In Living Color (1990–1994)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 5,533 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 26 critic

An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 24 Jan 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: In Living Color (1990–1994)

In Living Color (1990–1994) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In Living Color.

User Polls

Season:

5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | unknown

Year:

2006 | 2001 | 2000 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | unknown
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Married with Children (1987–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal
Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Motivated by his childhood experiences, Emmy Award-winner/actor/comedian Chris Rock narrates this very hilarious and touching story of a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children ... See full summary »

Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond
Arrested Development (2003–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards
MADtv (1995–2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of MAD magazine. Material includes impersonations, fake commercials, mock movie trailers, and even Spy vs. Spy segments. Competes against ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson, Aries Spears
The King of Queens (1998–2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He's got a pretty wife (Carrie), a big TV and friends to watch it with. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them.

Stars: Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller
The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Williams, along with their wise but eccentric father.

Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon
My Wife and Kids (2001–2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.

Stars: Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II
Night Court (1984–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll
Modern Family (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
Spin City (1996–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Various / ... (140 episodes, 1990-2001)
...
 Various / ... (140 episodes, 1990-2001)
...
 Various (140 episodes, 1990-2001)
...
 Various / ... (124 episodes, 1990-1994)
Deidre Lang ...
 Fly Girl (118 episodes, 1990-1994)
...
 Various / ... (115 episodes, 1990-2001)
...
 Various / ... (115 episodes, 1990-2001)
...
 Various / ... (115 episodes, 1990-2001)
Al Chalk ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (105 episodes, 1990-1994)
...
 Himself - Host / ... (96 episodes, 1990-2001)
...
 Various (96 episodes, 1991-1994)
...
 Various / ... (90 episodes, 1990-2001)
Twist ...
 Himself - DJ / ... (86 episodes, 1991-1994)
...
 Fly Girl (68 episodes, 1990-1992)
Cari French ...
 Fly Girl (67 episodes, 1990-1992)
...
 Fly Girl (67 episodes, 1990-1992)
...
 Various (63 episodes, 1992-2001)
...
 Fly Girl (61 episodes, 1991-1993)
Edit

Storyline

Keenan Ivory Wayans' television show stars several family members and features short, humorous skits, rap music, and dancing. This FOX comedy also has several stock characters and scenarios which recur in various episodes (e.g. Fire Marshal Bill, etc.). Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In Living Color  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The dance troupe on this show was called The Fly Girls. In the third season, a new dancer, Jennifer Lopez, was cast as one of the Fly Girls. See more »

Quotes

Wanda Jackson: Why don't you go outside and be the victim of a drive-by shooting?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Elton John/Leon Russell (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

That's the Way You're Living When You're Living In Living Color
(Theme Song)
by Heavy D and The Boyz
(seasons 3 and 4)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The rise of the Wayans empire began with this series
9 September 2004 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

"In Living Color",was without a doubt one of the funniest shows of the 1990's,when it came on Sunday nights and stayed there on that time slot for the next five seasons(1990-1995). This was in fact the show that was the opposite of Saturday Night Live,but more hilarious and more funny than ever before. "In Living Color",was one of the top line-up of shows that the FOX Network had on during the Sunday night hiatus,and this was before another hilarious show that came on after it.....the funny and hilarious as hell,"Married:With Children"...and to that extent the onslaught of comedy shows featuring black actors in prominent roles like "Living Single","Martin",and the non-comedical shows of "New York Undercover","21 Jump Street",and "Beverly Hills 90210",and "Melrose Place".

Getting back to the series "In Living Color",this show was the one that brought open the Wayans empire,and its rise to the top of the Nielsens and brought the Wayans family from their beginnings as up and coming to one of the most powerful show-business families in Hollywood. With this show really featured the entire Wayans clan...Keenan Ivory-Wayans,Damon Wayans,Shaun Wayans,Marlon Wayans,and sister Kim Wayans and others. Not only was Keenan Ivory-Wayans the host of this series,but he also was behind the scenes as well,serving as the show's creator as well as executive producer and CEO in charge of production,which propelled the FOX network to new heights. Almost everyone that was associated with this show was discovered here and their careers really took off because of this series,including some who went on to become big time actors and producers in Hollywood,including some who went on to become Oscar nominees because of this show. From Jim Carrey,Jamie Foxx,Kim Coles, David Alan Grier,Tommy Davidson,T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymah,Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Coffield,Anne Marie-Johnson,Rosie Perez(who served as the show's choreographer of the dancing group "The Fly Girls"),rapper Heavy D,and others that were behind this successful series from the golden age of the 1990's.

The show itself,in my opinion was way ahead of its time as far as the jokes were concerned. I find that even though this show began over a decade ago,actually begin the five-year hiatus journey almost ten years ago,and the show comes closer to celebrating the 10th anniversary of this series. Even with the overall jokes that were presented with a lot of comment about gays,the homeless,golddiggers,and others of minority was in fact very superb in the sense of the word when it came to providing the laughs and the Wayans did just that. In other words,it was just that damn hilarious. No wonder this show is a classic in its own right. However,related to the Fly Girl dancing sequences,they are really spectacular in there day,but it looks so out dated because of the dance moves and the dance craze that was the thing back in the day....The Roger Rabbit and The Running Man,as well as those Day-Glo costumes that were a little too skimpy for TV then,but in all the music they had back then was so demanding,and it was all hip-hop formatted as the dancers sway to the music of such acts as Public Enemy,Digital Underground,Kid N'Play,Salt N'Pepa,Big Daddy Kane,LL Cool J,Boyz II Men, En Vogue,and many more. It also had a lot...and I mean a lot of special musical guests that performed on the show including one episode where they had a special musical guest known as Jay-Z,and no one knew that this rapper would go on to the top of the world after this show and to launch his own empire...Rocafella.

This show not only had the Wayans as one of the funniest families out there,but the rest of the cast were as hilarious as they were,and some of them were just as crazy as they come. Especially when it provided the hardest laughs from siblings Damon Wayans and Kim Wayans not to mention from David Alan Grier,Tommy Davidson,and T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymah,and the wackiest of them all.....Jim Carrey! One of most popular characters from that show was Homie The Clown,who is hilarious as hell and played to the hilt of hysteria by Damon Wayans. He played a character that was so realistic that it had me laughing crying in tears! The other character was Fire Marshall Bill and he was not only funny,but he was extremely crazy and wacko,and no other actor like Jim Carrey could pull this off with such ease and for one the character was one crazy "psycho" S.O.B.,and from the previous comment that I wouldn't want him near my house if it caught on fire! The other character was one that had the censors in an uproar along with several organization including the NAACP that tried to boycott this show,but what the hell,the show went on inspite of the threats made...the character featured two male African-Americans who were extremely gay as hell and they were as queer as they can be,and the characters portrayed by Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier not only provided the laughs and some of it was as funny and hilarious to the extent,but it was one episode during "Men On Film" where they did the unthinkable where the two men really were liplocking on the set when the majority of children were watching the show especially during the Sunday night hour,which had the censors really uptight! But in all,seeing these two comment on recent movie releases was indeed funny within itself,and it was a scream! The show itself did a lot of parodied of music videos and did it ever poke fun of it too from the likes of Michael Jackson,Crystal Waters, Vanilla Ice,MC Hammer,Stevie Nicks(portrayed by Kelly Coffield),Teena Marie,Rick James,Tracy Chapman(portrayed by Kim Wayans),James Brown,and others.

Let's not forget the others like Jim Carrey's Captain Hazelwood,and the hilarious version of the Lassie,where Lassie is a pit bull is so naive that it was funny as hell.

It also ultimately gave a cross section of the politics,the fashion,the trends,and the happenings that occurred in the 1990's in standard comedic form courtesy of Keenan Ivory-Wayans which remain until during the show's fourth season,the changes were about to be made. When the rest of the actors started to leave(in this case,the Wayans clan)the hilarity declined with each departure of the Wayans clan and the show's departure from its Sunday night timeslot to Wednesday nights which hurt the show badly. The jokes and the recurring characters were getting old,but so after that the series ended its five year run in May of 1995. However,the series can still be seen as reruns on FX,but lets face it... they can showed old episodes of Married:With Children during the day,but not In Living Color? Get With It! But because of the dated quality,you can tell that it went straight to DVD where the sheer brilliance of the first season of the series is a joy to watch.


11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
It's coming back this spring!! trueicon
Least Fave Characters? kelendriabeyonce
Does this show still air repeats anywhere? Lorilocster82-613-980097
Favorite sketches? punkrockprincess1
In Livng Color; History of how it begin ... lkiezy
Damon Wayans Had In Living Color' Reboot Cancelled!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! shamya87
Discuss In Living Color (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?