The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.
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 Fly Girl (68 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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John Leguizamo was asked to join the cast but he turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Homey Claus: Okay kids repeat after me. Silent night.
Kids: Silent night.
Homey Claus: Homey's night.
Kids: Homey's night.
Homey Claus: All was calm.
Kids: All was calm.
Homey Claus: All was bright... Bright like that damn light that cop shone in my face. He knew I didn't do it. HE KNEW I DIDN'T DO IT. I said BACK ME UP.
Kids: All was bright... Bright like that damn light that cop shone in my face. He knew I didn't do it. HE KNEW I DIDN'T DO IT. I said BACK ME UP.
Little Girl: He knew I didn't do it.
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Featured in Last Comic Standing: Premiere (2014) See more »

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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)
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The Rightful Heir to Laugh In and Saturday Night Live
11 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When this show first premiered it was a runaway success. Not only did it have great writing, but as with Laugh In and Saturday Night Live it proved to be the springboard for several comedians who would make their mark in film and television. Damon Wayans and Jim Carey may have been the most brightest star, but comic talents like Tommy Davidson, David Allen Grier as well as later additions Shawn and Marlin Wayans and Jamie Foxx all got their big breaks by appearing on this show. Unfortunately, like its forerunners when the best talent left, the show lost momentum and went downhill. However, this show will always be fondly remembered as the show that launched so many of the great talents of the 1990's as well as the next century.


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