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In Living Color 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1990–1994)
The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.
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Series cast summary:
Deidre Lang ...
 Fly Girl / ... 118 episodes, 1990-1994
 Various / ... 115 episodes, 1990-2001
 Himself - Announcer / ... 107 episodes, 1990-1994
Twist ...
 Himself - DJ / ... 86 episodes, 1991-1994
Cari French ...
 Fly Girl / ... 67 episodes, 1990-1992


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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Release Date:

15 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Irviöt  »

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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 »


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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Referenced in Conan: On This Day, a Chump Was Born (2011) See more »


Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man
Performed by Public Enemy
Courtesy of Def Jam/CBS Records
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Best skit-comedy since SNL
1 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

What can you say about a hilariously funny show that spawned careers for

Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, and countless Wayan's brothers and a sister.

I loved it. I remember watching this show when it first appeared on TV

in April of 1990 and then cancelled in 1994. Occasionally they'll play

re-runs on The FX Network. Thank God for Fox's attempt at Monopoly. Some

skits that were great Dirty Dozens (especially the one with Biz Markie);

Homey D Clown; Men on Film; Firemarshal Bill; Homeboy Shopping Network;

Snuff and Bone (my brother and I still quote those, "I gonna go Milli

Vanilli on your butt! That's when I say I'm ganna kick your butt, but I

get someone more talented to do it for me!") Never gets tired. Then...

ALAS... came the dreaded final season! Where for some reason the Wayan's

family left and the new members of the cast couldn't carry the show.

Afterall how many times could you see that terrible impression of:

"Sandra Burnheart, Baby! And I'm fabulous, Sister!" When exactly did she

EVER say that?? Umm... NEVER! And poor Chris Rock! One of the greatest

stand-ups and SNL alums had a 2-bit part on that show. "Good LORD!

That's a terrible thing to do to a guy! How about we cancel this show

and Chris Rock can move on to better things like an HBO gig!?" That

would have been a great line. By the way. This was the show where I

first got the term: BLACK PERSON SHOW. It came from a David Alan Grier

sketch called, "Black Person Show." It was a running gag the last year

or 2 of the show. East Hollywood Squares; Circus f the BLACK stars;

BLACK person awards (was that supposed to be Gary Coleman??), Miss BLACK

America Pageant. As you can see the writers were sometimes OVER-paid.

But it will always remain a hi

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