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Dyn-o-mite! TV classic Good Times is heading to the big screen

04.27.2015

If you are a fan of classic sitcoms being turned into feature films, then this news is for you. Good Times, the classic heart-warming sitcom about a family living in a Chicago housing project, is being adapted as a feature film by Kenya Barris. Barris hit it big with his sitcom Black-ish airing on ABC about an upscale African-American family dealing with the day to day, so naturally he is a great fit for the material.

Good Times aired for five seasons in the mid-1970s and was set in the turbulent 1960s. It was a spin-off of Maude which was itself a spin-off of All in the Family which was itself a remake of a British sitcom. So, you know, this makes perfect sense. Good Times has been in eternal syndication so odds are you have seen at least one episode while sick at home from school or while unemployed. It is best remembered as the show that featured the memorable character of Jimmie Walker who played J.J. on the show. His Urkel-esque catchphrase, "Dyn-o-mite!", ranks as one of the most lasting (and annoying) in television history.

This news is a bit surprising only in that the recent trend has been in bringing films and old series back to television rather than adapting for the big screen. Good Times is an odd choice for a feature film unless they decide to go the route of THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE and spoof the genre. Whether this gets out of the scripting phase remains to be seen.

Source: Deadline

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10:58PM on 04/27/2015
In my best Scottish Robin Williams impersonation...Fuck no!!
In my best Scottish Robin Williams impersonation...Fuck no!!
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8:05PM on 04/27/2015

WTF

In the words of Batstud....Jesus Christ!!
In the words of Batstud....Jesus Christ!!
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7:02PM on 04/27/2015
So I'm assuming Kevin Hart will be in this??
So I'm assuming Kevin Hart will be in this??
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4:27PM on 04/27/2015
Oh good! Because we definitely needed this to happen...
Oh good! Because we definitely needed this to happen...
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3:45PM on 04/27/2015
Christ.
Christ.
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3:45PM on 04/27/2015

"We really want to watch this forgotten 1970's sitcom as a feature film!"

said no one ever. That said, the success of these things always lie in the execution.
said no one ever. That said, the success of these things always lie in the execution.
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