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 Paul Mooney, he loosely based The Brothers Brothers on The Smothers Brothers, but he primarily based them on the comedy team of Tim & Tom (Tim Reid & Tom Dreesen). See more »

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Bonita Bitrell: Oh lawd, there's Ms. Jenkins.
[waves to her]
Bonita Bitrell: Hello Ms. Jenkins! Mmm, mm, mm. That's one fine woman there. Yes sir. Better NO one say nothin' bad about Ms. Jenkins. Uh-uh. Coarse her breath smells so bad it could singe your nose hairs. But I ain't one to gossip, so you didn't hear that from me.
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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: My Fair Shelly (1991) See more »

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Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man
Performed by Public Enemy
Courtesy of Def Jam/CBS Records
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raunchy and hilarious
13 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This show was guaranteed to make you laugh from beginning to end. Though I feel I may have outgrew this type of humor, it was nonetheless the funniest thing ever to watch for me, as a 10-year old!

Who could forget Carrey as the Firemarshall, a female bodybuilder, or the dorky schoolkid named Parnell; Damon Wayans as Homie the Clown, Men on Film, 'Mo Money(the thieves w/their own TV show), and the homeless dude who carries a pickle jar as a toilet and uses big words to sound smart! What about the gossip queen, who always ends with something like..."so you 'aint heard nothing from me."

The 3 best: Firemarshall Bill, Men on Film, and Homie the Clown.

Not sure what happened to Keenan, but I thought Scary Movie sucked. The material has gotten more crude(to get shock value) than anything else.OK, I'm not saying I don't like crude humor (I loved Kingpin and Mary), but somehow either its timing was off or there was too much of it, almost like it was forced. Either way, it made a lot of money.

"In Living Color" has always been great to watch.


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