Set in Washington, DC, the series follows the residents of building number 227, a solidly middle-class apartment house located in a neighbor that is rapidly becoming gentrified with posh condominiums. Gibbs plays Mary Jenkins, a no-nonsense housewife. Mary's construction supervisor husband, Lester, is a caring, dependable father to their teenage daughter, Brenda. Mary's best friend is Rose Lee Holloway, a gossipy widow. The two pals love to sit on the stoop and discuss their lives and the lives of anyone else who happens to wander by. Sandra Clark is the building's resident vamp, a sashaying mantrap whose haughty attitude often sets her at odds with down-to-earth Mary. Pearl Shay is an elderly busybody who observes all of 227's comings and goings from her perch at the window of her first floor apartment. Rounding out the building's principal residents are Calvin, Pearl's seventeen year-old grandson (and Brenda's boyfriend), and Rose's daughter Tiffany.

Show Info

Airs on: United States NBC (1985 - 1990)
Schedule: Saturdays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy
Episodes ordered: 24 episodes

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Previous Episode

No Place Like Home

Episode 5x24; May 6, 1990

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

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
5x24: No Place Like HomeMay 6, 1990
5x23: The Class of '90Apr 29, 1990
5x22: Nightmare on 227Apr 21, 1990
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