Nostalgia struck, like crisp nails on a chalkboard, when a local radio show was gearing up to interview Jimmie Walker. Who can forget the lanky yet lovable J.J. from Good Times! The morning show jocks had heard about Jimmie's reluctance to belt out his signature "Dy-No-Mite!" catch phrase. But, then again, isn't that like going to a Dexy's Midnight Runners show and they refuse to do Come On Eileen? Anyway, knowing that, lo and behold, it winds up that all you have to do get Jimmie to get in touch with his GT roots is to ask him for his website address.
DynomiteJJ.com is where Jimmie officially resides. Attractive site design. You have some personality conflicts here and there (the Q&A is especially awkward as the questions are asked in first person but responded to in third person).
But he also produces some surprisingly conservative politcal commentary. He's against affirmative action. He's for the death penalty. Rush Limbaugh Look Out! He's also got one third person commentary on dating wedged into the first person perspectives.
The site, is at:
THE "FF TALLY"
Site Design: 5 Stars - Flows well and pleasing to the eye
Site Content: 4 Stars-
Check out David Letterman in a 1979 comedian basketball team photo shoot! While Jimmie could beef up the photo gallery the more pressing need is to decide whether the site's voice should be in first or third person -- then be consistent. That would be Dy-No-Mite!
Self-Humiliation Level: 1 Star-
Autographs are a fair $5 (see that, Jerry Mathers!) and he's got a frank FAQ section where he concedes that he would love to get back in front of the camera if the right script comes in and how he hasn't kept touch with the rest of the cast, including Janet "Penny" Jackson. Despite initial fears, Jimmie's ego is held in check. Cool beans for this Once Famous.