"The Judy Cohen Story"
Season 4, Episode 12
Number (#73) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date October 14, 1976
Air date: December 22, 1976
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: John Donley & Nance McCormick
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 412
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Judith Cohen
Marvin Adams Jr.
Joe Coffey
Dick Gjonola
Bill Henderson
William Pierson
Thomas Powl
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The Judy Cohen Story is the twelfth episode of Season 4 of Good Times, and also the 73rd series episode overall. Written by John Donley and Nance McCormick, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, airing on December 22, 1976.


While managing Michael's singing group, J.J. comes across a singer he knows is destined for stardom, with the right management.


J.J. gets Michael's band a job at a tavern. While the play is good, Florida does not want Michael to be playing in a bar. When J.J. is at the tavern, he hears another singer (Judy Cohen) and knows that she has real talent to make it big.

Plot summaryEdit

Singer/comedian Judith Cohen appears as herself in this episode. Having booked his brother Michael's singing group into a gig at a local bar, wannabe agent J.J. (Jimmie Walker) catches Judith's act and decides to "develop" her for bigger things. Unfortunately, Judith is suffering from a spectacular lack of self-confidence.

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