"Rich is Better Than Poor...Maybe?"
Season 4, Episode 10
Number (#71) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date September 2, 1976
Air date: December 8, 1976
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Allan Mannings & Norman Paul
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 410
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Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Tamu Blackwell
Shirley Hemphill
James Wheaton
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Rich is Better Than Poor...Maybe is the tenth episode of Season 4 of Good Times, and also the seventy-first series episode overall. Written by Allan Mannings and Norman Paul, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, airing on December 8, 1976.


J.J. wins the lottery, but when word spreads throughout the neighborhood, Thelma's gangster friends show up at their apartment demanding the money.


The Evans and Willona buy lottery tickets since the prize money is high. They are excited when JJs ticket is the winning number, and they win $2,500. Thelma tells her friends the good news, and the next day, school mates visit with guns.

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