The PJs

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  • TV-14
  • 1999
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.6  (4,143)

The PJs was an American animated sitcom that aired on The WB from 1999 to 2001. Created by Eddie Murphy, Steve Tompkins, and Larry Wilmore, the show followed the lives of the residents of the Hilton-Jacobs housing projects in the inner city of Chicago. The show was set in a dilapidated apartment complex, known as "The PJs," which was the home of an eclectic group of characters.

The show's main character was Thurgood Stubbs, a sarcastic, cigarette-smoking superintendent who was responsible for maintaining the PJs and keeping the tenants in line. Thurgood was married to his wife Muriel, who was often the voice of reason in their relationship. Muriel was a loving wife who tried to keep Thurgood out of trouble.

The rest of the characters in the show were a diverse group of tenants who lived in the PJs. Among them were Juicy, a promiscuous single mother who lived with her three children; Carmen, a Latina socialite who believed she was better than everyone else in the building; Smokey, a drug dealer who constantly tried to recruit Thurgood to his trade; and Mrs. Avery, a strict, no-nonsense woman who constantly monitored the other tenants.

The PJs also had a cast of supporting characters who appeared regularly on the show. Some of these characters included Haitian immigrant Chubby Chef, who ran a barbecue stand outside the building; Walter, a lazy, overweight postal worker who was always looking for a way to avoid work; and "The Dino", a local gangster who kept the PJs under his thumb.

The show's humor was clever and edgy, with a mix of slapstick and social commentary. The PJs dealt with issues related to poverty, crime, and race relations in a way that was both entertaining and thought-provoking. The show was often compared to The Simpsons and King of the Hill because of its satirical take on American society.

One of the things that made The PJs unique was its animation style. The show was created using stop-motion animation, which gave it a distinct look and feel. The sets and characters were all made out of clay, which allowed for a level of detail and nuance that is difficult to achieve with traditional animation techniques.

The PJs was well received by both audiences and critics during its two seasons on the air. The show won an Emmy award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2001, and it was praised for its innovative animation style and its willingness to tackle difficult social issues.

Overall, The PJs was a smart, funny, and socially conscious animated sitcom that explored the lives of the residents of a housing project in Chicago. With its clever writing, unique animation style, and talented cast of voice actors, The PJs was a standout show that remains a favorite of fans of adult animated comedy.

The PJs is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on January 10, 1999.

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Clip Show
12. Clip Show
A parody of Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" with James T Bagger interviewing Thurgood as the actor, writer, director and choreographer, of "The PJs".
Red Man's Burden
11. Red Man's Burden
Haiti Lady tells Jimmy that he has an American Indian ancestor and Thurgood talks him into opening a casino.
A Race To His Credit
10. A Race To His Credit
May 20, 2001
Thurgood gets a credit card.
Let's Get Ready To Rumba
9. Let's Get Ready To Rumba
May 13, 2001
Mrs. Avery makes it through a heart attack.
Survival: In Tha Hood
8. Survival: In Tha Hood
May 6, 2001
The Projects split into two factions for a televised competition.
Miracle Cleaner On 134th Street
7. Miracle Cleaner On 134th Street
April 29, 2001
Thurgood tells Sharique about a miracle cleaning product he created.
It Takes A Thurgood
6. It Takes A Thurgood
February 25, 2001
Thurgood discovers a homeless teen living in the boiler room.
Cruising For A Bluesing
5. Cruising For A Bluesing
February 18, 2001
Thurgood tries to get to a blues gig.
National Buffoon's European
4. National Buffoon's European
February 11, 2001
Thurgood balks at telling Muriel of Juicy's crush on her.
Smoke Gets In Your High-Rise
3. Smoke Gets In Your High-Rise
February 4, 2001
Thurgood agrees to put a cigarette billboard on the side of the building.
2. Scarthroat
December 31, 2000
During a Y2K crisis, outcast Sanchez is overcome with power.
Boyz Under The Hood
1. Boyz Under The Hood
October 8, 2000
An abandoned car offers joy rides for Calvin and Juicy.
Where to Watch The PJs
The PJs is available for streaming on the The WB website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The PJs on demand at Hulu, FuboTV, Crackle and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 10, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (4,143)