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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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USA

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English

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15 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Irviöt See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The controversial dialogue during the "Men on Football" sketch in the live Superbowl Half-Time Party special was mostly ad-libbed. See more »

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[Repeated line]
Wanda Jackson: I gotchu, and I'm ret ta go.
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Connections

Referenced in Tiny Toon Adventures: Pledge Week (1991) 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 funniest television shows ever
27 September 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

It gave the Wayans Brothers, Jim Carrey and Jennifer Lopez (credited as a "background dancer") a claim to fame...and fifteen years later it's still kickin'.

It seems like lately - since the release of the DVDs last year - "In Living Color" has taken off more and has grown in popularity with younger crowds...however I've been watching it for years, even when it was only on Comedy Central late nights and Jim Carrey was only starting to make a name for himself.

The show ran for four years (from 1990 - 1994) and featured some great characters over the years. Wayans had his clown character who they were supposedly going to make a movie spin-off about at one time, and Carrey had his ageing firefighter ("let me show 'ya something!") who didn't know squat about the job. Used to crack me up so much! My absolute favorite skit was when Carrey played Mr. Rogers and he's browsing through the porn section of a local suburban video store. Comic genius.

I've heard some white people say they have no interest in watching this because it's an ethnic show and was geared towards Latinos and blacks with its early '90s rap music and dancing...but that's really a myopic view of the show and I think anyone who passes it by based merely on the fact that it has a minority cast (for the most part) is missing out on one of the great shows of the 1990s - and probably of all time.


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