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    18 Reasons "In Living Color" Was The Greatest Show Of The '90s

    ♫ Chill, this show's got soul. ♫

    1. The show had hip-hop influence all the way down to the theme song.

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    Heavy D & The Boyz. Iconic in every mix.

    2. It launched the career of Jim Carrey.

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    Most notably because of his character Fire Marshall Bill.

    3. Blaine and Antoine of "Men On Film" were the original shade queens.

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    4. They tackled the issues of the day, like police brutality...

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    "That's him! Kill the bastard with the video camera!"

    5. ...and the Rodney King riots.

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    6. Plus Kim, the lone Wayans sister on the show, was Ms. Benita, the gossip who read neighbors for filth.

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    7. Homey D. Clown's ruthlessness with the kids because of his frustration with "The Man."

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    8. The hot mess that was Jamie Foxx's Wanda – who would always "rock your world."

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    9. No one put people on blast to the blues like Calhoun Tubbs.

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    Thanks to the genius of David Alan Grier.

    10. The show wasn't afraid of skewering pop culture, whether it was Vanilla Ice...

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    11. ...or Mike Tyson.

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    12. Plus, they had icons on the show, like Tupac.

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    13. They had the hilariously annoying soul duo that is Cephus and Reesie.

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    14. The comedy show even got its feminism on with "Go On Girl."

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    "You are strong, you are beautiful, you are perfect!"

    15. And the sketchiness that was the Homeboys Shopping Network.

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    16. There were fly moves from the Fly Girls...

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    Complete with choreography by Rosie Perez.

    17. ...which also featured Carrie Ann Inaba and, of course, J.Lo.

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    18. And above all, "In Living Color" was like a family you could joke with from your living room each week.

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    "Cause that's the way you're living when you're living in living color."

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