Sep. 14, 1985
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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Mary Jenkins, a housewife who lived with her contractor husband, Lester and their 14-year-old daughter Brenda. Mary's best friend was Rose Lee Holloway, who used to sit out with her on the stoop of the apartment building (#227) and discuss many things.


227 Season 5 (1989-1990)

5x01 5 5x01 Take My Diva . . . Please!
Mary's church opera benefit is threatened by a domineering diva who blames Mary for the loss of her voice and Sandra for the loss of her boyfriend.
Sep. 23, 1989
5x02 5 5x02 Tenants, Anyone?
Mary and the gang try to draw a bead on the new landlord, who's been ducking them; Dylan hunts for a new roommate.
Sep. 30, 1989
5x03 5 5x03 A Pampered Tale
Mary, Pearl and Sandra off being pampered at a health spa; Lester and Julian are pampering an abandoned baby Travis found in his limo.
Oct. 14, 1989
5x04 5 5x04 The Fight of the Century
When Mary causes Lester to miss a prizefight, they have a bout that could deliver a knockout punch to their marriage.
Oct. 21, 1989
5x05 5 5x05 How the West Was Fun (1)
At a dude ranch, Mary lassos Rose and Sandra into a treasure hunt, and Dylan takes a likin' to a filly.
Oct. 28, 1989
5x06 5 5x06 How the West Was Fun (2)
Lester puts together a posse to find the womenfolk when the water rustlers take them hostage.
Nov. 04, 1989
5x07 5 5x07 Video Activity
Bobby Brown shoots a video at Brenda's high school; Brenda plagiarizes an old essay of Mary's to win a part as an extra.
Nov. 11, 1989
5x08 5 5x08 Flying Down to Leo's
En route to Lester's birthday party, Mary and Sandra run into gang members who want them as their biker chicks.
Nov. 18, 1989
5x09 5 5x09 Reunion Blues
Dylan's mother moves in with him after leaving his father, and starts stepping out with Julian.
Nov. 25, 1989
5x10 5 5x10 The Perfume Game
Sandra comes up with a slogan for a new perfume, but thinks it stinks when her ad-agency boss steals her idea.
Dec. 02, 1989
5x11 5 5x11 War is Heck
When Calvin wants to quit school and join the Army, Lester puts him through his paces at a mock boot camp.
Dec. 09, 1989
5x12 5 5x12 Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas
Mary decides to invite Julian to her Christmas Eve bash in hopes of livening things up.
Dec. 16, 1989
5x13 5 5x13 There Go the Clowns
Mary dons clown garb to erase a nasty message she left on the answering machine of Lester's business contact, an eccentric novelties magnate.
Dec. 23, 1989
5x14 5 5x14 Come the Revolution
When Mary and Lester make Brenda return a revealing dress, she stages her own revolution.
Dec. 30, 1989
5x15 5 5x15 Where Do We Go From Here?
As Lester dozes in church, he dreams he and Mary visit heaven, hell and 227, where they see what life would be like without them.
Jan. 06, 1990
5x16 5 5x16 Play Christy for Me
While working as a deejay, Lester gets suggestive requests from a caller who he thinks is Mary.
Jan. 13, 1990
5x17 5 5x17 Knock It Off
Travis finds a bag of cash in the back seat of his limo and turns it in to the police, but then Mr. Bigg shows up to claim it.
Jan. 27, 1990
5x18 5 5x18 Do Not Pass Go (1)
Winners in Atlantic City are Mary, who's on a hot streak, and Rose, who may have hit the jackpot with Warren.
Feb. 03, 1990
5x19 5 5x19 Do Not Pass Go (2)
In Atlantic City, Mary sees her luck go bad, as do Rose, who catches Warren with another woman, and Travis, who blows a comedy contest.
Feb. 10, 1990
5x20 5 5x20 You Gotta Have Art
While helping Eva straighten up the gallery, Mary inadvertently creates a pop-art sensation, and spends some of her 15 minutes of fame on "The Joan Rivers Show."
Feb. 17, 1990
5x21 5 5x21 Gone Fishing
Julian recruits Mary to help him keep 227 out of the hands of his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Feb. 24, 1990
5x22 5 5x22 Nightmare on 227
Mary gets the part of a slasher in a movie, but has an unscheduled rehearsal with a NYU dean.
Apr. 21, 1990
5x23 5 5x23 The Class of '90
Brenda prepares to graduate; Mary, hospitalized, gets a lesson in plastic surgery from her roomie; Lester gives low marks to his father's girlfriend.
Apr. 29, 1990
5x24 5 5x24 No Place Like Home
Mary dreams she's homeless after misinterpreting a plea for help from a street person as a threat to her safety.
May. 06, 1990
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