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    The 17 Best Black Sitcoms From The '90s

    "Go hoooome, Roger!"

    17. In the House (1995–1999)

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    The deal: Seeing LL Cool J in a sitcom may have been strange for some people (OK, most people), but one of the show's saving graces was the connection it had with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Uncle Phil and Ashley both made an appearance (although only briefly), which added a cool factor to the show.

    16. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)

    15. My Brother and Me (1994–1995)

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    The deal: In all honesty, My Brother and Me got cheated with only having one season. But it did make Nickelodeon history by being the first show to air on the channel featuring a predominantly black cast.

    14. Cousin Skeeter (1998–2001)

    13. Smart Guy (1997-1999)

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    The deal: T.J. was a pretty ridiculous kid, but his family and friends knew it and made fun of him accordingly. Somehow, he was able to pull of being a likable know-it-all, even though he sometimes took it a little too far.

    12. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996-2001)

    11. The Steve Harvey Show (1996–2002)

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    The deal: Steve Harvey made this show just by making fun of basically any and everyone in pop culture without giving any fucks whatsoever. Add that to the fact that practically each one of Lovita's family members are named after products (like Duracell), and you've got straight-up comedy.

    10. Moesha (1996–2001)

    9. Kenan & Kel (1996–2000)

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    The deal: There's no denying that Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell were the dynamic duo of the '90s for every kid who grew up in that era. This show proved that they could hold their own comedically after having been on the sketch show All That. If you don't know who loves orange soda, then your childhood was pretty wack tbh.

    8. Sister, Sister (1994–1999)

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    The deal: Tia and Tamera Mowry naturally had great chemistry (well, duh), but other characters like Roger, Ray, and Lisa really helped make this sitcom both charming and funny.

    7. Family Matters (1989–1998)

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    The deal: Yes, this show was a bit cookie-cutter, but its likability was pretty high. Basically every episode taught you a moral lesson and honestly you ended up growing to love Urkel. And when he was able to transform into his alter ego Stefan later in the series, your mind was BLOWN. I mean, let's all be honest with ourselves: Stefan was way flyer than Urkel.

    6. The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)

    5. Living Single (1993–1998)

    4. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)*

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    The deal: The Cosby Show broke racial and socioeconomic stereotypes of what a black family was both on TV and in real life. Before it was created, the only portrayal that really existed was the family on Good Times. Show me someone who doesn't like the Huxtables and I'll show you a damn liar. It definitely paved the way for future black family sitcoms, and some of the characters (or really just Claire and Denise) became icons in their own right.

    *Because this show is more '80s than '90s, it was bumped down.

    3. A Different World (1987–1993)

    2. Martin (1992–1997)

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    The deal: Sitcoms in which every single character is funny on their own are hard to come by, but Martin achieved just that. Thanks to Martin Lawrence, this show outshined most of the others during the '90s. All the characters that Martin played (Sheneneh, Jerome, Dragonfly Jones, and Roscoe to name a few) made Martin unique. And we must forever be grateful for the hilariousness that was the delivery of this quote: "Sit your $5 ass down before I make change!" CLASSIC.

    1. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)