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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 be sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, involved in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plotline.
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1990   1989   1988   1987   1986   1985  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Comedy

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

227 See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jackée Harry originally auditioned for the role of Rose. Marla Gibbs got her to play Sandra. See more »

Quotes

Holdup Man: Who are you?
Mary: I'm Gladys Knight and these are my Pips.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

There's No Place Like Home
Composed by Ray Colcord
Performed by Marla Gibbs
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wasn't the outdoor set the same as sesames street?
11 July 2006 | by blurzzz@yahoo.comSee all my reviews

great show and if i remember if i remember correctly i believe the the out door new york city set the same street set they used in sesame street? This show was so brilliant and truly great. I remember Jackey being so sexy and i remember it being so great Marla Gibb had a hit TV show after the Jefferson's. This show is one of the great TV shows of all time right up there with the Cosby show and Murphy's place. I remember the street set and the stairs so vividly i can almost remember Oscar and big bird et all and the ghost's of PBS on the street with Marla Gibb. This was such a great show on NBC if i remember correctly it ran on Saturday Night's for a while with Empty Nest and Golden Girls. what a great adult combo.


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