"A Loss of Confidence"
Season 3, Episode 13
Number (#50) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date November 6, 1975
Air date: December 9, 1975
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Jack Elinson & Norman Paul
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 313
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
John Amos
Guest starring: Catherine Lee Smith
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A Loss of Confidence is the thirteenth episode of Season 3 of Good Times, as well as the fiftieth episode overall. Written by Jack Elinson and Norman Paul, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing for the first time on December 9, 1975.


J.J. falls head over heels for Thelma's friend. But after she declines his romantic advances, he feels completely dejected.


When a pretty girl does not fall for JJ's charm, he thinks he is loosing his touch and goes into a depression.

Plot summaryEdit

Convinced that he's "dy-no-mite" with the ladies, J.J. (Jimmie Walker) turns on the charm with his sister Thelma's (BernNadette Stanis) girl friend JoAnn (Catherine Lee Smith). Astonishingly, however, J.J.'s technique fails to win JoAnn over. Turned down for a date, J.J.'s ego goes into a tailspin, leading to a deep blue funk from which he may never recover.

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