"The Hustle"
Season 4, Episode 14
Number (#75) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date December 23, 1976
Air date: January 12, 1977
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Levi Taylor
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 414
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Johnny Brown
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The Hustle is the fourteenth episode of Season 4 of Good Times;;, also the 75th overall episode in the series. Written by Levi Taylor, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on January 12, 1977.


Florida needs a vacation, badly, and the kids decide to sell underwear to get the money to send her to Lake Geneva.


Florida is in a terrible mood, and takes it out on the kids by yelling at them to do chores. A cheerful Willona stops in and makes the announcement that she is off for a relaxing weekend in Lake Geneva. After hearing this, the kids go into the underwear selling business in order to raise enough money to send Florida on a much needed vacation to Lake Geneva.

Plot summaryEdit

Florida (Esther Rolle) has been out of sorts of late, and her kids figure that what she needs is a long vacation. Unfortunately, a weekend at a Lake Geneva resort costs lots of money, and money is something the Evans brood doesn't have. This state of affairs explains why J.J. (Jimmie Walker), Thelma (BernNadette Stanis), and Michael (Ralph Carter) are currently in underwear -- that is, the underwear sales business.

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