The BEST episodes directed by Herbert Kenwith

Willis' Birthday
star
9.12
16 votes

#1 - Willis' Birthday

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 23

Willis is hurt when he thinks his family has forgotten his upcoming birthday. After dropping several unsubtle hints he discovers that not only has everyone remembered, but also his fondest wish has been granted -- a birthday party in his old Harlem neighborhood.

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Willis' Privacy
star
8.89
18 votes

#2 - Willis' Privacy

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 17

To get rid of his pesky little brother, Willis divides the bedroom in half and spends more time at his friend's house.

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Getting Involved
star
8.76
16 votes

#3 - Getting Involved

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 22

When Arnold is witness to a hold up, the robber tries to ensure that the youngster will not identify him.

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The New Landlord
star
8.75
19 votes

#4 - The New Landlord

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 16

The kids devise a scheme hoping to make Arnold convince the new landlord to let the family keep the penthouse.

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Fred's Treasure Garden
star
8.42
30 votes

#5 - Fred's Treasure Garden

Sanford and Son - Season 4 - Episode 11

With Fred in St. Louis, Grady unwittingly serves a salad to Smitty and Hoppy that may contain marijuana leaves.

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The Encyclopedia Hustle
star
8.42
48 votes

#6 - The Encyclopedia Hustle

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 8

An encyclopedia salesman is the last person James wants to see when he comes home from work. However, he softens when he learns the man is blind. This leads James to sign a contract and reads the fine print only after the man leaves.

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Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah
star
8.41
59 votes

#7 - Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 4

To avoid being bused to a white neighborhood, Michael forges his parents' names on a questionnaire.

Thelma's Scholarship
star
8.40
48 votes

#8 - Thelma's Scholarship

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 23

Thelma has a chance at winning a scholarship to an exclusive boarding school in Michigan. However, even before she knows she won, a snobby girl from a fraternity comes around wanting Thelma to join and quickly discovers they just want her because she's black.

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A Little Extra Security
star
8.39
27 votes

#9 - A Little Extra Security

Sanford and Son - Season 4 - Episode 13

After Grady receives an extra Social Security check, he gambles the money away in Las Vegas.

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The Club Meeting
star
8.29
50 votes

#10 - The Club Meeting

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 11

Willis invites his neighborhood club from Harlem to visit, but things get out of hand when he tries to impress them with his new wealth.

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The Family Gun
star
8.27
61 votes

#11 - The Family Gun

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 2

James brings a gun home to protect his family.

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The I.Q. Test
star
8.20
61 votes

#12 - The I.Q. Test

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 7

Michael, one of the brightest boys in his class, comes home with the news that he scored the lowest out of his whole class on an I.Q. test.

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J.J. Becomes a Man (1)
star
8.19
63 votes

#13 - J.J. Becomes a Man (1)

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 2

After his birthday party, J.J. is arrested on suspicion of robbing a liquor store.

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Florida Flips
star
8.12
80 votes

#14 - Florida Flips

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 1

Florida's strange behavior has everyone wondering what the problem might be.

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Springtime in the Ghetto
star
8.09
67 votes

#15 - Springtime in the Ghetto

Good Times - Season 1 - Episode 10

When Michael brings a local wino home, Florida's chances of being named as having the cleanest apartment in the projects are dimmed.

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The 45-Year-Old Man
star
8.00
27 votes

#16 - The 45-Year-Old Man

The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Season 1 - Episode 24

When Lou is fired, Mary goes to confront the station owner, Wild Jack Munroe.

The Trip (1)
star
8.00
16 votes

#17 - The Trip (1)

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 20

The stars of "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Hello, Larry" get together in a special, hilarious hour in which Phillip Drummond realizes that the purchase of a Portland radio station could mean the loss of a job for his old friend Larry Alder.

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J.J. in Trouble
star
7.94
16 votes

#18 - J.J. in Trouble

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 21

After his ex-girlfriend tells him he has V.D., and embarrassed J.J. visits the local clinic.

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Willona's Dilemma
star
7.94
46 votes

#19 - Willona's Dilemma

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 10

Willona fears her new relationship with a deaf man is moving too fast.

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The Houseguest
star
7.91
45 votes

#20 - The Houseguest

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 20

A childhood friend of James' arrives for a visit and quickly his gambling problem becomes an Evans family problem when two hoods show up looking for him to pay off a $5000 debt.

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The Lunch Money Ripoff
star
7.88
50 votes

#21 - The Lunch Money Ripoff

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 24

A bully has been stealing Michael's lunches which prompts James to give him some tips on how to handle the situation. However, Michael surprises everyone with his own tactic, he invites the bully home for the weekend.

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The Family Tree
star
7.88
17 votes

#22 - The Family Tree

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 15

Thelma discovers that James' father is alive and living in Chicago, but James is reluctant to see him.

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The Debutante Ball
star
7.87
52 votes

#23 - The Debutante Ball

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 18

J.J. is enchanted with his new girlfriend, Clarissa, and is all set to take her to a ritzy debutante ball. However, Clarissa has come to the Evans' apartment with some bad news, her parents won't let her go with J.J., citing that they think she's too good for him.

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The Check Up
star
7.86
64 votes

#24 - The Check Up

Good Times - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Evanses become concerned about James's possible hypertension.

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Junior Gets a Patron
star
7.82
74 votes

#25 - Junior Gets a Patron

Good Times - Season 1 - Episode 7

J.J.'s new art sponsor is a criminal whose patronage is unwelcome by James.

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The Mural
star
7.80
56 votes

#26 - The Mural

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 12

J.J. is commissioned by a bank to paint a mural depicting ghetto life.

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Florida Goes to School
star
7.76
51 votes

#27 - Florida Goes to School

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 15

Florida is going to night school hoping to achieve a High School Equivalency diploma, but her working in the daytime and going to school at night puts a strain on her relationship with James.

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The Family Business
star
7.75
44 votes

#28 - The Family Business

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 17

Realizing his mechanical skills, Florida suggests that James open a fix-it shop but when they go to the bank, they're turned down for a loan. This leads James to set up shop right in the apartment, despite a clause in the lease.

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The Enlistment
star
7.74
47 votes

#29 - The Enlistment

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 22

The Evans' family is hit with a double dose of unemployment blues after both James and J.J. lose their jobs. Wanting to support his family, J.J. decides to join the U.S. army.

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Prep School
star
7.74
108 votes

#30 - Prep School

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Mr. Drummond tries to get Arnold and Willis into an exclusive prep school, it turns out to be just a little too exclusive for everyone's tastes.

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Sweet Daddy Williams
star
7.74
23 votes

#31 - Sweet Daddy Williams

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 19

J.J. new patron is Sweet Daddy Williams, the most notorious criminal in the projects.

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J.J.'s Fiancee (2)
star
7.73
15 votes

#32 - J.J.'s Fiancee (2)

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 18

J.J.'s elopement plans are dashed when his girlfriend finds herself needing a fix but without dope.

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J.J. Becomes a Man (2)
star
7.73
59 votes

#33 - J.J. Becomes a Man (2)

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 3

Desperate to raise bail to free J.J., the family considers taking money from a loan shark.

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Operation Florida
star
7.73
55 votes

#34 - Operation Florida

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 3

James insists on a level of care he can't afford when Florida needs a gallbladder operation.

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Florida's Protest
star
7.72
53 votes

#35 - Florida's Protest

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 11

After serving the family meat that makes them sick, Florida organizes a protest against the market and winds up in jail.

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The Windfall
star
7.69
51 votes

#36 - The Windfall

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 12

James finds a bag of robbery loot adding up to $27,000. After some coaxing from Florida, James decides to turn it in. However, what Florida doesn't know is that there was $29,000 in the bag and James kept the other $2000.

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The Gang (1)
star
7.65
54 votes

#37 - The Gang (1)

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 9

J.J. secretly has become a member of the Satan's Knights, a gang who are in the midst of a gang war with the Warlords. Two members and the leader of the Satan's Knights arrive at the Evan's home to escort a scared J.J. to a meeting place where the two gangs are to tangle. However, on the way there they run into James and Florida and a scuffle ensues leaving J.J. shot.

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J.J.'s Fiancee (1)
star
7.64
14 votes

#38 - J.J.'s Fiancee (1)

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 17

J.J. defiantly plans to marry his girlfriend, but he does not know that she is a heroin addict.

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A Place to Die
star
7.63
16 votes

#39 - A Place to Die

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 16

Michael's elderly friend chooses the Evans apartment as the perfect place to draw his last breath.

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My Girl Henrietta
star
7.61
51 votes

#40 - My Girl Henrietta

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 21

The Evans family's joy at finally getting to meet J.J.'s girl Henrietta is shrouded by J.J.'s declaration that his immediate future could include Henrietta and matrimony.

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Mother's Last Visit
star
7.57
109 votes

#41 - Mother's Last Visit

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 3

Mr. Drummond's socialite and rather snobbish mother arrives and finds there's a lot she doesn't like about her son's new sons, but she soon learns a valuable lesson about what's really important in a person.

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The Spanking
star
7.53
104 votes

#42 - The Spanking

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 5

Arnold ignores warnings and continues to drop water balloons from the balcony. Mr. Drummond's decision to punish Arnold for the prank with a spanking becomes a learning lesson for Willis too, when he insists that he be the one to spank Arnold -- but where's Arnold?

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The Girls School (a.k.a.) Garrett's Girls
star
7.53
19 votes

#43 - The Girls School (a.k.a.) Garrett's Girls

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 24

Mrs. Garrett visits Kimberly's school and takes on its pushy principal with surprising results.

The Woman
star
7.50
50 votes

#44 - The Woman

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 12

Mr. Drummond's intention to marry an attractive widow doesn't meet with his children's approval, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly devise a scheme they hope will turn his "romantic" proposal into a disaster.

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Florida the Woman
star
7.50
14 votes

#45 - Florida the Woman

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 22

After Florida's boss takes her out to lunch, she has a confrontation with a jealous James.

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The Break Up
star
7.50
14 votes

#46 - The Break Up

Good Times - Season 3 - Episode 23

Thelma must decide whether to move to California with her fiancé.

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Old Scrapmouth
star
7.50
10 votes

#47 - Old Scrapmouth

The Partridge Family - Season 1 - Episode 16

Dr. Kessler, the family dentist, tells Shirley that Laurie will have to wear braces. Laurie isn't in the best of moods when Shirley breaks the news because her boyfriend, Jerry, was supposed to ask her to go steady that day – but lost his nerve. After hearing about the braces, Laurie is sure Jerry will never ask her. The next day, Laurie returns from the dentist with her mouth full of metal. She broods in her room – refusing to speak unless it's absolutely necessary and then only with her hand over her mouth. Meanwhile, Reuben shows up... proudly announcing that he's set up an appearance on the nationwide Wink Burgess TV Show, which will be taped the following day. The thought of being on coast-to-coast television horrifies Laurie, but she agrees to do the show. The next day, Wink Burgess and his entire crew arrive for the taping. When Burgess tells Laurie to smile for the camera, she storms out of the house in tears and hides in the bus. Jerry, who's been hanging around mustering his

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The Social Worker
star
7.48
89 votes

#48 - The Social Worker

Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 - Episode 2

Arnold's eavesdropping leads to trouble when a misunderstanding causes Willis and him to think that Mr. Drummond no longer wants them around; he has heard Drummond tell a social worker that "black children belong with black families."

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Once a Thief
star
7.48
21 votes

#49 - Once a Thief

Sanford and Son - Season 4 - Episode 15

Lamont's visiting ex-con friend has Grady on high alert.

The Nude
star
7.42
53 votes

#50 - The Nude

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 16

A woman aks J.J. to paint a nude portrait of her as a birthday gift for her husband. However, Florida has a hard time understanding why a woman would pose in the nude and why she has to pose in the Evans' apartment.

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