|In the 5th season of the popular sitcom, J.J. Finds himself the man of the house and sassy neighbor willona adopts an abused girl, penny.|
Editor's NoteThis spin-off of the series MAUDE, which was itself spun off from ALL IN THE FAMILY, was a popular show from the 1970s that featured a family struggling to get by in the ghetto of South Chicago. Originally focused upon Florida Evans (Esther Rolle) as the matriarch of the family, the fifth season saw her departure due to creative differences. The story now centers around J.J. (Jimmie Walker) and Willona (Ja'net DuBois), and sees the arrival of a young, abused girl, Penny (Janet Jackson), whom Willona adopts. Willona's boyfriend Frank launches a campaign to convince her to marry him, while J.J. "dy-no-MITE" Evans engages in a few dalliances with the ladies, and is ever-ready with a new and unlikely get-rich-quick scheme.
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