"Bye, Bye, Bookman"
Season 5, Episode 9
Number (#94) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date October 6, 1977
Air date: November 16, 1977
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Robert Wolterstoff & Paul M. Belous
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 509
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Cast Information
Starring: Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Janet Jackson
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Johnny Brown
Guest starring: Mel Bryant
Albert Reed, Jr.
Marilyn Coleman
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Bye, Bye, Bookman is the ninth episode of Season 5 of Good Times, and the 94th series episode overall. Written by Robert Wolterstoff and Paul M. Belous, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on November 16, 1977.


he deplorable conditions of the building cause the Evanses and Willona to generate a petition to get Bookman fired. Bookman and his wife create their own scheme to stay in the building.


As always, Bookman is avoiding his job and the tenants are tired of his excuses, rusty water, no electricity, plumbing problems and more. Winona starts a petition and everyone signs it. Bookman gets fired.

Plot summaryEdit

Fed up with their contentious landlord, Nathan Bookman (Johnny Brown), the Evans kids combine forces with Willona (Ja'net DuBois) and Penny (Janet Jackson) to circulate a petition demanding that Bookman be fired. In order to keep his job -- and get even with the petitioners -- Bookman cooks up a diabolical scheme with the help of his wife. Marilyn Coleman makes her first series appearance as Violet Bookman.

Guest starringEdit

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