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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:
Marla Gibbs Continued To Be In A Zany Sitcom Just Like The Jeffersons See more (12 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 (19 episodes, 1985-1989)
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)
Michael G. Moye (6 episodes, 1985-1989)
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)
David 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
Leland Gray (25 episodes, 1988-1990)
Larry Harris (24 episodes, 1985-1987)
 
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 (13 episodes, 1985-1987)
Karen Edwards .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Production Management
Fran McConnell .... production supervisor (74 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 (27 episodes, 1985-1987)
Glenn Padnick .... production supervisor (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jim Gaston .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mikki Capparelli .... associate director (27 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 (71 episodes, 1986-1989)
Salvatore Capra .... property master (26 episodes, 1987-1990)
Tim Dilley .... property master (14 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)
Kerry Boggio .... audio (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tamara Johnson .... re-recording (3 episodes, 1987)
Craig Porter .... re-recording (2 episodes, 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)

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 / ... (49 episodes, 1985-1990)
Ken Whittingham .... stage manager (26 episodes, 1987-1990)
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)
Bobby Crawford .... program consultant / story editor (24 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 (18 episodes, 1985-1987)
Tracy Gamble .... story editor / program consultant / ... (18 episodes, 1985-1987)
Richard Vaczy .... story editor / program consultant / ... (18 episodes, 1985-1987)
Fran McConnell .... production consultant (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
Clint Miller .... stage manager (16 episodes, 1985-1986)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (10 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 (4 episodes, 1985-1987)
Maynard C. Virgil I .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
J. Stanford Parker .... story editor (4 episodes, 1987-1990)
Al Gordon .... creative consultant / program consultant (3 episodes, 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)
Peter Gallay .... executive story editor / story editor (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Catherine Valenzuela .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1987)

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:
When acquiring rights to develop the play of the same name for television, Marla Gibbs original intent was to adapt it as a TV movie.See more »
Quotes:
[Julian asks Mary about painting the master bedroom]
Julian:It's House and Condo's Color of the Month.
Mary:I don't care if it's Baskin Robbins flavor of the month! You are not painting our bedroom passion purple!
Lester:Passion Purple, Are you Crazy?
Travis:Cheap! $3.95 a gallon and they threw in the beret!
Julian:Balderdash!
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Soundtrack:
There's No Place Like HomeSee more »

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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Marla Gibbs Continued To Be In A Zany Sitcom Just Like The Jeffersons, 13 August 2005
Author: leighabc123 from Portsmouth, Virginia

This show came on after my bedtime when it first came on. Therefore I saw the first seasons episodes in reruns. Marla Gibbs had that same Florence Johnston personality. But she did not whine as much. Hal Williams was the husband who was a construction worker. He was not funny. Regina King played Brenda, the spoiled daughter. Then there was Alaina Reed, the lady from Sesame Street, who had a daughter who disappeared (a la Judy Winslow) and fly Jackee Harry who also lived in the building. Helen Martin played Pearl, who was just a reoccurring guest star who would just look out the window and make wise remarks the 1st season. The 2nd season she became a regular and finally came out of the window. She had a grandson named Calvin who thought he was cool. I hated the episode when Bobby Brown appeared. When Brenda got in trouble, she should have really been punished by not seeing Bobby Brown. She was still allowed to dance with him! When Countess Vaughn came on the show, the show got worse. When Jackee got demoted to guest star and Toukie Smith, Paul Winfield, Barry Sobel, and Stoney Jackson became regulars, the show got even much worse than that! I was still mad that the 227 characters didn't get to win on Wheel Of Fortune or Family Feud. I was also mad at the episode when Gary Coleman was a criminal on the show and Mary and Lester didn't get to go to Hawaii as planned. It's not their fault that they got robbed!

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