Rolle was initially hesitant but when producers agreed to a number of her demands (including an increased salary and higher quality scripts), she agreed to return to the series on a full-time basis.
Rolle also wanted producers to make the character of J. more responsible, as she felt the character was a poor role model for black American youths.
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.
It was sung by Jim Gilstrap and Motown singer Blinky Williams with a gospel choir providing background vocals.
The gospel-styled theme song was composed by Dave Grusin with lyrics written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.Good Times is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from February 8, 1974, to August 1, 1979.Created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' primary executive producer, it was television's first African American family sitcom.Keith offers Florida the chance to move in with them so she can help Thelma with the new baby.Willona becomes the head buyer of the boutique she works in and announces that she and Penny are also moving out of the projects.