Trivia / In Living Color!

  • Edited for Syndication and Keep Circulating the Tapes: Despite the Wayans' siblings objection to have the show censored in reruns, there have been some cuts done to In Living Color in reruns, particularly on BET, where such misogynistic epithets as "bitch" and "ho" are edited. The DVD version has the language intact, but some sketches have been pulled or edited to remove all references to pop songs (including the music video parodies) due to copyright and licensing issues.
    • Also, the first episode originally had a parody of the Colt 45 commercials with Billy Dee Williams (played by Keenan Ivory Wayans) making his date (played by Kim Coles) drink until she passes out with Williams moving in on her unconscious body. FOX didn't like the Black Comedy Rape punchline to the sketch, so it was replaced in all reruns (including cable reruns and on the DVD) with a sitcom sketch called "The Exxon Family," about a clumsy Exxon ship captain and his wife (played by token white cast members Jim Carrey and Kelly Coffield). Thanks to the magic of YouTube, you can now see this lost sketch and judge for yourself if FOX was right or wrong to remove it.
    • As of 2014, the show airs on FXX (the FX spinoff that airs comedies, mostly Parks and Recreations, The Simpsons, Arrested Development, and Raising Hope, along with movies, new episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and the new series Man Seeks Woman), with most of what was cut on TV intact (the misogynistic words "bitch" and "ho" are reinstated, as are all the pop song and music video references. The Colt 45 commercial parody, along with a part in the "Men on Football" sketch where Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier ad-libbed a suggestion that Richard Gere and track and field star Carl Lewis were homosexuals, have been edited from all reruns. Also edited in reruns is a line from a season five Fire Marshall Bill sketch that made reference to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which thanks to the more well-known September 11th attacks, makes the line less dated).
  • Parody Assistance: The singing voices of the Brothers Brothers were provided by Tom and Dick Smothers themselves.
  • Romance on the Set: Kelly Coffield later married Steve Park (the show's first and only Asian cast member who got his start on the third season).
  • Screwed by the Network: The series became popular due to its edgy humor, so naturally FOX decided to clamp down on content, driving away the show's creative team in the process and leading to Seasonal Rot in its fifth and final season.
  • Special Guest: The final season had a lot of celebrity cameos (some of which appeared in sketches), like Chris Rock, Tupac Shakur, Biz Markie, Peter Marshall (as the host of East Hollywood Squares), and Nick Bakay (who was the host of The Dirty Dozens). Ed O'Neill (from Married... with Children) even appeared as Al Bundy in an installment of The Dirty Dozens.
  • Type Casting: One character named Magenta Thompson was an actress who always had roles where she is always pushed aside and told by the pusher to "get out of my way, bitch!" This happens even when she is a playing a coma patient, or a potential victim in the latest Friday the 13th film.