May 20, 2016
paid homage to Good Times during Wednesday’s season finale. Well since we currently air it, we had to get in the mix and figure out whom we’d cast if we had to use characters from TV One and other vintage shows on our network.
Penny – Shante, “Here We Go Again”
Okay, so Shante may not be as innocent as the real
(pregnancy scare and all) but she’s still super cute. Penny
LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 1: Actresses Janet Jackson (left) and Ja’net Dubois appear in a scene from the CBS television comedy series “GOOD TIMES” in 1974 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
Willona — Loretta, “Here We Go Again”
The self-avowed “Glam-ma” would make the perfect apartment pal because she’d always be down for a Shondaland girl’s night in.
American actors, from left, Ralph Carter, Ja’net DuBois, and BernNadette Stanis in a scene from the television series ‘Good Times,’ Los Angeles, California, late 1970s. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Bookman — Overton, “Living Single”
With his cute smile and laid-back charm, Obie could fix our pipes any day.
Portrait of the cast of the television show ‘Good Times,’ Los Angeles, California, September 29, 1977. Pictured are, front row, American actors Jimmie Walker, BernNadette Stanis, and Janet Jackson; back row, Ralph Carter, Ja’net DuBois, and Johnny Brown. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Michael – Terrence, “A Different World”
Equal parts radical and live (like waaaaaay too live) Terrence would put the hip in a Hip Hop version of Michael…Africa-shaped necklaces and all.
LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 25: GOOD TIMES cast members (from left) Jimmie Walker (as ‘J.J.’), John Amos (as James Evans), Ralph Carter (as Michael Evans) and BernNadette Stanis (as Thelma Evans) . 1975. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
A DIFFERENT WORLD — Pictured: Cory Tyler as Terrence Johann Taylor — Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
Thelma — Kelly, “Born Again Virgin”
Kelly is smart and sassy and would be the best annoyingly over-achieving sister to have.
Florida — Rochelle Rock “Everybody Hates Chris”
Imagine Rochelle being a no-nonsense mom, raising her family the best way she knows how in the hood. Oh wait…
From left, American actors Ralph Carter, Esther Rolle (1920 – 1998), John Amos, Jimmie Walker, and BernNadette Stanis gather in the kitchen in a scene from the television show ‘Good Times,’ Los Angeles, California, 1975. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 1: “Everybody Hates Funerals” — Jimmie Walker guest stars as Rochelle’s (Tichina Arnold, right) father Gene, who unexpectedly dies at the dinner table while in town for a visit in EVERBODY HATES CHRIS on UPN. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)
JJ — Rickey Smiley, “Rickey Smiley For Real”
He already has the hat. IJS.
American actor Jimmie Walker (as J.J. Evans Jr) (right) reacts with concern to actor Dennis Howard (as ‘White J.J.), dressed similarly to Walker, in a scene from an episode of the television series ‘Good Times’ entitled ‘I Had a Dream,’ Los Angeles, California, 1978. The episode was originally broadcast on January 30, 1978. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
James — Fred Sanford, “Sanford and Son”
Let’s keep it real; the bills still wouldn’t get paid with Fred at the helm.
American actors John Amos and Esther Rolle (1920 – 1998) in a scene from the television show ‘Good Times,’ Los Angeles, California, 1975. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
SANFORD AND SON — Season 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Redd Foxx as Fred G. Sanford, Demond Wilson as Lamont Sanford (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)