The 227 TV show was a 30 minute African-American comedy series on NBC. Each week, Mary Jenkins and Rose Holloway would sit on the steps of their Washington D.C. apartment building and chit chat. Their conversation would set the tone for that week's storyline. The street number of the building was 227.
Marla Gibbs ............... Mary Jenkins
Alaina Reed Hall .......... Rose Lee Holloway
Hal Williams .............. Lester Jenkins
Curtis Baldwin ............ Calvin Dobbs
Regina King ............... Brenda Jenkins
Helen Martin .............. Pearl Shay
Jackee Harry .............. Sandra Clark (1985-1989)
Kia Goodwin ............... Tiffany Halloway (1985-1987)
Countess Vaughn ........... Alexandria DeWitt (1988-1989)
Toukie Smith .............. Eva Rawley (1989-1990)
Kevin Peter Hall .......... Warren Merriwether (1989-1990)
Stoney Jackson ............ Travis Filmore (1989-1990)
Paul Winfield ............. Julian c. Barlow (1989-1990)
Barry Sobel ............... Dylan McMillian (1989-1990)
The series began as a play titled, "227" at Marla Gibb's "Crossroads Theatre and Arts Academy" and then was adapted to the TV show.
Sandra Clark (played by Jackee Harry) was not originally meant to be a regular cast member on 227. Audience testing showed such a positive response to Jackee's performance that the producers "promoted" her!
Countess Vaughn was cast as Alexandria DeWitt after the 227 TV show Producers saw her on "Star Search" where she said that it was her dream to appear on 227!
Jackee Harry's role as Sandra Clark was originally only intended to be a guest-starring role, but Jackee was made a regular cast member when her role tested extremely well with audiences!
227 Theme Song Lyrics:
Title: "There's No Place Like Home"
By: "Ray Colcord" and "Marla Gibbs"
There's no place like home.
With your family around you you're never alone.
When ya know that your loved,
You don't need to roam,
Cause there's no place like home
Time's are changing everyday.
We won't get by with the same old ways.
No-oooo pulling together will make it right.
With help from are friends I know we can right,
Cause there's no place like home.
With your family around you you're never alone.
When you know that your loved,
You don't need to roam.
Cause there ain't no place like,
Better believe it,
I said their no place like home.
"I mean no place child".
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Episodes List With Original Air Dates
The First Season
- Honesty (9/14/1985)
- Mary's Brother (9/21/1985)
- Family Hero (9/28/1985)
- The Refrigerator (10/5/1985)
- Do You Love Me? (10/19/1985)
- Pilot Episode (10/26/1985)
- The Sidewalk Sale (11/2/1985)
- A Letter to the President (11/9/1985)
- Pity the Poor Working Girl (11/16/1985)
- Football Widow (11/23/1985)
- A Daughter is a Precious Thing (11/30/1985)
- The Big Piano Play-Off (12/7/1985)
- Mary's Christmas (12/14/1985)
- The Bed of Rose's (1/4/1986)
- Brenda's Last Date (1/11/1986)
- A Young Man's Fancy (1/18/1986)
- We the People (2/1/1986)
- Redecorating Blues (2/8/1986)
- Fifty Big Ones (2/15/1986)
- Slam Dunked (2/22/1986)
- Pick Six (3/8/1986)
- Young Man with a Job (5/3/1986)
The Second Season
- The Wheel of Misfortune (10/4/1986)
- Mary Nightingale (10/11/1986)
- Washington Affair (11/1/1986)
- The Great Manhunt (11/8/1986)
- Temptations (11/15/1986)
- Pillow Talk (11/22/1986)
- Come Into My Parlor (11/29/1986)
- Father's Day (12/6/1986)
- Author, Author (12/13/1986)
- Matchmakers (1/3/1987)
- The Handwriting on the Wall (1/10/1987)
- A Matter of Choice (1/17/1987)
- Got a Job (1/24/1987)
- Far From the Tree (2/7/1987)
- Toyland (2/14/1987)
- The Audit (2/21/1987)
- A Good Citizen (2/28/1987)
- Happy Twentieth (3/7/1987)
- The Fourth Time Around (3/21/1987)
- Rich Kid (4/11/1987)
- The Working Game (5/23/1987)
- Check Snub (6/6/1987)
The Third Season
- Men's Club (9/26/1987)
- Low Noon (10/3/1987)
- There Goes the Building (10/17/1987)
- And Baby Makes Three (10/24/1987)
- Bull's Eye (10/31/1987)
- Teach Me Tonight - Part 1 (11/7/1987)
- Teach Me Tonight - Part 2 (11/14/1987)
- See You in Court (11/21/1987)
- The Honeymoon's Over (11/28/1987)
- Rapture (12/5/1987)
- The Facade (12/12/1987)
- The Talk Show (1/2/1988)
- Snowbound (1/9/1988)
- Shall We Dance? (1/16/1988)
- The Sing-Off (1/23/1988)
- Sweet Sixteen (1/30/1988)
- The Roommate (2/6/1988)
- The Big Deal (2/13/1988)
- The New Neighbors (2/20/1988)
- Blues (2/27/1988)
- The Butler Did It (3/12/1988)
- My Aching Back (4/9/1988)
- Country Cousins (4/30/1988)
- Best Friends (5/7/1988)
The Fourth Season
- The Whiz Kid (10/8/1988)
- Hide the Star (10/22/1988)
- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pageant (10/29/1988)
- Double Your Pleasure (11/5/1988)
- Brother from a Sister City (11/12/1988)
- And the Survey Says ... (11/19/1988)
- A Yen for Lester (11/26/1988)
- Looking Back (12/3/1988 )
- The Night They Arrested Santa Claus (12/10/1988)
- The Real Decoys (1/7/1989)
- Play it Again, Stan (1/14/1989)
- A Class Act (1/28/1989)
- The Prince (2/4/1989)
- Babes in the Woods (2/11/1989)
- A Date to Remember (2/18/1989)
- Mary's Cookies (2/25/1989)
- For Richer, For Poorer (3/4/1989)
- The Class of '89 (3/18/1989)
- Trial and Error (4/1/1989)
- The Bet (4/8/1989)
- No, My Darling Daughter (4/15/1989)
- House Number (5/6/1989 )
- Jackee (5/11/1989)
- For Sale (5/13/1989)
The Fifth Season
- Take My Diva ... Please! (9/23/1989)
- Tenants, Anyone? (9/30/1989)
- A Pampered Tale (10/14/1989)
- The Fight of the Century (10/21/1989)
- How the West Was Fun - Part 1 (10/28/1989)
- How the West Was Fun - Part 2 (11/4/1989)
- Video Activity (11/11/1989)
- Flying Down to Leo's (11/18/1989)
- Reunion Blues (11/25/1989)
- The Perfume Game (12/2/1989)
- War is Heck (12/9/1989)
- Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas (12/16/1989)
- There Go the Clowns (12/23/1989)
- Come the Revolution (12/30/1989)
- Where Do We Go From Here? (1/6/1990)
- Play Christy for Me (1/13/1990)
- Knock It Off (1/27/1990)
- Do Not Pass Go - Part 1 (2/3/1990)
- Do Not Pass Go - Part 2 (2/10/1990)
- You Gotta Have Art (2/17/1990)
- Gone Fishing (2/24/1990)
- Nightmare on 227 (4/21/1990)
- The Class of '90 (4/29/1990)
- No Place Like Home (5/6/1990)
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