Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »
Lara Jill Miller,
Life in the Chicago projects is never easy, However, the Evans family never gives up trying to make the best of things. While Florida and James struggle to provide for their family, their sons J.J., an aspiring painter, Micheal, the undying political crusader, causing trouble while their sister, Thelma, stands between them as the voice of reason. Living in the same building were Willona Woods, Florida's best friend from High School who provided support, love and gossip and Nathan Bookman, the overweight janitor who gave them grief and was the butt of alot of fat jokes, especially Willona who often referred to him as Buffalo Butt or Booger. Life, at least, is never boring while they fight to keep their heads above water and one day leave the projects, which they did in the series finale. Sadly, it was without James who was killed off in the 4th season.Written by
Tamu Blackwell's Francie Potter character calls Florida an "Aunt Jemima" on Maude. The two team up again; and face off as enemies again; when Tamu Blackwell plays Edna on Good Times; and takes Florida's kids hostage in "Rich is Better than Poor...Maybe." See more »
The front door of the Evans apartment is seemingly never locked. People just walk in without knocking. See more »
[after discovering J.J's illegal gambling]
J.J, there are two roads out of the ghetto. So far, we've managed to stay on the right road.
That's what's taking us so long to get out of here! Look, Ma, tell me one dude in the projects who's got a future that ain't in the rackets.
You, because you just resigned.
Oh, no, Ma. It's MY way out and I'm going to take it.
Then you can start by getting out of here.
Oh, come one, Ma...
[moves forward to hug Florida]
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