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Fresh Black Girls: Thelma from Good Times!

2 July 2007 4 Comments

I can’t say enough about BernNadette Stanis aka Thelma Evans. She was always so dope because aside from just being pretty, she was so sweet but always got with J.J.’s old beanpole jokes. She may be the most desired black woman in the history of television (except for maybe Lisa Turtle) – she had that African bigamist boyfriend, then old Lou Gosset Junior who wanted to marry her, all of these other random boyfriends, then finally Keith, the football star. When he was all unemployed and hiding vodka in the back of the toilet and she packed up his stuff and kicked him out I was like “Yeah Girl!” because who ever heard of a project chick kicking her ex-football player husband OUT of the ghetto? Her jeans and lil’ plaid shirts always fit all fly, and her hair was the most successful press n curl/blowout combo in black history. She still looks good, too.


  • Joy said:

    Just want to agree with you about thelma always being fly. funny how lou gossett played her boyfriend one season and her uncle the next. who woulda thought?

  • Julian said:

    And she was still fly in the “Black Nostaljack!”


    Thembi, does this make you the Camp Lo of the blogosphere?

  • Blogxilla said:

    Themla was my girlfriend until i realized that Good Times was a re-run when it came on after school in 7th grade!!! Ode to Thelma

  • before the mayflower said:

    On Good Times, Thelma was always characterized with a little more dignity than J.J.

    I like to think that it reflected her true nature.

    With a paltry number of black women on the air at the time, BernNadette Stanis stood out as one the great beauties of her day.

    I’m glad that I got to know her, even if it was through the character she played on T.V.

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