Gilbert Ave., apartment 17C, in a housing project in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
The project is unnamed on the show, but is implicitly the infamous Cabrini–Green projects, shown in the opening and closing credits.
In the season six premiere episode "Florida's Homecoming: Part 1", Florida returns from Arizona without Carl to attend Thelma's upcoming wedding to professional football player Keith Anderson (Ben Powers, who joined the cast for the final season).
In a rare uncut version of "Florida's Homecoming: Part 2", after Florida arrives home from Arizona, Willona briefly pulls her aside and mentions Carl, to which Florida sadly smiles and shakes her head implying that Carl had died from cancer.
It was sung by Jim Gilstrap and Motown singer Blinky Williams with a gospel choir providing background vocals.
The lyrics to the theme song are notorious for being hard to discern, notably the line "Hangin' in a chow line"/"Hangin' in and jivin'" (depending on the source used).
J."; Thelma; and Michael, called "the militant midget" by his father due to his passionate activism. Their exuberant neighbor, and Florida's best friend, is Willona Woods, a recent divorcée who works at a boutique.
Good Times was billed as a spin-off of Maude, which was itself a spin-off of All in the Family.
Florida and James Evans and their three children live at 921 N.
Often he is unemployed, but he is a proud man who will not accept charity. "), credited to director John Rich, became a popular catchphrase (later included in TV Land's The 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catch Phrases special). Amos stated, "That's the same thing as being fired." By the end of season four, Esther Rolle had also become dissatisfied with the show's direction and decided to leave the series.
When he has to, he hustles money playing pool, although Florida disapproves of this. As a result of the character's popularity, the writers focused more on J. Through seasons two and three, Rolle and Amos grew increasingly disillusioned with the direction of the show and especially with J. In the final two episodes of the season, "Love Has a Spot On His Lung", Rolle's character gets engaged to Carl Dixon (Moses Gunn), a man she began dating toward the end of season four.