227

227

1985 - 2011, Comedy
Family life in a black neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Average rating:
REACTIONS:
0
Love It 0
Love It
0
Important 0
Important
0
Inspiring 0
Inspiring
0
Tired 0
Tired
0
Fail 0
Fail

Episode Guide

  • 227 - No Place Like Home (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    No Place Like Home

    Mary and Lester try to help homeless citizens find work and shelter.

  • 227 - The Class of '90 (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    The Class of '90

    Mary, suffering from appendicitis, shares a hospital room with an eccentric patient (Phyllis Diller).

  • 227 - Nightmare on 227 (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Nightmare on 227

    Mary plays a "slasher" when the apartment building is rented for a horror film.

  • 227 - Gone Fishing (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Gone Fishing

    Julian fakes death to keep from losing the building.

  • 227 - You Gotta Have Art (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    You Gotta Have Art

    Mary is hailed as a brave new artist following a cleaning mishap in an art gallery.

  • 227 - Do Not Pass Go (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Do Not Pass Go

    While the gang continues their Atlantic City vacation, Mary discovers more about the infidelity of Rose's boyfriend.

  • 227 - Do Not Pass Go (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Do Not Pass Go

    Mary witnesses the infidelity of Rose's boyfriend (Kevin Peter Hall) while on a trip to Atlantic City.

  • 227 - Knock It Off (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Knock It Off

    Travis encounters a notorious gangster (Gary Coleman) after finding $250,000 in his limousine.

  • 227 - Play Christy for Me (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Play Christy for Me

    When a boastful Lester gets his own radio show, Mary decides to burst his bubble.

  • 227 - Where Do We Go From Here? (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Where Do We Go From Here?

    Lester (Hal Williams) falls asleep in church and has a bizarre dream of his journey to heaven with Mary.

  • 227 - Come the Revolution (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Come the Revolution

    Brenda, prevented from throwing a party at the Jenkins, decides to hold the party in the landlord's vacant apartment.

  • 227 - There Go the Clowns (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    There Go the Clowns

    Mary makes a regrettable phone call after a would-be client (Ronnie Schell) turns down Lester's construction bid.

  • 227 - Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas

    Julian snubs Mary's invitation to a Christmas party.

  • 227 - War Is Heck (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    War Is Heck

    Lester tries to dissuade Calvin from joining the Army.

  • 227 - The Perfume Game (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    The Perfume Game

    Sandra comes up with a slogan for a new perfume but gets upset when her boss steals her idea.

  • 227 - Reunion Blues (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Reunion Blues

    Dylan's cleaning-crazy mother (Charlotte Rae) moves in after leaving his father.

  • 227 - Flying Down to Leo's (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Flying Down to Leo's

    En route to surprise Lester with a work-site birthday party, Mary and Sandra are accosted by a biker gang.

  • 227 - Video Activity (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Video Activity

    Brenda is tempted to plagiarize an essay to win a role in a rock video.

  • 227 - How the West Was Fun (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    How the West Was Fun

    The search is on after the women are kidnapped in the Arizona desert.

  • 227 - How the West Was Fun (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    How the West Was Fun

    The women become lost in the desert when the gang travels to an Arizona dude ranch.

  • 227 - The Fight of the Century (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Fight of the Century

    Lester stays with swinging bachelors after a fight with Mary.

  • 227 - A Pampered Tale (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    A Pampered Tale

    The men deal with an abandoned baby when the women spend a weekend at a health spa.

  • 227 - Tenants, Anyone? (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Tenants, Anyone?

    The tenants try to reach their landlord only to find he's living in a penthouse.

  • 227 - Take My Diva ... Please! (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Take My Diva ... Please!

    The diva (Nell Carter) for the benefit opera loses her voice.

  • 227 - For Sale (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    For Sale

    Rose sells the apartment building to a developer.

  • 227 - Jackee (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Jackee

    Sandra becomes assistant manager at a posh health club in New York City; pilot for a possible spinoff series.

  • 227 - House Number (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    House Number

    Mary, Sandra, Rose and Pearl each recall moving into the apartment building.

  • 227 - No, My Darling Daughter (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    No, My Darling Daughter

    Mary hires an ex-convict to work for Lester's company.

  • 227 - The Bet (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    The Bet

    Mary and Lester will win a trip to Jamaica if Sandra doesn't kiss Lester's friend (Michael Dorn).

  • 227 - Trial and Error (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Trial and Error

    Juror Mary casts the lone "not guilty" vote in a murder trial.

  • 227 - The Class of '89 (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    The Class of '89

    Mary persuades rap group Run-D.M.C. to perform at Brenda's high-school prom.

  • 227 - For Richer, For Poorer (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    For Richer, For Poorer

    Sandra considers marrying a wealthy older man (Cleavon Little).

  • 227 - Mary's Cookies (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Mary's Cookies

    Sandra takes on a baker (Flip Wilson) who steals Mary's family cookie recipe.

  • 227 - A Date to Remember (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    A Date to Remember

    Sandra appears on "The Love Connection."

  • 227 - Babes in the Woods (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Babes in the Woods

    Mary, Sandra, Alexandria and her Girl Scout troop get lost in the woods.

  • 227 - The Prince (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Prince

    A Swaziri prince (Morris Day) proposes to Brenda.

  • 227 - A Class Act (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    A Class Act

    Mary feels Brenda's history teacher is too much of a comedian.

  • 227 - Play It Again, Stan (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Play It Again, Stan

    Mary dreams of appearing in the movie "Casablanca."

  • 227 - The Real Decoys (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Real Decoys

    Rose and Mary set out to catch a purse snatcher after Pearl is mugged.

  • 227 - The Night They Arrested Santa Claus (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Night They Arrested Santa Claus

    A thief dressed as Santa robs the tenants of their Christmas gifts.

  • 227 - Looking Back (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Looking Back

    Old photographs trigger a retrospection of the show's first three seasons.

  • 227 - A Yen for Lester (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    A Yen for Lester

    Sandra's beau (Richard Lawson) buys a Japanese restaurant without knowing how to run it.

  • 227 - And the Survey Says ... (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    And the Survey Says ...

    Mary and Sandra head opposing teams on TV's "Family Feud" game show.

  • 227 - Brother From a Sister City (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Brother From a Sister City

    Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith-Joyner shows Brenda that there is still honor in not finishing first.

  • 227 - Double Your Pleasure (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Double Your Pleasure

    Sandra's cousin (Jackée Harry) tries to get out of an arranged marriage.

  • 227 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pageant (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pageant

    Brenda competes in the Miss Teen Washington Pageant.

  • 227 - Hide the Star (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Hide the Star

    Lester hides his famous houseguest's (Marvelous Marvin Hagler) identity to protect their business deal.

  • 227 - The Whiz Kid (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Whiz Kid

    The Jenkins agree to take on a college student, who turns out to be 11 years old.

  • 227 - Best Friends (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Best Friends

    Mary feels inadequate when her former best friend pays a visit.

  • 227 - Country Cousins (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Country Cousins

    Mary and Lester learn that he has distant cousins who are white.

  • 227 - My Aching Back (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    My Aching Back

    Mary gets a chance to appear in a movie that's shooting in the area.

  • 227 - The Butler Did It (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Butler Did It

    Their new butler's refined manner exasperates Mary and Rose.

  • 227 - Blues (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Blues

    Brenda scratches the valuable blues recording her grandfather gave her.

  • 227 - The New Neighbors (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    The New Neighbors

    A new superintendent is hired, though he knows more about the violin than maintaining an apartment building.

  • 227 - The Big Deal (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    The Big Deal

    Lester needs to impress a despicable lawyer (Sherman Hemsley) in order to advance his construction company.

  • 227 - The Roommate (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    The Roommate

    Sandra helps her new roommate (Kim Fields) change into a sexy vamp.

  • 227 - Sweet Sixteen (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Sweet Sixteen

    A week away from her 16th birthday, Brenda looks forward to her first date.

  • 227 - The Sing-Off (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Sing-Off

    An arrogant clergyman leads his church choir in a singing contest against Mary's group.

  • 227 - Shall We Dance? (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Shall We Dance?

    Mary becomes jealous when she catches Lester dancing with a former high-school flame.

  • 227 - Snowbound (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Snowbound

    Winter cold brings everyone into Mary's heated apartment.

  • 227 - The Talk Show (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Talk Show

    A TV-station owner hires Sandra as a weather forecaster.

  • 227 - Tangled Web (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Tangled Web

    Mary tries to help Lester win a big construction contract.

  • 227 - Rapture (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Rapture

    Calvin and a friend (David Wakefield) may be kicked off the basketball team if they don't pass an exam.

  • 227 - The Most Happy Marriage (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Most Happy Marriage

    Lester and Mary are surprised when his cousin's marriage crumbles.

  • 227 - They're Playing Our Song (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    They're Playing Our Song

    Sandra and Mary settle a dispute over song royalties in court.

  • 227 - Teach Me Tonight (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Teach Me Tonight

    Mitchell (Michael Warren) and Sandra realize that their upcoming nuptials will require some sacrifices.

  • 227 - Teach Me Tonight (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Teach Me Tonight

    Romantic sparks fly when Sandra meets a handsome math teacher (Michael Warren).

  • 227 - Mistaken Identity (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Mistaken Identity

    Everyone is on edge when a knife-toting man rents a room at 227.

  • 227 - And Baby Makes Three (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    And Baby Makes Three

    A school assignment about parenting saddles Brenda and Calvin with a piglet.

  • 227 - There Goes the Building (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    There Goes the Building

    Rose decides to sell the apartment building to Sandra's boyfriend (Ron Glass).

  • 227 - Low Noon (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Low Noon

    Mary's fantasy about an Old West showdown closely parallels her actual feelings about the opening of a sleazy neighborhood bar.

  • 227 - Men's Club (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Men's Club

    Mary and Sandra dress in drag to get into Lester's men's club.

  • 227 - Check Snub (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Check Snub

    Pearl is refused her Social Security check because records show that she's dead.

  • 227 - The Working Game (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Working Game

    Mary's new job at the travel agency takes her out of town with her boss.

  • 227 - Rich Kid (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Rich Kid

    Mary discovers Brenda's friend is selling drugs.

  • 227 - Fourth Time Around (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Fourth Time Around

    Pearl meets "Mr. Right" (Charles Lampkin) in a singles bar.

  • 227 - Happy Twentieth (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Happy Twentieth

    Mary and Lester's 20th wedding anniversary is marred when a family feud erupts.

  • 227 - A Good Citizen (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    A Good Citizen

    The police ask Sandra to help snare her larcenous boyfriend (Sam Scarber).

  • 227 - The Audit (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Audit

    Mary and Lester face a tax audit.

  • 227 - Toyland (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Toyland

    A robber locks Mary, Lester, Sandra and Pee-wee Herman in a toy store.

  • 227 - Far From the Tree (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Far From the Tree

    Sandra seeks Mary's help when her straight-laced mother visits.

  • 227 - Got a Job (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Got a Job

    Brenda gets a job at a fast-food restaurant.

  • 227 - A Matter of Choice (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    A Matter of Choice

    Lester reconsiders a contracting bid when he learns that the backers have investments in South Africa.

  • 227 - The Handwriting on the Wall (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Handwriting on the Wall

    Mary, Rose and Pearl try to prevent a graffiti artist from defacing the apartment.

  • 227 - Matchmakers (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Matchmakers

    Rose turns to a video dating service to find a man.

  • 227 - Author, Author (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Author, Author

    Sandra writes a raunchy novel that includes characters based on her close friends.

  • 227 - Father's Day (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Father's Day

    Calvin prepares to leave Washington, D.C., after his Air Force father (Rick Fitts) drops by.

  • 227 - Come Into My Parlor (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Come Into My Parlor

    Brenda turns to the worldly Sandra for advice when she meets a new boy.

  • 227 - Pillow Talk (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Pillow Talk

    Mary and Sandra form a pillow-making business.

  • 227 - The Temptations (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Temptations

    The Temptations perform at a church benefit concert.

  • 227 - The Great Manhunt (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Great Manhunt

    Sandra searches for a man to be the father of her child.

  • 227 - Washington Affair (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Washington Affair

    Mary poses as a Caribbean prime minister at a lavish reception for an art exhibit.

  • 227 - Mary Nightingale (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Mary Nightingale

    Mary goes shopping leaving ailing Lester in Brenda's care.

  • 227 - The Wheel of Misfortune (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Wheel of Misfortune

    Mary and Sandra compete on the "Wheel of Fortune" game show.

  • 227 - Young Man With a Job (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Young Man With a Job

    Mary urges Lester to give Calvin a job so that he will spend less time with Brenda.

  • 227 - Pick Six (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Pick Six

    Lottery opponent Mary falls victim to gambling fever.

  • 227 - Slam Dunked (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Slam Dunked

    Sandra's arrogant basketball-player beau leads Calvin astray.

  • 227 - Fifty Big Ones (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Fifty Big Ones

    Mary and Lester host a golden-anniversary party for her parents.

  • 227 - Redecorating Blues (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Redecorating Blues

    Lester's plan to buy a sports car goes awry when Mary decides to redecorate.

  • 227 - We the People (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    We the People

    Lester's former boss pays a visit, giving the impression he's wealthy.

  • 227 - A Young Man's Fancy (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    A Young Man's Fancy

    Teenager Calvin pledges his love for Sandra.

  • 227 - Brenda's Last Date (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Brenda's Last Date

    Brenda says she is library-bound, but meets Calvin at a dance instead.

  • 227 - The Bed of Rose's (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Bed of Rose's

    Rose is attracted to a man Sandra rejects as being too straight-laced.

  • 227 - Mary's Christmas (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Mary's Christmas

    Mary and her friends have no place to worship on Christmas Day.

  • 227 - The Big Piano Play-Off (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Big Piano Play-Off

    Mary and Sandra compete over who will be the better piano player.

  • 227 - A Daughter Is a Precious Thing (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    A Daughter Is a Precious Thing

    Mary is shocked when Brenda asks Sandra for tips on how to attract a boy.

  • 227 - Football Widow (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Football Widow

    Mary goes to her first football game, much to the dismay of all the fans.

  • 227 - Pity the Poor Working Girl (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Pity the Poor Working Girl

    Mary becomes jealous when Sandra lands a job at Lester's office.

  • 227 - Letter to the President (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Letter to the President

    Mary writes a letter to the White House complaining about potholes.

  • 227 - The Sidewalk Sale (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Sidewalk Sale

    Mary holds a sidewalk sale to raise cash, but mistakenly sells Lester's favorite lamp.

  • 227 - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Pilot

    After the apartment manager dies, Mary fears Sandra will become the new landlord.

  • 227 - Do You Love Me? (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Do You Love Me?

    Mary plans an evening of romance for her and Lester.

  • 227 - The Refrigerator (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Refrigerator

    Mary asks Sandra to convince the building owner to buy Mary a new refrigerator.

  • 227 - Family Hero (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Family Hero

    Brenda learns her ancestor was a Civil War coward.

  • 227 - Mary's Brother (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Mary's Brother

    Sandra interferes in Mary's matchmaking plans for her brother and Rose.

  • 227 - Honesty (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Honesty

    Mary attempts to compensate for the dent she put in a man's car.

User Reviews

What do you think of 227?

Cast

Poster images provided by PRPhotos.com