227


227
This popular sitcom that starred Marla Gibbs, who played Florence Johnston for many years on The Jeffersons, got her own show. She played Mary Jenkins, a housewife who lived with her contractor husband, Lester and their 14-year-old daughter Brenda. Mary's best friend was Rose Lee Holloway, who used to sit out with her on the stoop of the apartment building (# 227 ) and discuss many things, especially Sandra Clark, the wise-cracking, hyperactive, and often scatter-brained woman from upstairs. Rose had a daughter named Tiffany. Next door to the Jenkins was the gossiping, yet loving, Pearl Shay, a crotchety busybody who lived with her grandson Calvin Dobbs, who was Brenda's first love. Starring: Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins; Hal Williams as Lester; Alaina Reed as Rose; Jackee Harry as Sandra; and Regina King as Brenda.

Genre: Comedy

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  • Watch 227 Season 2

    • Episode 13

      Check Snub

      aired: Thu, Jan 1, 1987

      When Pearl (Helen Martin) is refused her social security check because the computer lists her as deceased, Mary (Marla Gibbs), Rose (Alaina Reed) and Sandra (Jackée), join in the battle against bureaucracy, only to land themselves in jail.

    • Episode 7

      Come Into My Parlor

      aired: Sat, Nov 29, 1986

      Brenda attempts to ensnare a boy's affection by inviting him to her Saturday night party, and following Sandra's sneaky suggestion, she tells him the party's on Friday night--but the scheme backfires when her parents go out for the evening, leaving her more alone than she planned.

    • Episode 6

      Got a Job

      aired: Thu, Jan 1, 1987

      Anxious to become an adult, Brenda (Regina King) takes on part-time work, but soon discovers learning how to juggle all her responsibilities is a full-time job.

    • Episode 5

      The Great Man Hunt

      aired: Sat, Nov 8, 1986

      Alarmed that her biological clock is winding down, Sandra sets out to find a perfect husband to father her child, but when she strikes out with the available men, she decides to have a baby anyway--regardless of her marital status.

    • Episode 3

      Pillow Talk

      aired: Sat, Nov 22, 1986

      When Mary reluctantly agrees to partner with Sandra in the pillow-making business, she finds herself doing all the work--with Sandra reaping all the "benefits."

    • Episode 1

      The Handwriting On the Wall

      aired: Thu, Jan 1, 1987

      Mary, Rose and Pearl may be sent "up the river" after they go overboard defending "227" against a graffiti artist who then sues them for assault--and it seems even bleaker when the key to their defense is the testimony of a lone eyewitness--Sandra.

  • Watch 227 Season 1

    • Episode 20

      Slam Dunked

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Mary and Brenda cry foul when Sandra hooks up with a pro basketball player whose arrogant moves and behind-the-back "passes" rub off on impressionable Calvin.

    • Episode 19

      Redecorating Blues

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Lester's dreams of cashing in his bonus from work for a new sports car come to a screeching halt, when burglars break in and clean out the apartment--fueling Mary's desire to get new furniture.

    • Episode 18

      Redecorating Blues

      aired: Wed, Sep 10, 2008

      When Lester's supposedly wealthy friend mysteriously accepts work as the building handyman, Mary sets out to find his real motive, and accidentally unveils more than one skeleton in his "closet."

    • Episode 17

      A Young Man's Fancy

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      When Calvin stays at the Jenkins' for the weekend, he misreads Sandra's attempts to cheer him up and falls madly in love with her, putting Mary in an awkward position.

    • Episode 16

      The Bed of Rose's

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Mary and Sandra offer differing opinions when Rose is asked to spend the weekend in New York with the man of her dreams--who also happens to be one of Sandra's ex-nightmares.

    • Episode 15

      Mary's Christmas

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      When their church loses its lease, Mary coaxes an already overburdened Lester into supervising its move to a new location--but the parishioners are left without a place to worship on Christmas Day when the building mysteriously disappears.

    • Episode 12

      Pity the Poor Working Girl

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Mary begins to fret when Sandra--fired from her previous job because of a boss' jealous wife--lands a position at Lester's construction firm.

    • Episode 11

      The Sidewalk Sale

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Mary gets caught up in the fervor of a sidewalk sale to help new landlady Rose make some much-needed building repairs and sells off Lester's favorite lamp--unaware that he's stashed the sale's proceeds in it.

    • Episode 10

      A Letter to the President

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Mary's friends head for the highway after she implicates them in a letter to the President about a pothole--but they make a quick U-turn when they learn the President is coming to fill in the hole.

    • Episode 6

      Mary's Brother

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Mary fires Cupid's arrow at her brother Lewis and best friend Rose, but she misses the mark when Lewis sets his own sights on resident vamp Sandra.

    • Episode 5

      Honesty

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Mary hits a parked car and leaves a note, then the car is totaled by a hit and run driver. She must convince Sandra to try and calm the man down and prevent him from pressing charges.

    • Episode 3

      Young Man with a Job

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Young Calvin's unemployment has gotten everyone at 227 so concerned, that Mary badgers husband Lester into hiring him. But when Lester is forced to fire the awkward teenager, the residents explode.

    • Episode 2

      A Daughter is a Precious Thing

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      When Mary can't solve daughter Brenda's boy problems, Brenda enlists the aid of an expert -- Mary's nemesis, Sandra, their sultry, sexy and "man-wise" neighbor.

    • Episode 1

      Honesty (Part 1)

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      Mary may be faced with eviction when 227's stingy landlord dies, and her nemesis Sandra is in line to inherit the building.

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