"Thelma Moves Out"
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
Production code: 505
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Cast Information
Starring: Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Janet Jackson
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Johnny Brown
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 Timesand 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.

Plot summaryEdit

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.

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