227 (1985)

Season 4

Episode 3 · A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pageant · 25 min

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Sandra is the PR director for the Miss Teen Washington Pageant and she encourages Mary to let Brenda enter. After Mary checks everything out, she allows Brenda to enter. But then next day, the head of the pageant adds a new competition that Mary disapproves of: Bikini Aerobics. She goes down to talk to Justin and he says that he can't get rid of that portion of the show or the cable company won't air it. When she and Brenda go backstage, they find out that the other girls feel as though that portion of the show is embarrassing and degrading. They decide to boycott, with the help of Bert Parks (the host) and Sandra, who feel as though she has been cheated by Justin. Sandra, Mary, Pearl and Rose are ""the teens"" who are in the pageant, and when the time arrives for the bikini competition, the cable guy and Justin tear the contract up, saying that they didn't want to see a senior citizen in a bikini! They go on with ""Plan B"" which is where the teens actually come out on stage for the eveni
Release Date
October 29, 1988

Cast of 227 (1985)

Marla GibbsMary Jenkins
Jackée HarrySandra Clark
Alaina Reed HallRose Lee Holloway
Regina KingBrenda Jenkins
Hal WilliamsLester Jenkins
Helen MartinPearl Shay
Curtis BaldwinCalvin Dobbs
Barry SobelDylan McMillan
Countess VaughnAlexandria DeWitt
Paul WinfieldJulian C. Barlow
Stoney JacksonTravis Filmore

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