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Old 05-04-2003, 04:05 AM   #26
jehobden
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From what I remember about the E! True Hollywood Story of Good Times, co-creator Eric Monte originally created Good Times with Michael Evans back around 1971 or 1972 as a show called The Black Family, about a black family whose last name happened to be Black. CBS and Norman Lear probably took that concept and transferred the Maude character Florida Evans into it. I cannot remember ever seeing the first episode of Good Times, so I do not know how Florida ended up in Chicago instead of New York. Also, while John Amos played Florida's husband in Maude as well as Good Times, his first name in Maude was Henry, not James.
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