Awww man. Ja'net Dubois, most notably known as Willona Woods, passed away today at age 74.
We all fell in love with Willona on good times, but we really fell in love with her after that show down with Penny's mom. You remember when Penny's mom married that rich boyfriend and came back. Then Penny had to choose between Willona and going back with her mom?
Willona was like:
That child wakes up at night screaming thinking your abuse, the beatings, the bruises, the cuts, the burns with the hot iron. She ain't gonna forget it. You remember it, I remember it, I hope to God that one day she can finally forget.
Leona (Penny's real mom) was like:
Didn't you see the look in that kid's eyes? She wants to come home with me, it's all those expensive gifts, the tape recorder and the $2500 brass bed. What could you possibly offer to top that?
Willona was like:
Love. And you?
Leona said - I'm here, aren't I?
Willona said: So's the garbage, it don't make no difference.
YAAASSSSS!!!!!! GET HER WILLONA!!! (That's me)
Then Penny was all:
It doesn't matter! *sniff* *sniff* No matter what the court says, no matter what she says, no matter what anyone says, I'll always be with you, Mama!
Whew!!!!! Aint we lucky we got 'em.....GOOOOD TIMEESSS YEEAHAHHHHH
Ja'net Dubois also was the voice of "The Jeffersons" theme song and the humming when the show went off.....but we all knew that right?
She is also credited with being the first African American actress to have a regular role on a soap opera starting as Loretta Allen on the TV soap opera “Love of Life”.
These classic TV shows played such a huge part of our upbringing at a time where not only were there only 5 channels but like 4 black TV shows. Each time we lose someone from one of these classic shows, it feels like a piece of our childhood is gone.
This is no different. RIP.
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