| Season 2, Episode 12 |
Number (#25) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||October 10, 1974|
|Air date:||December 3, 1974|
|Written by:||Allan Mannings|
|Directed by:||Herbert Kenwith|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Alvin Childress|
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The Windfall is the twelfth episode of Season 2 of Good Times and the twenty-fifth series episode overall. The episode, which was written by Allan Mannings and directed by Herbert Kenwith, first aired on CBS-TV, premiering on December 3, 1974.
James stumbles on a bag containing $27,000 of stolen money. He wants to keep it but Florida convinces him to take the money to the police. No good deed goes unpunished - James d
James comes across a bag containing a claimed $27,000 in stolen money and turns it into the police. The Evanses are quickly hassled by ghetto neighbors, strangers and people they thought were their friends about James' good deed. However that's nothing compared to Florida's reaction when James reveals that the bag actually contained $29,000, and that he kept $2,000 to help his family get out of the slums once and for all.
Plot Summary Edit
James finds a bag of robbery loot adding up to $27,000. After some coaxing from Florida, James decides to turn it in. However, what Florida does not know is that there was $29,000 in the bag and James kept the other $2,000. James has no regrets especially after the only reward he was given was a $50 gift certificate for the supermarket.