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The theme song says it best: “There’s no place like home.” That’s very true, and there wasn’t anything like 227 back in the day (aside from the very hard to top Cosby Show). On top of having a fun theme song, teaching us life lessons and showing off the hottest looks, trends, and things of the late ’80s (including Jackee), 227 was MAD entertaining because it was both positive and real. The show ended in 1990 and helped pave the way for many other classics and successful acting careers, but I had to show some love today to the D.C. based comedy and find out where folks are now. Let’s get to it!

Marla Gibbs

Mary Jenkins was the queen of the gossips, and also happened to be the much loved and respected housewife in the apartment building inhabited by all kinds of cool and kooky folks. If there was one thing you needed to know about Mary, it was that she didn’t take no mess. And with Marla previously playing the sharp-tongued maid, Florence, on The Jeffersons, moving on to Mary seemed to be a piece of cake. After her years on the show, Gibbs did a lot of TV work, including guest appearances on Martin, a role on The Hughleys, and voice work for the TV series, “101 Dalmatians: The Series.” She’s currently filming Madea’s Witness Protection with Tyler Perry…

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