In Living Color (1990–1994)

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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

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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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For the first few episodes, an exotic-looking logo was used for the opening credits. After the band Living Colour claimed the show stole the logo from them and threatened to sue, the logo was changed to one with rather plain-type letters. See more »

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Homey The Clown: [talking to a case worker about his lengthy file] Save yer breath! That's just another long list of lies perpetrated by The Man to keep a brutha down!
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That's the Way You're Living When You're Living In Living Color
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'Color' T.V. !
8 January 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

With all the talent that was honed on this little skit show, it's no wonder that it has spun-off many different smash hit careers. The 'skits' tackled some different issues, that were not made by some of the past predecessors, maybe harder than they were hit in the past as well. But the stars it created was many, for example, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, David Allan Grier, All the Wayan's Brothers and sister Kim, Jennifer Lopez, now J-Lo, and on and on.

The shows were fresh, sometimes frantic and always whacked-out humor that sizzled with wit wisdom and a sometimes serious comedic slap in the face! It built up speed, then by the fifth season... it shut down. The problem became, the disagreements with the exec.s at Fox, from what I remember hearing from Keenan Ivory Wayans in a frank interview.

Saturday night live had hit the skids, as far as I'm concerned, and I'm sure millions of other people, who had grown out of that show. This was up and coming, and I think by all rights should still be running as, SNL is still going. I can't figure why it is though, anyway, I love the wit and cynicism, that this show brought out as well as crossing various ethnic and moral and mental lines in it's path. For this was a superb comedy fix that burned the airwaves at night, but 'Cancelled' way too soon. Very sad.

Viva "In Living Color!!!"(****)


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