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Genre: Sitcom

Family life in a black neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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Tangled Web

S03, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1987)
Mary tries to help Lester win a big construction contract.

The Talk Show

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


S03, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 1988)
Winter cold brings everyone into Mary's heated apartment.

Shall We Dance?

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1988)
Mary becomes jealous when she catches Lester dancing with a former high-school flame.

The Sing-Off

S03, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1988)
An arrogant clergyman leads his church choir in a singing contest against Mary's group.

Sweet Sixteen

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

The Big Deal

S03, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 1988)
Lester needs to impress a despicable lawyer (Sherman Hemsley) in order to advance his construction company.

The Roommate

S03, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1988)
Sandra helps her new roommate (Kim Fields) change into a sexy vamp.

The New Neighbors

S03, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1988)
A new superintendent is hired, though he knows more about the violin than maintaining an apartment building.


S03, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1988)
Brenda scratches the valuable blues recording her grandfather gave her.

The Butler Did It

S03, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 1988)
Their new butler's refined manner exasperates Mary and Rose.

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.

Country Cousins

S03, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 1988)
Mary and Lester learn that he has distant cousins who are white.

Best Friends

S03, E24  (First Aired: May. 7, 1988)
Mary feels inadequate when her former best friend pays a visit.

Hide the Star

S04, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1988)
Lester hides his famous houseguest's (Marvelous Marvin Hagler) identity to protect their business deal.

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.

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.

Double Your Pleasure

S04, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1988)
Sandra's cousin (Jackée Harry) tries to get out of an arranged marriage.

Brother From a Sister City

S04, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1988)
Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith-Joyner shows Brenda that there is still honor in not finishing first.

And the Survey Says ...

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