In Living Color (1990–1994)

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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

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

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According to an Oscar profile in Entertainment Weekly, Thomas Haden Church auditioned for a spot on the show, but was edged out by Jim Carrey. See more »

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Handi-Man: Never under-estimate the powers of the handicaped.
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Brooklyn - Queens
Performed by 3rd Bass
Courtesy of Def Jam/CBS Records
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Great Show for its Time
24 July 2003 | by (Mars) – See all my reviews

This was the perfect Sunday evening show from 1990-1994. It was nice to end a weekend on a totally hilarious show. Although, this show was based on African American comedy, it really tried hard to appeal to everybody. And people who deserved to be made fun of were made fun of.

Favorite Skits:

Jim Carrey as Captain Hazelwood (Exxon Valdez): Everything that Jim Carrey touched turned into a disaster. The coffee maker spitted out coffee everywhere. His wife packed him a quart of whiskey in his lunch box.

Keenan Ivory Wayans as Richard Pryor: It showed Richard Pryor getting scared by eating a box of cereal late at night. You really have to be familiar with Richard Pryor to get the joke, but I thought it was real funny.

Lassie 1990: Lassie as a pit bull brings in a severed arm and Kelly Coffield and Jim Carrey play naive mother and son. They were so naive it was funny.

Keenan Ivory Wayans as Bill Cosby: Bill Cosby was selling condemns to prevent "stupid" people from producing more "stupid" people. It was a parallel to Bill Cosby's Jello Pudding Pops. The Cosby skit was done very well, with all of Bill Cosby's famous facial expressions.

Homie the Clown: All were good, but I especially like the Christmas one.

The show sputtered towards the end, when some of the main characters left and the jokes got old, but for the first 2 years it was awesome.


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