Mary and Lester try to help homeless citizens find work and shelter.
Mary, suffering from appendicitis, shares a hospital room with an eccentric patient (Phyllis Diller).
Mary plays a "slasher" when the apartment building is rented for a horror film.
Julian fakes death to keep from losing the building.
Mary is hailed as a brave new artist following a cleaning mishap in an art gallery.
While the gang continues their Atlantic City vacation, Mary discovers more about the infidelity of Rose's boyfriend.
Mary witnesses the infidelity of Rose's boyfriend (Kevin Peter Hall) while on a trip to Atlantic City.
Travis encounters a notorious gangster (Gary Coleman) after finding $250,000 in his limousine.
When a boastful Lester gets his own radio show, Mary decides to burst his bubble.
Lester (Hal Williams) falls asleep in church and has a bizarre dream of his journey to heaven with Mary.
Brenda, prevented from throwing a party at the Jenkins, decides to hold the party in the landlord's vacant apartment.
Mary makes a regrettable phone call after a would-be client (Ronnie Schell) turns down Lester's construction bid.
Julian snubs Mary's invitation to a Christmas party.
Lester tries to dissuade Calvin from joining the Army.
Sandra comes up with a slogan for a new perfume but gets upset when her boss steals her idea.
Dylan's cleaning-crazy mother (Charlotte Rae) moves in after leaving his father.
En route to surprise Lester with a work-site birthday party, Mary and Sandra are accosted by a biker gang.
Brenda is tempted to plagiarize an essay to win a role in a rock video.
The search is on after the women are kidnapped in the Arizona desert.
The women become lost in the desert when the gang travels to an Arizona dude ranch.
Lester stays with swinging bachelors after a fight with Mary.
The men deal with an abandoned baby when the women spend a weekend at a health spa.
The tenants try to reach their landlord only to find he's living in a penthouse.
The diva (Nell Carter) for the benefit opera loses her voice.
Rose sells the apartment building to a developer.
Sandra becomes assistant manager at a posh health club in New York City; pilot for a possible spinoff series.
Mary, Sandra, Rose and Pearl each recall moving into the apartment building.
Mary hires an ex-convict to work for Lester's company.
Mary and Lester will win a trip to Jamaica if Sandra doesn't kiss Lester's friend (Michael Dorn).
Juror Mary casts the lone "not guilty" vote in a murder trial.
Mary persuades rap group Run-D.M.C. to perform at Brenda's high-school prom.
Sandra considers marrying a wealthy older man (Cleavon Little).
Sandra takes on a baker (Flip Wilson) who steals Mary's family cookie recipe.
Sandra appears on "The Love Connection."
Mary, Sandra, Alexandria and her Girl Scout troop get lost in the woods.
A Swaziri prince (Morris Day) proposes to Brenda.
Mary feels Brenda's history teacher is too much of a comedian.
Mary dreams of appearing in the movie "Casablanca."
Rose and Mary set out to catch a purse snatcher after Pearl is mugged.
A thief dressed as Santa robs the tenants of their Christmas gifts.
Old photographs trigger a retrospection of the show's first three seasons.
Sandra's beau (Richard Lawson) buys a Japanese restaurant without knowing how to run it.
Mary and Sandra head opposing teams on TV's "Family Feud" game show.
Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith-Joyner shows Brenda that there is still honor in not finishing first.
Sandra's cousin (Jackée Harry) tries to get out of an arranged marriage.
Brenda competes in the Miss Teen Washington Pageant.
Lester hides his famous houseguest's (Marvelous Marvin Hagler) identity to protect their business deal.
The Jenkins agree to take on a college student, who turns out to be 11 years old.
Mary feels inadequate when her former best friend pays a visit.
Mary and Lester learn that he has distant cousins who are white.
Mary gets a chance to appear in a movie that's shooting in the area.
Their new butler's refined manner exasperates Mary and Rose.
Brenda scratches the valuable blues recording her grandfather gave her.
A new superintendent is hired, though he knows more about the violin than maintaining an apartment building.
Lester needs to impress a despicable lawyer (Sherman Hemsley) in order to advance his construction company.
Sandra helps her new roommate (Kim Fields) change into a sexy vamp.
A week away from her 16th birthday, Brenda looks forward to her first date.
An arrogant clergyman leads his church choir in a singing contest against Mary's group.
Mary becomes jealous when she catches Lester dancing with a former high-school flame.
Winter cold brings everyone into Mary's heated apartment.
A TV-station owner hires Sandra as a weather forecaster.
Mary tries to help Lester win a big construction contract.
Calvin and a friend (David Wakefield) may be kicked off the basketball team if they don't pass an exam.
Lester and Mary are surprised when his cousin's marriage crumbles.
Sandra and Mary settle a dispute over song royalties in court.
Mitchell (Michael Warren) and Sandra realize that their upcoming nuptials will require some sacrifices.
Romantic sparks fly when Sandra meets a handsome math teacher (Michael Warren).
Everyone is on edge when a knife-toting man rents a room at 227.
A school assignment about parenting saddles Brenda and Calvin with a piglet.
Rose decides to sell the apartment building to Sandra's boyfriend (Ron Glass).
Mary's fantasy about an Old West showdown closely parallels her actual feelings about the opening of a sleazy neighborhood bar.
Mary and Sandra dress in drag to get into Lester's men's club.
Pearl is refused her Social Security check because records show that she's dead.
Mary's new job at the travel agency takes her out of town with her boss.
Mary discovers Brenda's friend is selling drugs.
Pearl meets "Mr. Right" (Charles Lampkin) in a singles bar.
Mary and Lester's 20th wedding anniversary is marred when a family feud erupts.
The police ask Sandra to help snare her larcenous boyfriend (Sam Scarber).
Mary and Lester face a tax audit.
A robber locks Mary, Lester, Sandra and Pee-wee Herman in a toy store.
Sandra seeks Mary's help when her straight-laced mother visits.
Brenda gets a job at a fast-food restaurant.
Lester reconsiders a contracting bid when he learns that the backers have investments in South Africa.
Mary, Rose and Pearl try to prevent a graffiti artist from defacing the apartment.
Rose turns to a video dating service to find a man.
Sandra writes a raunchy novel that includes characters based on her close friends.
Calvin prepares to leave Washington, D.C., after his Air Force father (Rick Fitts) drops by.
Brenda turns to the worldly Sandra for advice when she meets a new boy.
Mary and Sandra form a pillow-making business.
The Temptations perform at a church benefit concert.
Sandra searches for a man to be the father of her child.
Sandra searches for a man to be the father of her child.
Mary poses as a Caribbean prime minister at a lavish reception for an art exhibit.
Mary goes shopping leaving ailing Lester in Brenda's care.
Mary and Sandra compete on the "Wheel of Fortune" game show.
Mary urges Lester to give Calvin a job so that he will spend less time with Brenda.
Lottery opponent Mary falls victim to gambling fever.
Sandra's arrogant basketball-player beau leads Calvin astray.
Mary and Lester host a golden-anniversary party for her parents.
Lester's plan to buy a sports car goes awry when Mary decides to redecorate.
Lester's former boss pays a visit, giving the impression he's wealthy.
Teenager Calvin pledges his love for Sandra.
Brenda says she is library-bound, but meets Calvin at a dance instead.
Rose is attracted to a man Sandra rejects as being too straight-laced.
Mary and her friends have no place to worship on Christmas Day.
Mary and Sandra compete over who will be the better piano player.
Mary is shocked when Brenda asks Sandra for tips on how to attract a boy.
Mary goes to her first football game, much to the dismay of all the fans.
Mary becomes jealous when Sandra lands a job at Lester's office.
Mary writes a letter to the White House complaining about potholes.
Mary holds a sidewalk sale to raise cash, but mistakenly sells Lester's favorite lamp.
After the apartment manager dies, Mary fears Sandra will become the new landlord.
Mary plans an evening of romance for her and Lester.
Mary asks Sandra to convince the building owner to buy Mary a new refrigerator.
Brenda learns her ancestor was a Civil War coward.
Sandra interferes in Mary's matchmaking plans for her brother and Rose.
Mary attempts to compensate for the dent she put in a man's car.