"The Witness"
Season 6, Episode 10
Number (#119) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date September 28, 1978
Air date: December 9, 1978
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Joseph Bonaduce (teleplay) & Bruce Howard (teleplay / story)
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 610
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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: Theodore Wilson
Beverly Hope Atkinson
William Lanteau
Bubba Smith
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The Witness is the tenth episode of Season 6 of Good Times and also the 119th episode overall. Written by Joseph Bonaduce and Bruce Howard as a teleplay from an original story written by Howard, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV; it originally aired on December 9, 1978.


J.J. witnesses a car accident between Keith and Savannah, Sweet Daddy Williams' girlfriend. Though it was clearly Savannah's fault, Sweet Daddy forces J.J. to keep his mouth shut, regardless of Keith's injuries.


J.J. could pay dearly for witnessing an auto accident.

Plot summaryEdit

J.J. (Jimmie Walker) is the only witness to a car accident involving his brother-in-law, Keith (Ben Powers), and girl named Savannah (Beverly Hope Atkinson). Keith naturally expects J.J. to tell the whole truth as to what he saw. But J.J. is also under intense pressure from Savannah's boyfriend, thuggish loan shark Sweet Daddy Williams (Teddy Wilson), to come up with a different story -- or else.

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