Counting Down The 12 Most Memorable Recurring "In Living Color" Characters

The classic ’90s TV show may have given us the Wayans family, Jim Carrey, and Jamie Foxx — but it also gave us some awesome characters.

12. Lashawn

Played by: T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh

What made the character memorable: The original Bon Qui Qui, Lashawn usually held deeming customer service jobs, and took joy in giving attitude to the customers.

Memorable catchphrase: “Um, it’s time for my lunch hour.”

11. Grandpa Jack McGee

Played by: Jim Carrey

What made the character memorable: Jack McGee was the depressed, racist, and alcoholic host of “The Dysfunctional Home Show.” His life is miserable for a number of reasons, but mainly because he is forced to live with his promiscuous daughter and his drunken, hateful mother.

Memorable catchphrase: “Pork and beans… PORK AND BEANS!”

10. Mr. and Ms. Brooks

Played by: Kim Wayans and David Alan Grier

What made the characters memorable: They were a seemingly sweet elderly couple that traded insults, as they try to murder each other.

Memorable catchphrase: “And were still together!”

9. Anton Jackson

Played by: Damon Wayans

What made the character memorable: It was all about gross-out humor; Anton was a drunken homeless man, who constantly did disgusting things, most memorably carrying his urine around in a pickle jar.

8. Cheap Pete

Played by: Chris Rock (who guest starred)

What made the character memorable: The ultimate cheapskate, Cheap Pete was always looking to haggle.

Memorable catchphrase: “Good Lord that’s a lot of money!”

7. Oswald Bates

Played by: Damon Wayans

What made the characters memorable: Oswald Bates was a prison inmate who tried to be an articulate and eloquent speaker, but in actuality he has no idea what he is saying.

6. Vera de Milo

Played by: Jim Carrey

What made the character memorable: Vera was the steroid-abusing female bodybuilder, with a suspicious bulge and superhuman strength.

Memorable catchphrase: A horse like laugh.

5. Benita Butrell

Played by: Kim Wayans

What made the character memorable: Neighborhood gossip Benita Butrell liked to air out her neighbors’ dirty laundry right after they passed by her.

Memorable catchphrase: “I ain’t one to gossip, so you didn’t hear that from me.”

4. Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather

Played by: Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier

What made the character memorable: As the flamboyant gay hosts of “Men of Film,” Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather could find homoerotic undertones in almost everything they reviewed.

Memorable catchphrase: “Hated It!”

3. Fire Marshal Bill

Played by: Jim Carrey

What made the character memorable: The over the top Fire Marshal Bill usually caused the very disaster he was warning against.

Memorable catchphrase: “Lemme show ya something!”

2. Homey D. Clown

Played by: Damon Wayans

What made the character memorable: An ex-convict who is forced to work as a clown, Homey didn’t put up with anyone’s bullshit.

Memorable catchphrase: “I don’t think so… Homey don’t play that!”

1. Wanda Wayne

Played by: Jamie Foxx

What made the character memorable: The ugliest woman in the world, Wanda Wayne, was constantly on the look out for love and she didn’t take no for an answer.

Memorable catchphrase: “I’m gon’ rock yo world.”

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