| Season 6, Episode 9 |
Number (#118) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||October 12, 1978|
|Air date:||December 2, 1978|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / United States|
|Written by:||Michael G. Moye|
|Directed by:||Gerren Keith|
|IMDB||J.J. and the Plumber's Helper|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Bever-Leigh Banfield|
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Leoda Richards (uncredited)
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J.J. and the Plumber's Helper is the ninth episode of Season 6 of Good Times, and also the 118th series episode overall. Written by Michael G. Moye, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on December 2, 1978.
J.J.'s ex-girlfriend is visiting and plans an expensive night of romance. J.J. can't pay for the evening because he just lost his job.
JJ's former girlfriend Vanessa is back in town, and she still has expensive taste. JJ does not want to tell her that he is out of work and cannot afford to take her out all the time. Bookman's assistant is interested in JJ.
After a four-week hiatus, Good Times returned to CBS's Wednesday-night schedule with this episode. Sheryl Lee Ralph guest stars as Vanessa Blake, an old girlfriend of unemployed J.J. Evans (Jimmie Walker). Afraid to tell Vanessa that he's out of work, J.J. suffers a thousand deaths as his high-maintenance sweetie pressures him into taking her on a very expensive date.