Good Times (1974–1979)
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J.J. and the Plumber's Helper 

JJ's former girlfriend Vanessa is back in town, and she still has expensive taste. JJ does not want to tell her that he is out of work and cannot afford to take her out all the time. Bookman's assistant is interested in JJ.

Director:

Gerren Keith

Writers:

Eric Monte (created by), Mike Evans (created by) (as Michael Evans) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Esther Rolle ... Florida Evans
Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
Ralph Carter ... Michael Evans (credit only)
BernNadette Stanis ... Thelma Evans Anderson (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman
Janet Jackson ... Millicent 'Penny' Woods (credit only)
Ben Powers ... Keith Anderson
Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Vanessa Blake
Bever-Leigh Banfield ... T.C. - Teresa
Maurice Marsac ... Francois
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JJ's former girlfriend Vanessa is back in town, and she still has expensive taste. JJ does not want to tell her that he is out of work and cannot afford to take her out all the time. Bookman's assistant is interested in JJ.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Times
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Performed by James Gilstrap and Blinky (as Blinky Williams)
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Bever-Leigh Banfield as T.C.
26 December 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"JJ and the Plumber's Helper" finds JJ still out of work and unable to afford wining and dining his girl Vanessa 'the Contessa' (Sheryl Lee Ralph) at a fancy French restaurant, where he gets dumped in front of his mother and Willona. Meanwhile, Bookman's latest assistant is a young girl called T.C. (Bever-Leigh Banfield), given name Teresa, who finally stands up to her employer's insults and earns the respect of the Evans clan. With JJ down in the dumps, Thelma encourages T.C. to dress up in all her gorgeous glory to ask him out on a date, her treat! This was a rare example of an episode missing Ralph Carter as Michael, while the character of T.C. would make one return appearance (played by Ronalda Douglas) in "JJ and T.C." Lovely Bever-Leigh Banfield's best remembered role was as Alex Haley's maternal grandmother Cynthia Palmer in the upcoming ROOTS: THE NEXT GENERATIONS.


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