"The Evans' Dilemma"
Season 6, Episode 22
Number (#131) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date December 14, 1978
Air date: September 18, 1979
Network/Country: Syndication / United States
Written by: Michael G. Moye (teleplay)
& Cecil M. Brown (teleplay / story)
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 622
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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: Daryl Keith Roach
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The Evans' Dilemma was the 22nd episode of Season 6 of Good Times, also the 131st overall series episode. Written by Michael G. Moye and Cecil M. Brown as a teleplay from a story written by Brown, the episode, which was originally scheduled to serve as the series finale, was directed by Gerren Keith; it aired in syndication on September 18, 1979.


Keith is acting very bizarre, but his odd behavior has little to do with stress from looking for work. No one knows he's hiding a bad drinking problem.


The family is puzzled by Keith's sudden mood swings until they find out that he is secretly hitting the bottle.

Plot summaryEdit

The family is concerned about the mercurial behavior of Thelma's husband, Keith (Ben Powers). They are aware that he is frustrated about losing out on a lucrative pro football contract, and his difficulty in landing a good job. What they don't know is that Keith has begun drinking -- and drinking a lot.

Note: Originally slated to air during Good Times' sixth season, this is one of three episodes that were never telecast by CBS, though all have been included in the series' syndication package.

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