In the House

In the House

1995 - 1999,
A divorced woman shares her living space with her kids and her landlord.

Episode Guide

  • In the House - Out the House (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Out the House

    Marion decides to move to New York when Valerie gets relocated there.

  • In the House - Guest Dad (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Guest Dad

    Valerie's ex-husband Justin tries to get her back, but Marion already has a place in their lives.

  • In the House - Cornbread, Marion and Me (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Cornbread, Marion and Me

    Marion tells Brianna that he accidentally killed her pet fish.

  • In the House - How Nana Got Her Groove Back (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    How Nana Got Her Groove Back

    Marion tries to discourage Nana's fiance from marrying her; Tiffany eloped with Graham.

  • In the House - There's Something About Tiffany (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    There's Something About Tiffany

    Tiffany decides to become intimate with Graham; Marion and Valerie go out on a date.

  • In the House - Not as Good as It Gets (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Not as Good as It Gets

    Marion decides to sell the clinic; Tonia gets an offer from the WNBA.

  • In the House - My Pest Friend's Wedding (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    My Pest Friend's Wedding

    Max and Mercedes suffer from pre-wedding jitters when their parents question the validity of their upcoming marriage.

  • In the House - Mr. Hill Goes to New York (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Mr. Hill Goes to New York

    Marion announces he's going to New York to visit his grandmother, but he's really going to try and patch things up with Natalie.

  • In the House - All's Fair in Love and War (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    All's Fair in Love and War

    Max (Alfonso Ribeiro) decides to have a bachelor party despite Mercedes' (guest star Lark Voorhies) objections, so she has one of her own.

  • In the House - One House and a Baby (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    One House and a Baby

    Tiffany (Maia Campbell) helps her friend Shara (guest star Yunoka Doyle), who is a single mom; Marion (L.L. Cool J) thinks about being a father.

  • In the House - Working Overtime (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Working Overtime

    Marion's (L.L. Cool J) friend Blake (guest star Wes Charles Jr.) tempts him to go back to a life of lying, cheating and stealing.

  • In the House - Working Overtime (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Working Overtime

    Max and Marion (Alfonso Ribeiro, L.L. Cool J) try to avert foreclosure on the clinic. With Kim Wayans.

  • In the House - The Marion Rules (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The Marion Rules

    Marion's (L.L. Cool J) relationship with Natalie (guest star Paulette Braxton) hits a snag when Natalie lays down some ground rules.

  • In the House - The Tennis Story (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Tennis Story

    Max's childhood friend Gary Sheffield, now a famous baseball player, wants revenge for an embarrassing nickname Max gave him.

  • In the House - Say Anything (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Say Anything

    Paula sues Marion in court over his meaningless flirtations; guest Gloria Allred.

  • In the House - God Is in the House (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    God Is in the House

    A snowstorm thwarts Marion's plans for the community Christmas show.

  • In the House - Tiffany's School Daze (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Tiffany's School Daze

    Marion tries to convince Tiffany to keep away from Graham because he's married.

  • In the House - Tiffany's School Daze (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Tiffany's School Daze

    Tiffany falls for a handsome, older man (Mel Jackson) with a secret.

  • In the House - When Marion Met Natalie (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    When Marion Met Natalie

    Marion is pleasantly surprised by the changes in his childhood friend Natalie; Max has financial woes.

  • In the House - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

    The clinic's new neighbor, a dream therapist, offers free sessions to the gang.

  • In the House - Tonia's Big Break (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Tonia's Big Break

    Tonia's motivational talk at a women's prison inspires two inmates to break out.

  • In the House - Flirting With the Darkside (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Flirting With the Darkside

    A competing clinic tries to lure clients away from Marion's business.

  • In the House - Cruise II (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Cruise II

    Marion and Max miss the boat and are stranded in Mexico; Tonia tries to keep things on an even keel with Mercedes.

  • In the House - Cruise I (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Cruise I

    Marion accepts a four-day Mexican cruise from Max, but it turns out to involve more than Max has revealed.

  • In the House - The Second Coming of Marion Hill (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Second Coming of Marion Hill

    Tonia's attempt to sell her motivational video tapes to an advertising agency backfires when she asks Marion to help her.

  • In the House - Tito's in the House (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Tito's in the House

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) hires his friend Tito (Luis Antonio Ramos), which almost drives Max and Tonia (Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Wayans) out of the clinic.

  • In the House - Men in the Black (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Men in the Black

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) attempts to facilitate the remodeling of the clinic by having it out with the contractor.

  • In the House - Earthquake (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    Marion, Max and Tonia (L.L. Cool J, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Wayans) are debating a new design for the clinic when an earthquake strikes.

  • In the House - Cliffhanger (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:


    After his two buddies cancel, Marion is dared by Max to go ahead with climbing an extremely high mountain.

  • In the House - The Retreat Story (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Retreat Story

    Just before Marion goes on his annual spiritual retreat, he is asked to endorse a new line of orthopedic shoes for seniors.

  • In the House - Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

    Marion decides to abstain from romance after his breakup, but it isn't long before his decision is put to the test.

  • In the House - Fore Armed (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Fore Armed

    One shot eludes Marion (L.L. Cool J) when he and Max (Alfonso Ribeiro) pair up for a miniature golf tournament.

  • In the House - Return of the Stiletto (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Return of the Stiletto

    Amber makes Marion uncomfortable when she gives him the keys to her condo and tells him she loves him.

  • In the House - Marion Strikes Back (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Marion Strikes Back

    Marion is ready for a more serious relationship with Amber, but she resists until her jealousy takes over.

  • In the House - Love Wars (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Love Wars

    When the tenants learn their rent will rise, Marion is asked to fight for them; when he does, he makes a shocking discovery.

  • In the House - You're the One (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    You're the One

    Marion and Evander Holyfield prepare for a banquet honoring Marion, but trouble ensues when Tonia and Max get invited.

  • In the House - Dial M for Marion (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Dial M for Marion

    Marion receives calls meant for a woman named Kara and finds himself falling in love with the mystery woman.

  • In the House - Saint Marion (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Saint Marion

    A news crew filming at a shelter misunderstands volunteer Marion's presence.

  • In the House - The Max Who Came to Dinner (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Max Who Came to Dinner

    Marion's grandmother takes an instant liking to Max during her Thanksgiving visit.

  • In the House - This Is a Test (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    This Is a Test

    As Marion studies for his licensing test, Max tries to get closer to Shanna.

  • In the House - Pledge Allegiance (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Pledge Allegiance

    Marion forces Tiffany to party until she drops to teach her a lesson on balancing fun and responsibility.

  • In the House - One Love (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    One Love

    Marion and Max compete for a date with Tonia's beautiful dance instructor; Tiffany pretends she's Jamaican.

  • In the House - Curse of Hill House (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Curse of Hill House

    Maxwell and Marion (Alfonso Ribeiro, L.L. Cool J) learn while on a double date that the women they are with are witches.

  • In the House - Kindergarten Doc (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Kindergarten Doc

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) gets into a fight after being enlisted by Tonia (Kim Wayans) to be her coach for a charity boxing match. Lennox Lewis guest stars.

  • In the House - Record Breaking Time (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Record Breaking Time

    Tiffany (Maia Campbell) takes a fancy to a college football star set to break one of Marion's (L.L. Cool J) last college records. With Alfonso Ribeiro and Kim Wayans.

  • In the House - Maxwell Said Knock You Out (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Maxwell Said Knock You Out

    Marion and Maxwell inadvertently injure a pro basketball player who comes to the clinic for treatment.

  • In the House - Bury the Hatchet (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Bury the Hatchet

    Marion's (L.L. Cool J) faith is tested when he treats an injured football player who will never play again.

  • In the House - I Only Have You for Eyes (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    I Only Have You for Eyes

    Tonia (Kim Wayans) reverses the tables when the guys (L.L. Cool J, Alfonso Ribeiro) bribe a delivery man (guest star Kevin Richardson) to take her on a date.

  • In the House - Mother of Invention (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Mother of Invention

    Seeking to get rich quick, Tonia and Maxwell invent the "butt ball" and con Marion into doing the endorsement.

  • In the House - The Real World (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Real World

    Marion, Maxwell and Tonia team up to buy a sports clinic; Marion learns he will never play football again.

  • In the House - Hoop Screams (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Hoop Screams

    A charity tournament pits Marion (L.L. Cool J) against Jackie and Tonia (Debbie Allen, Kim Wayans) on the basketball court. Guest star: former Los Angeles Laker James Worthy.

  • In the House - Close Encounters of the Worst Kind (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

    Marion's new neighbor, Tonia (Kim Wayans), meets an alien (Emmanuel Lewis).

  • In the House - Home Again (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Home Again

    Marion begins interviewing prospective tenants when he learns that Jackie's promotion will take the Warrens to New York.

  • In the House - A Major Problem (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    A Major Problem

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) tries in vain to preach pacifism to his military-minded father (Charlie Robinson).

  • In the House - Three the Hard Way (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Three the Hard Way

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) thinks Alex (Robin Givens) is keeping a secret from him; Jackie (Debbie Allen) works on her new diet.

  • In the House - My Crazy Valentine (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    My Crazy Valentine

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) gets a Valentine's Day date with Alex (Robin Givens), but is shocked to learn her roommate (Kim Wayans) once stalked him.

  • In the House - Love on a One-Way Street (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Love on a One-Way Street

    A run-in between Marion and an undercover cop blossoms into physical attraction; a girl at school hounds Austin.

  • In the House - To Die For (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    To Die For

    Marion's (L.L. Cool J) friend Curtis (guest star Troy Thirdgill) persuades him to become a pitchman for a protein drink.

  • In the House - Come Back, Kid (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Come Back, Kid

    Fully recovered, Marion (L.L. Cool J) rejoins the Raiders for a comeback game that is full of surprises.

  • In the House - Do the Right Thing (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Do the Right Thing

    Austin (Jeffery Wood) teaches Marion (L.L. Cool J) how to balance his finances after his refrigerator is repossessed.

  • In the House - Christmas Story (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Christmas Story

    The children bring the whole family together for Christmas; guests Isabel Sanford; Sherman Hemsley; Estelle Harris.

  • In the House - Boyz II Men II Women (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Boyz II Men II Women

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) is shocked by the changes in his old friend Kevin (guest star RuPaul). With Debbie Allen.

  • In the House - Nanna Don't Play (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Nanna Don't Play

    Marion heads to Las Vegas for a pal's (Jimmie Walker) bachelor party.

  • In the House - Sister Act: The Episode (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Sister Act: The Episode

    Childhood insecurities surface when Jackie's sister (guest star Phylicia Rashad) visits. With Debbie Allen.

  • In the House - Futile Attraction (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Futile Attraction

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) asks for Jackie's (Debbie Allen) help when his physical therapist (guest star Kim Wayans) becomes obsessive and stalks him.

  • In the House - Daddy's Home (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Daddy's Home

    Life in the household undergoes many changes when Jackie's ex-husband (guest star Michael Warren) arrives. With Debbie Allen.

  • In the House - The Final Cut (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Final Cut

    Marion's (L.L. Cool J) coach (guest star John Amos) uses Austin (Jeffery Wood) to get a date with his mother (Debbie Allen); Tiffany (Maia Campbell) tries out for "Soul Train.".

  • In the House - The Gambler (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Gambler

    Austin (Jeffery Wood) surprises his mother and Marion (Debbie Allen, L.L. Cool J) with his knack for playing poker.

  • In the House - Crush Groove (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Crush Groove

    Austin and Marion both want to meet the new neighbor; Jackie secretly moonlights as a pizza delivery girl.

  • In the House - Dog Catchers (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Dog Catchers

    Carlton Banks and Marion (guest star Alfonso Ribeiro, L.L. Cool J) decide to teach a young Romeo a lesson in respect. With Debbie Allen.

  • In the House - Hats Off (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Hats Off

    Marion (L.L. Cool J) risks losing his new job as a sportscaster for a local news show. With Debbie Allen.

  • In the House - The Lost Weekend (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Lost Weekend

    Jackie (Debbie Allen) finds her ex-husband and his bride (guest stars Michael Warren, Dawn McMillan) having a wild weekend in the family's mountain cabin.

  • In the House - Once Again, With Feeling (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Once Again, With Feeling

    Jackie (Debbie Allen) finds an eligible bachelor (guest star John Amos) without Marion's (L.L. Cool J) imposed help.

  • In the House - Birthday Presence (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Birthday Presence

    Austin's birthday party brings Marion's plans for a little party of his own with his ex-girlfriend to a halt.

  • In the House - Female Trouble (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Female Trouble

    Austin (Jeffery Wood) is faced with making a decision when the school bully (guest star Alana Austin) starts harassing him.

  • In the House - Getting to Know You (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Getting to Know You

    Jackie (Debbie Allen) hires Marion (L.L. Cool J) to watch the children (Maia Campbell, Jeffery Wood) while she enters the work force.