History Series / InLivingColor

2nd Sep '16 5:05:41 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* TokenWhite: Creator/JimCarrey (the most popular of the five), Kelly Coffield, Alexandra Wentworth, Carol Rosenthal, and Jay Leggett.

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* TokenWhite: Creator/JimCarrey (the most popular of the five), Kelly Coffield, Alexandra Wentworth, Carol Rosenthal, and Jay Leggett. Also, a couple of the Fly Girls.
18th Aug '16 9:17:30 AM dsneybuf
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The series was largely seen as ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the black and Hispanic set (since ''SNL'' didn't have a lot of black cast members at the time[[note]]back in the 1990s, they had ChrisRock -- who left because of creative differences, Tim Meadows, who didn't become popular until the mid-1990s, and Ellen Cleghorne, who was lost in the shuffle of white, male cast members, but is considered the first black female repertory player who lasted more than one season. Compare to today, where they have five black cast members -- Kenan Thompson, Jay Pharoah, Michael Che, Sasheer Zamata, and Leslie Jones -- which is the most black cast members the show has ever had in one cast[[/note]] and wouldn't get a Hispanic cast member until Horatio Sanz was hired in 1998[[note]]since then, ''SNL'' has had two other Hispanic cast members besides Sanz: Fred Armisen, who is now the longest-running Hispanic cast member [2002-2013] and Noel Wells, the first Hispanic female cast member, the first Hispanic cast member to be Mexican, and the most short-lived Hispanic cast member [was only on the show for the 39th season -- 2013-2014][[/note]]), featuring hip-hop and R&B musical acts.

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The series was largely seen as ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the black and Hispanic set (since ''SNL'' didn't have a lot of black cast members at the time[[note]]back in the 1990s, they had ChrisRock Creator/ChrisRock -- who left because of creative differences, Tim Meadows, who didn't become popular until the mid-1990s, and Ellen Cleghorne, who was lost in the shuffle of white, male cast members, but is considered the first black female repertory player who lasted more than one season. Compare to today, seasons 40-41, where they have had five black cast members -- Kenan Thompson, Jay Pharoah, Michael Che, Sasheer Zamata, and Leslie Jones -- which is the most black cast members the show has ever had in one cast[[/note]] and wouldn't get a Hispanic cast member until Horatio Sanz was hired in 1998[[note]]since then, ''SNL'' has had two other Hispanic cast members besides Sanz: Fred Armisen, who is now the longest-running Hispanic cast member [2002-2013] and Noel Wells, the first Hispanic female cast member, the first Hispanic cast member to be Mexican, and the most short-lived Hispanic cast member [was only on the show for the 39th season -- 2013-2014][[/note]]), featuring hip-hop and R&B musical acts.
4th May '16 10:14:58 PM burstkiller
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* UncleTomfoolery: ''Black Like Me with Tom and Tom'' which pitts the two titular black Smother Brothers parodies against an AngryBlackMan.
25th Apr '16 4:47:16 AM aye_amber
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Not to be confused with the funk-metal band LivingColour or a BBC radio comedy sketch show of a similar name.

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Not to be confused with the funk-metal band LivingColour Music/LivingColour or a BBC radio comedy sketch show of a similar name.
3rd Mar '16 5:58:17 PM TitoMosquito
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* CheckPlease: A businessman say it after his blind date Grace Jones cut an alligator's tail off.
-->'''Harvey:''' Waiter, check please!\\
'''Grace:''' ''(holding the severed tail)'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Would you like a piece of my tail, Harvey?]]


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* LadyLooksLikeADude: To the waiter (played by Jim Carrey) in the skit where a businessman is on a blind date with Grace Jones.
-->'''Waiter:''' May I get you something, monsieur?\\
''(Grace socks him in the face)''\\
'''Waiter:''' I mean, ''madame''.
2nd Mar '16 4:56:52 PM nombretomado
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* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: "Impostor", JimCarrey's parody of "Informer" by Snow. Also JimCarrey's Vanilla Ice parody, "White, White Baby".
* RaceLift: Most of the sketches that posed the question, "What if [X celebrity] was black?" Also, there was "[[AllInTheFamily All Up in the Family]]" and "[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares East Hollywood Squares]]" from the final season.

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* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: "Impostor", JimCarrey's Creator/JimCarrey's parody of "Informer" by Snow. Also JimCarrey's Jim Carrey's Vanilla Ice parody, "White, White Baby".
* RaceLift: Most of the sketches that posed the question, "What if [X celebrity] was black?" Also, there was "[[AllInTheFamily "[[Series/AllInTheFamily All Up in the Family]]" and "[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares East Hollywood Squares]]" from the final season.
16th Feb '16 5:52:16 PM eroock
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'''''In Living Color!''''' Wrote an article 'bout it! Like to read it? Here it goes!

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'''''In ''In Living Color!''''' Color!'' Wrote an article 'bout it! Like to read it? Here it goes!
23rd Jan '16 11:11:05 AM nombretomado
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Unfortunately, the edgy comedy of the series eventually brought down the wrath of the network executives upon it, and the Wayans family ended up leaving the series. Season five, while mostly enjoyable because of Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Jamie Foxx, and Tommy Davidson, was considered a flop due to the absence of the Wayans siblings (and the sociopolitical satire that came with them, as the censors thought it was TooHotForTV), and the newer cast members[[note]]which consisted of Jay Leggett, Reggie [=McFadden=], Carol Rosenthal, Marc Wilmore, and Anne-Marie Johnson. Despite his appearances in some episodes, ChrisRock was never a cast member during ''In Living Color'''s final season. He was like SteveMartin on ''SNL'' in that he appeared a lot as a guest star[[/note]] they hired not connecting with audiences. The show ultimately was cancelled after five seasons, freeing the show's breakout stars to go on to varying degrees of success in film, TV, and stand-up comedy.

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Unfortunately, the edgy comedy of the series eventually brought down the wrath of the network executives upon it, and the Wayans family ended up leaving the series. Season five, while mostly enjoyable because of Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Jamie Foxx, and Tommy Davidson, was considered a flop due to the absence of the Wayans siblings (and the sociopolitical satire that came with them, as the censors thought it was TooHotForTV), and the newer cast members[[note]]which consisted of Jay Leggett, Reggie [=McFadden=], Carol Rosenthal, Marc Wilmore, and Anne-Marie Johnson. Despite his appearances in some episodes, ChrisRock was never a cast member during ''In Living Color'''s final season. He was like SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin on ''SNL'' in that he appeared a lot as a guest star[[/note]] they hired not connecting with audiences. The show ultimately was cancelled after five seasons, freeing the show's breakout stars to go on to varying degrees of success in film, TV, and stand-up comedy.
27th Nov '15 11:38:14 AM nombretomado
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* {{Crossover}}: Some of ''In Living Color'''s cast members have hosted ''SaturdayNightLive'' (or have some connection to it):

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* {{Crossover}}: Some of ''In Living Color'''s cast members have hosted ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (or have some connection to it):
14th Aug '15 12:49:31 AM gallium
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** This was the whole point of ''Ted Turner's Really Colorized Classics'', which put famous black performers (and their shticks) in place of white ones in old films. Redd Foxx substitutes for Creator/CharlieChaplin in ''Film/TheKid'', and Billy Dee Williams gets Creator/HumphreyBogart's role in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.

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** This was the whole point of ''Ted Turner's Really Colorized Classics'', which put famous black performers (and their shticks) in place of white ones in old films. Redd Foxx substitutes for Creator/CharlieChaplin in ''Film/TheKid'', ''[[Film/TheKid1921 The Kid]]'', and Billy Dee Williams gets Creator/HumphreyBogart's role in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
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