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

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Writers:
Fred Johnson (nine episodes)
C.M. Leon (episode)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | unknown
Release Date:
14 September 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
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User Reviews:
A must-see NBC hit! See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 67)

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 (106 episodes, 1985-1990)

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (99 episodes, 1985-1989)
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs (79 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 Falcon (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)
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)
Christine Houston (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Richard Vaczy (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Bobby Crawford (8 episodes, 1985-1989)
Jack Elinson (8 episodes, 1985-1987)
Perry Grant (8 episodes, 1985-1987)
Larry Spencer (6 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ilunga Adell (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
J. Stanford Parker (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
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)
C.M. Leon (1 episode, 1986)

Series Produced by
Roxie Wenk Evans .... co-producer / producer (64 episodes, 1985-1990)
Bill Boulware .... supervising producer / producer (46 episodes, 1985-1987)
Dick Bensfield .... executive producer (43 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jack Elinson .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ron Bloomberg .... supervising producer / executive producer (24 episodes, 1986-1987)
John Boni .... co-executive producer (24 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 (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
George Burditt .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Ronald Rubin .... producer (2 episodes, 1987)

Robin Green .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Alan Ett (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Don Great (5 episodes, 1989-1990)

Ray Colcord (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Donald A. Morgan (48 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Larry Harris (25 episodes, 1985-1987)
Leland Gray (25 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
Meg Liberman (49 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Don Roberts (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Larry Wiemer (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Larry Wiemer (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Adella Farmar (116 episodes, 1985-1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rene Williams .... makeup artist (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
Kenneth Walker .... hair stylist (49 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 (11 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jim Tanker .... associate director (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Art Department
Artie Contreras .... scenic artist (70 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 (90 episodes, 1985-1989)
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording (5 episodes, 1988-1990)
Marti D. Humphrey .... re-recording (5 episodes, 1988-1990)
Tamara Johnson .... re-recording / sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kerry Boggio .... audio (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Craig Porter .... re-recording / sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Glover .... lighting director (67 episodes, 1985-1988)
Tom Faigh .... camera operator (51 episodes, 1988-1989)

Steven Castaneda .... dimmer operator (unknown episodes)
Doug Luberts .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Laurence Starkman .... animator: opening title animation (unknown episodes)
 
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)

Avi Kipper .... music scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Roy Campanella II .... creative consultant (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
Ed Cervantes .... production consultant (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
Marla Gibbs .... creative consultant (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
Fred Johnson .... executive story editor / program consultant / ... (50 episodes, 1985-1990)
Ken Whittingham .... stage manager (26 episodes, 1987-1990)
Bobby Crawford .... program consultant / story editor (25 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ilunga Adell .... executive story editor / story editor (25 episodes, 1987-1990)
Niles Goodsite .... stage manager (25 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)
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)
Cassandra Clark .... executive story consultant (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Deborah Pearl .... executive story consultant (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Erma Elzy-Jones .... production associate (19 episodes, 1985-1987)
Tracy Gamble .... story editor / program consultant / ... (19 episodes, 1985-1987)
Richard Vaczy .... story editor / program consultant / ... (19 episodes, 1985-1987)
Fran McConnell .... production consultant (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
Clint Miller .... stage manager (16 episodes, 1985-1986)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (11 episodes, 1985-1987)
Mikki Capparelli .... stage manager (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Sara V. Finney .... program consultant (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Vida Spears .... program consultant (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Christine Houston .... program consultant (5 episodes, 1985-1987)
J. Stanford Parker .... story editor / program consultant (5 episodes, 1986-1990)
Maynard C. Virgil I .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Al Gordon .... creative consultant / program consultant (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Catherine Valenzuela .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Richard Albrecht .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Casey Keller .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gena Murph .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alicia Marie Schudt .... story editor (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kevin Charles Sullivan .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Peter Gallay .... executive story editor / story editor (2 episodes, 1987-1988)

Martina Moody .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Kitty Rourke .... production associate (unknown episodes)
Terry York .... engineering maintenance (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
After gaining celebrity status, Jackée Harry, was at one point planning to leave the show to star in a pilot that has never been materialized, but left midway through the 1989-90 season, which was coincidentally, the final year.See more »
Quotes:
Tiffany:Um, Brenda, can I get Calvin's autograph?
Brenda:[after hearing Tiffany's request] Bye Tiffany!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "MADtv: Episode #10.21" (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
There's No Place Like HomeSee more »

FAQ

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A must-see NBC hit!, 21 July 2006
Author: Grace Zeh (filmgirlgz@gmail.com) from Chantilly, Virginia, USA

"227," in my opinion, is a must-see NBC hit! Despite the fact that I've never seen every episode, I still enjoyed it. It's hard to say which one is my favorite. Also, I really loved the theme song. Oh, when I was a little girl, I thought this show took place in a regular townhouse. If you ask me, even though I liked everyone, it would have been nice if everyone had stayed on the show throughout its entire run, especially Sandra (Jackée Harry). Everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the costumes were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, even though it can be seen on TV Land now, I strongly recommend you catch it just in case it goes off the air for good.

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