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TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1985–1990)
This series took place in an apartment building numbered 227. The cast would frequently e sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, involved in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plotline.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 115 episodes, 1985-1990
Regina King ...  Brenda Jenkins 107 episodes, 1985-1990
Jackée Harry ...  Sandra Clark 99 episodes, 1985-1989
Curtis Baldwin ...  Calvin Dobbs 81 episodes, 1985-1990
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Storyline

In this sitcom based on Christine Houston's play about the lives of black women residing in an apartment building in 1950s Chicago. Marla Gibbs, who first shot to stardom for playing Florence Johnston, the sarcastic housekeeper to Louise and George Jefferson on "The Jeffersons," got her own series. Gibbs starred as tart-tongued Washington, D.C. Her husband Lester was a construction worker and they had a teenage daughter, Brenda. Pearl Shay was an annoying but open-minded neighbor who gossiped with Mary, and Rose Holloway was Mary's best friend, who lived in the building with her daughter Tiffany and was sympathetic to the neighbors. The landlord died in the pilot episode and Rose took his place until Season 4. Attractive, sassy vamp Sandra Clark showed up later in the show's run. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (gcollinsii@aol.com)

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Join Marla Gibbs and an apartment building full of crazies on the funny side of the street! (season 1)

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sandra Clark (Jackée Harry) was never intended to be a regular character. She was added to the cast after testing positively with audiences. See more »

Quotes

Alexandria DeWitt: And this must be Brenda.
Brenda: Yes, Ma'am. I mean, hi.
Alexandria DeWitt: Brenda, this should be fun. Do you like music?
Brenda: Oh, I love music!
Alexandria DeWitt: Good, I brought my entire collection of the Three B's.
Brenda: What group is that?
Alexandria DeWitt: Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.
Brenda: Oh, I like rap: Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince?
Alexandria DeWitt: Oh, honey, you'll grow out of it.
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Referenced in Your Alcohol I.Q. (1988) See more »

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There's No Place Like Home
Composed by Ray Colcord
Performed by Marla Gibbs
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227 is finally coming to TV Land
3 June 2006 | by junioralexisSee all my reviews

The Washington DC based show is returning to television. Look for it this July on TV Land. This show was really a classic. This show had in its cast the beautiful Regina King, who would later make a name in the feature film industry. Let's not forget the great Marla Gibbs. Her portrayal was the best since her character of Florence on The Jeffersons. It was finally time that she was given a hit TV show. NBC was in the wrong for canceling the series only after 5 seasons, it could of lasted a few more years. I am glad that this show is returning to TV in TV Land. It's about time it was noticed and finally placed in TV history.


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