- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 5 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 7, 2014
- Originally Released: 2014
- Label: Mill Creek Ent
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 11/26/2004
"Even in tough times, the clan stuck together, trading wisecracks and telling it like it was."
GOOD TIMES, which ran on CBS-TV from 1974-1979, was a spin-off of the ALL IN THE FAMILY spin-off, MAUDE. The series details the trials and tribulations of Florida Evans (who previously had worked as Maude's maid) and her family 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--wisecracking J.J. (Jimmy Walker, whose "Dy-No-Mite" became a national catchphrase), Thelma (Ja'Net DuBois), and Michael (Ralph Carter). James has trouble finding steady work, but through it all, the family sticks together. Veering between comedy and drama, Good Times was a landmark in U.S. television. This collection includes all 13 episodes from the first season.
- Television Premiere: February 8, 1974.