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|Good Times - The Complete Sixth Season|
Actors: Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Johnny Brown
Director: Gerren Keith
Genres: Comedy, Television
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent Release Date: 08/01/2006 Run time: 580 minutes
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The last adventures of the Evanses,Willona and Bookman
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 06/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 1978-79 season,the sixth and final of CBS's Good Times brought a few changes amongst the cast and plot. The late Esther Rolle,who was written out for 1977-78,returned to the show by popular demand. Rolle was jealously disappointed by the abundant attention Jimmie Walker's character James "J.J." Evans Jr. was receiving. J.J. became increasingly popular since the 1974 premiere. Rolle's character Florida Evans,mother of J.J.,Thelma(Bern Nadette Stanis) and Michael(Ralph Carter),took Carl Dixon(the late Moses Gunn) to be her second husband. It was written that Florida and Carl had been on their extended honeymoon throughout 1977-78. Carl owned and operated a repair shop that Michael worked at part-time after school and on weekends. Florida met Carl when one day,back in season 4,she came to the shop to discuss a matter or two with Michael. Carl fell in love with Florida but she was not ready for a new mate(Florida lost her first husband James Sr. in a Mississippi auto accident-explained in the season 4 premiere). In reality,James Sr.'s portrayer John Amos was fired after the end of season 3. Sadly,Carl had been diagnosed with lung cancer and he and Florida spent some time in Arizona for the sake of his health. Willona Woods(Ja 'Net Dubois),the Evans' neighbor and friend served as a mother figure for the Evans children while Florida was on her honeymoon with Carl. Willona is still a loving mother to Penny Gordon(superstar Janet Jackson who joined the cast at the beginning of season 5). Popping into the Evans' apartment often like Willona is landlord Nathan Bookman(Johnny Brown,who became a regular in season 5 also). Nathan,nicknamed "Buffalo Butt" and by Willona,"Booger",claims that the Evanses were his favorite tenants despite a series of warnings from previous seasons. Joining the GT cast this season is Ben Powers who plays aspiring football player Keith Anderson. Keith and Thelma are husband and wife. If only James Sr. lived to see the wedding(viewers saw it). At the Keith-Thelma wedding,J.J. accidentally trips over Keith's already-injured foot. Keith lived at the Evans' apartment while he recuperated. After the full recuperation,he joins the Chicago Bears! J.J.,an aspiring painter,is a businessman himself. He taught art at home. I dedicate this item to the memory of Rolle who died at age 78 in 1998. CBS aired GT for the very last time on August 1,1979(logically,this item will be released exactly 27 years later). Today,Walker still does stand-up comedy. Almost seven weeks after the demise of GT,the sitcom's fellow resident All In The Family got the Nielsen axe also. But not the star character Archie Bunker. Archie was spun off on Archie Bunker's place for four seasons. GT was killed by The Dukes Of Hazzard,NBC's Diff'rent Strokes,ABC's Mork & Mindy and M&M's network mate Taxi.
Florida began working as maid for Beatrice Arthur's character Maude Finlay on AITF's spinoff Maude,which makes GT a "grandchild" of AITF. The sitcoms' creator Norman Lear became a multi-millionaire due to the popularity of the shows,including another AITF spinoff The Jeffersons which was in the Nielsen Top 10 when GT got cancelled."
BEWARE: ALL SHOWS ARE EDITED
howard shemp | ny | 08/02/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"ALL THESE SHOWS ARE THE SYNDICATED ONES.THERE ARE AT LEAST 3 MIN CUT FROM EACH SHOW.SONY SUCKS BIG TIME FOR RELEASING EDITED SHOWS. NOT THE FIRST TIME( SEE SOAP,OTHER SEASONS OF GOOD TIMES).BROUGHT MINE BACK AND GOT A REFUND."
I ONLY HAVE ONE THING TO SAY.
Jay Meljerlin Devaughn | Baltimore, MD | 06/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"IT IS ABOUT TIME! I have been waiting for the Sixth Season to Come out on DVD for AGES. I got all the others. I am a Good Times Fanatic! Thank God. He does answer prayer! Haw Haw!"
Good bye Dynomite
janets man | Detroit, Michigan | 06/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This (to me personally) is the best season of the show. Everything is perfect, Florida (Esther Rolle) is back, Thelma get's married and in the end they all get out of the ghetto rich in all."