| Season 5, Episode 17 |
Number (#102) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||November 3, 1977|
|Air date:||January 30, 1978|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / United States|
|Written by:||Jim Rogers|
|Directed by:||Gerren Keith|
|IMDB||I Had a Dream|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Sorrell Booke|
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I Had a Dream is the seventeenth episode of Season 5 Good Times, and also the 102nd series episode overall. Written by Jim Rogers, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, first airing on January 30, 1978.
J.J. fears that a deserved promotion at work is going to go to a white co-worker. Later that night, J.J. dreams of being a white man.
JJ feels like he is not going anywhere at his job with responsibilities or a promotion. He thinks it is because he is black. He dreams he is white and we see what he thinks can happen for him.
Good Times moved from Wednesday to Monday evening with this episode, in which J.J. (Jimmy Carter) loses out on a job promotion. Another employee at the ad agency intimates that J.J. would have gotten the move-up had he been a different color. The result: J.J. has a dream in which he has turned white, whereupon series regular Jimmie Walker relinquishes his customary role to Caucasian comic actor Dennis Howard.