"J.J. the Teacher (a.k.a. "J.J.'s Favorite Student")"
Season 6, Episode 7
Number (#116) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date September 14, 1978
Air date: October 21, 1978
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Mark Fink
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 607
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Johnny Brown
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Janet Jackson
Ben Powers
Guest starring: Ernest Harden, Jr.
Hal Williams
Rose Parrish
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J.J. the Teacher is the seventh episode of Season 6 of Good Times, and the 116th episode overall. Written by Mark Fink, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on October 21, 1978.


J.J. meets a young student who wants art lessons. Though J.J. offers to teach for free, the boy's father refuses to let him study with J.J.


J.J. holds painting classes in the apartment and Thelma and Michael are tired of it. However, he wants to help one student is having problems at home. His father does not want him painting and is being abusive.

Plot summaryEdit

To bring some much needed money into the Evans household, J.J. begins giving art lessons in his living room. Curious as to why his student Earl (Ernest Harden Jr.) is acting so strangely, J.J. soon learns the terrible truth. Earl's father (Hal Williams) is dead set against his son becoming an artist -- and he's willing to use violence to exert his authority.

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