Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Season five of Good Times opened with a multipart story, introducing new series regular Janet Jackson. In part one, J.J. Evans (Jimmie Walker) finds that he has been followed home by ten-year-old Penny Gordon (Janet Jackson). Making herself at home in the Evans apartment, Penny arouses the family suspicions with her highly fanciful -- and obviously self-protective -- stories of her own home life. Part one of "The Evans Get Involved" originally aired as a 60-minute "special" episode, which has since been re-edited into two separate half-hours for syndication purposes.