Good Times was a popular spin-off of Maude, itself a spin-off of the popular program All in the Family, and it detailed the trials and tribulations of a family living in the projects on the south side of Chicago. Florida Evans (Esther Rolle), her husbandJames (John Amos), their wisecracking son J.J. (Jimmy Walker, whose Dy-no-mite became a popular 1970s' catchphrase), and neighbor and best friend Willona (Ja'net DuBois) exploited, to great comic effect, subjects such as inflation, unemployment, and bigotry. This two-disc collection contains all 24 classic episodes from the third season, when Good Times tackled topical themes from venereal diseases to the U.S. Bicentennial and plot points like J.J.'s surprising engagement, Thelma's man troubles, Michael'sproblems in school and James buying a gun to protect his family from local crime. This was the final season for star John Amos as the family patriarch.