Season 5, Episode 7
Number (#92) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date September 29, 1977
Air date: November 2, 1977
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Michael S. Baser & Kim Weiskopf (teleplay)
Bill Freedman & Al Schwartz (story / teleplay)
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 507
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Cast Information
Starring: Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Janet Jackson
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Johnny Brown
Guest starring: Larry Beecham
Earl Billings
T.K. Carter
Randy Martin
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Wheels is the seventh episode of Season 5 of Good Times, and the 92nd series episode overall. Written as a teleplay by Bill Freedman, Al Scwhartz, Michael S. Basr and Kim Weiskopf from an original story wrtitten by Freedman and Schwartz, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on November 2, 1977.


J.J. and his friends buy a car from Bookman. The problems with the car are not as big as the problem of deciding who gets to drive it next!


JJ and three friends buy Bookman's 1954 DeSoto.

Plot summaryEdit

Shifty landlord Nathan Bookman (Johnny Brown) sells a dilapidated used car to J.J. (Jimmie Walker) and his friends. This joint-ownership setup results in a great deal of ill will when the buddies argue over who can drive the car, and when it can be driven. As the story rolls merrily along, it's a toss-up as to which will fall apart first: the partnership, or the car.

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