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

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Honesty

14 September 1985
Mary regrets her offer to pay for the damage to a car she dented.

Season 1, Episode 2: Mary's Brother

21 September 1985
Mary's attempt to fix her brother up with Rose falls through when he falls for Sandra.

Season 1, Episode 3: Family Hero

28 September 1985
While helping Brenda find an interesting ancestor for an essay assignment, she discovers a Civil War corporal -- and his claim to fame.

Season 1, Episode 4: The Refrigerator

5 October 1985
Mary agrees to let Sandra use her apartment for a party if Sandra can talk the landlord into getting Mary a new refrigerator.

Season 1, Episode 5: Do You Love Me?

19 October 1985
When Mary learns that her neighbors' marriage has ended, she thinks the same thing may happen to her and Lester.

Season 1, Episode 6: Pilot

26 October 1985
The landlord of Mary's apartment building dies, leaving it in the care of a "tenant".

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
Mary receives praise for complaining to the president about a pothole, then the Secret Service shows up.

Season 1, Episode 9: Pity the Poor Working Girl

16 November 1985
Mary is concerned when Sandra is fired from her old job and begins a new one at Lester's construction firm.

Season 1, Episode 10: Football Widow

23 November 1985
Tired of being a lonely widow, Mary tries to buy tickets to a Redskins game for herself and Lester.

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

30 November 1985
Brenda ignores her mother's advice and listens to Sandra's about impressing a boy who's into "older women".

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

7 December 1985
Mary and Sandra compete to see who's learned more from Rose about playing the piano in three weeks.

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
Rose connects with the man Sandra found "boring", then panics when he suggests they spend a weekend in New York.

Season 1, Episode 15: Brenda's Last Date

11 January 1986
At Pearl's request, Lester has a man-to-man talk with Calvin about sex, which leads to Calvin asking out Brenda.

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

18 January 1986
Calvin misunderstands Sandra's neighborliness and falls in love with her.

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
Lester considers spending his bonus from work on a sports car, but his apartment is burglarized.

Season 1, Episode 19: Fifty Big Ones

15 February 1986
Mary plans a party for her parents' 50th anniversary, but they aren't speaking to each other.

Season 1, Episode 20: Slam Dunked

22 February 1986
Sandra dates a basketball player whose style proves to be a bad influence on Calvin.

Season 1, Episode 21: Pick Six

8 March 1986
Mary gives Pearl and Rose a lecture on the evils of gambling, but her lottery entry happens to have the same numbers her friends picked.

Season 1, Episode 22: Young Man with a Job

3 May 1986
Lester gets Calvin a part-time job in construction, but Calvin proves to be inept at it.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: The Wheel of Misfortune

4 October 1986
Mary & Sandra play against each other on "Wheel of Fortune".

Season 2, Episode 2: Mary Nightingale

11 October 1986
Mary returns from a shopping trip to discover that Lester has acute appendicitis.

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
Sandra looks for a man to be a husband and father, then decides to settle for just the latter.

Season 2, Episode 5: Temptations

15 November 1986
Mary enlists the Temptations to perform at the church's charity show.

Season 2, Episode 6: Pillow Talk

22 November 1986
Mary and Sandra go into the pillow business, but their partnership is jeopardized by their differing positions.

Season 2, Episode 7: Come Into My Parlor

29 November 1986
Taking a cue from Sandra's book, Brenda "mistakenly" invites an attractive man to a party on the wrong night.

Season 2, Episode 8: Father's Day

6 December 1986
Calvin decides to live with his pilot father, even it means moving to Iceland.

Season 2, Episode 9: Author, Author

13 December 1986
Sandra's novel inspired by the residents of 227 could hurt Mary's chance to become president of the Ladies' Auxiliary.

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.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway (as Alaina Reed)

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs
Larron Tate ... JoJo

Jo Marie Payton ... Mrs. Herman (as Jo Marie Peyton-France)
Al Fann ... Judge Hollingworth

Lee Weaver ... Frank

Rodney Saulsberry ... Renaldo
Cylk Cozart ... Bailiff (as Cilk Cozart)

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 some 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
Mary and Lester's romantic evening is interrupted by a police stakeout of Sandra's boyfriend.

Season 2, Episode 18: Happy Twentieth

7 March 1987
Mary and Lester's 20th anniversary is made complicated by conflicting plans and in-laws.

Season 2, Episode 19: The Fourth Time Around

21 March 1987
Pearl gets engaged to a man she meets at a club where Mary and the ladies have a girls' night out.

Season 2, Episode 20: Rich Kid

11 April 1987
The residents of 227 are concerned when Calvin's new friend makes him a suspicious offer for 50 dollars.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway (as Alaina Reed)

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs

Kia Goodwin ... Tiffany Holloway

David Raynr ... Ron Davis
Veronica Redd ... Ann Davis
David Moses ... Moderator
Rima Delane ... Teenage Girl
Cal Gibson ... Hoodlum #1 (uncredited)
Leopoldo Mandeville ... Harold (uncredited)
Ron Trice ... Hoodlum #2 (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 21: The Working Game

23 May 1987
Mary takes a job at a travel agency, where her boss finds her so important that he wants her to come with him on a trip.

Season 2, Episode 22: Check Snub

6 June 1987
Pearl, Mary and Rose end up in jail when they protest the Social Security office's claim that Pearl is dead.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway (as Alaina Reed)

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs

Basil Hoffman ... J. Boswell Premington
David Byrd ... Supervisor

Reynaldo Rey ... Mailman
Joan Reid ... Weird Woman

Fitz Houston ... Sergeant (as Fitzhugh G. Houston)
Lyvingston Holmes ... Woman #1

Loyda Ramos ... Woman #2
Wendee Winters ... Reporter

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
Mary dreams about a Western musical showdown when a friend of Sandra's intends to open a club in her neighborhood.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway (as Alaina Reed)

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs
Obaka Adedunyo ... Man #1

Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Second Poker Player (as Ji-Tu)
Rosie Lee Hooks ... Miss Peabody
Tim Hutchinson ... First Poker Player

Bobby McGee ... Wilbur
Stack Pierce ... Jessie Ames

Jeris Poindexter ... Hombre

Reynaldo Rey ... Ray

John Witherspoon ... Man #2
Jimmy Woodard ... Sam

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
Brenda and Calvin take care of a pig for a class project designed to teach the seriousness of teenage pregnancy.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway (as Alaina Reed)

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs

Reynaldo Rey ... Mailman

Anne Betancourt ... Miss Cunningham
Michael Lopez ... Jerry (as Michael Rich)
Alex Uribe ... Boy #2
Amanda Sherman ... Girl #1
Joi Carr ... Girl #2 (as Joi Martins)
Nora Boland ... Grandmother

Roy Fegan ... Cop
Kathi Gibbs ... Marcie

Season 3, Episode 5: Bull's Eye

31 October 1987
Mary is suspicious of her new neighbor just because he throws knives.

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

7 November 1987
Sandra falls for a schoolteacher, who's willing to give up his job for an executive position with a high salary.

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

14 November 1987
Sandra and Mitchell have doubts about their wedding.

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
Sandra gets a job as a weather girl at a cable-TV station following her appearance on a talk show.

Season 3, Episode 13: Snowbound

9 January 1988
The residents of 227 gather in Mary's apartment during a blizzard.

Season 3, Episode 14: Shall We Dance?

16 January 1988
Lester takes Rose to a dance where he sees his high-school sweetheart.

Season 3, Episode 15: The Sing-Off

23 January 1988
Mary plays host to her ill-mannered competitor in a big choir contest.

Season 3, Episode 16: Sweet Sixteen

30 January 1988
Mary forbids Brenda from going on a date with Calvin before her 16th birthday.

Season 3, Episode 17: The Roommate

6 February 1988
Sandra's roommate steals her boyfriend.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins

Kim Fields ... Donna Dalton

William Allen Young ... Tony Langford

Terry Carter ... Fred Dalton

Sheila Frazier ... Ida Dalton
Jimmy Woodard ... Robert Barnes

Justin Lord ... Janet (Richard) Potter
Wendy Edmead ... Muffin Tee Matthews
William Kerwin ... Jack

Season 3, Episode 18: The Big Deal

13 February 1988
Mary deals with a corporate lawyer Lester is trying to impress.

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
Brenda accidentally destroys her grandfather's special recording of a classic blues song.

Season 3, Episode 21: The Butler Did It

12 March 1988
Mary and Rose share the butler they won in a raffle.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs

Franklin Cover ... Albert Blotchbinder

Alfonso Arau ... Alfonso Gonzales

Yvonne Wilder ... Anna Gonzales
Alex Ruiz ... Manny Gonzales

Brian George ... Jonathan Forsythe

Phil Morris ... Darren Montagne

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
Mary goes on a journey of self-analysis after receiving a visit from her best friend, now famous psychiatrist.

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 1: The Whiz Kid

8 October 1988
The new tenant is an 11-year-old college freshman who proves to be a handful for Mary and Lester.

Season 4, Episode 2: Hide the Star

22 October 1988
Mary and Lester try to keep the identity of their house guest - a star boxer - a secret.

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

29 October 1988
Mary reluctantly allows Brenda to enter a beauty pageant, then finds out about the "bikini aerobics" competition.

Season 4, Episode 4: Double Your Pleasure

5 November 1988
A persistent suitor is flabbergasted by Sandra and her lookalike cousin Conchita.

Season 4, Episode 5: Brother from a Sister City

12 November 1988
When Brenda aspires to be a track star, Florence Griffith Joyner teaches her a valuable lesson about winning.

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.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins

Countess Vaughn ... Alexandria DeWitt

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs
Ray Combs ... Ray Combs
George Kirby ... Milton Jenkins

Reynaldo Rey ... Mailman
Gene Wood ... Himself (voice)
Danny Breen ... Producer

Chuck McCann ... Contestant Hopeful
Marla Frees ... Interviewer (as Marla Fries)

Season 4, Episode 7: A Yen for Lester

26 November 1988
The tenants of 227 buy their favorite Japanese restaurant, but the chef quits just as a bus-load of tourists is on the way.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins

Countess Vaughn ... Alexandria DeWitt

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs

Richard Lawson ... Raymond Blake

Kurt Fuller ... Bosworth Duncan
Rodney Kageyama ... Mr. Takamura

John Fujioka ... Chef

Reynaldo Rey ... Mailman
Yoshio Be ... Tourist #2

Glen Chin ... Sumo Wrestler
Robert Kino ... Tourist #1
Lenny Imamura ... Tour Guide

Season 4, Episode 8: Looking Back

3 December 1988
The residents of 227 look back at memorable times in their lives through Mary's collection of old photographs.

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

10 December 1988
Christmas in 227 is nearly ruined by a Santa Claus who steals everyone's gifts.

Season 4, Episode 10: The Real Decoys

7 January 1989
Mary and Rose pose as elderly women to catch a mugger with Sandra the meter maid as their back-up.

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
Brenda's history teacher seems more interested in being a stand-up comic, while Sandra tries to sell lingerie.

Season 4, Episode 13: The Prince

4 February 1989
Rose's blind date turns out to be the prince of an island kingdom who intends to marry Brenda.

Season 4, Episode 14: Babes in the Woods

11 February 1989
Mary gets lost in the woods when she leads Alexandria's scouting group on a nature hike -- and an escaped killer is stalking them.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins

Countess Vaughn ... Alexandria DeWitt

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

CCH Pounder ... Lucinda Merkle (as C.C.H. Pounder)

Vickilyn Reynolds ... Ranger Granger
Bill Overton ... Doug Tyler
Yunoka Doyle ... Jennifer
Jackie Bernstein ... Emily (as Jaclyn Bernstein)

Season 4, Episode 15: A Date to Remember

18 February 1989
After going on "Love Connection", Sandra endures a series of mishaps involving her date's ex-wife.

Season 4, Episode 16: Mary's Cookies

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

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay

Flip Wilson ... Ed Fulton

Ned Wertimer ... George McAllister
Ken Taylor ... Monte Wilcox (as Kenneth Livingston Taylor)

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
Mary and Rose bet they can swear off fattening foods longer than Sandra can swear off men.

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
The ladies each remember how they came to 227 when they get locked in the basement.

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 (as Jackée)
Debra Stricklin ... Stephanie Potter
B'nard Lewis ... Zoltan
Dan Blom ... Sven Elfstromsen

Margaret Smith ... Margaret Kemp

John Karlen ... Nathan Pollack
Franc Luz ... Roger

Bobby Hosea ... Greg

Conroy Gedeon ... Curt J. Banks

Paddi Edwards ... Mrs. Newhall
Teri Weigel ... Gorgeous Girl
Paul C. Scott ... Boy Scout

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 24: For Sale

13 May 1989
When Rose decides to sell 227, the building gets a new resident manager and a landlord intent on evicting everyone for renovations.

Season 5

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

23 September 1989
Mary's church opera benefit is jeopardized by a diva who blames her for losing her voice and Sandra for losing her boyfriend.

Season 5, Episode 2: Tenants, Anyone?

30 September 1989
The new landlord keeps avoiding the tenants of 227, while Dylan looks for a new roommate.

Season 5, Episode 3: A Pampered Tale

14 October 1989
While Mary and the girls are getting pampered at a health spa, Lester and the boys are pampering an abandoned baby Travis found in his limo.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay
Toukie Smith ... Eva Rawley (credit only) (as Toukie A. Smith)

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins (credit only)
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs (credit only)

Stoney Jackson ... Travis Filmore

Barry Sobel ... Dylan McMillan

Paul Winfield ... Julian C. Barlow

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Diana Bellamy ... Courtney Cabot-Blair

Shirley Prestia ... Peggy Ann Garrison

Angela Bassett ... Amy Burnett

David Downing ... Father Gabbay

Haskell V. Anderson III ... Harold
Stephen B. Davis ... Mr. Trevor (as Steven B. Davis)
Ahsia Taylor ... Janie

Season 5, Episode 4: The Fight of the Century

21 October 1989
Mary and Lester have a fight that could end their marriage -- she made him miss a prizefight.

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
When water rustlers take the women hostage, Lester creates a posse to find them.

Season 5, Episode 7: Video-Activity

11 November 1989
Bobby Brown is shooting a video at Brenda's high school, so she plagiarizes an old essay of Mary's in order to be an extra.

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

18 November 1989
On their way to Lester's birthday party, Mary and Sandra encounter gang members trying to claim them as their biker chicks.

Marla Gibbs ... Mary Jenkins

Hal Williams ... Lester Jenkins

Alaina Reed-Hall ... Rose Lee Holloway

Helen Martin ... Pearl Shay
Toukie Smith ... Eva Rawley (as Toukie A. Smith)

Regina King ... Brenda Jenkins
Curtis Baldwin ... Calvin Dobbs (credit only)

Stoney Jackson ... Travis Filmore

Barry Sobel ... Dylan McMillan

Paul Winfield ... Julian C. Barlow (credit only)

Jackée Harry ... Sandra Clark (as Jackée)

Donald Gibb ... Skullcrusher (as Don Gibb)
Dan Tullis Jr. ... Meat Hook

William Phipps ... Leo (as William Edward Phipps)

Willie C. Carpenter ... Derek (as Willie Carpenter)

Dave Florek ... Farmer Ed

David McKnight ... Farmer Larry

Season 5, Episode 9: Reunion Blues

25 November 1989
Dylan's mother moves in with him after she leaves his father and starts dating Julian.

Season 5, Episode 10: The Perfume Game

2 December 1989
Sandra's boss at the ad agency steals her idea for a slogan promoting a new perfume.

Season 5, Episode 11: War Is Heck

9 December 1989
Calvin wants to quit school and join the Army, so Lester puts him through a mock boot camp.

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

16 December 1989
Mary decides to invite Julian to her Christmas Eve party in order to liven things up.

Season 5, Episode 13: There Go the Clowns

23 December 1989
Mary dresses up as a clown to erase a nasty message she left on the answering machine of Lester's business partner -- an eccentric novelties magnate.

Season 5, Episode 14: Come the Revolution

30 December 1989
Brenda starts her own revolution when Mary and Lester force her to return a revealing dress.

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

6 January 1990
As Lester sleeps in church, he dreams that he and Mary go to heaven, hell and a 227 where they wouldn't exist.

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 guy 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
On a trip to Atlantic City, Mary is on a hot streak and Rose thinks Warren may be the one.

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

10 February 1990
Mary's luck runs out in Atlantic City, while Rose catches Warren with another woman and Travis blows a comedy contest.

Season 5, Episode 20: You Gotta Have Art

17 February 1990
Mary unintentionally creates a pop-art sensation when she helps Eva straighten up the gallery and makes an appearance on "The Joan Rivers Show".

Season 5, Episode 21: Gone Fishing

24 February 1990
Julian is getting a divorce and he needs Mary to make sure his soon-to-be ex-wife doesn't get 227.

Season 5, Episode 22: Nightmare on 227

21 April 1990
Mary is cast as a slasher in a movie, but she has an unplanned rehearsal with a dean from NYU.

Season 5, Episode 23: The Class of '90

29 April 1990
As Brenda prepares for graduation, Mary receives a lesson in plastic surgery from her hospital roommate, and Lester gives his father's girlfriend low points.

Season 5, Episode 24: No Place Like Home

6 May 1990
Mary dreams about being homeless when she thinks a plea for help from a street person is a threat to her safety.

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