227 is coming to Logo!
NBC’s sassy sitcom about a group of African-American women living in the same apartment building stole our hearts back in the day.
Based on Christine Houston’s 1978 play of the same name, it starred Marla Gibbs as gossipy matron Mary Jenkins; Hal Williams as her construction-worker husband, Lester; a young Regina King as their daughter, Brenda; Alaina Reed Hall as Mary’s bff, Rose Lee Holloway; Helen Martin as neighborhood sassafrass Pearl Shay and, of course, Jackée Harry as man-hungry Sandra Clark.
Running from 1985 to 1990, 227 is still one of the highest rated sitcoms featuring a predominately black cast. We share 7 reasons why the beloved sitcom reminded us there’s no place like
Catch back-to-back episodes of 227 on Friday, January 1, starting at midnight on Logo.
“And I mean no place, child”
Like all black sitcoms, 227 had a great and memorable theme song, this one sung by Gibbs herself.