- Number of Discs: 17
- Rated: Unrated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 55 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 28, 2008
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: Sony Pictures
- 17-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
When it hit the CBS airwaves in 1974, GOOD TIMES had some humble beginnings to overcome: it was spun-off from a topical TV heavyweight which was, in turn, a spin-off of a sitcom that cast an even larger shadow. Fortunately, it didn't take long for the show to emerge as its own entity. The series follows the trials and tribulations of Florida Evans (who was previously a maid on MAUDE after Maude broke off from her own ALL IN THE FAMILY relatives) and her close-knit household on the south side of Chicago. Florida (Esther Rolle) and her husband James (John Amos) are lower-middle class African-Americans living in a high rise housing project with their three children: Thelma (Ja'Net DuBois); Michael (Ralph Carter); and the wisecracking J.J. (Jimmy Walker), whose "Dy-No-Mite" would become a national catchphrase. While James may sometimes have trouble finding steady work, through it all, the family sticks together. Veering between comedy and drama in its refusal to shy away from social issues, GOOD TIMES is a landmark in American television. This box set includes all 6 seasons and 133 episodes of the entire series.
Description by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:
The GOOD TIMES are back! Relive the Golden Globe-nominated '70s sitcom smash from producers Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin. A spin-off of MAUDE, which was itself a spin-off of ALL IN THE FAMILY, GOOD TIMES first aired in February 1974 and viewers of all races and ages instantly connected with the Evans' family. Money was scare, but laughs and love were abundant for Florida (Ester Rolle), her hard-working husband James (John Amos), and their three kids living in the projects of South Side Chicago. From the outrageous antics of budding artist J.J., to the romantic dramas of sister Thelma and pint-sized Michael's activist causes, these parents had their hands full. Adding to the fun was next-door neighbor, sassy divorcee Willona, who would later in the series adopt a young daughter, Penny, played by superstar Janet Jackson! Tackling topical, sometimes even controversial subject matter with wit and sensitivity, GOOD TIMES was a breakthrough series in many ways Take home the entire series, here together for the very first time, in one "Dy-no-mite!" package.
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- UPC: 043396264342
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