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
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A story line for the second season was considered in which Mary was to become pregnant, and miscarry the child at birth. Marla Gibbs
said the idea was scrapped as the outcome would have been too much of a downer for a sitcom. See more
[Julian asks Mary about painting the master bedroom
It's House and Condo's Color of the Month.
I don't care if it's Baskin Robbins flavor of the month! You are not painting our bedroom passion purple!
Passion Purple, Are you Crazy?
Cheap! $3.95 a gallon and they threw in the beret!
Referenced in MADtv: Episode #10.21
There's No Place Like Home
Composed by Ray Colcord
Performed by Marla Gibbs See more