Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Original Good Times Cast Launches Kickstarter Campaign


Last year it was announced that a feature length film based on the 70s TV series Good Times was in the works [click here if you missed that].

Now the surviving members of the original cast have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help finance their own Good Times movie...

The project is being billed as a docu-drama-comedy and is not a reboot but picks up on where the Evans family is now.

The entire cast including Bernadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker, John Amos, Ralph Carter, Ja’Net DuBois and Johnny 'Bookman' Brown are all on board. Ester Rolle died in 1998.

You can go here to support.


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

No. Never the same twice.

Anonymous said...

hell i watched the reruns, go for it!

Anonymous said...

Are they going to pretend that Florida is away, like they did with James, or will they mention that she is no longer among the living and go from there? Thelma's broke down football player husband from the show died in real life, too. Did they finally get out of the hood? What about Penny? So many questions. #ineedanswers

Mrs. MKS said...

Penny is 'away', probably living abroad in some remote area (because they know Janet Jackson won't participate in this mess). Wilona will probably talk to her on the phone at some point during the movie, but we'll never see her. James is a widowed and he'll speak fondly of Florida during the movie. Thelma is divorced with grown kids, OR they'll get some other dude to play Keith, since he wasn't one of the pivotal, original characters anyway. I got it all figured out. LOL I'll watch the movie if it's ever released!

Anonymous said...

Ummm ARE WE GO ACT LIKE JAMES DIDNT DIE IN THE ORIGINAL TV SERIES IN AN ACCIDENT.

I'm only 25 and I know that!

So how are they gonna explain him coming back?

And why does Michael look older than everybody when he was the youngest...

I wanna see this but it looks like its gonna be low budget and all over the place!

Anonymous said...

Will Michael still be a pro-Black activist and JJ still a coon?

GG said...

LMMFAO @ 11:06 and 11:16

Anonymous said...

Michael looks INCREDIBLE!

Anonymous said...

If Janet gets on board she can pay for the whole dam thing so there's no need for a kickstarter.

Anonymous said...

love me some Thelma. i hope they have a rent party with a talent show! Gerties garbage can filled with dog food cans... ... Oh no!!!!!!!!... crying wanda, fishbone, sweet daddy, sweet daddys main lady was a mess, penny's mama, new the wineO, looting lenny.. if he aint got it there aint any....

Anonymous said...

Yall really care what these old fogies are up to?

Anonymous said...

I am sick of this chit - look if you can't get traditional financing do not expect your loyal supporters to foot the bill for you to make earnings on a product you intend to sell back to the very people who bank rolled it..... GET A PHUCKING JOB PAY YOUR OWN WAY STOP BEGGING

Anonymous said...

@11:16am
John Amos could instead play James long lost twin brother who comes to stay with the family after being incarcerated
The story line could show he entrance back into society
lol

HELLO, IT'S ME said...

l e t i t g o!

HELLO, IT'S ME said...

l e t i t g o!

My opinion said...

I'm in tears over here .......................I was wondering how Mrs. MKS had it all worked out when James died on the show..........I'm all in and here for it. But I have to agree I'm bout sick of people begging for money when they want to do something that they are going to make money off of? I'll donate as long as I can get a cut off the back end..........

My opinion said...

I'm in tears over here .......................I was wondering how Mrs. MKS had it all worked out when James died on the show..........I'm all in and here for it. But I have to agree I'm bout sick of people begging for money when they want to do something that they are going to make money off of? I'll donate as long as I can get a cut off the back end..........

Anonymous said...

In my Florida Evans voice:

damn Damn DAMN!

Anonymous said...

no one wants this old negro type slapstuck. just like us always willing to go backwards f the entire cast

JAMAICA said...

I dont care what anyone says....its bcuz of FLORIDA why they didnt make it out the hood. The Black Jesus painting brought them luck...she had them take it down. James had a good job in Alaska...she didnt want him to go. JJ had the bookie business, she made him stop. James found the big bag of cash, she made him take it back. JJ was painting for Big Daddy, she made him stop. James old army buddy was running that church scam....she made him stop...They had the commercial with the Vitamin drink, she didnt let them do it bcuz it had alcohol in it....they couldve gotten a couple dollars and made it out but NOOOOOOOOO.........

Anonymous said...

@4:18,I agree. Florida was a crab.

Anonymous said...

nope

Anonymous said...

They trying to TLC us but NOPE...not gon happen again.

Anonymous said...

@418 - But she did let them sell irregular drawers out of their apartment to people off the streets LOL.

It's not a bad idea but not with crowdfunding. Tboz might have messed that up for a lot of people with a good idea but can't (or won't) go through the studio system.

Anonymous said...

Do a stage play, take it on tour, make a DVD of it, then let it go.

Mrs. MKS said...

11:16!!!!! OMG, how could I forget that JAMES DIED?? Damn, Damn,DAAAAMN!!!

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