Friday, April 10, 2015

And then there's (Not) Maude

The show that inspired the name of this website is Good Times, of course. Most people don't remember, however, that the character of Florida Evans started out as a recurring character on Maude.

You can be forgiven for not remembering the link between the shows, however, because Maude is never mentioned on Good Times. In fact, there are numerous plot holes that never get explained on either show. For example, Maude lives in New York State, yet Good Times takes place in Chicago, where Florida Evans is said to have always lived. In Maude, her husband is named Henry and is a firefighter. On Good Times, his name is James and he never mentions having been a firefighter. These inconsistencies never get explained on either show.