| Season 5, Episode 5 |
Number (#90) in series (133 episodes)
|Tape date||September 8, 1977|
|Air date:||October 12, 1977|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / United States|
|Written by:||Michael S. Baser & Kim Weiskopf|
|Directed by:||Gerren Keith|
|IMDB||Thelma Moves Out|
Bern Nadette Stanis
|Guest starring:||Hilly Hicks|
Bobby F. Ellerbee
William J. Quinn
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Thelma Moves Out is the fifth episode of Season 5 of Good Times, and the 90th series episode overall. Written by Michael S. Baser and Kim Weiskopf, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on October 12, 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.
After several arguments with JJ and Michael, Thelma decides she has had enough and moves to an apartment on campus. However, Thelma soon wishes she was back home when her roommates prove to be even more irritating than her brothers and soon they all wish that she was back home.
Now that J.J. (Jimmie Walker) is the head of the Evans household, his siblings must endure his new-found dictatorial behavior. Fed up with all this, and craving a degree of privacy, sister Thelma (BernNadette Stanis) moves into her own apartment. But once she meets her three eccentric new roommates, Thelma begins to wonder if "home sweet home" was all that bad.