| Season 2, Episode 19 |
Number (#32) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||January 23, 1975|
|Air date:||February 11, 1975|
|Written by:||Bob Fisher & Phil Naples (teleplay/story)|
Alan Mannings (story)
|Directed by:||Herbert Kenwith|
|IMDB||The Dinner Party (a.k.a. Dog Food Lover)|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Frances Foster|
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The Dinner Party is the nineteenth episode of Season 2 of Good Times and the thirty-second series episode overall. Written as a teleplay by Bob Fisher, Phil Naples and Alan Mannings from a story by Mannings, the episode, directed by Herbert Kenwith, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 11, 1975.
The Evanses suspect their elderly neighbor is surviving on dog food. They invite her over for dinner but are faced with a dilemma when she insists on bringing the meatloaf.
Brief Summary Edit
An elderly resident of the projects appears to be living on pet food after Michael takes out her garbage. The Evans family's attempt to do something for her is complicated when she brings a meat loaf to dinner and the kids suspect it is made from dog food.
Florida and James decided to ask their friend Gertie Vincent to give Thelma singing lessons with the money they have leftover after paying their monthly bills. Unfortunately, they find out that Gertie has retired from giving voice lessons. They then find out through Wilona that the reason Gertie retired is due to the fact that for every two dollars she brings in through her teaching the government takes away one. However, they are in for more of a shock when they find out that things have gotten so bad for her that she is now forced to eat pet food. The Evanses decide to invite her over for dinner to help her out. However, when she brings meatloaf that she made, they are afraid that she is feeding them pet food.