| Season 3, Episode 9 |
Number (#46) in series (133 episodes)
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|Tape date||August 24, 1975|
|Air date:||2, 1975|
|Written by:||Jack Elinson & Norman Paul|
|Directed by:||Herbert Kenwith|
|IMDB||The Politicians (a.k.a. Young vs. Old)|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Albert Reed, Jr. |
Stanley Bennett Clay
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The Politicians is the ninth episode of Season 3 of Good Times, and the forty-sixth episode of overall. The episode was written by Jack Elinson and Norman Paul and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It aired on November 4, 1975 on CBS.
Politics tear the Evans household in half when J.J. and James are rooting for Alderman Fred Davis, while Florida, Thelma and Willona prefer his young competition.
Florida and James are on opposite sides of the political fence, and it causes problems and discussions within the family.
It may have been a political off year when this episode originally aired in 1975, but campaign fever has seized the Evans household all the same. James (John Amos) and J.J. (Jimmie Walker) intend to vote for alderman Fred Davis (Albert Reed), a veteran (and long-winded) politico with only a tenuous grasp on the issues. But Florida (Esther Rolle), Thelma (BernNadette Stanis), and Willona (Ja'net DuBois) have deserted the Davis camp and have cast their lot with the incumbent's aggressive young opponent.