227 (1985–1990)

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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.

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 Pearl Shay (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Mary Jenkins (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Lester Jenkins (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Rose Lee Holloway (113 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Brenda Jenkins (106 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Sandra Clark (99 episodes, 1985-1989)
Curtis Baldwin ...
 Calvin Dobbs (79 episodes, 1985-1990)
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Based on a play about the lives of women residing in a black apartment building in 1950s Chicago, by Christine Houston, Marla Gibbs, who first shot to stardom for playing the sarcastic housekeeper to Louise & George Jefferson, Florence Johnston, in "The Jeffersons," got her own series. In this sitcom, she starred as Mary Jenkins, a tart-tongued, sharp housewife, who enjoyed a great deal of gossip, and often spoke of what she'd believed, not-so-good results. 227 was also about the many African-Americans who resided in a Washington, D.C. apartment building, among the many of her residents were Lester Jenkins, Mary's husband who was a construction worker, Brenda Jenkins, a teenaged daughter of Mary's & Lester's, whose very scholarly, when at times, she overdoes things and apologizes, Pearl Shay, an annoying, yet open-minded neighbor, who believes in gossip, the same topic Mary believes in, and Rose Halloway, a best friend of Mary's who show sympathy to the neighbors, who in turn, had a ... Written by Gary Richard Collins II (gcollinsii@aol.com)

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If Marla Gibbs was unavailable to star in 227 (1985), then, it would've debuted the season after 1985, if The Jeffersons (1975) would've been on the air. When the show was unexpectedly cancelled in 1985, Norman Lear allowed Gibbs to star in the show. See more »

Quotes

Alexandria DeWitt: Now Brenda, would you kindly show me to my room?
Brenda: You mean, MY room.
Alexandria DeWitt: [in a disgusted tone] You mean, we're SHARING?
Brenda: Well, actually, the hall closet is empty.
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There's No Place Like Home
Composed by Ray Colcord
Performed by Marla Gibbs
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A great show!!!!
4 September 2001 | by (Lion's Head, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This TV series was great! It was funny and bring joy everytime I watch it! The characters where wonderful, as where the actors/actresses! I LOVED the storylines. Pearl, Sandra, and ALL the others where there to make us laugh!


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