In Living Color

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  • TV-14
  • 1990
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.1  (9,933)

In Living Color was a television program that ran from 1990-1994. During its four seasons on air, there were many famous actors, comedians and even rappers who made up the cast of the show. Notable actors such as: Jim Carrey, Tommy Davidson, Jaime Foxx, Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Kim Wayans all got their opportunity to showcase their talents on the show. The program was a series of comedic sketches written and performed by the actors who wrote the script. At the beginning of the show the host (Kenan Ivory Wayans) would introduce different members of the show to the audience. The first act he would introduce would be the Fly Girls, who were an assortment of female dancers. Their job was to bring in the show, cue the commercial breaks as well as end the show with various dance routines. Kenan would then introduce the D.J. for the night who would spin the records for the Fly Girls to dance to. After the Fly Girl's performance the skits would begin. The program usually showed anywhere from ten to fifteen different skits per night and each skit would be a unique story line all on its own. Each skit would involve some or all of the cast of In Living Color interacting with one another in various ways. For the first four seasons of the show, most of the original cast members played re-occurring roles. Even the Fly girls performed some cameo roles as well as smaller acting parts. As the show progressed into later seasons some new cast members began to appear on the show. Entertainers such Tupac, James Brown and Rodney Dangerfield, joined the showcase (playing themselves) and adding to the shows repertoire. The show also allowed new acts to perform on stage at the end of each show. Acts such as Kriss-Kross and En-vogue were invited to perform as well as act in the show.

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The Champ
26. The Champ
May 19, 1994
Sketches include: "Background Guy at the Haunted House," "The Champ: Back to School," "Prison Cable Network: Lights Out with the Angel," and "Ace and Main Man meet Salt-n-Pepa."/ To Be Continued performs "One on One"
The Scary Larry Show
25. The Scary Larry Show
May 12, 1994
Rush And Al's Greatest Hits / Cheap Pete At The Carnival / Loomis Simmons / The Scary Larry Show / East Hollywood Squares
Ace and Main Man Meet Salt n Pepa
24. Ace and Main Man Meet Salt n Pepa
May 5, 1994
Prison Cable Network / Carl The Tooth Williams / Ace And Main Man - Salt And Pepa
Candy Cane's Last Show
23. Candy Cane's Last Show
April 28, 1994
Master Piece Theater / Candy Canes Last Show / Family Dozens / Duke And Cornbread Turner
Sweet Tooth Jones
22. Sweet Tooth Jones
April 7, 1994
Rush And Al's Greatest Hits / Cheap Pete At The Carnival / Loomis Simmons / The Scary Larry Show / East Hollywood Squares
Infomercial Awards
21. Infomercial Awards
March 24, 1994
Loomis Simmons / 66th Annual Academy Awards / Duke And Cornbread Turner / Cheap Pete / Umbilical Barry / Hemorrhoid Guy
Thugs
20. Thugs
March 10, 1994
Dr Kervorkian's Book / Thugs / I'm Gay / Sweet Tooth Jones / Great Moments In Black History
Dirty Dozens Tournament of Champions
19. Dirty Dozens Tournament of Champions
February 24, 1994
Risky Business II / Carl The Tooth Williams / Dirty Dozens Tournament Of Champions / San Fransisco
Mrs. Ikefire
18. Mrs. Ikefire
February 17, 1994
Mrs Ikefire / Dirty Dozens Home Game / East Hollywood Squares / Fire Marshall Bill / Backgound Guy
The White League
17. The White League
February 10, 1994
The White League / Funky Finger Productions / Wanna Man / Ace And Main Man / Tonya Harding / Master Piece Theater
Hemorrhoid Guy
16. Hemorrhoid Guy
February 3, 1994
Tonya Harding / Wanda / Hemorrhoid Guy / All Up In The Family / John Bobbit 6 Million Dollar Man
East Hollywood Squares
15. East Hollywood Squares
January 27, 1994
Marlee Matlin / Cheap Pete / AWF's Main Event / East Hollywood Squares
The Gangasta Group
14. The Gangasta Group
January 13, 1994
Background Guy / Gangsta Group / Sister Act 3 / Duke And Cornbread Turner / The Guy Who Knows Way Too May Specials
Wheel of Dozens
13. Wheel of Dozens
December 30, 1993
Joe Jackson / Wheel Of Dozens / Mr Armstrong / Rhonda Hightower / Andy Rooney
Mary Tyler Mo
12. Mary Tyler Mo
December 16, 1993
Mary Tyler Mo / Ace And Main Man / Irish Singer / Loomis Simmons / Geraldo
Umbilical Barry
11. Umbilical Barry
December 2, 1993
Sammy And Bill / Carl The Tooth Williams / Pavoroti / Vera Demilo / Black Menedez Brothers / Lorena Bobbit / Umbilical Barry
Wile E Coyote on Trial
10. Wile E Coyote on Trial
November 18, 1993
Background Guy / Wile E Coyote / Candy Cane / Go On Girl / Honey Mooners '93
All Up In The Family
9. All Up In The Family
November 11, 1993
Rush And Al's / All Up In The Family / The Guy Who Know Way Too Many Specials / Wanda And Barry Bonds / East Hollywood Squares
Sam Kinison: Live From Hell
8. Sam Kinison: Live From Hell
November 4, 1993
Wanda / AT&T / Sam Kinison - Live From Hell / Dr. Innapropriato / The Dirty Dozens
Circus of the Black Stars
7. Circus of the Black Stars
October 28, 1993
Wanda / Fire Marshall Bill / Circus Of The Black Stars / Carl The Tooth Williams / Magnifico
Droop! There It Is
6. Droop! There It Is
October 21, 1993
Droop! There It Is / Andy Rooney / Rush And Al's / Background Guy / Cheap Pete
The Irish Singer
5. The Irish Singer
October 14, 1993
L.A. Riot / NBA Harasser / Irish Singer / Wanda / Anorexic Sumo Wrestler / Rhonda Hightower / Jodeci
Unpoetic Justice
4. Unpoetic Justice
October 7, 1993
Unpoetic Justice / Carl The Tooth Williams / Prison Cable Network / Funky Finger Productions
Ike Turner an Hooch
3. Ike Turner an Hooch
September 30, 1993
Ike Turner And Hooch / Honey Mooners '93 / Snow / Cheap Pete / Ace And Main Man.
The Dirty Dozens
2. The Dirty Dozens
September 23, 1993
Micheal Jackson / The Dirty Dozens / Revival Olympics / Fire Marshall Bill / Ball Park Breast Implants
Ike Strikes Back
1. Ike Strikes Back
September 16, 1993
Strikes Back / Wanda / Sammy / Seinfeld - Ace And Main Man / Russell Simmons Def Strawberry Jam.
Description

In Living Color was a television program that ran from 1990-1994. During its four seasons on air, there were many famous actors, comedians and even rappers who made up the cast of the show. Notable actors such as: Jim Carrey, Tommy Davidson, Jaime Foxx, Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Kim Wayans all got their opportunity to showcase their talents on the show.

The program was a series of comedic sketches written and performed by the actors who wrote the script. At the beginning of the show the host (Kenan Ivory Wayans) would introduce different members of the show to the audience. The first act he would introduce would be the Fly Girls, who were an assortment of female dancers. Their job was to bring in the show, cue the commercial breaks as well as end the show with various dance routines. Kenan would then introduce the D.J. for the night who would spin the records for the Fly Girls to dance to.

After the Fly Girl's performance the skits would begin. The program usually showed anywhere from ten to fifteen different skits per night and each skit would be a unique story line all on its own. Each skit would involve some or all of the cast of In Living Color interacting with one another in various ways. For the first four seasons of the show, most of the original cast members played re-occurring roles. Even the Fly girls performed some cameo roles as well as smaller acting parts.

As the show progressed into later seasons some new cast members began to appear on the show. Entertainers such Tupac, James Brown and Rodney Dangerfield, joined the showcase (playing themselves) and adding to the shows repertoire. The show also allowed new acts to perform on stage at the end of each show. Acts such as Kriss-Kross and En-vogue were invited to perform as well as act in the show.

In Living Color is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (122 episodes). The series first aired on April 15, 1990.

Where to Watch In Living Color

In Living Color is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch In Living Color on demand at Philo.

  • Premiere Date
    April 15, 1990
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (9,933)