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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Al Chalk ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (105 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Various (96 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Various / ... (90 episodes, 1990-2001)
Twist ...
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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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Ugly Wanda, played by Jamie Foxx, was based on a character LaWanda Page played in a sketch on Redd Foxx (1977). The first sketch to feature Wanda, in which she gives an erotic massage to a man who hasn't seen her face, is a remake of the original sketch. The character was named after Page. Jamie took his stage name as a tribute to Redd Foxx. See more »

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Michael Jackson: Excuse me Officer, but can you tell me if I'm black or white?
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Michael Jackson: I guess I am black.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Damon Wayans/Dionne Farris (1995) See more »

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Brooklyn - Queens
Performed by 3rd Bass
Courtesy of Def Jam/CBS Records
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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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