"Florida's Homecoming: Part 3(a.k.a. "The Wedding")"
Season 6, Episode 3
Number (#112) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date July 27, 1978
Air date: September 23, 1978
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Joseph Bonaduce (teleplay / story)
Sid Dorfman (teleplay / story) & Norman Paul (story)
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 603
IMDb logo IMDB Florida's Homecoming: Part 3(a.k.a. "The Wedding")
Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Johnny Brown
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Janet Jackson
Ben Powers
Guest starring: Irving Burton
Al Fann
Theodore Wilson
Helen Martin
Rai Tasco
Larry Greene (uncredited)
Bubba Smith (uncredited)
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'Florida's Homecoming: Part 3 ('a.k.a. "The Wedding") is the third episode of Season 6 of Good Times, and also the 112th episode overall; it is the third part of a four-episode story arc. Written by Sid Dorfman and Wayne Kline as a teleplay developed from an original story written by  Norman Paul, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, first airing on September 23,


J.J. turns to a loan shark, Sweet Daddy Williams, to get the money to pay for Thelma's wedding. The beautiful ceremony ends with Keith breaking his leg.


To help pay for Thelma and Keith's wedding, JJ takes gets a loan from a loan shark. The wedding ceremony goes as planned, but as they walk from the church, Keith falls and breaks his leg. This will affect his job in sports.

Plot summaryEdit

In the second episode of Good Times' three-part sixth season opener, J.J. (Jimmie Walker) borrows heavily from neighborhood loan shark Sweet Daddy (Teddy Wilson) to finance the wedding between J.J.'s sister, Thelma (BernNadette Stanis), and football star Keith Anderson (Ben Powers). As the ceremony proceeds, it looks as if the Evans family will have ample reason to celebrate -- especially since Keith is on the verge of signing a lucrative contract with the Chicago Bears. But as the newlyweds race down the aisle after exchanging vows, disaster strikes.

Guest starringEdit

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