In Living Color

The WORST 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: 6/7/2022Network: FOX
Dickie Peterson: Cherub of Justice
38 votes

#1 - Dickie Peterson: Cherub of Justice

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/11/1991

Sketches include: "Dickie Peterson: Secret Service" "A New 911 Message Service" "Frenchie at the Opera" "Clear Conscience Fur Farm and Outlet Store" "Velma Mulholland Sings" "Visiting Day for Oswald"

Directors: Paul Miler
Super Fly
38 votes

#2 - Super Fly

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/31/1991

Sketches include: Tommy Davidson and David Alan Grier perform a musical history of Keenen and the show in the show opener "B.S. Brothers & Sistas" "Summer's Dawn" "Lil' Miss Trouble Runs Away" "The Superfly" "Snackin' Shack: The New Waitress" Close featuring guest dancers 2 Four 2

Directors: Paul Miler
Best-of Episode (Men On Vacation)
38 votes

#3 - Best-of Episode (Men On Vacation)

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/1/1991

Sketches include: "Amazing Grace—Rocky VI" (from Season 2, Episode 9) "Vera DeMilo: Veracosa, Mistress of Destruction" (from Season 2, Episode 12) "Mudhead's Funeral" (from Season 2, Episode 1) "Men on Vacation" (from Season 2, Episode 9) "Homey D. Clown: When Homey Met Sally" (from Season 2, Episode 2)

Directors: Paul Miler
Best-of episode
39 votes

#4 - Best-of episode

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/5/1991

Sketches include: "Three Champs and a Little Lady" (from Season 2, Episode 11) "Black Like You" (from Season 2, Episode 5) "New Ambassador" (from Season 1, Episode 5) "Tracy Chapman's Creative Process" (from Season 1, Episode 6; cut from DVD) "Mo' Money with Whiz and Ice" (from Season 1, Episode 9) "Vanilla Ice - White White Baby" (from Season 2, Episode 15; cut from DVD) Close featuring The Afros performing "This Jam's for You"

Directors: Paul Miler
The Black Man's Guide To Understanding The Black Woman
87 votes

#5 - The Black Man's Guide To Understanding The Black Woman

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/1990

Sketches include: Show opener featuring Heavy D & the Boyz performing the show's theme song "Hey Mon/Hedley Court" "Shahrazad Ali's Video" "Snackin' Shack" "Frenchie"

Directors: Paul Miler
Arsenio Hall of Justice
41 votes

#6 - Arsenio Hall of Justice

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/28/1991

Sketches include: Keenen demonstrates the comedy wheel of race in the show opener "Detective Head Goes Bowling" "Handi Man's Evil Twin" "The Arsenio Hall of Justice" (featuring Ellen Cleghorne as a courtroom observer) Close featuring Ice Cube introducing Public Enemy, who performed a medley of "Security of the First World", "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos", "Buck Whylin'", "Fight the Power", and "911 Is a Joke"

Directors: Paul Miler
Miss Black Person USA
85 votes

#7 - Miss Black Person USA

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/1990

Sketches include: The B.S. Brothers make their debut in the show opener "Black Like You" "Go On Girl: Sensitive Men" "I Won't Drift Away" "Miss Black Person U.S.A."

Directors: Paul Miler
PCN's Win, Lose or Draw
74 votes

#8 - PCN's Win, Lose or Draw

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/24/1991

Sketches include: "Prison Cable Network's Win, Lose, or Draw" "Milk Commercial with Marsha Warfield" "Pentagon Briefing" "Calhoun Tubbs on the Campaign Trail" "The Great Sperm Bank Robbery" "Andrea Dice Clay on Love Connection"

Directors: Paul Miler
Joe Jackson's Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
6 votes

#9 - Joe Jackson's Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Season 4 - Episode 32 - Aired 5/23/1993

Sketches include: "Joe Jackson: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Jacksons" "In Living Color Complaint Line" "Lashawn: Beauty Shop" (with guest star LaWanda Page as Grandma) "Why? Star Trek Aliens Portrayed By Black People" (featuring Molly Shannon as an Enterprise crew member) "B.S. Brothers: Big Break" (repeat from Season 2, Episode 14) "In Living Color Complaint Line #2" "The Champ: The Tooth Goes to Senate" (featuring Larry Wilmore as a doctor) "In Living Color Complaint Line #3"

Funky Finger Productions
84 votes

#10 - Funky Finger Productions

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/4/1990

Sketches include: "Shawn Wayans, Rap Star" "B.S. Brothers: Penitentiary IV" "Iraqi Fashion Show" "Lil' Miss Trouble: The School Play" "Vera de Milo: Buffed, Beautiful and Bitchin'" "Homeboy Shopping Network: Hollywood Homeboys"

Directors: Paul Miler
Heterosexual Pride Parade
6 votes

#11 - Heterosexual Pride Parade

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 5/9/1993

Sketches include: "Heterosexual Pride Parade" "Reality Check: Wearing a Bikini" (does not air on Aspire) "Calhoun Tubbs: Chuck E. Cheddar" "Thelma & Louise Jefferson" (featuring Marc Wilmore as Louise Jefferson and Brian George as Mr. Bentley) "Mrs. Sheridan's Phone Call" (with guest star Jenifer Lewis as Mrs. Sheridan) "Ugly Wanda: The Queen of the Old West" (with guest star Mario Van Peebles as a posse member) Close featuring Onyx performing "Slam"

Sam Kinison: Live From Hell
37 votes

#12 - Sam Kinison: Live From Hell

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/4/1993

Sketches include: "Wanda and Her Baby, Part 4A: Ugly Wanda at the Door" "HBO's Sam Kinison: Live From Hell" "AT&T Frequent Caller Plan" (a.k.a. "Tiny the Obscene Phone Caller") "Wanda and Her Baby, Part 4B: Ugly Wanda at the Door" "Insensitive Therapist (a.k.a. Dr. Inappropriato)" "The Dirty Dozens II" (featuring Nick Bakay as Stu Dunfy) "Wanda and Her Baby, Part 4C: Ugly Wanda at the Door" Close featuring Lords of the Underground performing a medley of "Chief Rocka" and "Here Come the Lords"

Vera DeMilo: Stank of a Woman
38 votes

#13 - Vera DeMilo: Stank of a Woman

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/3/1993

Sketches include: "Vera DeMilo and Little Richard: The Stank of a Woman" (cut from DVD) "The Bodyguard with Grace Jones" (cut from DVD) "Cousin Elsee: At the Hospital" "Why: Rap Music Used for Commercials" "The Dysfunctional Home Show: Belated Christmas Special" "Mr. & Mrs. Brooks Second Honeymoon" Close featuring Digable Planets performing "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)"

Best-of Episode (Anton At The Recruiter)
35 votes

#14 - Best-of Episode (Anton At The Recruiter)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/14/1991

Sketches include: "Anton Volunteers" (from Season 2, Episode 2) "Fashion Tampons" (from Season 2, Episode 14) "Spike's Joint" (from Season 2, Episode 3) "I Won't Drift Away" (from Season 2, Episode 5) "Ejector Bed" (repeat from Season 2, Episode 16) "Head Detective" (from Season 2, Episode 13) "Men on Film" (from Season 2, Episode 1)

Directors: Paul Miler
Grandpa and Duke the Dead Dog
8 votes

#15 - Grandpa and Duke the Dead Dog

Season 4 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/16/1993

Sketches include: "Grandpa and Duke the Dead Dog: Beer Commercial Audition" "Vera De Milo: Breasts Of Fury!" "Snackin' Shack: Eligible Bachelor" "Bunny & Clive: Incompetent Teenage Thugs" "The Dysfunctional Home Show: Grandma's Funeral" Close featuring The Pharcyde performing "Passin' Me By"

Passenger 227
9 votes

#16 - Passenger 227

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/28/1993

Sketches include: "Boyz II Wimps: End of the Road" (cut from DVD) "Jackée Harry in Passenger 227" "Background Guy at the White House" "The Dysfunctional Home Show: Wedding" "Ugly Woman: The Fifth En Vogue Member" (with guest stars En Vogue as themselves; cut from DVD)

Anton Gets Rich
10 votes

#17 - Anton Gets Rich

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/29/1992

Sketches include: "MC Hammer: Too Sold Out to Quit" (cut from DVD) "Timbuk: The Last Runaway Slave" (repeat from Season 3, episode 8) "The Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan Comedy Hour: Haunted House" (replaces the above sketch on FXX, Aspire, and On Demand) "Rescue Whenever" "The One Night Stand" (featuring show writer Larry Wilmore as a bar patron) "Anton Gets Rich" Released on DVD as episode 10 of Season 4.

Best-of episode - Celebrity Themed
6 votes

#18 - Best-of episode - Celebrity Themed

Season 4 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/13/1993

Sketches include: "Elvis Sighting" (repeat from Season 3, episode 19) "What If Bob Hope Were Black?" (repeat from Season 4, episode 15) "Woody Allen: Date The Children" (repeat from Season 4, episode 3) "Jay Leno" (repeat from Season 4, episode 4) "You Bet Your Career" (repeat from Season 4, episode 13) Close featuring Shawn Wayans as Chris Rock and Jamie Foxx as Garrett Morris (repeat from Season 4, episode 18)

My Dark Conscience
78 votes

#19 - My Dark Conscience

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/10/1991

Sketches include: Keenen's grandmother operates the boom mic in the show opener "Benita Butrell: Block Captain" "Vanilla Ice - White White Baby" (featuring 2 Four 2 as backup dancers; cut from DVD) "Al Macafee, Prom Chaperone" "Oswald Meets the Parole Board" (featuring Wonderful Smith as a parole board member) "My Dark Conscience" "Fruit of the Loom Boxers"

Directors: Paul Miler
Homey and Son
40 votes

#20 - Homey and Son

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/1992

Sketches include: Shabba Ranks in "Mr. Ugly Man" (cut from DVD) "The Dysfunctional Home Show: How to Cook Pork and Beans" "Snuff & Roam: Nightclubbing" "Homey D. Clown: Homey's Son" (with guest star Damon Wayans as Homey) Close featuring Wreckx-n-Effect with Teddy Riley performing "Rump Shaker"

Laquita Meets Billy Dee
47 votes

#21 - Laquita Meets Billy Dee

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/1990

Sketches include: "Magenta Thompson's Acting School" "Foundation for Golf Heritage" "Evelyn Smith" "Laquita Sings the Blues" (with guest star Billy Dee Williams as himself) Close featuring Billy Dee Williams

Directors: Paul Miler
Hour Of Power
86 votes

#22 - Hour Of Power

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/1990

Sketches include: "Fly Girl Brain Surgeons" "Tag Team Evangelists" "Benita Butrell: Uninvited Guest" "1-900-YT-GUILT" "Al MacAfee: Hall Monitor" Close featuring Monie Love performing "Monie in the Middle"

Directors: Paul Miler
Great Moments in Black History
7 votes

#23 - Great Moments in Black History

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/14/1993

Sketches Include: "Achy Breaky Head" (cut from DVD) "Great Moments In Black History: The First Record Scratcher" "Al Sharpton's Hunger Strike" "Reality Check: Bald Men vs. Men with Hair" (repeat from Season 3, episode 28) "What If Archie Bunker was Black?" (would later become "All Up in the Family" in the fifth season; featuring Marc Wilmore as Bunker) "Mr. Rogers: Insufferable Prick" (a.k.a. "Mr. Rogers at the Video Store") Close featuring Heavy D & the Boyz performing "Truthful"

The Fist That Rocks the Cradle
10 votes

#24 - The Fist That Rocks the Cradle

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/16/1992

Sketches include: "FOX Special: Elvis Sighting" "Vera De Milo: The Fist that Rocks the Cradle" (featuring Mitchell Laurance as the husband) "Male Bonding in the Woods" "House Party 3" "Ghost II: Sammy Davis, Jr.'s Spirit" Close featuring Eric B. & Rakim performing "Know the Ledge"

Spike's Joint
92 votes

#25 - Spike's Joint

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/1990

Sketches include: "Untouchables" baseball bat dinner intro "Flatuscents" "Good Morning/Good Night" "Cephus & Reesie's Broadway Tour" (featuring Sandra Crouch and the Andraé Crouch Singers as backup singers) "The Buttmans: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" "Spike's Joint" (featuring cameo from Rosie Perez reprising her character from Do the Right Thing)

Directors: Paul Miler