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Release Date:
9 April 1981 (USA) See more »
The misadventures of Florence Johnson, a hotel maid who was previously seen serving the Jeffersons. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast [6])

Marla Gibbs ... Florence Johnston (4 episodes, 1981)

Patrick Collins ... Earl Bellamy (4 episodes, 1981)

Robert Costanzo ... Hank Sabatino (4 episodes, 1981)
Jordan Gibbs ... Dennis (4 episodes, 1981)

Larry Linville ... Lyle Block (4 episodes, 1981)

Liz Torres ... Elena Beltran (4 episodes, 1981)

Series Directed by
Jack Shea (4 episodes, 1981)
Series Writing credits
Mike Milligan (4 episodes, 1981)
Jay Moriarty (4 episodes, 1981)
Bob Bendetson (2 episodes, 1981)
Howard Bendetson (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Patricia Fass Palmer .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1981)
Series Other crew
Bernard F. Basley .... stage manager (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Michael J. Fox tried out for a role on this show but was turned down.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off from "The Jeffersons" (1975)See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Short-lived but very funny, 26 May 2004
Author: Katz5 from Arlington, VA

This spin-off of The Jeffersons came out about 8 years before Marla Gibbs' second series, "227." I remember watching Checking In in the early 80s and even remember the theme song. It was funny and entertaining. There was one episode that was actually sort of scary, involving a flute-playing ghost that haunted one of the rooms in the old hotel. I would like to see this forgotten TV show resurrected on TV Land or Nick at Night, or maybe a special DVD release. Other lost, short-lived classics of the late 70s/early 80s I'd like to see--"It's a Living," about the friends who worked on top of the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown LA; "All's Fair," with Bernadette Peters; "On Our Own," with Bess Armstrong; "Best of the West," an amusing big budget comedy/western series. Sometimes the best, and most intelligent, TV shows never get a chance!

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