"The Baby"
Season 3, Episode 7
Number (#44) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date September 18, 1975
Air date: October 21, 1975
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Bruce Howard
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 307
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Mary Alice
Estelle Evans
Vivian Bonnell
Kathryn Jackson
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The Baby is the seventh episode of Season 3 of Good Times and the forty-forth episode overall. The episode was written by Bruce Howard and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It originally aired on CBS-TV on October 21, 1975.

Synopsis Edit

During a celebration at a baby shower, the joy turns to sadness when the mother-to-be announces she is putting her baby up for adoption.


Willona and the Evans family are throwing a baby shower for their friend, Loretta. But when she arrives, Loretta delivers startling news: she's going to give the baby up for adoption.


Florida (Esther Rolle) throws a surprise baby shower for her friend Loretta (Mary Alice). The festivities come to an abrupt and unpleasant halt when Loretta announces that she intends to put the baby up for adoption. Will Florida and the kids be able to dissuade the expectant mother from her unhappy resolve?

Note: Estelle Evans, the real-life sister of series star Esther Rolle, appears as Alice.

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