Starring Marla Gibbs, best known as Florence the maid in The Jeffersons, this show revolves around the residents of a middle-class apartment building in a predominantly African American area of Washington, D.C.
First Broadcast: September 14, 1985
Last Broadcast: July 28, 1990
|Sep 1985-Jun 1986||Sat 9:30-10:00pm|
|Jun 1986-May 1987||Sat 8:30-9:00pm|
|Jun 1987-Jul 1987||Sat 8:00-8:30pm|
|Jul 1987-Sep 1988||Sat 8:30-9:00pm|
|Oct 1988-Jul 1989||Sat 8:00-8:30pm|
|Sep 1989-Feb 1990||Sat 8:30-9:00pm|
|Apr 1990-May 1990||Sat 8:30-9:00pm|
|Jun 1990-Jul 1990||Sat 8:00-8:30pm|
|Helen Martin||...||Pearl Shay|
|Marla Gibbs||...||Mary Jenkins|
|Hal Williams||...||Lester Jenkins|
|Alaina Reed-Hall||...||Rose Lee Holloway|
|Regina King||...||Brenda Jenkins|
|Jackée Harry||...||Sandra Clark|
|Curtis Baldwin||...||Calvin Dobbs|
Regulars & Guest Stars
|Kevin Peter Hall||...||Warren Merriwether / Gordon|
Theme Song / Opening Credits
There were 5 seasons and 116 episodes of 227. Check out the 227 episode guide.
The character of Sandra Clark was never meant to be a regular, but she tested so well with audiences that she was added to the cast.
When the rights to the play of the same name were acquired, Marla Gibbs originally intended the project to be a tv movie instead of a series.
Holdup Man: Who are you?
Mary: I’m Gladys Knight and these are my Pips.
Lester: Are you always like this?
Pee-Wee Herman: No, sometimes I act really silly.