227

 (483)
1986X-RayTV-PG
In a world gone "condo," apartment building 227 is much more than just a street address--it's a haven from the fast-paced life of Washington D.C. for its many tenants. Through the good times and the bad, through rent hikes and garbage strikes, the tenants of 227 are a close-knit, tough, not always harmonious family, and Mary Jenkins is the "thread" that keeps them together.
Starring
Marla GibbsHal WilliamsAlaina Reed
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    October 25 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary may be faced with eviction when 227's stingy landlord dies, and her nemesis Sandra is in line to inherit the building.
  2. 2. A Daughter Is A Precious Thing
    November 29 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Mary can't solve daughter Brenda's boy problems, Brenda enlists the aid of an expert -- Mary's nemesis, Sandra, their sultry, sexy and "man-wise" neighbor.
  3. 3. Young Man With A Job
    May 2 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Young Calvin's unemployment has gotten everyone at 227 so concerned, that Mary badgers husband Lester into hiring him. But when Lester is forced to fire the awkward teenager, the residents explode.
  4. 4. The Refrigerator
    October 4 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After Mary's refrigerator breaks down, her sly neighbor Sandra agrees to use her "influence" on their landlord to get her a new one--in exchange for Mary lending her apartment to Sandra for a party.
  5. 5. Honesty
    September 13 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary hits a parked car and leaves a note, then the car is totaled by a hit and run driver. She must convince Sandra to try and calm the man down and prevent him from pressing charges.
  6. 6. Mary's Brother
    September 20 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary fires Cupid's arrow at her brother Lewis and best friend Rose, but she misses the mark when Lewis sets his own sights on resident vamp Sandra.
  7. 7. Family Hero
    September 27 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Brenda's genealogy assignment triggers a war between her mother Mary and neighbor Sandra over famous ancestors--but Mary's pride soon goes AWOL when she learns her family tree has root rot.
  8. 8. Do You Love Me?
    October 18 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary and Sandra get a different view of womanhood when Mary attempts to rekindle lost love by "steppin' out" with husband Lester, while party-happy Sandra is homebound with her six-year-old niece.
  9. 9. Brenda's Last Date
    January 10 1986
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Everyone's abuzz when the "birds and the bees" invade 227, but Brenda and Calvin may wind up getting stung when Mary discovers their secret rendezvous.
  10. 10. A Letter To The President
    November 8 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary's friends head for the highway after she implicates them in a letter to the President about a pothole--but they make a quick U-turn when they learn the President is coming to fill in the hole.
  11. 11. The Sidewalk Sale
    November 1 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary gets caught up in the fervor of a sidewalk sale to help the new landlady Rose pay for building repairs. But she sells Lester's favorite lamp--unaware that he's stashed the sale's proceeds in it.
  12. 12. Pity The Poor Working Girl
    November 15 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary begins to fret when Sandra--fired from her previous job because of a boss' jealous wife--lands a position at Lester's construction firm.
  13. 13. Football Widow
    November 22 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Trying to tackle the loneliness of football widowhood, Mary snags tickets to the big game--but she fumbles her chance to score points with Lester when she insists on going along.
  14. 14. The Big Piano Playoff
    December 6 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Mary buys a piano, Rose peddles her teaching services to both her and Sandra--and the two pupils' rivalry inspires a competitive recital to determine who's learned more in three weeks.
  15. 15. Mary's Christmas
    December 13 1985
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When their church loses its lease, Mary coaxes Lester into supervising its move to a new location. But the members are left without a church on Christmas, when the building mysteriously disappears.
  16. 16. The Bed Of Rose's
    January 3 1986
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary and Sandra offer differing opinions when Rose is asked to spend the weekend in New York with the man of her dreams--who also happens to be one of Sandra's ex-nightmares.
  17. 17. A Young Man's Fancy
    January 17 1986
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Calvin stays at the Jenkins' for the weekend, he misreads Sandra's attempts to cheer him up and falls madly in love with her, putting Mary in an awkward position.
  18. 18. We The People
    January 31 1986
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Lester's supposedly wealthy friend mysteriously accepts work as the building handyman, Mary sets out to find his real motive, and accidentally unveils more than one skeleton in his "closet."
  19. 19. The Redecorating Blues
    February 7 1986
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lester's dreams of cashing in his bonus from work for a new sports car come to a screeching halt, when burglars break in and clean out the apartment--fueling Mary's desire to get new furniture.
  20. 20. Slam Dunked
    February 21 1986
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary and Brenda cry foul when Sandra hooks up with a pro basketball player whose arrogant moves and behind-the-back "passes" rub off on impressionable Calvin.
  21. 21. Fifty Big Ones
    February 14 1986
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary and Lester throw an extravagant bash for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary, only to find that the guests of honor aren't speaking to each other.
  22. 22. Pick Six
    March 7 1986
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary gambles her relationship with Rose and Pearl when she belittles their passion for the lottery. The odds of losing their friendship increase when Sandra sees Mary buy her own ticket.

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Supporting actors
Jackée Harry
Season year
1986
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4.8 out of 5 stars

483 global ratings

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Vincent McclearyReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
227 - The complete First Season
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Love it, always did! I personally met Marla Gibbs twice in Pasadena, California in 1986. A few months after the program began. Nothing negative to say about any of the programs. Its priceless. its so real. Love it! Every episode. Wish I could get all 6??? seasons??? Its priceless
12 people found this helpful
LaToya BestReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
I was very satisfied 28th my recent purchase but was dissapointed as well ...
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I was very satisfied 28th my recent purchase but was dissapointed as well because this is the only season available please can yall provide the complete series I will appreciate it
24 people found this helpful
CatherineReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent show
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This show is dangerously hilarious!!! It is a show that came out before I was born. After watching about a couple episodes on Youtube, I was hooked! Sandra is my absolute favourite
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Anthony DickersonReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2008
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great Show, Crazy Episode Sequencing
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I will echo the praise of other reviewers here for this show. It's one of my favorite sitcoms from the mid to late 80s. The casting is perfect, the stories well written. Marla Gibbs and Jackee Harry are a joy to watch.

The reason I'm giving this dvd only three stars is because the episode sequencing on the set is the worst I've ever seen. Instead of following the airing order, which is the way the show should be viewed, I think they followed the production order. What this means is that after watching the pilot episode on disc one you will have to go to another disc to watch the second part of that story. They do not tell you this anywhere on the set.

The proper airing order can be viewed at tv.com. This is the way the creators of the show intended viewers to watch it. You'll understand why once you see the sequence. Unfortunately, to watch it the way it was meant to be watched one has to alternate back and forth between discs which can get real annoying real quick.

I'm also shocked that only the first season has been released after all this time. Is this not selling well? Regardless of the crazy episode sequencing this is one terrific show and I'll buy it no matter how they release it.
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Danielle RobertsReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Money worth spending
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I love 227 as a child. And being able to purchase these DVD's brought me to a place of happiness
Chaelee WhiteReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Wished Item!
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Enjoyed it, Was on my Wishlist. I cherish this show bunch of laughs, beautiful characters and a young Regina in this one.
d glennReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful ladies in 227
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We really like Marla Gibbs and the ladies in the apartment building. Lots of funny episodes.
RossiReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very happy
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Love 227 since I was a kid. Just wish they had more seasons on dvd
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