"The Windfall"
Season 2, Episode 12
Number (#25) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date October 10, 1974
Air date: December 3, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Allan Mannings
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 212
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Alvin Childress
David Lewis
Willie Trotter
Walter Pittman
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The Windfall is the twelfth episode of Season 2 of Good Times and the twenty-fifth series episode overall. The episode, which was written by Allan Mannings and directed by Herbert Kenwith, first aired on CBS-TV, premiering on December 3, 1974.

Synopsis Edit

James stumbles on a bag containing $27,000 of stolen money. He wants to keep it but Florida convinces him to take the money to the police. No good deed goes unpunished - James d

Storyline Edit

James comes across a bag containing a claimed $27,000 in stolen money and turns it into the police. The Evanses are quickly hassled by ghetto neighbors, strangers and people they thought were their friends about James' good deed. However that's nothing compared to Florida's reaction when James reveals that the bag actually contained $29,000, and that he kept $2,000 to help his family get out of the slums once and for all.

Plot Summary Edit

James finds a bag of robbery loot adding up to $27,000. After some coaxing from Florida, James decides to turn it in. However, what Florida does not know is that there was $29,000 in the bag and James kept the other $2,000. James has no regrets especially after the only reward he was given was a $50 gift certificate for the supermarket.

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