History YMMV / InLivingColor

16th Apr '18 6:17:31 PM Erin582
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: As far as characters and sketches, the "Men on..." sketches are very popular with audiences, including gay men.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: As far as characters and sketches, the "Men on..." sketches are very ''very'' popular with audiences, including gay men.men (to the point that the characters were reprised years later on an episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a rival show to ''In Living Color''.)



** [[GossipyHens Benita Buttrell.]]
** [[BrutalHonesty Calhoun]] [[CoolOldGuy Tubbs.]]



* NightmareFuel, PyroManiac, BodyHorror, TooKinkyToTorture, and StuffBlowingUp: Every Fire Marshal Bill sketch has these tropes in abundance.
** A basic example of nightmare fuel is a skit involving a skeptical man going to a magic show, the magician giving him the mind of a chicken and [[spoiler: immediately dying of a heart attack. In the present day, the man is now homeless and unable to communicate in anyway with anyone due to behaving and ''speaking'' like a chicken to the point he can't even order food at a restaurant.]]

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* NightmareFuel, PyroManiac, BodyHorror, TooKinkyToTorture, and StuffBlowingUp: Every Fire Marshal Bill sketch has these tropes in abundance.
abundance. One of the worst ones had him in a ''Franchise/StarTrek''-like scenario where he was a victim of a ChestBurster and by the end of the skit, the ship was ''jettisoned into the sun''.
** A basic example of nightmare fuel is a skit involving a skeptical man going to a magic show, the magician giving him the mind of a chicken and [[spoiler: immediately dying of a heart attack. In the present day, the man is now homeless and unable to communicate in anyway with anyone due to behaving and ''speaking'' like a chicken to the point he can't even order food at a restaurant.]] There's a reason why the skit is called [[AndIMustScream "The Vortex of Fear".]]



** In the "What Happened to Blaine? part 2", you can tell that the cinder block Antoine hits him with is made of Styrofoam (which you can hear as such with the scratchy sound it makes once it falls off of him.)

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** In the "What Happened to Blaine? part 2", you can tell that the cinder block "cinder block" Antoine hits him with is made of Styrofoam (which you can hear as such with the scratchy sound it makes once it falls off of him.))
** In the ''Veracosa: Mistress of Destruction'' sketch, she ends up beheading three opponents (evident by their heads flying up and then displayed on the ground a short time later) who magically get up alive and with them somehow reattached with no lasting damage minutes after being defeated.


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* TheWoobie: A few of the characters played by Tommy Davidson end up being this as the resident ButtMonkey. Most noticeably, anytime he had a run-in with Mr. [=McAfee=] or Wanda.
31st Mar '18 11:08:49 PM tropeminer
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** Meta example: when watching the seasons 1-3 DVDs, the 1981 and 1989 20th Century Fox Television [[FanNickname "Tower of Doom"]] logos are upheld on the most of the episodes. Both are pretty creepy in their own right but the former is worse due to being both videotaped and having to hear that [[HellIsThatNoise squawky horn playing.]]

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** Meta example: when watching the seasons 1-3 DVDs, [=DVDs=], the 1981 and 1989 20th Century Fox Television [[FanNickname "Tower of Doom"]] logos are upheld on the most of the episodes. Both are pretty creepy in their own right but the former is worse due to being both videotaped and having to hear that [[HellIsThatNoise squawky horn playing.]]
31st Mar '18 11:08:24 PM tropeminer
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** A sketch called Cookin' With Salt-N-Pepa. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUpFd6mb22E Salt-N-Pepa actually did their own show of the same name two decades later]].
20th Mar '18 4:56:42 PM Erin582
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* RetroactiveRecognition

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** A basic example of nightmare fuel is a skit involving a skeptical man going to a magic show, the magician giving him the mind of a chicken and [[spoiler: immediately dying of a heart attack. In the present day, the man is now homeless and unable to communicate in anyway with anyone due to behaving and ''speaking'' like a chicken to the point he can't even order food at a restaurant.]]
** Meta example: when watching the seasons 1-3 DVDs, the 1981 and 1989 20th Century Fox Television [[FanNickname "Tower of Doom"]] logos are upheld on the most of the episodes. Both are pretty creepy in their own right but the former is worse due to being both videotaped and having to hear that [[HellIsThatNoise squawky horn playing.]]
* RetroactiveRecognitionRetroactiveRecognition:
19th Mar '18 5:26:38 PM Erin582
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** In a skit from the final season with uptight Mr. [=McAfee=], who was hospitalized with his ongoing hemorrhoids problem, Jay Leggett plays a patient who laughs so much at his medical condition, that he suffers a heart attack or stroke and dies. Leggett himself would die from a heart attack twenty years later.

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** In a skit from the final season with uptight Mr. [=MacPherson=] [[note]]an {{Expy}} of the established character Mr. [=McAfee=], [[/note]] who was hospitalized with his ongoing hemorrhoids problem, Jay Leggett plays a patient who laughs so much at his medical condition, that he suffers a heart attack or stroke and dies. Leggett himself would die from a heart attack twenty years later.


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* MinorityShowGhetto: Thankfully averted; the series was and remains very popular with all audiences with even modern comedians and humorists (like Creator/DougWalker) considering it and the show's featured actors/comics as influences.


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** In the "What Happened to Blaine? part 2", you can tell that the cinder block Antoine hits him with is made of Styrofoam (which you can hear as such with the scratchy sound it makes once it falls off of him.)
* TooGoodToLast: As iconic and memorable as the show was and the influence it had on pop culture, it's shocking to realize that it lasted just a mere four years (and with only three of those years with involvement of the show's original creator Keenan Ivory Wayans and his family, who all eventually left due to growing tired of both censors and executives repeatedly stifling their art.)
28th Oct '17 12:23:46 PM nombretomado
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** Jamie Foxx also impersonated Garrett Morris (''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s first token black cast member from the show's first five years) in a fake American Express commercial featuring ChrisRock (played by Shawn Wayans) -- a couple years before Foxx would appear with Garrett Morris on the WB sitcom ''The Jamie Foxx Show''.

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** Jamie Foxx also impersonated Garrett Morris (''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s first token black cast member from the show's first five years) in a fake American Express commercial featuring ChrisRock Creator/ChrisRock (played by Shawn Wayans) -- a couple years before Foxx would appear with Garrett Morris on the WB sitcom ''The Jamie Foxx Show''.
15th Aug '17 9:21:53 PM cjqtwm
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** An early sketch on how a historically-white country club would be like with new black members would pretty much repeat itself with the 2007 film ''Who's Your Caddy?''.
4th Jul '17 5:21:13 PM bt8257
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* TheWeirdAlEffect: In several instances, particularly with their music video parodies, like Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman" (remade into "My Songs Are Mindless" with Kim Wayans) or Snow's "Informer" (remade into "Imposter" with Creator/JimCarrey.)

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* TheWeirdAlEffect: WeirdAlEffect: In several instances, particularly with their music video parodies, like Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman" (remade into "My Songs Are Mindless" with Kim Wayans) or Snow's "Informer" (remade into "Imposter" with Creator/JimCarrey.))
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1st Jun '17 9:21:59 AM PuffyTreat
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*** According to Takei it's not. He was upset at Kelvin!Timeline Sulu being revealed as gay after all, as TOS era Sulu is canonically straight. Unless one has the odd view that gay performers can -only- play gay characters, there's nothing much hollow about a fictional character having different desires than his actor.
17th May '17 2:40:56 AM Erin582
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** "The Dysfunctional Home Show with [[TheAlcoholic Grandpa Jack]]" is eerily similar to Creator/SamAndMickey's interpretation of Barbie, especially their cooking show episodes. In both, the title character is [[AbusiveParent abusive]] to their more responsible loved one who helps to oversee the show to make sure they don't screw it up, both of their spouses left them due to their behavior, they burned the meal they were trying to prepare and even at one point, concerned witnesses rush on-camera to stop them from engaging in a dangerous act (drunk driving and knife-juggling, respectively.)
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