"Junior Gets a Patron"
Season 1, Episode 7
Number (#7) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date February 19, 1974
Air date: March 22, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Larry Siegel
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 107
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Ed Cambridge
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Junior Gets a Patron is the seventh episode of Season 1 of Good Times, also the 7th overall series episode. Written by Larry Siegel, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on March 22, 1974.

Synopsis Edit

J.J. thinks he's hit the big time when he meets Leroy, who wants to sponsor his art work. When James learns who the patron is, he prohibits the partnership.

Plot summary Edit

J.J. is sure he is bound to make it big when he finds a patron in Leroy Jackson, who begins providing him with all the supplies he needs. However, when James discovers who the patron is, he forbids J.J. to be associated with him and J.J. responds by moving out. This leads to a confrontation at J.J.'s new apartment between James and Leroy.


J.J. begins coming home with new art supplies to the point that Florida accuses him of "finding" things. However, he soon reveals that he has a patron who was impressed by his work. However, when J.J. mentions that the man's name is LeRoy Jackson, James Sr. throws a fit because a man with the same name, who was James' best friend, lost all the money they were saving to buy a gas station on a horse. When Jackson arrives at the Evans' apartment, it proves to be the same man and James promptly throws him out. Unfortunately, this doesn't sit well with J.J., who runs away and moves in with Jackson. Now Florida must find a way to bring her son back and reconcile Junior and Senior.

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