"J.J. Becomes a Man: Part 1"
Season 2, Episode 2
Number (#15) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date August 1, 1974
Air date: September 17, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Jack Elinson & Norman Paul
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 215
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Matthew "Stymie" Beard
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J.J. Becomes a Man: Part 1 is the second episode of Season 2 of Good Times, also the fifteenth series episode overall. It is one-half of an episode. Written by Jack Elinson and Norman Paul, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, premiered on CBS-TV, airing on September 17, 1974.

Synopsis Edit

For J.J.'s 18th birthday, his parents want to get him art supplies, but James' bad credit complicates matters. Meanwhile, J.J. is picked up by police for robbing a liquor store.


J.J. is turning 18 and Florida and James decide to give him some new art supplies as well as a fancy new case. Unfortunately, James is denied credit due to the fact that he was late on a few payments over the years and as a result they have to give J.J. a much cheaper present. Later that night after a small gathering in the Evans' apartment, J.J. gets arrested for allegedly holding up a liquor store. Now the family begin to worry that J.J.'s 18th birthday will wind up with him doing time in prison.

Plot summary Edit

J.J.'s 18th birthday has James and Florida in a fit when they find out they will not be able to give J.J. the art supplies he wanted because James' credit has been reduced to 0. After the birthday party, news reaches the Evans family that J.J. has been arrested for robbing a liquor store.

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