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"227" (1985) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1985-1990

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Writers:
Bill Boulware (created by)
Michael G. Moye (created by)
Contact:
View company contact information for 227 on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
14 September 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very standard See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 70)

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay (116 episodes, 1985-1990)

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins (115 episodes, 1985-1990)

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins (115 episodes, 1985-1990)

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway (113 episodes, 1985-1990)

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins (107 episodes, 1985-1990)

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (99 episodes, 1985-1989)
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs (81 episodes, 1985-1990)
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Series Directed by
Gerren Keith (87 episodes, 1985-1990)
Arlando Smith (7 episodes, 1985-1987)
Tony Singletary (5 episodes, 1985-1989)
Ellen Gittelsohn (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Oz Scott (3 episodes, 1985-1988)
Whitney J. LeBlanc (3 episodes, 1987)
Mikki Capparelli (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ed Cambridge (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Writing credits
Bill Boulware (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
Jack Elinson (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
Christine Houston (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
Michael G. Moye (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
Al Gordon (15 episodes, 1987-1989)
Dick Bensfield (12 episodes, 1985-1989)
Ron Bloomberg (11 episodes, 1986-1988)
Peter Gallay (11 episodes, 1987-1989)
Fred Johnson (10 episodes, 1986-1989)
Tracy Gamble (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Richard Vaczy (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Bobby Crawford (8 episodes, 1985-1989)
Perry Grant (8 episodes, 1985-1987)
J. Stanford Parker (6 episodes, 1987-1990)
Larry Spencer (6 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ilunga Adell (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Boni (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dorian Gibbs (4 episodes, 1987-1990)
Marla Gibbs (4 episodes, 1987-1990)
David Garber (4 episodes, 1988-1990)
Bruce Kalish (4 episodes, 1988-1990)
Daryl G. Nickens (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Scott (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sara V. Finney (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Vida Spears (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Alicia Marie Schudt (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Cassandra Clark (3 episodes, 1989)
Deborah Pearl (3 episodes, 1989)
Bob Myer (2 episodes, 1985)
Bob Young (2 episodes, 1985)
Reynaldo Rey (2 episodes, 1987)
Dave Digregorio (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mickey Rose (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Arnie Wess (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jeff Abugov (2 episodes, 1988)
Daryl Busby (2 episodes, 1989)
Richard Albrecht (2 episodes, 1990)
Casey Keller (2 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
Roxie Wenk Evans .... co-producer / producer (66 episodes, 1985-1990)
Bill Boulware .... supervising producer / producer / ... (47 episodes, 1985-1988)
Dick Bensfield .... executive producer (43 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jack Elinson .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ron Bloomberg .... supervising producer / executive producer (25 episodes, 1986-1988)
John Boni .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Irma Kalish .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Larry Spencer .... producer (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Perry Grant .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bob Myer .... producer (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bob Young .... producer (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Diana Kwong .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
George Burditt .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Ronald Rubin .... producer (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Original Music by
Alan Ett (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Don Great (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Donald A. Morgan (47 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Larry Harris (25 episodes, 1985-1987)
Leland Gray (25 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
Meg Liberman (48 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Don Roberts (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Larry Wiemer (114 episodes, 1985-1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Larry Wiemer (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Adella Farmar (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rene Williams .... makeup artist (114 episodes, 1985-1990)
Kenneth Walker .... hair stylist (47 episodes, 1987-1990)
David Abbott .... makeup artist (45 episodes, 1987-1989)
Lamar White .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 1985-1987)
Karen Edwards .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Production Management
Fran McConnell .... production supervisor (75 episodes, 1986-1990)
Ken Stump .... in charge of production (68 episodes, 1985-1988)
Ed Lammi .... in charge of production (48 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mary Ellen Jones .... unit manager (26 episodes, 1985-1987)
Glenn Padnick .... production supervisor (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jim Gaston .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jeffrey Jamison .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mikki Capparelli .... associate director (28 episodes, 1986-1990)
Arlando Smith .... associate director (12 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jim Tanker .... associate director (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Art Department
Artie Contreras .... scenic artist (68 episodes, 1986-1989)
Salvatore Capra .... property master (26 episodes, 1987-1990)
Tim Dilley .... property master (15 episodes, 1985-1987)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Houston .... audio (89 episodes, 1985-1989)
Catherine Flynn .... sound editor (70 episodes, 1986-1989)
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 1988-1990)
Marti D. Humphrey .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 1988-1990)
Kerry Boggio .... audio (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tamara Johnson .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Craig Porter .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Glover .... lighting director (66 episodes, 1985-1988)
Tom Faigh .... camera operator (50 episodes, 1988-1989)
David A. Canning .... truck eic (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Mark Lacamera .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1990)
Jillayne Pautsch .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1990)
Dennis Turner .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Casting Department
Rick Jacobs .... executive in charge of casting (48 episodes, 1988-1990)
Stephen Kolzak .... executive in charge of casting (45 episodes, 1985-1987)
 
Series Music Department
Ray Colcord .... composer: theme music / composer: theme (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
Don Great .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
 
Series Other crew
Roy Campanella II .... creative consultant (114 episodes, 1985-1990)
Ed Cervantes .... production consultant (114 episodes, 1985-1990)
Marla Gibbs .... creative consultant (114 episodes, 1985-1990)
Fred Johnson .... program consultant / executive story editor / ... (52 episodes, 1985-1990)
Bobby Crawford .... program consultant / story editor (26 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ilunga Adell .... executive story editor / story editor (26 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ken Whittingham .... stage manager (26 episodes, 1987-1990)
Diana Jimenez Pulver .... production associate (25 episodes, 1987-1990)
Deborah Curtan .... production consultant (25 episodes, 1988-1990)
Peter Filsinger .... technical director (25 episodes, 1988-1990)
Niles Goodsite .... stage manager (24 episodes, 1987-1990)
Daryl G. Nickens .... executive story editor (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Scott .... executive story editor (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Diana Kwong .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1988-1990)
Catherine Kelly .... production coordinator (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tracy Gamble .... story editor / program consultant / ... (20 episodes, 1985-1987)
Richard Vaczy .... story editor / program consultant / ... (20 episodes, 1985-1987)
Erma Elzy-Jones .... production associate (19 episodes, 1985-1987)
Fran McConnell .... production consultant (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
Clint Miller .... stage manager (16 episodes, 1985-1986)
Cassandra Clark .... executive story consultant (13 episodes, 1989)
Deborah Pearl .... executive story consultant (13 episodes, 1989)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (11 episodes, 1985-1987)
Mikki Capparelli .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1985-1987)
J. Stanford Parker .... story editor / program consultant (8 episodes, 1986-1990)
Sara V. Finney .... program consultant (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Vida Spears .... program consultant (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Christine Houston .... program consultant (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Maynard C. Virgil I .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Al Gordon .... program consultant / creative consultant (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Richard Albrecht .... executive story editor / executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Casey Keller .... executive story editor / executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alicia Marie Schudt .... story editor (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Catherine Valenzuela .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Peter Gallay .... executive story editor / story editor (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Gena Murph .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Reynaldo Rey .... program consultant (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kevin Charles Sullivan .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jeff Abugov .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1988)
Larry Spencer .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1988)
Chris Klausen .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1990)
 

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30 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Other than Hal Williams and Alaina Reed-Hall, other best friends of Marla Gibbs's have guest starred on the show were Della Reese, Billy Dee Williams, Paul Benedict and Sherman Hemsley.See more »
Quotes:
Sandra:[after receiving a bouquet of flowers] Oh, Mary! You know what? These are probably from Tony apologizing for last night.
Mary:You see there? All upset for nothing.
Sandra:[reading the attached note] Oh! Dear Snookums, please accept these flowers as well as an invitation to dinner Friday night at La Bamba! Love, Tony!
Mary:La Bamba? Child, that place is so expensive, even the doorman takes credit cards.
Sandra:[laughs] Oh, look, Mary, isn't this cute? There's a P.S! Please don't tell... Sandra.
[voice changes to an angry tone upon realizing the flowers are for her roommate, Donna]
Donna Dalton:Hi!
[seeing flowers in Sandra's hand]
Donna Dalton:Oh, those are so pretty!
Sandra:They're yours.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
There's No Place Like HomeSee more »

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5 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Very standard, 17 May 2002
Author: EricTee



I don't understand all the 'rave' reviews for this show. This was the most standard of sitcoms. There was nothing new or innovative about it at all. Sure, it might provide a few chuckles, but even that would be stretching it. It's basically just like any other bad sitcom: sophomoric writing, rehashed plots from other bad sitcoms, poor performances (including the horrid Helen Thomas). Though Jackee' Harry did supply a few laughs, overall the show didn't add anything new to the medium.

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