| Season 4, Episode 9 |
Number (#70) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||November 4, 1976|
|Air date:||November 24, 1976|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / United States|
|Written by:||John Baskin & Roger Shulman (teleplay) |
Booker Bradshaw & Kurt Taylor (story)
|Directed by:||Gerren Keith|
|IMDB||Grandpa's Visit (a.k.a. "Thanksgiving in Paradise"?)|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Richard Ward|
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Grandpa's Visit is the ninth episode of Season 4 of Good Times, and the seventieth episode overall. Written by John Baskin and Roger Shulman as a teleplay which was derived from an original story written by Booker Bradshaw and Kurt Taylor, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on November 24, 1976.
During Thanksgiving, Florida is appalled when Grandpa Evans (Richard Ward, in his first appearance) reveals the nature of his relationship with his girlfriend.
Florida and the children are looking forward to James' father's visit. He arrives with a loud-talking woman, and he is not acting like a grandfather typically acts.
Richard Ward makes his second series appearance as Henry Evans, father of the late James Evans. James' widow, Florida (Esther Rolle), is happy to welcome the previously exiled "Grandpa" Henry into the Evans household for Thanksgiving dinner. But she begins to have second thoughts when Henry starts spinning webs of lies to entertain the Evans children -- and even worse, he has brought along his live-in girlfriend, Lena (Paulene Myers).