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In Living Color 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1990–1994)
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.
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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 / ... 118 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 ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 107 episodes, 1990-1994
Keenen Ivory Wayans ...  Himself - Host / ... 96 episodes, 1990-2001
Jamie Foxx ...  Various 96 episodes, 1991-1994
Damon Wayans ...  Various / ... 90 episodes, 1990-2001
Twist Twist ...  Himself - DJ / ... 86 episodes, 1991-1994
Carrie Ann Inaba ...  Fly Girl 68 episodes, 1990-1992
Cari French Cari French ...  Fly Girl / ... 67 episodes, 1990-1992
Lisa Marie Todd ...  Fly Girl / ... 67 episodes, 1990-1992
Alexandra Wentworth ...  Various 63 episodes, 1992-2001
Jennifer Lopez ...  Fly Girl 61 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

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English

Release Date:

15 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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In Living Color See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cast member Jim Carrey had previously auditioned for Saturday Night Live but was turned down. See more »

Quotes

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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 »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tiffany Haddish/Taylor Swift (2017) See more »

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Brooklyn - Queens
Performed by 3rd Bass
Courtesy of Def Jam/CBS Records
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One of the best sketch comedy shows of all time
9 June 2007 | by guyfromjerzeeSee all my reviews

If you ask me, I think the show was underrated. "SNL" gets all the credit for being a great sketch comedy show, yet there are certain seasons (like the current one) where the writers seemed to have conjured up the sketches in their sleep. In the case of "In Living Color," the writing was always sharp. There are certain sketches that I don't find funny, like Jim Carrey as the female bodybuilder, but it's hard to make a show where "every" sketch is funny. I remember Tommy Davidson said the reason why the show turned out to be so great was because plain and simple, they worked so damn hard on it. Well, it absolutely shows. Throughout each season, the actors always seemed to give it their all, even if the sketches were weak. In a horribly PC society, it's refreshing to watch a show like this (luckily, I have Seasons 1-5 on DVD). A show like this couldn't be successful nowadays, because we live in a society where you can't say anything about anybody. Doesn't anybody know that political correctness is the enemy of comedy? What made the show so great was the writers' and actors' willingness to break boundaries and make fun of all these ethnic stereotypes, and do it in an intelligent and witty fashion. Though it wasn't one of the more popular sketches, one of my favorites was "The Dysfunctional Home Show" where Jim Carrey would play a drunken father. If you ask me, Carrey was the funniest when he was on this show. As far as his movies go, sometimes he's funny and sometimes he's just plain obnoxious (I can't, for the life of me, sit through either one of the "Ace Ventura" movies). In a sketch comedy show, his in-your-face comic style works. I also loved Damon Wayans as the homeless guy. I crack up so much every time I see that sketch. Of course, everyone on the show was great. I can't think of a weak link in the chain. I think one of the cool things about "ILC" was that despite its predominantly black cast, it was able to reach a universal audience. This isn't like some UPN sitcom. People of all races seem to enjoy it. I think that proves that there's no color when it comes to good comedy.


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