!

Not gettin’ hassled, not getting hustled!

Keeping your head above water!

Making a way when you can!

Temporary lay-offs!

GOOD TIMES!

Easy Credit rip-offs!

GOOD TIMES!

Scratchin’ and Survivin’

GOOD TIMES!

Hangin’ in a chow line!

GOOD TIMES!

Ain’t we lucky we got ‘em?

GOOD TIMES!!!




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it was the ultimate struggle show...

 
i remember when penny mama (tooties-kim fields mama in real life) was burning penny with that hot iron.  i wanted to legit fight her and i was only a lil girl...lol


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