First Ten People I Thought About When I Saw That I Have Somehow Amassed 227* Cool Listapp Pals**

*Number sure to plummet, as I would swiftly unfollow anyone who made such a pretentiously-titled list **"Followers" sounds a little Manson/Reich to me (like Charlie/Third,Not Robert)
  1. 1.
    Mary
    I'm not kidding when I tell you how much I adored this late-80s NBC Saturday night lead-off hitter, 227 (followed by Amen, The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, and Hunter). Marla Gibbs got my attention on The Jeffersons, but earned my heart forever as Mary. I still like to think she might be my biological mom, despite all evidence to the contrary.
  2. 2.
    Pearl
    I aspire to grow old having my morning coffee overlooking/eavesdropping a front stoop, dishing shade and bon mots in equal measure.
  3. 3.
    Sa(u)ndra
    I love you, you slut with a heart of tramp. You should have 37 Emmys.
  4. 4.
    Calvin
    You didn't deserve Regina King's affection, and you should have listened to your grandma Pearl more often, but you have a good heart. And Regina lets you laugh in her vacinity, so we're good.
  5. 5.
    Herb
    Not actually a character on 227, but this name popped into mind for some reason so I'm going to honor the truth. And here's a pic.
  6. 6.
    The Washington Redskins
    I'm pretty damn sure Lester was constantly sporting this racist mascot on a baseball cap, and yet the internet seems to have been cleansed of any evidence. Good job, Internet. And Go Bucs?
  7. 7.
    Lester
    Worked in construction. Loved loungewear; didn't care much for Rose or Sa(u)ndra or shenanigans. A taller, hipper, grumpy Ricky Ricardo.
  8. 8.
    Regina King
    I know that's not her character name, but who cares what her character's name was? I mean, her name translates to Queen King. She was and is the bossest boss on 80s TV. I would intern for her today. Call me, Regina, my goddess.
  9. 9.
    Rose
    Boring. Nice enough, handy with a wrench I guess. But just zzzz. Here's a bonus pic of our stars (just kidding, Ms. King.)
  10. 10.
    I said Regina King
    If you need me, I'll be watching Jerry Maguire and Southland clips until the next solstice.