Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
Please vote to see the next celebrity (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
TV Series
    (September 14, 1985-May 6, 1990)
    Comedy series
    Originally aired on NBC
    Principal cast:
    Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins
    Hal Williams as Lester Jenkins
    Regina King as Brenda Jenkins
    Alaina Reed Hall as Rose Lee Holloway
    Kia Goodwin as Tiffany Holloway (season 1)
    Jackee Harry as Sandra Clark (seasons 1-4; recurring season 5)
    Helen Martin as Pearl Shay
    Curtis Baldwin as Calvin Dobbs
    Reynaldo Rey as Ray the Mailman (seasons 2–5)
    Countess Vaughn as Alexandria DeWitt (season 4)
    Kevin Peter Hall as Warren Merriwether (season 5)
    Stoney Jackson as Travis Filmore (Season 5)
    Toukie A. Smith as Eva Rawley (season 5)
    Barry Sobel as Dylan McMillan (Sseasons 4-5)
    Paul Winfield as Julian C. Barlow (season 5)
    Premise: The story of an inner city family headed by a hotheaded, sharp-tongued housewife
    The series was originally pitched to ABC.
    Gibbs was chosen because of her role on a TV series with a similar premise (The Jeffersons).
    Sandra was often bitchy.
    Tiffany disappeared from the series after the first season without any explanation as to why she left.
    Tension mounted between castmates Harry and Gibbs because the show seemed to shift its focus from Mary to Sandra.
    As a result, NBC gave Harry her own show based on her character.
    However the pilot episode was a disaster, and Harry ended up returning to the series as a 'recurring guest star.'
    The show was originally planned to debut in 1986 because of Gibbs commitment to 'The Jeffersons,' but the sudden cancellation of the show the year before allowed production on '227' to begin a year ahead of schedule.
    It helped launch the careers of Regina King and Jackee Harry.
    Harry won an Emmy for her role in 1987.
    The theme song was sung by Gibbs herself.

Credit: Birdienest81

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 333.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 61 Votes: 77.05% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News