In Living Color

The BEST episodes of In Living Color

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

In Living Color is a American variety sketch-comedy television series created, starred, written, and executive produced by Keenen Ivory Wayans, the program ran on the FOX Network from 1990 to 1994. The show was produced by Ivory Way Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Productions. The series was a huge success as it won an Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series" in 1990 and gained international prominence after airing a special live episode as a counterprogram for Super Bowl XXVL, earning the show very high ratings

Last Updated: 3/14/2022Network: FOX
Black People Awards
45 votes

#1 - Black People Awards

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/18/1992

Sketches include: Vanessa Williams: "You Can All Just Kiss My Ass" (cut from DVD) "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Sinéad O'Connor Protesting" "Beauty Tips with Lori Davis" "George Hamilton Brand Luggage and Belts" "Black Peoples Awards" Close featuring A.D.O.R. performing "Let It All Hang Out"

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Clarance Thomas's First Day
20 votes

#2 - Clarance Thomas's First Day

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/1991

Sketches include: "Clarence Thomas: Sweet Clarence's Badass Song" "El Grande Y Spectacular Muchacho Rockeeter" (a.k.a. "The Mexican Rocketeer") "Al MacAfee: Sex Ed Hall Monitor" "Butt-Out Jeans by Prince" "Benita Butrell: Carnival Booth" "Anton: Shakespeare in the Park"

Handi-Man Returns
14 votes

#3 - Handi-Man Returns

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/1992

Sketches include: "Saturday Night Live's Chris Rock and Garrett Morris for Anonymous Express" (featuring Molly Shannon as a tourist) "Ugly Woman: Wanda Meets Luther the Ugly Man" "Loomis Simmons: Make Me Rich!" "Handi-Man Loses His Powers" (with guest star Damon Wayans as Handi-Man) Close featuring Pete Rock & CL Smooth performing "Straighten It Out"

Trail Mix-A-Lot
13 votes

#4 - Trail Mix-A-Lot

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/1992

Sketches include: "Trail Mix-a-Lot" in "Baby Got Snacks" (cut from DVD) "Lonnie the Childish Adult" "Super Bimbo" "Def Jam Comedy Hour: Audience Reactions" "Juice Mania" Close featuring Grand Puba performing "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)"

The Last Man On Earth
12 votes

#5 - The Last Man On Earth

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/29/1992

Sketches include: "Tester's Choice" (a.k.a. Fatal Attraction Coffee Commercial) "The Brothers Brothers on The $100,000 Pyramid" "The Last Man on Earth" "Men on Videotape Rentals" Close featuring Kris Kross performing "Jump"

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Anton Returns
15 votes

#6 - Anton Returns

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/1992

Sketches include: Bill Clinton in "Humpin' Around" (cut from DVD) "The Head Detective" (with guest star Damon Wayans as Detective Head) "Ice Poe: At The Airport" "Sue Goober: 007 Bond Girl Audition" (cut from DVD) "Anton at Comic Relief" (with guest star Damon Wayans as Anton)

Best-of episode - Michael Jackson
7 votes

#7 - Best-of episode - Michael Jackson

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/6/1993

Sketches include: "La Toya Jackson: Michael Unwrapped" "Home Alone Again with Michael Jackson" (repeat from Season 3, episode 6) "Michael Jackson Potato Head" (repeat from Season 1, episode 10) "La Toya Jackson: Michael Unwrapped" (conclusion) "Family Feud's The Royal Family and The Jacksons" (with guest star Ray Combs as himself) Close featuring Another Bad Creation performing "Iesha" (repeat from Season 2, Episode 18)

Live Super Bowl Show
13 votes

#8 - Live Super Bowl Show

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/26/1992

Sketches include: "Homeboyz Shopping Network" "Fire Marshall Bill at the Sports Bar" "Sugar Ray's Celebrity Interviews" (with guest stars Phil Buckman, Blair Underwood, Pauly Shore, and Corin Nemec) "Men on Football" (all versions - including DVD and syndication - edit out ad-libbed lines implying that Richard Gere and Carl Lewis are homosexuals) "Background Guy: Super Bowl Interview" Close featuring Sam Kinison, followed by Color Me Badd performing "I Wanna Sex You Up"

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Fire Marshall Santa
15 votes

#9 - Fire Marshall Santa

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/22/1991

Sketches include: "Equity Express Blue Dot/Kennedy Carte Blanche" "Tommy Wu Seminar" "Homey the Clown: Homey at the Circus" "Great Moments in Black History: The Jheri Curl" "Kid Spike Lee" "Fire Marshal Bill: Fire Marshall Santa"

Grim Reaper
16 votes

#10 - Grim Reaper

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/19/1992

Sketches include: "Me Want Maury" (cut from DVD) "Frenchie at Lamaze Class" "The Big Apple Airlines" "Death Takes a Holiday (a.k.a. The Grim Reaper's Vacation)" "Star Trek: The Really Last Voyage"

Ike Turner and Hooch
12 votes

#11 - Ike Turner and Hooch

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1993

Sketches include: "Snow: Impostor" (cut from DVD) "Ike Turner & Hooch/FOX News Special Report: The Reginald Denny Riots" "The Honeymooners" '93: New Jack Swing Dancing "Cheap Pete at the Convenience Store" (with guest star Chris Rock as Cheap Pete) "Ace and Main Man" Meet Tupac (with guest star Tupac as himself)

The Adventures of Handi-Boy
13 votes

#12 - The Adventures of Handi-Boy

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/20/1991

Sketches include: "Clarence Thomas: I'm Going to Girlie World" "Closeted Gay Construction Guys" "Snackin' Shack: Pirate-Themed" "Prison Cable Network Fall Promos" (cut from DVD) "Dinner at Lizzy's" "Cephus and Reesie: Bar Mitzvah" "Handi-Man: The Adventures of Handi Boy"

Anton And The Reporter
13 votes

#13 - Anton And The Reporter

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/8/1991

Sketches include: "Jimmy Swaggart: Heaven or Hell?" "Benita Butrell: Witness for the Prosecution" "Calhoun Tubbs Mentors A British Rock Star" "Anton and The Undercover Journalist" "LL Cool J: Mama Said Knock You Out" (does not air on Aspire)

Mr. and Mrs. Brooks
18 votes

#14 - Mr. and Mrs. Brooks

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/1992

Sketches include: "MTV's Political Coverage" "Cousin Elsee at the Wake" "Woody Allen for Date the Children" Whitney Houston: "Got Your Babies Tonight" (cut from DVD) "Mr. and Mrs. Brooks" Close featuring Gang Starr with Nice & Smooth performing "DWYCK"

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6 votes

#15 - Thighmaster

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/21/1993

Sketches include: "Joe Jackson: Lock You in the Closet" (cut from DVD) "Suzanne Sommers for Thighmaster" "Calhoun Tubbs: Prison Performance" "Little Richard in: Dirty Little Dick" "Geraldo Rivera: The Black Child Star Mill" "Rodney Dangerfield Gets Pulled Over" (with guest star Dangerfield as himself) "Mr. & Mrs. Brooks: Garage Sale" Close featuring Shawn Wayans as Chris Rock and Jamie Foxx as Garrett Morris

Unpoetic Justice
12 votes

#16 - Unpoetic Justice

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/1993

Sketches include: "Loomis Simmons: Knock You Up" "Prison Cable Network: Mr. Cell Block Beauty Pageant" (cut from DVD) "An Apology from the Denny's Spokeswomen" "Unpoetic Justice" "Carl 'The Tooth' Williams: Shot at the Title" (with guest star Thomas Hearns as himself) "Funky Finger Productions" a.k.a. "B.S. Brothers: Talk Show"

Krishna Cop
13 votes

#17 - Krishna Cop

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/17/1991

Sketches include: "The David Duke Show" (cut from DVD) "Oswald: 48 Hours Again" "Krishna Cop" "My Songs are Mindless" (cut from DVD) "Family Few" "Detective Head Meets Mrs. Potato Head" Close featuring Queen Latifah performing "Latifah's Had It Up 2 Here"

My Left Foot of Fury
12 votes

#18 - My Left Foot of Fury

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/24/1991

Sketches include: "The Wilt Chamberlain Memorial" "My Left Foot of Fury" "The Groom Room" "Frenchie Goes to Alcoholics Anonymous" "Skully Conditioner" "Men on Film Festival"

Club Ozone
10 votes

#19 - Club Ozone

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/23/1992

Sketches include: "Club Ozone" "Al MacAfee: McBurgers Security Guard" "Richard Simmons' Shed-A-Bed Diet Program" "Benita Butrell: Class Reunion" "Men on Vacation" (repeat from Season 2, Episode 9) Close featuring Shabba Ranks with Maxi Priest performing "Housecall"

The Jackson Bunch
26 votes

#20 - The Jackson Bunch

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/3/1991

Sketches include: "The Jackson Bunch" (parody of The Brady Bunch; cut from DVD) "Act Up! Guy in the Park" "Arsenio Hall: Dare To Say 'Hmmmm" (featuring Danielle Harris as a teen drug abuser) "Ice Poe: Street Poet" "Samantha Kinison: The Kinisons at Home" (with guest star Sam Kinison as himself) Close featuring Sam Kinison

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328 votes

#21 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/15/1990

Sketches include: "Love Connection: Jewish Woman Dates a Black Man" "Great Moments in Black History: First Black Man on the Moon" "Homeboy Shopping Network" "Redd Foxx for Hire" "Equity Express" "Men on Film"

Directors: Paul Miler
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The Capital Hillbillies
11 votes

#22 - The Capital Hillbillies

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/17/1993

Sketches include: "The Capitol Hillbillies" "Benita Butrell: Physician's Office" "Amy Fisher's 'Bang for Your Buck' Seminar" "Tales from the Crib" (featuring Marlon Wayans as the cryptkeeper) "Ross Perot Buys Up Airtime" "You Bet Your Career" Close featuring Father MC performing "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"

Big and Loud Men's Clothes Store
8 votes

#23 - Big and Loud Men's Clothes Store

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/1993

Sketches include: "Hag Team: Droop! There It Is" (cut from DVD) "Rush and Al's Big and Loud Men's Clothes Store" "Background Guy: The FOX Newsroom" "A Few Minutes with Randy Rooney" (a.k.a. "What If Andy Rooney Were Black?") "Cheap Pete at the Bar" (with guest star Chris Rock as Cheap Pete) "Ace and the Main Man" (with guest star Marsha Warfield as herself) Close featuring Guru with N'Dea Davenport performing "Trust Me"

The Dirty Dozens
21 votes

#24 - The Dirty Dozens

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/23/1993

Sketches include: "Michael Jackson: Little Billy's Not My Lover" (featuring Denise Richards as Brooke Shields; cut from DVD) "The Dirty Dozens Game Show" (featuring show writer Nick Bakay as host Stu Dunfy) "Ball Park Breast and Butt Implants" "Baptist Church Revival Olympics" "Fire Marshal Bill at the Hospital"

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Voice-Mail Feedback Line
5 votes

#25 - Voice-Mail Feedback Line

Season 4 - Episode 33 - Aired 5/23/1993