| Season 4, Episode 21 |
Number (#82) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||February 10, 1977|
|Air date:||March 2, 1977|
|Written by:||Sid Dorfman|
|Directed by:||Gerren Keith|
|IMDB||My Son, the Father|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Moses Gunn|
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My Son, the Father is the twenty-first episode of Season 4 of Good Times, and also the 82nd series episode overall. Written by Sid Dorfman, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on March 2, 1977.
J.J. plans on taking Michael to a father-son dinner. But when he learns that Carl is taking him, his feelings are crushed.
Michael's school is holding a father/son dinner. JJ assumes he will go with Michael as a father figure. Micheal tells JJ that he has already asked Carl to be his stand-in-father.
Having unofficially assumed the mantle of surrogate father to his younger brother Michael (Ralph Carter), J.J. (Jimmie Walker) cockily assumes that Michael will ask him to go to a father-son dinner. But when Michael chooses Carl (Moses Gunn) as his guest instead, J.J. goes ballistic. As a result, Michael and Carl join forces to deflate J.J.'s ever-expanding ego.