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This box set collects all 22 episodes from the first season of the situation comedy 227. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include reminiscences from the cast, and a documentary on how the show made it to television. This is a fine set for any fan of the program.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
There's No Place Like Home!
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"227" became the "Good Times" and "The Hughleys" of the 1980s, airing on September 14, 1985, on NBC, "227" had starred Emmy-Award nominee Marla Gibbs, who recently shot to fame as Florence Johnston on "The Jeffersons", I am 12 years old, and basically the show had many successful stars: Mary Wilson, Angela Bassett, Kelsey Grammer, Sherman Hemsley, James Avery, The Temptations, Bobby Brown, Kim Fields, Nia Long and many more.
"227" also starred Hal Williams ("Sanford & Son" and "Private Benjamin") as Mary's husband/longtime contractor, Lester, Regina King ("A Thin Line Between Love and Hate", "Daddy Day Care" and "Poetic Justice") as teenaged daughter, Brenda, Helen Martin ("Good Times", "That's My Mama" and "Maude") as busybody Pearl who had a grandson named Calvin (Curtis Baldwin), who Brenda had a crush on. Alaina Reed Hall ("Cindy", and "Sesame Street") arrived to play Rose Lee Holloway, best friend of Mary and Pearl.
Emmy-Award winner, Jackee Harry arrived to play Sexy vamp, Sandra Clark, who was always man-wise and very sexy towards men, this show was anything but average, but it changed the coloring face of television, and NBC aired the program from 1985 until 1990, for five hit seasons