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* ReallyGetsAround: Sandra, whose main goal (if not her only goal) in life involves finding and dating a man.


** On the ''Series/FamilyFeud'' episode with Ray Combs, Sandra answers all the Fast Money questions with variations on "a man" and comes up with 0. When Lester's turn comes up, he answers [[LastSecondWordSwap "a home-cooked... cigarette"]] for a prisoner's last request and scores 199 points, and his team goes home with $995 instead of $5,000, and Ray reveals the number one answer was "a home-cooked meal", which Lester almost went with as the answer that would have given them the $5,000.



** Sandra appears on ''Love Connection'' (of course) in Season 4's "A Date to Remember".

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** Sandra appears on ''Love Connection'' ''Series/LoveConnection'' (of course) in Season 4's "A Date to Remember".


* EiffelTowerEffect: If the opening credits, combined with the building's address, are to be believed, there are townhouses two blocks away from the Washington Monument. Also, the address 227 Lexington Place, N.E., [[Main/FiveFiveFive if it existed]], would be miles away from that monument; Lexington Place N.E. is located between 6th and 7th Streets NE, with Stanton Park being the closest landmark.

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* EiffelTowerEffect: If the The opening credits, combined with credits imply that the building's address, are to be believed, there are townhouses apartment is two blocks away from the Washington Monument.Monument. There ''are'' homes near the National Mall, but even in the 80's they would have been way too expensive for the working-class main characters. Also, the address 227 Lexington Place, N.E., [[Main/FiveFiveFive if it existed]], would be miles away from that monument; the Mall; Lexington Place N.E. is located between 6th and 7th Streets NE, with Stanton Park being the closest landmark.

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* DoubleDoubleTitle: One episode is titled "Author, Author".


* ABoyNamedSue: Toots, the deli owner (played by Red Buttons) in "The Audit".


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* GenderBlenderName: Toots, the deli owner (played by Red Buttons) in "The Audit".


'''''227''''' (198590) was a sitcom on Creator/{{NBC}} starring Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins, resident of an apartment building in suburban Washington, DC. Also starring on the show were Hal Williams as her husband Lester, and Regina King as daughter Brenda. Other residents of the apartment were Mary's friends Rose (Alaina Reed Hall) and Pearl (Helen Martin), as well as Mary's nemesis Sandra (Jackée Harry).

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'''''227''''' (198590) was a sitcom on Creator/{{NBC}} starring Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins, resident of an apartment building in suburban Washington, DC. Also starring on the show were Hal Williams as her husband Lester, and Regina King Creator/ReginaKing as daughter Brenda. Other residents of the apartment were Mary's friends Rose (Alaina Reed Hall) and Pearl (Helen Martin), as well as Mary's nemesis Sandra (Jackée Harry).

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* DecemberDecemberRomance: Pearl meets a man at a singles bar and gets [[FourthDateMarriage engaged to him that very night]].

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* BreakoutCharacter: Sandra. She grew popularity with audiences and was going to star in the failed spin-off named after her actress.


* EiffelTowerEffect: If the opening credits, combined with the building's address, are to be believed, there are townhouses two blocks away from the Washington Monument. Also, the address 227 Lexington Place, N.E., [[Main/FiveFiveFive if it existed]], would be miles away from that monument.

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* EiffelTowerEffect: If the opening credits, combined with the building's address, are to be believed, there are townhouses two blocks away from the Washington Monument. Also, the address 227 Lexington Place, N.E., [[Main/FiveFiveFive if it existed]], would be miles away from that monument.monument; Lexington Place N.E. is located between 6th and 7th Streets NE, with Stanton Park being the closest landmark.

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* ABoyNamedSue: Toots, the deli owner (played by Red Buttons) in "The Audit".


* NosyNeighbor: All of them, to varying degrees. Mary decides for herself to Sandra's plans to become a single mother when Sandra's reproductive plans are actually absolutely none of her business.

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* NosyNeighbor: All of them, to varying degrees. Mary decides for herself to interfere in Sandra's plans to become a single mother when Sandra's reproductive plans are actually absolutely none of her business.


* ContrivedCoincidence: In "A Date to Remember", Sandra's date from ''Series/LoveConnection'' just happens to be the ex-husband of the banker Lester is trying to get a loan from - who [[TraumaButton flies into a rage when her ex is brought up]].



** Sandra appears on ''Series/LoveConnection'' (of course) in Season 4.

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** Sandra appears on ''Series/LoveConnection'' ''Love Connection'' (of course) in Season 4.4's "A Date to Remember".

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* OneHeadTaller: Warren (Rose's boyfriend and eventual husband) towers over her (not to mention everyone else in the cast).


** The new tenant in "Bull's Eye" is revealed to be a mystery writer who tests out his plots in real life to gauge people's reactions in order to maintain realism. One of the characters he tries out is a mysterious redhead in a trench coat.




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* YesVirginia: "The Night They Arrested Santa Claus" sees a crook dressed as Santa rob the main characters during their Christmas party. To help teach Alexandria the spirit of Christmas, the adults each get the idea to dress up like Santa--only to each get mistaken for the crook and arrested. Eventually, a guard with a white beard and twinkle in his eye brings in the real crook--calling him a disgrace to Santa, letting everyone else out of the cell, and quickly departing. Upon learning no such guard is on duty tonight, Lester wonders if the guy was actually Santa. He dismisses that as crazy, only for everyone to suddenly hear sleigh bells.


* EiffelTowerEffect: If the opening credits, combined with the building's address, are to be believed, there are townhouses two blocks away from the Washington Monument.

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* EiffelTowerEffect: If the opening credits, combined with the building's address, are to be believed, there are townhouses two blocks away from the Washington Monument. Also, the address 227 Lexington Place, N.E., [[Main/FiveFiveFive if it existed]], would be miles away from that monument.

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