"Good Times" Stomach Mumps (TV Episode 1978) - IMDb
Good Times (1974–1979)
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Stomach Mumps 

When Willona learns that one of Penny's friends is pregnant, she explains the situation to the 11-year-old - that her friend has a case of the 'stomach mumps'. Florida urges Willona to tell... See full summary »

Director:

Gerren Keith

Writers:

Eric Monte (created by), Mike Evans (created by) (as Michael Evans) | 5 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 Anderson (as Bern Nadette Stanis)
Johnny Brown ... Nathan Bookman
Janet Jackson ... Millicent 'Penny' Woods
Ben Powers ... Keith Anderson
Jimmie Walker ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
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When Willona learns that one of Penny's friends is pregnant, she explains the situation to the 11-year-old - that her friend has a case of the 'stomach mumps'. Florida urges Willona to tell Penny the truth, putting a strain on the rekindled friendship. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52748@yahoo.com>

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Alternate title: "Penny and the Facts of Life." See more »

Goofs

Willona tells Florida that Penny is 13 years old. Less than 1 year ago when Willona got her in "The Evans Get Involved, Part 4", Penny was only 9 years old, while the rest of the characters are only one year older, instead of 4 to match the story. See more »

Quotes

Willona: [about Penny] If I tell her about sex before she's ready she'll go out and do it.
Florida: Since when did knowing about sex make kids rush into it? It's not knowing that does it.
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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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Such a lot of it going around
26 December 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Stomach Mumps" opens with newlywed husband Keith serenading wife Thelma with his impression of Jerry Lewis, while Florida prepares to tackle another day in the laundry. Willona has become agitated over one of Penny's friends becoming pregnant at age 13, worried over her daughter growing up too fast. Florida tries to explain how parents are ultimately responsible for teaching their children all the good things about sex, rather than having them learning all the wrong things in the streets. When Penny mentions her friend, Willona describes the condition as 'stomach mumps,' much to Florida's dismay. Florida rips into her longtime friend as Mother Goose: "little lady who lives in a shoe, got one child and don't know what to do!" Only after Penny is nearly molested in the hallway does Willona come to her senses and take her daughter home for a much needed conversation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1978 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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