"The Evans Get Involved: Part 4 (a.k.a. Meet Penny)"
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)
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Cast Information
Starring: Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Janet Jackson
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Johnny Brown
Guest starring: Alice Ghostley
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The Evans Get Involved: Part 4 is the fourth episode of Season 5, and the eighty-ninth overall. of Good Times. It is the final part of a season opening four-episode story arc. Written by Austin and Irma Kalish, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on October 5, 1977.


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.

Plot summaryEdit

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.

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