227

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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 gossipping, yet loving, Pearl Shay, a crotchety busybody who lived with her grandson Calvin Dobbs, who was Brenda's first love. Throughout the final two seasons, several new characters appeared. Broadcast History September 1985-June 1986----Saturdays----9:30 p.m. June 1986-May 1987----Saturdays----8:30 p.m. June 1987-July 1987----Saturdays----8:00 p.m. July 1987-September 1988----Saturdays----8:30 p.m. October 1988-July 1989----Saturdays----8:00 p.m. September 1989-February 1990----Saturdays----8:30 p.m. April 1990-May 1990----Sundays----8:30 p.m. June 1990-July 1990----Saturdays----8:00 p.m Theme Song There's no place like home. With your family around you, you're never alone. When you know that your loved, You don't need to roam, Cause there's no place like home Time's are changing everyday. We won't get by with the same old ways (Oh, no!). Pulling together will make it right. With help from are friends I know we'll get by, Cause there's no place like home. With your family around you you're never alone. When you know that your loved, You don't need to roam. Cause there ain't no place like, (Better believe it) There ain't no place like (Better believe it) Cause there ain't no place like, There's no place like home! "I mean no place child". Now being shown on TVLand---9:00AM (Sundays) TV One---Weekdays (Check local listings) Nielsen Ratings:(Top 30 or Better) #18 in the 1985-1986 Season #14 in the 1986-1987 Seasonmoreless
Alaina Reed Hall

Alaina Reed Hall

Rose Lee Holloway

Barry Sobel

Barry Sobel

Dylan McMillan (Season 5, recurring previously)

Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield

Julian C. Barlow (Season 5)

Countess Vaughn

Countess Vaughn

Alexandria DeWitt (Season 4)

Jackée Harry

Jackée Harry

Sandra Clark (Season 1-4)

Kevin Peter Hall

Kevin Peter Hall

Warren Merriwether (Season 5)

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  • I never wrote this review or rated the show, I have never seen it

    2.2
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  • Bye Sandra!

    10
    This episode is such a "227" classic.



    This marks Jackee's (Sandra) last appearance on the show. I will say this- she went out with a bang!



    There's no explanation of her character leaving, but this episode rocks. It's so funny and kind of a bitter sweet end for Sandra. Throughout the whole series Sandra and Mary have been fighting and arguing and in Sandra's last episode Mary steps up to help her when she knows that Sandra has been treated unfairly. Can we say the two ended on a friendly note?



    If so, that would be very ironic because the reason of Jackee's departing of show was because of a feud between her and Marla Gibbs. After Jackee won her Emmy, Marla (who was the head of the show) didn't send flowers or allow the other cast members of the show to throw her party.moreless
  • Should Be Released As A DVD Box Set!!!!

    10
    227 is a fabulous show, i wish the whole 5 seasons Should Be Released As A DVD Box Set!!!! And in the SPECIAL FEATURES / BONUS:

    1. Behind-The-Scenes DONT FORGET THEM!!!!!

    2. Bloopers during the making of the scenes

    3. Jackee's pilot eposide of her own show (which flopped) as a bonus.

    The customers in amazon.com also says the same. Since everything is released on dvd now, even a one-season- only flopped shows are released on dvd! why not 227! They brought out Jackson 5, The Good Times, Different Strokes, The Cosby Show, Girlfriends, My Wife & Kids, etc.... why won't they release another one black comedy on dvd box set!!!!moreless
  • loved it

    8.5
    A classical show with a hilarious star. Marla Gibbs is a funny lady. Jackee set a tone for all ladies to be not only sex but kind of clueless. Pearl was the funniest always had a crack whether on Sandra or her grandson. This tv show went off of air too quickly. I loved the show and the characters. It showcased and started many careers like Regina King who is a very good actress whether in comedy or drama. Thumbs up on this show. They should show reruns of this show.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! !!!!!! !@!!! !!!!!! !!! ! ! ! !moreless
  • It's an OK show.

    8.1
    227 is one of my mom's favorite shows and thats how I was introduced to it. She bought the first season on dvd and I watched it. It's a funny show and I like it but it seems mediocre. Marla Gibbs was at her best in The Jeffersons but she was only ok in this show. I guess because I'm a guy it doesn't appeal to me as much and because it's an 80s show. Regina King was great though and its good to see how she started out. 227 isn't one of my favorites but it is worth watching.moreless
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