Desmond's was a BritCom made from 1989-1994. It centred around a family-run barbershop in Peckham, and was one of the earliest shows on British television to have a mostly black cast[[note]]The ''absolute'' earliest was ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fosters The Fosters]]'', which ran from 1976-77, and ''also'' starred Norman Beaton as the head of the family[[/note]]. Much of the comedy came from the generation and culture gap between the very West Indian parents Desmond and Shirley, and their very English children, Michael, Gloria and Sean.

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!!This show provides examples of:
* BritishAccents: Most of the young characters had Cockney accents. (The older generation had West Indian accents.)
* CatchPhrase: Matthew had "There's an old African saying..."
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: The first episode of ''Porkpie'' reveals Shirley is widowed and now runs the shop, Norman Beaton having died the previous year.
* EightiesHair: Plenty of biiiiiiig hair, particularly since it's a show set in a salon.
* TheEighties: Michael is the archetypal 80s yuppie, with double-breasted suit and enormous and presumably madly expensive mobile phone.
* {{Spinoff}}: ''Porkpie'', in which the titular character [[RagsToRiches wins the lottery]].
* ThematicThemeTune:
-->From the long warm nights with the ocean breeze,\\
To the damp and to the rain of London city.\\
We come from the sun to live in the cold,\\
I miss my rum, I want my coconut tree.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Matthew and Porkpie.
* TokenWhite: Tony, who's addition to the cast was due to ExecutiveMeddling. (At least, according to TheOtherWiki.)
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