Yeah, I’m trying to figure this one out myself. Usually I complain that Hollywood has this weird obsession with doing live-action versions of shows and concepts created with animation in mind, but here’s a case of the reverse being true as they want to make a cartoon out of Good Times. The original show was a live-action sitcom about a black family trying to escape poverty, focusing the maid from the show Maude, which was about the cousin of Edith Bunker from All In The Family. Yes, it was a spin-off of a spin-off that took the same idea that Perfect Strangers did with Family Matters by spinning off a popular character into her own series by showing her with her family. I wonder if that makes JJ Evans their Steve Urkel?
Good luck, Norman Lear. Animated spin-offs of shows are rarely even close to being as good as the sitcom they’re based on.