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  • Good Saturday Night Television

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    Theres no show like this one. Marla Gibbs went from housekeeper to housewife in this classic 80's sitcom. 227 focused on issues in a close knit middle class neighborhood where everyone knew everyone. We saw the neighborhood kids Calvin (Curtis Baldwin) and Brenda (Regina King) grow up and stayed in the know with the gossip hens Pearl (Helen Martin) and Rose (Alana Reed). The show was very light hearted and never really dealt with any hard, society issues. It was a nice comic relief with good writing to wind down after a hard week on Saturday night in.

    Classic moments from this show included Saundra wanting to have a baby, Run DMC at Brenda and Calvin's high school and Mary's constant insults on Saundra.

    The show seemed to lose steam in the last season after the departure of Jackee Harry. New characters were added to bring a new life to the series but all good things have to come to an end. The show was canceled in April 1990 and the cast did a good send off with the episode "Class of 90"
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