One Day there will be Good Times in Chicago

One Day there will be Good Times in Chicago

Perhaps it is the vintage afro that Thelma wore, or the closeness of the Evans family that draws me in, but I love the show Good Times.  Though the actors supposedly expressed disapproval of the negative and hopeless story lines, Good Times remains a classic fictional account of ghetto life in Chicago during the 1970s. Though the show was meant to depict project life in Chicago, it was actually filmed in a studio in Hollywood.  Despite the separate location, the writers were able to replicate many historical facts that still exist about Chicago: politics, poverty, crime, and segregation.  Sadly, some of the same story lines that were relevant in the 1970s are still very much relevant today.  However dismal the reports seem, I am optimistic that we are on the verge of a NEW Chicago; a city that will set the example for urban renewal for other Midwest cities that are also plagued with violence and poverty.  I am somehow optimistic that there are some Good Times on the horizon.

Good Times. 
Any time you meet a payment. 
Good Times. 
Any time you need a friend. 
Good Times. 
Any time you're out from under. 

Not getting hastled, not getting hustled. 
Keepin' your head above water, 
Making a wave when you can. 

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