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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 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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PJs: The Projects  »

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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: Halt! Who goes there?
Smokey: Not me. I went behind the dumpster, like a gentleman.
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Referenced in Futurama: I Second That Emotion (1999) See more »

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One of the Best Written African American Comedies
26 January 2010 | by (St. Louis Park, MN) – See all my reviews

Even though The PJs only lasted two season, I really liked the show, especially the animation which was done in "foamation" ala The California Raisins. It also had an outstanding voice cast, including co-creator Eddie Murphy as Thurgood, Loretta Devine as his wife Muriel, Jenifer Lewis as her sister Bebe and Ja'net DuBois, in one of her few roles since Good Times left the air as elderly tenant Mrs. Avery.

The other characters I remember well were The Haiti Lady and the youngsters Calvin and Juicy, whose parents were never seen. The one thing I remember about Juicy, especially in the early episodes was that he wore a sign around his neck that said "Please do not feed." But the one that i really enjoyed about The PJs was the writing. It was one of the best written African American sitcoms, thanks to the numerous cultural references in Thurgood's exclamations such as "Holy Mary Wilson, mother of Motown." This was the only show that I watched on a regular basis with the closed captioning on so I could jot down Thurgood's newest exclamation that referred to African American culture.

Despite its references to low income African American society, I thought The PJs was one of the network's best efforts at an animated comedy since The Simpsons. I'll close with a line frequently shouted by the woman at HUD "NEXT!"


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