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In Living Color

In Living Color was an American sketch comedy television series which ran on the Fox Television Network from 1990 to 1994. Keenen Ivory Wayans created, produced, and starred in the program.

Other members of the Wayans family — Damon, Kim, Marlon, and S.W., or Shawn — had regular roles, as well as noted performers like David Alan Grier. The series strove to produce comedy with a strong emphasis on African American subject matter. However, In Living Color may be best-known as the launching pad for Jim Carrey, the one male Caucasian member of the original cast, and Jennifer Lopez, one of a quintet of dancers known as The Fly Girls.


Popular recurring sketches

  • Homie D. Clown (Damon Wayans) - A convict who works as a clown for his parole agreement, but violently lashes out at any attempt to make him perform the standard antics of the role - "I don't think so...Homie don't play that!"
  • The Buttmans - A family modeled after The Cosby Show characters, only they have buttocks on their foreheads
  • Fire Marshall Bill (Jim Carrey) - A Fire Marshall with a manic grin whose safety advisories usually cause the very disaster he was warning against.
  • Star Trek - Jim Carrey played an hilarious version of Captain Kirk, complete with grossly exaggerated mannerisms
  • Men on Film (Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier)-In this parody of Siskel & Ebert, a pair of extremely effeminate gay men review films completely based on their potential for homoerotic content. - "Hated It!", "Three snaps in Z formation, the ZORRO! snap."


Cast members came and went during the run of the show, and new members appeared in new seasons. Note that some older cast members continued to appear in later seasons, so later casts also include some of previous casts' members.

Original (1990) cast

1991 cast

1992 cast

1993 cast

  • Chris Carrara (1993-1994)
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (1993-1994)
  • Jay Leggett (1993-1994)
  • Reggie McFadden (1993-1994)
  • Chris Rock (1993-1994)
  • Carol Rosenthal (1993-1994)
  • Marc Wilmore (1993-1994)

Fly Girls

  • Cari French
  • Deidre Lang
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Carrie Ann Inaba
  • Lisa Marie Todd
  • Michelle Whitney-Morrison

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