In this sitcom based on Christine Houston's play about the lives of black women residing in an apartment building in 1950s Chicago, Illinois. Marla Gibbs, who first shot to stardom for playing Florence Johnston, the sarcastic housekeeper to Louise and George Jefferson on The Jeffersons (1975), got her own series. Gibbs starred as tart-tongued Mary Jenkins. Her husband Lester (Hal Williams) was a construction worker and they had a teenage daughter, Brenda (Regina King). Pearl Shay (Helen Martin) was an annoying but open-minded neighbor who gossiped with Mary, and Rose Lee Holloway (Alaina Reed-Hall) was Mary's best friend, who lived in the building with her daughter Tiffany (Kia Goodwin) and was sympathetic to the neighbors. The landlord died in the pilot episode and Rose took his place until season four. Attractive, sassy vamp Sandra Clark (Jackée Harry) showed up later in the show's run.
Gary Richard Collins II (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join Marla Gibbs and an apartment building full of crazies on the funny side of the street! (season 1)
Did You Know?
Marla Gibbs didn't work with Gary Coleman
for the first time on this show. The first time they worked together was on an episode of The Jeffersons
(1975). See more
[while watching Donna walking, laughing, and flirting with two guys
Um, Madonna? I mean... Donna. I think we need to talk.
Sure, Aunt Mary, what about?
[referring to Donna's new look and attitude
About your... your, um... difference.
Oh, I know, isn't it wonderful? I feel like a whole new person! I've never had this much fun in my entire life! I feel so good and confident about myself! Coming to see you and Uncle Lester has been the best thing that's ever happened to me! Oh, I love it here!
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There's No Place Like Home
Composed by Ray Colcord
Performed by Marla Gibbs See more