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In Living Color 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1990–2006)
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jim Carrey ...  Various / ... 140 episodes, 1990-2001
David Alan Grier ...  Various / ... 140 episodes, 1990-2001
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh ...  Various / ... 140 episodes, 1990-2001
Tommy Davidson ...  Various / ... 124 episodes, 1990-1994
Deidre Lang ...  Fly Girl / ... 119 episodes, 1990-1994
Kelly Coffield Park ...  Various / ... 115 episodes, 1990-2001
Kim Wayans ...  Various / ... 115 episodes, 1990-2001
Shawn Wayans ...  Various / ... 115 episodes, 1990-2001
Al Chalk ...  Self - Announcer / ... 107 episodes, 1990-1994
Keenen Ivory Wayans ...  Self - Host / ... 96 episodes, 1990-2001
Jamie Foxx ...  Various 96 episodes, 1991-1994
Damon Wayans ...  Various / ... 90 episodes, 1990-2001
Twist Twist ...  Self - DJ / ... 86 episodes, 1991-1994
Carrie Ann Inaba ...  Fly Girl 69 episodes, 1990-1992
Cari French Cari French ...  Fly Girl / ... 68 episodes, 1990-1992
Lisa Marie Todd ...  Fly Girl / ... 68 episodes, 1990-1992
Alexandra Wentworth ...  Various 63 episodes, 1992-2001
Jennifer Lopez ...  Fly Girl 62 episodes, 1991-1993
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Living Color See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For the first few episodes, an exotic-looking logo was used for the opening credits. After the band Living Colour claimed the show stole the logo from them and threatened to sue, the logo was changed to one with rather plain-type letters. See more »

Quotes

Beauty Contest Host: [singing] Hey Ms. Black Person USA, the finest in the lan. Hey Ms. Black Person USA, like a sweet baked honey-glazed ham. You're dark and lovely, like a bottle of ripple wine... Just look at that big behind! What a bouquet. Ms. Black Person USA. She's black, ain't no taking her back.
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Alternate Versions

When aired on B.E.T., the term "bitch" is muted when referring to a woman, but not muted when being referred to a threat on a guy. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Ben Stiller Show: With Rob Morrow (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

That's the Way You're Living When You're Living In Living Color
(Theme Song)
by Heavy D and The Boyz
(seasons 3 and 4)
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Great Show for its Time
24 July 2003 | by Rat ManSee all my reviews

This was the perfect Sunday evening show from 1990-1994. It was nice to end a weekend on a totally hilarious show. Although, this show was based on African American comedy, it really tried hard to appeal to everybody. And people who deserved to be made fun of were made fun of.

Favorite Skits:

Jim Carrey as Captain Hazelwood (Exxon Valdez): Everything that Jim Carrey touched turned into a disaster. The coffee maker spitted out coffee everywhere. His wife packed him a quart of whiskey in his lunch box.

Keenan Ivory Wayans as Richard Pryor: It showed Richard Pryor getting scared by eating a box of cereal late at night. You really have to be familiar with Richard Pryor to get the joke, but I thought it was real funny.

Lassie 1990: Lassie as a pit bull brings in a severed arm and Kelly Coffield and Jim Carrey play naive mother and son. They were so naive it was funny.

Keenan Ivory Wayans as Bill Cosby: Bill Cosby was selling condemns to prevent "stupid" people from producing more "stupid" people. It was a parallel to Bill Cosby's Jello Pudding Pops. The Cosby skit was done very well, with all of Bill Cosby's famous facial expressions.

Homie the Clown: All were good, but I especially like the Christmas one.

The show sputtered towards the end, when some of the main characters left and the jokes got old, but for the first 2 years it was awesome.


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