Good Times (1974–1979)
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The Baby 

Willona and the Evans family are throwing a baby shower for their friend, Loretta. But when she arrives, Loretta delivers startling news: she's going to give the baby up for adoption.

Director:

Herbert Kenwith

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
John Amos ... James Evans, Sr. (credit only)
Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (as Ja'net du Bois)
Ralph Carter ... Michael Evans
BernNadette Stanis ... Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Mary Alice ... Loretta Simpson
Vivian Bonnell ... Cora
Estelle Evans ... Alice
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Willona and the Evans family are throwing a baby shower for their friend, Loretta. But when she arrives, Loretta delivers startling news: she's going to give the baby up for adoption.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Florida Evans: [to Thelma] Get a cold towel to put on Loretta's head.
Willona Woods: Make that two.
Florida Evans: Loretta only needs one towel.
Willona Woods: I know that, the other's for me!
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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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Mary Alice and Vivian Bonnell
8 January 2017 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Baby" opens with father James out of town working, the family planning a surprise baby shower for expectant mother Loretta Simpson (Mary Alice). Willona admits to buying JJ his first rattle, though Thelma disagrees: "JJ's first rattle was the one in his head!" Cora (Vivian Bonnell) is just relieved to attend a shower for someone else, having been to the maternity ward quite often: "I carried seven kids for nine months each, and all my husband carried was a handful of cigars!" Loretta is a widow on welfare with two kids, not able to take care of a third, putting it up for adoption. With Florida, Willona, and Thelma at the market shopping for dinner, Loretta informs JJ that she's ready to give birth, so he mistakenly phones the pet hospital: "they told me to put Loretta in a cardboard box and let nature take its course!"


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