Saturday, March 27, 2010

Men On Film

One of the best parts of growing up in the early 90's were the television shows. I remember watching "In Living Color" with my brothers every Sunday night. This show had me in tears and stitches from laughing so hard! It had some of the most memorable sketches that still have us laughing to this day. One of my favorites is Men On Film. Enjoy!

Keenen Ivory Wayans' hit debuted on FOX in 1990, where it ran for five seasons. It was pretty much the only sketch show to feature mostly African-Americans, and much of the humor was culturally based. Still, a number of recurring sketches - including "Fire Marshall Bill" and the "Men On Film" series - proved that the cast could do impressive character work. Either because it ran on FOX or because it operated outside the mainstream, the show consistently got away with riskier humor than its contemporaries. It also launched the careers of Wayans and several siblings (Damon, Shawn, Marlon), as well as David Alan Grier, Jim Carrey and future Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx. It can still be seen in syndication and is available on DVD.


Troy said...

Love Love LOVE that show.... I've got em all on DVD if you need to get your fix... ;)

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