"The Family Gun"
Season 3, Episode 2
Number (#39) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date July 17, 1975
Air date: September 16, 1975
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Bob Peete
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 302
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: David Moses
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The Family Gun is the second episode of Season 3 of Good Times, as well as the thirty-ninth series episode overall. The episode was written by Bob Peete and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It originally aired on CBS-TV on September 16, 1975.

Synopsis Edit

James buys a gun to protect his family from the dangerous environment of the building. After Thelma is attacked, James discovers that his gun is missing.

Plot summaryEdit

The crime rate in the Evanses' neighborhood is higher than usual, prompting James (John Amos) to buy a gun for his family's protection. Florida (Esther Rolle) hates the idea of a weapon in the house, but hers becomes a moot point when Thelma (BernNadette Stanis) is mugged. Outraged, James heads for the hidden gun -- only to find that it is gone.

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