2003 - 2004, Comedy
A former singer runs a small hotel in New York.

Episode Guide

  • Whoopi - Sins of the Sister (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Sins of the Sister

    When Courtney decides to run for political office, his opponent unleashes a negative campaign that encompasses Mavis.

  • Whoopi - Strange Bedfellows (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Strange Bedfellows

    Courtney becomes jealous when Rita accompanies his political boss (Scott Bryce) to Florida; Nasim nervously prepares for a blind date with a Polish immigrant.

  • Whoopi - Identity Theft (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Identity Theft

    Mavis fumes when her identity is stolen, leaving her penniless.

  • Whoopi - The Squatter (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Squatter

    Mavis contends with an eccentric senior citizen (Celeste Holm) who has been residing in a rent-controlled unit for decades.

  • Whoopi - Don't Hide Love (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Don't Hide Love

    Mavis' cousin asks to use the hotel for her gay wedding on the same night that Courtney has scheduled a Republican social event.

  • Whoopi - What Child Is This? (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    What Child Is This?

    A naughty little boy drives Mavis to distraction.

  • Whoopi - No Sex in the City (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    No Sex in the City

    Mavis dons a blond wig to preside over a wild bachelorette party at a trendy night club.

  • Whoopi - The Last Dance (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Last Dance

    Mavis' former choreographer (Patrick Swayze) drops in to resume their fun-loving relationship.

  • Whoopi - Is Rita Pregnant? (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Is Rita Pregnant?

    When Rita suspects pregnancy, Courtney panics and gets a second job to afford a ring to propose; Nasim and Jadwiga hope to win Connecticut's Powerball contest.

  • Whoopi - Airplane! (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:


    Mavis and Rita share a white-knuckle experience on a flight simulator.

  • Whoopi - American Woman (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    American Woman

    Mavis fields complaints about elderly guests (Eli Wallach, Rue McClanahan) smoking marijuana in their room; Nasim studies for his citizenship exam.

  • Whoopi - The Fat and the Frivolous (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Fat and the Frivolous

    An overweight man (guest star Ralphie May) sues Mavis after he crashes through the bed in his hotel room.

  • Whoopi - Mother's Little Helper (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Mother's Little Helper

    Mavis' obnoxious mother (Diahann Carroll) is surprisingly well-mannered due to her prescription medication, but then the pills accidentally get tossed.

  • Whoopi - Sticky Fingers (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Sticky Fingers

    Mavis is detained after mistakenly stealing a belt from a department store; Phil Collins and Keith Richards are interviewed about Mavis for a TV special.

  • Whoopi - Rita Plays Poker (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Rita Plays Poker

    Rita shows a new side of herself when she joins Mavis' all-female poker night.

  • Whoopi - She Ain't Heavy, She's My Partner (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    She Ain't Heavy, She's My Partner

    After one of the Ebony Blackbirds trio dies, Mavis becomes jealous of the only other surviving member at the funeral.

  • Whoopi - The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

    President Bush's (Steve Bridges) motorcade stops at Mavis's hotel.

  • Whoopi - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Mavis takes advantage of a blind man for his prized tickets to New York Rangers hockey games.

  • Whoopi - Shout (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Mavis receives a ticket for smoking, then Nasim is cited for spitting in public.

  • Whoopi - Once Bitten (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Once Bitten

    A ferret bite sends Mavis to the emergency room, where the hospital staff ignores her; Nasim and Jadwiga fight for control of the check-in desk while the rest of the staff is away.

  • Whoopi - Don't Hide Your Bag (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Don't Hide Your Bag

    Mavis calls the bomb squad to take care of a briefcase abandoned in the hotel lobby.

  • Whoopi - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A former singer (Whoopi Goldberg) runs a hotel in New York; the hotel's need for a concierge prompts Mavis to promote her handyman, Nasim (Omid Djalili).