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The Evans Get Involved

Episode: 600 | Aired:

When a cute little girl follows J.J. to his home, she tells the story of a happy home life which couldn't be further from the truth. Meanwhile, Florida is honeymooning in Arizona.

The Evans Get Involved (Part 1 of 4)

Episode: 086 | Aired: September 21, 1977

When a cute little girl follows J.J. to his home, she tells the story of a happy home life which couldn't be further from the truth. Meanwhile, Florida is honeymooning in Arizona.

The Evans Get Involved (Part 2 of 4)

Episode: 087 | Aired: September 21, 1977

When Penny shows up with a broken arm, Willona, J.J., Thelma and Michael are certain that she is being abused, but they have a hard time finding someone who will believe them.

The Evans Get Involved (Part 3 of 4)

Episode: 088 | Aired: September 28, 1977

Penny and her abusive mother unexpectedly move, which shocks Willona and the kids. When Penny runs away and hides at the Evans household, her mother decides to abandon her.

The Evans Get Involved (Part 4 of 4)

Episode: 089 | Aired: October 05, 1977

Willona thinks her chances of adopting Penny are bleak because she's unmarried, so Bookman pretends to be her husband for the interview with the social worker.

Thelma Moves Out

Episode: 090 | Aired: October 12, 1977

Thelma is anxious to have her own privacy and moves to an apartment that seems more crowded than the one she just left.

Wilona, the Fuzz

Episode: 091 | Aired: October 19, 1977

Willona's new job goes against her morals, but she decides to put her values on the back burner to earn spare money for Penny's ice skating lessons.


Episode: 092 | Aired: November 02, 1977

J.J. and his friends buy a car from Bookman. The problems with the car are not as big as the problem of deciding who gets to drive it next!

Breaker, breaker

Episode: 093 | Aired: November 09, 1977

Michael has fun pretending to be J.J. while using a CB radio. But the girl he meets over the airwaves doesn't disclose everything about herself.

Bye, Bye Bookman

Episode: 094 | Aired: November 16, 1977

The deplorable conditions of the building cause the Evanses and Willona to generate a petition to get Bookman fired. Bookman and his wife create their own scheme to stay in the building.

Thelma's Brief Encounter

Episode: 095 | Aired: December 07, 1977

J.J., Michael, and Willona think that Thelma's new boyfriend is married. J.J. uncovers some shocking information.

Requiem For A Whino

Episode: 096 | Aired: December 14, 1977

Fishbone the wino is convinced that he has no friends. When a mix-up makes everyone think he's dead, he's pleasantly surprised at the number of people who show up at his wake.

Penny's Christmas

Episode: 097 | Aired: December 21, 1977

Penny is desperate to buy Willona a Christmas gift but has no money after her wallet is stolen. Stealing a necklace seems to be her only option, but her actions may land her in foster care.

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Episode: 098 | Aired: January 04, 1978

J.J. has to become the father figure of the Evans household when Michael's disinterested attitude about responsibility lands him and Penny in jail for riding in a stolen car.

Willona's Mr. Right

Episode: 099 | Aired: January 11, 1978

Willona's ex-boyfriend returns to rekindle their romance. But she declines his marriage proposal because his career would cause the family to constantly move. However, Penny feels like a burden and runs away.

JJ And The Boss' Daughter

Episode: 100 | Aired: January 18, 1978

When his boss' daughter expresses her attraction for J.J., he decides to pursue a relationship hoping it will put him in favor with the boss.

Where There's Smoke

Episode: 101 | Aired: January 25, 1978

The mystery of the burned sofa cushion is generating various stories. But Penny seems to be the only one who knows what really happened.

I Had A Dream

Episode: 102 | Aired: January 30, 1978

J.J. fears that a deserved promotion at work is going to go to a white co-worker. Later that night, J.J. dreams of being a white man.

The Boarder

Episode: 103 | Aired: February 06, 1978

The Evanses get a boarder to help pay the rent. But he's hiding a small secret: he's a witness to a crime and is currently in police protection.

JJ's Condition

Episode: 104 | Aired: February 13, 1978

J.J.'s relationship with a married woman causes him to get an ulcer. His condition worsens when he realizes the soon-to-be divorced woman still lives with her husband.

Willona, The Other Woman

Episode: 105 | Aired: February 27, 1978

Bookman's wife, Violet, suspects him of cheating. When she sees him and Willona together on several occasions, she's convinced they're having an affair.

Something Old, Something New

Episode: 106 | Aired: March 13, 1978

Grandpa Evans comes to visit with his fiance and an idea to make them rich. The plan is derailed when his fiance, Lena, chooses to walk out on him because she feels neglected.

Wilona's New Job

Episode: 107 | Aired: March 20, 1978

Willona finally gets a promotion at the boutique, but her boyfriend, Frank, wants her to decline the offer and accept his marriage proposal.

Write On, Thelma

Episode: 108 | Aired: March 27, 1978

Thelma's play is chosen as the production for the neighborhood theater. Her happiness quickly evaporates when she learns that her play will need a complete rewrite.

That's Entertainment, Evans Style

Episode: 109 | Aired: April 03, 1978

The Evans family produces a neighborhood benefit to raise money for a local day care center.