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Series cast summary:
...  Muriel Stubbs 43 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Mrs. Avery 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Michele Morgan ...  'Juicy' Hudson / ... 42 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Mr. Sanchez 42 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Jimmy Ho 41 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Smokey 41 episodes, 1999-2001
Marc Wilmore ...  Walter Burkett 41 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Mr. Hudson / ... 40 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Calvin 40 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Ms. Mambo Garcelle (Haiti Lady) 36 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Bebe Ho 36 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs 30 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Tarnell 29 episodes, 1999-2001
...  HUD woman 27 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (2000-2001) / ... 27 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs / ... 17 episodes, 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 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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Although the PJs is modeled after the Brewster-Douglas public housing projects in Detroit, Michigan, the show takes place in the inner cities of Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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Thurgood Stubbs: Whitney Houston, we have a problem.
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One of the Best Written African American Comedies
26 January 2010 | by 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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