The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)
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During the earlier seasons of "The Wayans Bros." you can tell that the show's strengths was along the heels of "WB" because they were becoming a famous network around this time. I ask myself, "why can't more shows be like this?" Anyway, "The Wayans Bros." will have you rolling on the floor with Shawn, Marlon and Pops antics throughout it.
(See my review of One On One for more details) It's basically a show not
on the Top 4 networks that is mostly made up of African American actors.
The thing that makes these shows different from shows like The Cosby
Show, Jeffersons, Good Times, etc... is that they aren't exactly
supposed to appeal to White America. In fact they appeal to a more Urban
audience. I guess that's why I liked this show so much. There's
something about a show that doesn't try to appeal to the majority that
helps make it funnier and cutting-edge. Much like their previous show,
In Living Colour, Marlon and Shawn show they have what it takes to make
young audiences laugh. My brother and I especially love the beginning
theme song: "We're brothers. We're happy and we're singing and we're
colored. Give me a HIGH-FIVE!" Then they help an old lady get run over
by a bus which they somehow got on. HILARIOUS!! Another incident my
brother and I love is the episode where their father says he's going to
stand up to their mother. The next day he shows up with his suitcases at
their apartment and he says he told their mother everything he wanted to
tell her. They Wayans brothers then ask what happened next. The father
replies, "I don't know. When I came to some stranger was helping me on
the bus." I LOVED IT! Too bad it was cancelled so darn ear
It was an injustice that this show didn't get more recognition when it came to comedies.
Almost anything with a Wayans you're not going to hear a bunch jokes that takes 5 minutes to get the punchline. The comedy may seem crude at times, but its so true its funny.
Another good thing is that this sitcom isn't big on drama and thats a good thing in my opinion. This is a show you can enjoy that doesn't take itself too serious.