Checking In (1981– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 5 user

The misadventures of Florence Johnson, a hotel maid who was previously seen serving the Jeffersons.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 96 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 Dec 2013
 
a list of 6 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 980 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Checking In" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Checking In (1981– )

Checking In (1981– ) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Checking In.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1981  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs
Maude (1972–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain
Good Times (1974–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis
227 (1985–1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line.

Stars: Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams
Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller
What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

What's Happening is loosely based on the 1975 movie Cooley High written by Eric Monte. Monte created What's Happening and was also a co-creator and writer for the TV series Good Times.

Stars: Haywood Nelson, Ernest Thomas, Danielle Spencer
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music

Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman
Three's Company (1977–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers
Sanford Arms (TV Series 1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Stars: Teddy Wilson, Tina Andrews, John Earl
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Florence Johnston (4 episodes, 1981)
...
 Earl Bellamy (4 episodes, 1981)
...
 Hank Sabatino (4 episodes, 1981)
Jordan Gibbs ...
 Dennis (4 episodes, 1981)
...
 Lyle Block (4 episodes, 1981)
...
 Elena Beltran (4 episodes, 1981)
Edit

Storyline

"All in the Family" (1971) had several spin-offs, but none as popular as "Jeffersons, The" (1975). One of the highlights of the show was the wise-cracking maid, Florence Johnson, who constantly engaged in battles of wits with George Jefferson. In this short-lived spin-off sitcom, we learn she has quit her job as a maid for a career as a housekeeper at a fancy hotel. The show was quickly cancelled due to lack of ratings, however, and Gibbs, Marla returned to the "deluxe apartment in the sky" and explained that the hotel had burned to the ground, and continued to star in "Jeffersons, The" (1975) for the rest of it's run. Written by Bloggers!

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 April 1981 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael J. Fox tried out for a role on this show but was turned down. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Jeffersons (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Checking In"...checked out.
28 December 2005 | by (Phx. Arizona ("Arizona Smells Funny"!- Homer Simpson)) – See all my reviews

Since I just reviewed "Park Place" (the show that was on after this one,on CBS Thursdays:April 9th,16th,23rd & 30th,1981,"4" years before "227".)I figured I'd review this one too. I can't "really" rate it but I do know it was good so I'll give it 8 out of 10.

The set up was this,Florence meets the owner of the St. Fredrick Hotel,located in Manhattan and he hires her to be his executive housekeeper. (In charge of all the other ladies who clean the rooms).

Thus The Jeffersons loses one of it's best characters (temporarily). Co-starring with Marla was M*A*S*H's Larry Linville as the hotel's stuffed shirt manager Lyle Block,basically another Frank Burns role for him,which he was never able to get away from. True to the CBS form at the time,the show was very funny (mostly Florenece's wise-cracks and one-liner insults).

The episode I really remember is the possibility that one of the floors of the hotel is haunted by spirits or ghosts and I remember the end of it where both Linville & Gibbs end up quickly exiting the area,despite having reached the conclusion it's not "spooked".

(Spoiler,kind of:)Despite not being on the air very long,"Checking In" and "Park Place" were yanked off the schedule and Florence returned to, "The Jeffersons". How? The St. Fredrick burns down (off camera),with all barely escaping with their lives! She shows up at George and Lousie's with singed clothes and looking a mess,on top of that her former bosses have hired another housekeeper but after "competing" with each other for the job...she gets her old job back! (Isn't TV great? Ha,ha!)

Lastly,all cast members except Jordan Gibbs,had previously or went on to established careers. Liz Torres later co-starred in "The John Laroquette Show",Ruth Brown was a former 1960's Motown singer,Patrick Collins and Robert Costanzo while not leads have guested on a variety of TV shows and done animated voice work,such as "Fairly Odd Parents".


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
People Want to See This! justvox
Any plans for TV Land to rerun episodes of 'Checking In'?? pinewood23
Discuss Checking In (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?