The PJs (1999–2001)

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Thurgood Stubbs lives with his wife Muriel in the housing project where he is the chief superintendent. The show, created by Eddie Murphy (who provides Stubbs' voice), follows the ... See full summary »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Muriel Stubbs (42 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Mrs. Avery (42 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Mr. Sanchez (42 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 'Juicy' Hudson / ... (41 episodes, 1999-2008)
Marc Wilmore ...
 Walter Burkett (41 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Jimmy Ho (40 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Smokey (40 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Mr. Hudson / ... (40 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Calvin (40 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Ms. Mambo Garcelle (Haiti Lady) (35 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Bebe Ho (35 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (29 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Tarnell (28 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (2000-2001) / ... (27 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 HUD woman (26 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Thurgood Orenthal Stubbs / ... (17 episodes, 1999-2008)
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Thurgood Stubbs lives with his wife Muriel in the housing project where he is the chief superintendent. The show, created by Eddie Murphy (who provides Stubbs' voice), follows the adventures of the Stubbs family and the others in the building, animated through a process called 'Foamation.' Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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Principle animation/photography was done at the now-defunct Will Vinton Productions in Portland, Oregon. Although injection molded foam characters had been in use for some time, this was the first time it was used for a series television show. This choice was an easy one, since character turnover and the less likelihood of damage to them if they were clay, as well as the tight production schedule made the production run smoother and more budget friendly. Will Vinton Prod. pioneered the Claymation and colored foam molding techniques. Like the Plasticine clay still used, the foam color is throughout, making repairs easier and less noticeable than in clay. If damage was severe to clay characters, a replacement was almost certainly needed, causing costly production delays and down-time. Foam core character could be made in quantities and various poses/facial expressions, so scene changes were fast and easier. See more »

Quotes

Thurgood Stubbs: Just goes to show I don't have to go to the hospital to get positive results!
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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Celebutard Mountain (2007) See more »

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Brilliantly written, "acted" comic masterpiece.
30 September 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

THE PJs is not PC. It is a staggeringly funny claymation masterpiece on every level: written, acted (as in radio acting), visual and animated. The consistency and literacy of Eddie Murphy and his gang's "vision" needs an appreciative, knowing audience that can follow the shotgun blast of references in every line. It's also rather a loving look at Murphy's Brooklyn from inside the tube, as opposed to the saccharine veneer one is drugged with whenever he flicks on the remote. Not a show for morons, hence its failure. Murphy's realized his great potential with this one. No compromises, just awesomely funny brilliance. He should be proud. Miss this and you've missed a great one. Now when will it be avail. on DVD, Eddie?


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