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"227" (1985) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | unknown
Year: 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 2011


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Honesty

14 September 1985

Season 1, Episode 2: Mary's Brother

21 September 1985

Season 1, Episode 3: Family Hero

28 September 1985

Season 1, Episode 4: The Refrigerator

5 October 1985

Season 1, Episode 5: Do You Love Me?

19 October 1985

Season 1, Episode 6: Pilot

26 October 1985

Season 1, Episode 7: The Sidewalk Sale

2 November 1985
Rose inherits the building. But after a building inspector drops by, he notes so many violations that it's going to take a lot of money to repair them. So the guys decide to have a sidewalk sale. After nearly reaching their goal, Mary gives the money to Lester to hide. He hides it. Mary sells something that Lester told her not to. They learn it's where Lester kept the money.

Season 1, Episode 8: A Letter to the President

9 November 1985

Season 1, Episode 9: Pity the Poor Working Girl

16 November 1985

Season 1, Episode 10: Football Widow

23 November 1985

Season 1, Episode 11: A Daughter Is a Precious Thing

30 November 1985

Season 1, Episode 12: The Big Piano Play-Off

7 December 1985

Season 1, Episode 13: Mary's Christmas

14 December 1985
Sandra, upon learning the Church is being asked to move out of the land they're on, volunteers Lester to help move it to it's new location. It's also Christmas time and the annual pageant will help commemorate the Church on it's new location. But the Church doesn't arrive there and they're wondering what they'll do for the pageant.

Season 1, Episode 14: The Bed of Rose's

4 January 1986

Season 1, Episode 15: Brenda's Last Date

11 January 1986

Season 1, Episode 16: A Young Man's Fancy

18 January 1986

Season 1, Episode 17: We the People

1 February 1986
Lester's mentor shows up and Rose gives him the job of apartment manager. Later he invites some friends to stay with him. Later they learn that they're all homeless including Lester's boss. But when Rose hears of this, she feels she has no choice but to throw them out. Until she hears their woes.

Season 1, Episode 18: Redecorating Blues

8 February 1986

Season 1, Episode 19: Fifty Big Ones

15 February 1986

Season 1, Episode 20: Slam Dunked

22 February 1986

Season 1, Episode 21: Pick Six

8 March 1986

Season 1, Episode 22: Young Man with a Job

3 May 1986


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Wheel of Misfortune

4 October 1986

Season 2, Episode 2: Mary Nightingale

11 October 1986

Season 2, Episode 3: Washington Affair

1 November 1986
Mary has a party and Sandra brings her latest beau, a Congressman. But when she invites Brenda's stunning teacher, Sandra sees she has some competition because the woman and the Congressman have a lot to talk about. So she agrees to attend a benefit for something she knows nothing about. And she drags Mary along whom she says is a Prime Minister.

Season 2, Episode 4: The Great Manhunt

8 November 1986

Season 2, Episode 5: Temptations

15 November 1986

Season 2, Episode 6: Pillow Talk

22 November 1986

Season 2, Episode 7: Come Into My Parlor

29 November 1986

Season 2, Episode 8: Father's Day

6 December 1986

Season 2, Episode 9: Author, Author

13 December 1986

Season 2, Episode 10: Matchmakers

3 January 1987
Rose is feeling frustrated that all the men she's been dating dumps her for younger girls. So to help her, Sandra suggests she joins a video dating service but Sandra suggests she adopt more exotic persona, so she transforms herself to Raquel. And when s guy expresses interest in her, she finds it hard to maintain the Raquel persona.

Season 2, Episode 11: The Handwriting on the Wall

10 January 1987
When Mary and Rose catch a young man spray painting the building, they try to stop him but in the end they turn his spray can on him and he gets away. Later he files a suit against them for assault. They hope that Sondra who was in her date's car at the time can corroborate their version of the events. But all she saw was when Mary and Rose grabbed the boy and spray painted him.

Season 2, Episode 12: A Matter of Choice

17 January 1987
Lester has a chance to do a big project and give a friend who's out of work a job. But things change when he learns that the company whom he'll be working for sponsors apartheid. So he has to choose which is more important.

Season 2, Episode 13: Got a Job

24 January 1987
Brenda gets a job at a burger joint and when she's so exhausted and her school work starts to drop, Mary tells her that she should quit but Brenda likes earning money.

Season 2, Episode 14: Far from the Tree

7 February 1987
Sandra receives a letter from her mother, who is coming to visit. This upsets her because she feels that her mother never really loved her. Mary tries to placate her, but Sandra accidentally invites a gentleman friend, Mop, over for the same weekend her mother is visiting. Mary helps Sandra prevent her mother and Mop from meeting.

Season 2, Episode 15: Toyland

14 February 1987
Mary, Rose, and Pearl are fund-raising for a toy drive for children sick in the hospital. Sandra donates a teddy bear and asks Mary for a ride to the mall. Mary and Lester go to the toy store only to find it closed, but Mary spots someone she believes to be an employee of the store. He lets her in, and she and Lester realize he's trying to rob the store.

Season 2, Episode 16: The Audit

21 February 1987
Lester has to go to the IRS for an audit and he is nervous. Mary who goes with him tells him that everything will be OK. They go to a coffee shop before going to the audit. Lester thinks he forgot some records that they need so he leaves Mary in the shop. Later a guy comes in and starts making come chauvinistic comments that Mary takes exception to, and they both go at it. Later when Mary and Lester go to the audit, she discovers that the IRS man is the one she had the heated exchange with.

Season 2, Episode 17: A Good Citizen

28 February 1987

Season 2, Episode 18: Happy Twentieth

7 March 1987

Season 2, Episode 19: The Fourth Time Around

21 March 1987

Season 2, Episode 20: Rich Kid

11 April 1987

Season 2, Episode 21: The Working Game

23 May 1987

Season 2, Episode 22: Check Snub

6 June 1987


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Men's Club

26 September 1987
Lester's Uncle's men's club is honoring him. Mary wants to be there with him but his Uncle says that no women are allowed. Mary then decides to dress up like a man and go to the award ceremony as does Sandra.

Season 3, Episode 2: Low Noon

3 October 1987

Season 3, Episode 3: There Goes the Building

17 October 1987
Sandra is dating the IRS man who audited Mary. They later learn that the man is planning to buy the building. Later they learn he plans to tear down the building to make condos which everyone will be kicked out. They launch a protest to stop him and do. But later an inspector comes and when he cites so many violations, Rose has to sell. Mary suspects the guy is behind it.

Season 3, Episode 4: And Baby Makes Three

24 October 1987

Season 3, Episode 5: Bull's Eye

31 October 1987

Season 3, Episode 6: Teach Me Tonight: Part 1

7 November 1987

Season 3, Episode 7: Teach Me Tonight: Part 2

14 November 1987

Season 3, Episode 8: See You in Court

21 November 1987
Mary, Rose, and Pearl are toying around with Brenda's new keyboard, and Mary sings a song she wrote in high school. Sandra stops by and Mary sings the song for her. Sandra helped her edit it, and Brenda gave the song to Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), who offered to publish the song. When Mary is offered $5000 for the song and refuses to share with Sandra, Sandra sues Mary.

Season 3, Episode 9: The Honeymoon's Over

28 November 1987
Lester's cousin Ed and his wife Sherry are visiting Mary and Lester. Ed is absolutely devoted to Sherry and still treats her like they're still on a honeymoon after 5 years of marriage, but Sherry feels stifled by him. Sherry announces to Mary that she's leaving Ed, and surreptitiously leaves during dinner. A depressed Ed mopes around the apartment and it's up to Mary, Lester, Rose, Pearl, and Sandra to cheer him up.

Season 3, Episode 10: Rapture

5 December 1987
Calvin and his friend Eddie are about to fail history, so they have a tutor help them. When the tutor is an attractive young woman who inadvertently distracts them, Mary and Rose decide to help them. When both of their efforts fail, Lester decides to help out. Unfortunately, the boys still fail their final exam. Mary helps them get a second chance, but it is up to the Jenkins to get the boys back on track.

Season 3, Episode 11: The Facade

12 December 1987
The ladies go to a self-help seminar and Mary meets a developer who has a 50 million dollar museum job. Rose recommends Lester for the job, but when Mary tells Lester about it, he says he can't manage the job because his company is too small. In spite of that, Mary agrees to meet with the developer and uses Sandra's boyfriend's penthouse to make her and Lester appear more affluent than they are.

Season 3, Episode 12: The Talk Show

2 January 1988

Season 3, Episode 13: Snowbound

9 January 1988

Season 3, Episode 14: Shall We Dance?

16 January 1988

Season 3, Episode 15: The Sing-Off

23 January 1988

Season 3, Episode 16: Sweet Sixteen

30 January 1988

Season 3, Episode 17: The Roommate

6 February 1988

Season 3, Episode 18: The Big Deal

13 February 1988

Season 3, Episode 19: The New Neighbors

20 February 1988
When Rose needs a new handyman for the building. One of the kids' friends at school suggests his father, who is actuality a concert violinist. But he tries his best so that they could stay in the handyman's apartment.

Season 3, Episode 20: Blues

27 February 1988

Season 3, Episode 21: The Butler Did It

12 March 1988

Season 3, Episode 22: My Aching Back

9 April 1988
A director and his assistant are preparing to shoot a scene for a movie in front of 227. When Sandra tries to insinuate herself into the movie by auditioning for a one-line speaking part, she is unable to deliver the line he way the director wants her to. When Mary tries to help her, the director chooses her for the part instead. Sandra becomes upset that Mary stole her part. However, out of nervousness, Mary throws out her back. Rose and Lester try various remedies to help her recover in time to deliver the line.

Season 3, Episode 23: Country Cousins

30 April 1988
Mary and Lester go to the reading of Lester's uncle's will. Lester discovers that he has white cousins, and they have to live under the same roof for a week to collect the $10,000 inheritance. Since the cousins live in Arkansas, Mary and Lester invite them to stay at 227. However, Mary is nervous when she feels that their presence could cost her the presidency of the Ladies Auxiliary Club.

Season 3, Episode 24: Best Friends

7 May 1988


Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: The Whiz Kid

8 October 1988

Season 4, Episode 2: Hide the Star

22 October 1988

Season 4, Episode 3: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pageant

29 October 1988

Season 4, Episode 4: Double Your Pleasure

5 November 1988

Season 4, Episode 5: Brother from a Sister City

12 November 1988

Season 4, Episode 6: And the Survey Says...

19 November 1988
Everyone in the building gets to take part in an episode of Family Feud. Thing is not everyone in Mary's family are on the same team.

Season 4, Episode 7: A Yen for Lester

26 November 1988

Season 4, Episode 8: Looking Back

3 December 1988

Season 4, Episode 9: The Night They Arrested Santa Claus

10 December 1988

Season 4, Episode 10: The Real Decoys

7 January 1989

Season 4, Episode 11: Play It Again, Stan

14 January 1989
Mary bumps into Billy Dee Williams whom she once met. And she fantasizes a situation like in the movie Casablanca with Lester as Bogart's character and she is Ingrid Bergman's and Billy Dee Williams is Paul Henreid's.

Season 4, Episode 12: A Class Act

28 January 1989

Season 4, Episode 13: The Prince

4 February 1989

Season 4, Episode 14: Babes in the Woods

11 February 1989

Season 4, Episode 15: A Date to Remember

18 February 1989

Season 4, Episode 16: Mary's Cookies

25 February 1989
A local bakery partners with Mary to sell cookies from a family recipe.

Season 4, Episode 17: For Richer, for Poorer

4 March 1989
A wealthy, older man proposes to Sandra.

Season 4, Episode 18: The Class of '89

18 March 1989
Mary tries to get Run DMC to play at the kids' prom.

Season 4, Episode 19: Trial and Error

1 April 1989
Sandra and Mary both sit on the same jury for a murder trial.

Season 4, Episode 20: The Bet

8 April 1989

Season 4, Episode 21: No, My Darling Daughter

15 April 1989
Mary and Lester give a young man who has a criminal record a job. And at first they feel as if they're doing something good. And the young man even thinks of getting his GED. But when he makes a move on Brenda they don't approve and forbid it. And upon seeing they're reaction, he decides to forget getting the GED. Thinking that he's making a mistake they turn to educator Joe Clark for help.

Season 4, Episode 22: House Number

6 May 1989

Season 4, Episode 23: Jackée

11 May 1989
Pilot for a possible series centering on the character of Sandra Clarke played by Jackee Harry. In it Sandra's latest beau offers her a job at his company so she moves to Washington but when she arrives she learns what kind of business he does. So she is left without a job. But her neighbor tells her there's a job opening at the health club where she works. While there Sandra learns that her neighbor's boyfriend is not the Prince Charming she thinks he is.

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark

Debra Stricklin ... Stephanie Potter
B'nard Lewis ... Zoltan
Dan Blom ... Sven Elfstromsen

Margaret Smith ... Margaret Kemp

John Karlen ... Nathan Pollack

Paddi Edwards ... Mrs. Newhall

Conroy Gedeon ... Curt 'C.J.' Banks
Bobby Hosea ... Greg
Franc Luz ... Roger

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay
Paul C. Scott ... Boy Scout
Teri Weigel ... Gorgeous Girl

Season 4, Episode 24: For Sale

13 May 1989


Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Take My Diva... Please

23 September 1989

Season 5, Episode 2: Tenants, Anyone?

30 September 1989

Season 5, Episode 3: A Pampered Tale

14 October 1989

Season 5, Episode 4: The Fight of the Century

21 October 1989

Season 5, Episode 5: How the West Was Fun: Part 1

28 October 1989
The Jenkins, Sandra, Pearl, Rose, and Dylan vacation at a ranch in Arizona. Mary convinces Sandra and Rose to participate in a treasure hunt, and Dylan has his sights set on a ranch girl.

Season 5, Episode 6: How the West Was Fun: Part 2

4 November 1989

Season 5, Episode 7: Video-Activity

11 November 1989

Season 5, Episode 8: Flying Down to Leo's

18 November 1989

Season 5, Episode 9: Reunion Blues

25 November 1989

Season 5, Episode 10: The Perfume Game

2 December 1989

Season 5, Episode 11: War Is Heck

9 December 1989

Season 5, Episode 12: Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas?

16 December 1989

Season 5, Episode 13: There Go the Clowns

23 December 1989

Season 5, Episode 14: Come to the Revolution

30 December 1989

Season 5, Episode 15: Where Do We Go from Here?

6 January 1990

Season 5, Episode 16: Play Christy for Me

13 January 1990
Lester gets a temporary gig as a DJ and when a woman calls him and is clearly hitting on him. When he talks to Mary about she says that if it ever really happens he'll run like a scared rabbit. And he says no. Later an attractive shows up and hits on him and he tells her no but she keeps on coming. Later he learns what's going on and decides to have some fun.

Season 5, Episode 17: Knock It Off

27 January 1990
Dylan and Travis find some money and they want to keep it but Mary tells them to turn it in and after a certain period of time if no one claims it, it's theirs. And just as they are about to get the money, a guy shows up claiming the money is his. But they refuse to give it to him, but the turns out to be a mobster and he threatens them. And eventually everyone shows up and he holds them there. And it's on the day Mary and her family are suppose to go on vacation.

Season 5, Episode 18: Do Not Pass Go: Part 1

3 February 1990

Season 5, Episode 19: Do Not Pass Go: Part 2

10 February 1990

Season 5, Episode 20: You Gotta Have Art

17 February 1990

Season 5, Episode 21: Gone Fishing

24 February 1990

Season 5, Episode 22: Nightmare on 227

21 April 1990

Season 5, Episode 23: The Class of '90

29 April 1990

Season 5, Episode 24: No Place Like Home

6 May 1990


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Mistaken Identity

21 May 2011


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