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Old 08-05-2012, 01:58 AM   #16
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She was the star, yes, but she was so dull! Been watching the show on the Centric Network lately, and she was bad! Was in everyone's business! A housewife who was dressed up in the finest clothes, had nothing to do or nowhere to go, but gossip all day, drowned Brenda, who she should have given her room, Brenda was one of those teens who stayed out of trouble who you could trust, but Mary overprotected her like she was some whore, Mary annoyed me. I see why Jackee left, because the laughs were not coming from Marla Gibbs. She was the black version of Alice Hyatt! Boring! She needed the support to carry the show! She always got her way! I couldn't stand her!

I watched the show back in the day, but I didn't realize it then, until watched it nowadays............Marla Gibbs, you were better as Florence!

I agree! I use to like 227, much more than The Jeffersons when I was growing up, but having seen episodes recently as an adult I find her character Mary obnoxious and overbearing. I love her character as Florence now though!
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I love Florence but on one level, I prefer Mary Jenkins. Marla Gibbs was hilarious with that quick witt and sometimes Lucille Ball slap stick comedy. She was on the money.
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I think up until that time leading ladies on comedies were usually kind hearted and nice (Florida Evans, Louise Jefferson, Edith Bunker, etc). Mary was kind of a gossipy know it all. The only time I hated her was when she was made out to be the voice of morality. It always came across as a crock because she had already been established (at least in my mind) as a bit of a villainess.
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I think up until that time leading ladies on comedies were usually kind hearted and nice (Florida Evans, Louise Jefferson, Edith Bunker, etc). Mary was kind of a gossipy know it all. The only time I hated her was when she was made out to be the voice of morality. It always came across as a crock because she had already been established (at least in my mind) as a bit of a villainess.
I think what may have hurt 227 is that in order to make Marla Gibbs the main star of the show workable, they watered down her Jeffersons persona, which in return made her unfunny. As a result, Jackee/Sandra filled the void and walked away with the accolades and the laughs.
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I see why Jackee left, because the laughs were not coming from Marla Gibbs. She was the black version of Alice Hyatt! Boring! She needed the support to carry the show! She always got her way! I couldn't stand her!
Yes, and "Sandra" was the "Flo" but with one big difference... "Flo" actually liked "Alice" and "Sandra" loathed "Mary Jenkins."
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I am reading these comments. I’m sorry but you guys are incorrect on that.Plus Marla Gibbs was very funny when the show. If you don’t think she’s funny, that does not speak for the other people think that think that she is funny. There was a dynamic between the two characters. That’s what people seem to forget. Gibbs was hilarious and I thought she was able to carry the show very well without Jackee Harry being there. Although Jackee was a great asset to the show and was phenomenal. We must remember that there will be no 227 without Gibbs at all. Jackie Harry would not have been able to carry th show herself. I’m sorry but you guys are incorrect on that Sandra “loathing” Mary. Gibbs was very funny. If you don’t think she’s funny, that does not speak for the other people think that think that she is funny.
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I’m sorry but you guys are incorrect on that Sandra “loathing” Mary.
Sandra did not like Mary. She liked Rose and Pearl.
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Sandra did not like Mary. She liked Rose and Pearl.
There is a difference between loathe and dislike. Plus if u watch some episodes in the beginning of the series, they had some nice scenes together. They became a duo later in seasons and had each other’s backs.
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