"Thelma's Young Man"
Season 2, Episode 6
Number (#19) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date September 12, 1974
Air date: October 15, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: John Baskin & Roger Shulman (teleplay)
Roland Wolpert (story)
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 206
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Louis Gossett, Jr.
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Thelma's Young Man is the sixth episode of Season 2 of Good Times, and the nineteenth serues episode overall. Written as a teleplay by John Baskin and Roger Shulman from a story written by Roland Wolpert, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, premiered on CBS-TV, airing on October 15, 1974.

Synopsis Edit

Florida and James are shocked when they meet the man Thelma has been secretly dating for two months. And with an impending wedding, her parents are concerned about their obvious differences.

Storyline Edit

Thelma has been seeing the same man for two months and has not introduced him to the family yet. However, when she comes home with an engagement ring, Florida and James demand that they meet him and they are in for a surprise when they finally do.

Plot summaryEdit

Thelma (BernNadette Stanis) has a new boyfriend, and her family is dying to meet him. But she is reluctant to bring her mystery sweetheart home, even after indicating that she's engaged. The reason? Thelma's "young man" (played by Louis Gossett Jr.) is actually not so young; in fact, he is old enough to be her father.

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