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's (Paul Winfield) soon-to-be ex-wife has designs on 227.
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 (Marla Gibbs) witnesses the infidelity of Rose's boyfriend (Kevin Peter Hall) while on a trip to Atlantic City. Luther Vandross guest stars.
Travis (Stoney Jackson) encounters a notorious gangster (Gary Coleman) after finding $250,000 in his limousine.
When a boastful Lester (Hal Williams) gets his own radio show, Mary (Marla Gibbs) decides to burst his bubble.
Lester (Hal Williams) falls asleep in church and has a bizarre dream of his journey to heaven with Mary (Marla Gibbs).
Brenda, prevented from throwing a party at the Jenkins, decides to hold the party in the landlord's vacant apartment.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) makes a regrettable phone call after a would-be client (Ronnie Schell) turns down Lester's (Hal Williams) construction bid.
Julian snubs Mary's invitation to a Christmas party.
Calvin (Curtis Baldwin) considers leaving school to join 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 (Regina King) is tempted to plagiarize an essay to win a role in a rock video. Guest star: Bobby Brown.
The search is on after the women (Marla Gibbs, Jackee, Alaina Reed Hall) are kidnapped in the Arizona desert.
The women (Marla Gibbs, Jackee, Alaina Reed Hall) become lost in the desert when the gang travels to an Arizona dude ranch.
Lester (Hal Williams), piqued by Mary (Marla Gibbs), spends the night with wild guys Dylan and Travis (Barry Sobel, Stoney Jackson).
The men (Hal Williams, Stoney Jackson and Paul Winfield) deal with an abandoned baby when the women (Marla Gibbs, Jackee and Helen Martin) 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 (Alaina Reed Hall) sells the apartment building.
Sandra becomes assistant manager at a posh health club in New York City; pilot for a possible spinoff series.
Mary, Sandra, Rose and Pearl (Marla Gibbs, Jackee, Alaina Reed Hall, Helen Martin) each recall moving into the apartment building.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) hires an ex-convict to work for Lester's (Hal Williams) company.
Mary and Lester (Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams) will win a trip to Jamaica if Sandra (Jackee) doesn't kiss Lester's friend (Michael Dorn).
Mary and Sandra (Marla Gibbs, Jackee) serve as jurors for a murder trial.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) persuades rap group Run-D.M.C. to perform at Brenda's (Regina King) high-school prom.
Sandra considers marrying a wealthy older man (Cleavon Little).
Sandra (Jackee) takes on a baker (Flip Wilson) who steals Mary's (Marla Gibbs) family cookie recipe. Guest star: Ned Wertimer.
Sandra appears on 'The Love Connection.' Chuck Woolery appears as himself.
Mary and Sandra (Marla Gibbs, Jackee) embark on a camping trip with Alexandra's (Countess Vaughn) girl scout troup.
Brenda (Regina King) wants to marry a Swaziri prince (Morris Day).
Mary feels Brenda's history teacher is too much of a comedian.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) dreams of appearing in the movie 'Casablanca.' Billy Dee Williams and Paul Williams guest star.
Rose (Alaina Reed Hall) and Mary (Marla Gibbs) set out to catch a purse snatcher after Pearl (Helen Martin) is mugged.
A thief dressed as Santa robs the tenants of their Christmas gifts. With Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams and Jackee.
Old photographs trigger a retrospection of the show's first three seasons. With Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams and Jackee.
Sandra's (Jackee) beau (Richard Lawson) buys a Japanese restaurant without knowing how to run it. Guest star: Rodney Kageyama.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) and Sandra (Jackee) head opposing teams on TV's 'Family Feud' game show. Guest star: Ray Combs.
Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith-Joyner shows Brenda that there is still honor in not finishing first.
Sandra's cousin (also played by Jackee) tries to get out of an arranged marriage.
Brenda (Regina King) competes in the Miss Teen Washington Pageant. Bert Parks guest stars.
Lester hides his famous houseguest's (Marvelous Marvin Hagler) identity to protect their business deal.
The Jenkins (Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams) agree to take on a college student (Countess Vaughn), 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.
Rose and Mary (Alaina Reed Hall, Marla Gibbs) win a butler's services.
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 (Paul Winfield) leads his church choir in a singing contest against Mary's (Marla Gibbs) group.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) becomes jealous when she catches Lester (Hal Williams) dancing with a former high-school flame.
Tenants wait out a snowstorm in Mary's (Marla Gibbs) apartment.
A TV-station owner hires Sandra as a weather forecaster. Guest: Flip Wilson.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) helps Lester (Hal Williams) win a big construction contract.
Calvin and a friend (Curtis Baldwin, 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 and Sandra (Michael Warren, Jackee) realize 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.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) teaches Brenda (Regina King) and her friends about parenting.
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 (Marla Gibbs) new job at the travel agency takes her out of town. With Garrett Morris and Bill Saito.
A friend of Brenda and Calvin's (Regina King, Curtis Baldwin) is selling drugs.
Pearl (Helen Martin) meets 'Mr. Right' (Charles Lampkin) in a singles bar.
Mary and Lester's (Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams) 20th wedding anniversary is marred when a family feud erupts. Whitman Mayo and George Kirby guest star.
The police ask Sandra (Jackee) to help snare her larcenous boyfriend (Sam Scarber).
Mary and Lester (Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams) face a tax audit. Guest: Red Buttons.
A robber locks Mary (Marla Gibbs), Lester (Hal Williams), Sandra (Jackee) 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 (Marla Gibbs, Alaina Reed Hall, Helen Martin) try to prevent a graffiti artist from defacing the apartment.
Sandra (Jackee) devises a plan to help Rose (Alaina Reed Hall) find Mr. Right.
Sandra writes a raunchy novel that includes characters based on her close friends.
Calvin (Curtis Baldwin) 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 (Marla Gibbs, Jackee) form a pillow-making company.
The Temptations perform at a church benefit concert. With Marla Gibbs.
Sandra (Jackee) searches for a man to be the father of her child.
Mary poses as a Caribbean prime minister at an art exhibit. Guest: Billy Dee Williams.
Mary goes shopping leaving ailing Lester in Brenda's care.
Mary and Sandra compete on the 'Wheel of Fortune' game show.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) urges Lester (Hal Williams) to give Calvin (Curtis Baldwin) a job so that he will spend less time with Brenda (Regina King).
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 (Hal Williams) plan to buy a sports car goes awry when Mary (Marla Gibbs) 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 (Marla Gibbs) is shocked when Brenda (Regina King) asks Sandra (Jackee) for tips on how to attract a boy.
Mary goes to her first football game, much to the dismay of all the fans.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) becomes jealous when Sandra (Jackee) lands a job at Lester's (Hal Williams) office.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) writes to the president complaining of street potholes.
Mary holds a sidewalk sale to raise cash, but mistakenly sells Lester's favorite lamp.
After the apartment manager dies, Mary (Marla Gibbs) fears Sandra (Jackee) will become the new landlord. With Hal Williams.
Mary (Marla Gibbs) attempts to have a romantic evening with Lester (Hal Williams).
Mary (Marla Gibbs) asks Sandra (Jackee) to convince the building owner to buy Mary a new refrigerator.
Brenda (Regina King) discovers that 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.