"The Visitor"
Season 1, Episode 9
Number (#9) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date March 20, 1974
Air date: April 5, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Norman Paul & Jack Elinson (teleplay)
Robert Wolterstorff, Allessandro Veith & Thad Mumford (story)
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 109
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Richard B. Shull
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The Visitor is the ninth episode of Season 1 of Good Times, also the 9th overall series episode. Written as a teleplay by Norman Paul & Jack Elinson from a story written by Robert Wolterstorff, Allessandro Veith & Thad Mumford, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, premiered on CBS-TV, airing on April 5, 1974.

Synopsis Edit

A housing official visits the Evans family to dispute an angry letter Michael sent to the newspaper regarding the deplorable housing conditions. But when he gets stuck in the building, the official gets an intimate look at life in the projects.

Storyline Edit

Michael writes a letter to the paper complaining about the conditions in their building. However, Florida and James aren't too happy due to the fact that it might get them kicked out of their apartment. To make matters worse, a representative from the housing authority is sent over to discuss the matter and things get really interesting when the man's cab driver runs off to avoid being caught in the middle of a rumble. Now he gets a first hand view of life in the ghetto by having dinner with the Evans family.

Summary Edit

Michael submits an angry letter about the conditions in the Evans' apartment to a newspaper and gets an immediate response from a housing commission official who quickly finds himself stranded in the ghetto and experiences the conditions first hand.

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