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Genre: Sitcom

Family life in a black neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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All Upcoming Times for 227

Episode Air Date Channel

The Bet

S04, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 8, 1989)
Mary and Lester will win a trip to Jamaica if Sandra doesn't kiss Lester's friend (Michael Dorn).

No, My Darling Daughter

S04, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 15, 1989)
Mary hires an ex-convict to work for Lester's company.

House Number

S04, E22  (First Aired: May. 6, 1989)
Mary, Sandra, Rose and Pearl each recall moving into the apartment building.


S04, E23  (First Aired: May. 11, 1989)
Sandra becomes assistant manager at a posh health club in New York City; pilot for a possible spinoff series.

For Sale

S04, E24  (First Aired: May. 13, 1989)
Rose sells the apartment building to a developer.

A Young Man's Fancy

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1986)
Teenager Calvin pledges his love for Sandra.

We the People

S01, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 1, 1986)
Lester's former boss pays a visit, giving the impression he's wealthy.

Take My Diva ... Please!

S05, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1989)
The diva (Nell Carter) for the benefit opera loses her voice.


S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 1985)
After the apartment manager dies, Mary fears Sandra will become the new landlord.


S01, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 14, 1985)
Mary attempts to compensate for the dent she put in a man's car.

Family Hero

S01, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1985)
Brenda learns her ancestor was a Civil War coward.

The Big Piano Play-Off

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 7, 1985)
Mary and Sandra compete over who will be the better piano player.

The Bed of Rose's

S01, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 4, 1986)
Rose is attracted to a man Sandra rejects as being too straight-laced.

A Young Man's Fancy

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1986)
Teenager Calvin pledges his love for Sandra.

Pick Six

S01, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 1986)
Lottery opponent Mary falls victim to gambling fever.

The Wheel of Misfortune

S02, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1986)
Mary and Sandra compete on the ``Wheel of Fortune'' game show.

Washington Affair

S02, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1986)
Mary poses as a Caribbean prime minister at a lavish reception for an art exhibit.

The Temptations

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1986)
The Temptations perform at a church benefit concert.


S02, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1987)
Rose turns to a video dating service to find a man.


S02, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1987)
A robber locks Mary, Lester, Sandra and Pee-wee Herman in a toy store.

A Good Citizen

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1987)
The police ask Sandra to help snare her larcenous boyfriend (Sam Scarber).

Men's Club

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1987)
Mary and Sandra dress in drag to get into Lester's men's club.

Mistaken Identity

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1987)
Everyone is on edge when a knife-toting man rents a room at 227.

They're Playing Our Song

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1987)
Sandra and Mary settle a dispute over song royalties in court.


S03, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1987)
Calvin and a friend (David Wakefield) may be kicked off the basketball team if they don't pass an exam.

The Talk Show

S03, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1988)
A TV-station owner hires Sandra as a weather forecaster.

Sweet Sixteen

S03, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1988)
A week away from her 16th birthday, Brenda looks forward to her first date.

My Aching Back

S03, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 9, 1988)
Mary gets a chance to appear in a movie that's shooting in the area.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pageant

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1988)
Brenda competes in the Miss Teen Washington Pageant.

The Whiz Kid

S04, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1988)
The Jenkins agree to take on a college student, who turns out to be 11 years old.

And the Survey Says ...

S04, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1988)
Mary and Sandra head opposing teams on TV's ``Family Feud'' game show.

Looking Back

S04, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 1988)
Old photographs trigger a retrospection of the show's first three seasons.

The Real Decoys

S04, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 1989)
Rose and Mary set out to catch a purse snatcher after Pearl is mugged.

A Class Act

S04, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 1989)
Mary feels Brenda's history teacher is too much of a comedian.

Babes in the Woods

S04, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 1989)
Mary, Sandra, Alexandria and her Girl Scout troop get lost in the woods.

A Date to Remember

S04, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1989)
Sandra appears on ``The Love Connection.''

The Class of '89

S04, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 18, 1989)
Mary persuades rap group Run-D.M.C. to perform at Brenda's high-school prom.

Trial and Error

S04, E19  (First Aired: Apr. 1, 1989)
Juror Mary casts the lone ``not guilty'' vote in a murder trial.

The Bet

S04, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 8, 1989)
Mary and Lester will win a trip to Jamaica if Sandra doesn't kiss Lester's friend (Michael Dorn).

Flying Down to Leo's

S05, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1989)
En route to surprise Lester with a work-site birthday party, Mary and Sandra are accosted by a biker gang.

The Perfume Game

S05, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 1989)
Sandra comes up with a slogan for a new perfume but gets upset when her boss steals her idea.

Knock It Off

S05, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1990)
Travis encounters a notorious gangster (Gary Coleman) after finding $250,000 in his limousine.

Play Christy for Me

S05, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1990)
When a boastful Lester gets his own radio show, Mary decides to burst his bubble.

You Gotta Have Art

S05, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1990)
Mary is hailed as a brave new artist following a cleaning mishap in an art gallery.

Tenants, Anyone?

S05, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1989)
The tenants try to reach their landlord only to find he's living in a penthouse.

A Pampered Tale

S05, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1989)
The men deal with an abandoned baby when the women spend a weekend at a health spa.

The Fight of the Century

S05, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 21, 1989)
Lester stays with swinging bachelors after a fight with Mary.

Redecorating Blues

S01, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1986)
Lester's plan to buy a sports car goes awry when Mary decides to redecorate.

Fifty Big Ones

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1986)
Mary and Lester host a golden-anniversary party for her parents.