| Season 5, Episode 4 (1d) |
Number (#89) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||August 25, 1977|
|Air date:||October 5, 1977|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / United States|
|Written by:||Austin Kalish & Irma Kalish|
|Directed by:||Gerren Keith|
|Production code:||504 (501d)|
|IMDB||The Evans Get Involved: Part 4 (a.k.a. Meet Penny)|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Alice Ghostley|
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Willona thinks her chances of adopting Penny are bleak because she's unmarried, so Bookman pretends to be her husband for the interview with the social worker.
Willona tries to adopt Penny, but learns she can't because she is single. So, Bookman offers to pose as Willona's husband.
In the concluding episode of Good Times' fifth-season opener "The Evans Get Involved," Willona (Ja'net DuBois) hopes to adopt 10-year-old Penny Gordon (Janet Jackson), but may not be able to do so because she is unmarried. In a misguided effort to help Willona (and, incidentally, to increase her rent), landlord Bookman (Johnny Brown) claims to be her husband. Meanwhile, the Evans children ponder a move to Arizona, the new home of their mother Florida and stepfather Carl.