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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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English

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15 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Irviöt See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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According to Paul Mooney, he loosely based The Brothers Brothers on The Smothers Brothers, but he primarily based them on the comedy team of Tim & Tom (Tim Reid & Tom Dreesen). See more »

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Drunk In Restaurant: My left titty-nipple gots an eye on it!
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Brooklyn - Queens
Performed by 3rd Bass
Courtesy of Def Jam/CBS Records
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22 April 2011 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"In Living Color" was a training ground and launching pad for many young people, and with good reason - it was a terrific show. Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Ann Inaba, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Molly Shannon, Alexandra Wentworth, Kelly Coffield, not to mention the Wayans family, all had early starts here. Most of the people who participated in this show are still working as actors, writers, directors, and/or producers.

"In Living Color" was a series of skits with no boundaries. How could there be, with a restaurant called Chez Whitey, a physically challenged superhero, Handiman, and two gay reviewers, Blane Edwards (Damon Wayans) and Anton Merriwether (David Alan Grier) who covered film, TV, and vacations where they kept returning to Greece. There was absolutely nothing sacred, including Martin Luther King Day and bonfires on black people's lawns in Arizona.

Hands down, my favorite characters were Homey the Clown ("Homey don't play dat") and Anton and Blane as reviewers (who were disappointed in "Die Hard" because the title suggested a love story). The episode where Blane is hit on the head and becomes straight was hilarious. Kelly Coffield did the old film heroines a la Bette Davis beautifully. And Jim Carrey showed the brilliance that would make a film star.

Not all of the skits were successful, but the ones that were more than made up for them.

Two snaps up for this one.


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