"Love in the Ghetto"
Season 3, Episode 4
Number (#41) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date August 28, 1975
Air date: September 30, 1975
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 304
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Carl Franklin
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'Love in the Ghetto is the fourth episode of Season 3 of Good Times and the forty-first series episode overall. The episode was written by Dick Bensfield and Perry Grant and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It originally aired on CBS-TV on September 30, 1975.

Synopsis Edit

helma's parents are less than thrilled when they discover she's engaged.


Thelma gets engaged to Larry and is hesitant to tell her parents. When she does, Florida and James do not approve.

Plot summaryEdit

Thelma (BernNadette Stanis) is in love again. This time, her beau is an ambitious, fast-talking young man named Larry Walters (Carl Franklin). Mom Florida (Esther Rolle) and dad James (John Amos) aren't quite so pleased as Thelma with her choice for a sweetheart -- especially when it becomes apparent that Larry's dreams aren't quite matched by his abilities or his job prospects.

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