Good Times (1974–1979)
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Evans Versus Davis 

A local politician wants JJs help for his campaign. Since JJ does not like the man, he refuses. The politician threatens to have them evicted from their apartment.

Director:

Gerren Keith

Writers:

Eric Monte (created by), Mike Evans (created by) (as Michael Evans) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Esther Rolle ... Florida Evans
Ja'net DuBois ... Willona Woods (as Ja'net Du Bois)
Ralph Carter ... Michael Evans
BernNadette Stanis ... Thelma Evans (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman
Albert Reed Albert Reed ... Alderman Fred Davis
Bill Cobbs ... George Gillard
Dorothy Butts Dorothy Butts ... Margaret Gillard
Reginald Farmer Reginald Farmer ... Heckler
Tony Burton ... Aide
Elroy Davis Elroy Davis ... 1st Man
Floyd Wales Jr. Floyd Wales Jr. ... 2nd Man
Frances E. Nealy Frances E. Nealy ... Woman (as Frances Nealy)
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A local politician wants JJs help for his campaign. Since JJ does not like the man, he refuses. The politician threatens to have them evicted from their apartment.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

While Florida is reading the newspaper at the kitchen table, several camera shots of the kitchen reveal that the broom and mop are nailed to the wall. There is nothing holding up the handles and a nail or screw head can be seen. See more »

Soundtracks

Good Times
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Performed by James Gilstrap and Blinky (as Blinky Williams)
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Albert Reed returns as Alderman Davis
20 December 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Evans Versus Davis" opens with JJ receiving an award for best contemporary art, unable to see it on television sue to the death of the Evans' old set. Dropping by to offer congratulations is Alderman Fred Davis (Albert Reed, second of six), who wants JJ to represent him with the city's youth, and when Florida puts her foot down Davis has her family evicted. The prospective tenants are ecstatic to look over the Evans apartment, willing to take a chance on the untrustworthy Davis because of the improvement on their current home. Now JJ has no choice but to speak on behalf of the Alderman's reelection campaign, which he chooses as an opportunity to 'pluck that turkey!' Albert Reed's corrupt Davis was introduced in "The Politicians," and would return in four more episodes.


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