Checking In (1981– )

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

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 Florence Johnston (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Earl Bellamy (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Hank Sabatino (4 episodes, 1981)
Jordan Gibbs ...
 Dennis (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Lyle Block (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Elena Beltran (4 episodes, 1981)
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"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!

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

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An Okay Spin-Off!
23 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember when the network gave Marla Gibbs her own show as Florence Johnston who worked in a posh hotel with Ruth Brown and Liz Torres in the housekeeping department. Of course, Marla was much better on The JEffersons and when the show got canceled that Marla was welcome back on the Jeffersons. it proved how much she meant to the cast as wisecracking sidekick to Isabel Sanford and Sherman Hemsley as the Jeffersons in their upscale New York City apartment. Of course, the show never lasted long even with Marla Gibbs as Florence Johnston in her own series. Fortunately, she had gained sitcom stardom on 227 playing straight to Jackee's character. As Florence Johnston, Marla Gibbs was outstanding as the maid that you just love to hate and learn to love at the same time. Florence was never more truthful, honest, or kinder than when she was the with the Jeffersons. Thank God, the show did get canceled and we got Flo back.


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