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Ryan M
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"Seriously, In Living Color was a pretty bad show."


  

          

Watching that marathon the other day (I've been watching it over the week cause I DVR'd a bunch of em), I realized this.

Now, it has it's moments. The Dirty Dozens, Wanda, Homie The Clown (for the most part), Arsenio, and so on are all good sketches. The musical guests were great (Public Enemy, 3rd Bass, Tribe, and so on). But damn I had such a romanticized view of the show from when I was a kid.

I thought that was just from the first season when I got the DVD and I was like, "Uh, that was kinda weak". But the show was pretty lame throughout. Here's why:

- David Allen Grier: NOT FUNNY. Well, sometimes he's alright. Same with Tommy Davidson. On the whole - NOT FUNNY.

- The sketches go on TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN LONG.

- When Damon Wayans and Jim Carrey aren't on, usually the sketch isn't so good.

There's other reasons, but these are the ones of note. I know that obviously the material is dated, but I can't hold that against the show of course. I mean, I think Chappelle's Show will hold up 10 years from now. SNL certainly does.

Sidenote - early 1990's fashion was awful. I knew that already, but wow. I'd forgotten most of it.

Another sidenote - the Spike's Joint sketch was HILARIOUS. But it didn't seem like anyone got it in the audience. Didn't people watch Do The Right Thing?

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Seriously, In Living Color was a pretty bad show. [View all] , Ryan M, Sun Feb-05-06 06:10 AM
 
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I'm sorry that's incorrect
Feb 05th 2006
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basically
Feb 05th 2006
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I agree wholeheartedly
Feb 05th 2006
2
a lot of early SNL stuff does not (for me)
Feb 05th 2006
4
yep
Feb 05th 2006
37
I don't think SNL or Chappelle hold up well either
Feb 05th 2006
5
Yup.
Feb 05th 2006
35
Wrote a song about it, here it go
Feb 05th 2006
6
RE: Wrote a song about it, here it go
Feb 06th 2006
43
david allan grier is funny as hell, potna
Feb 05th 2006
7
I'll admit he has some funny characters.
Feb 05th 2006
17
Shit. For me, DAG is the funniest dude on there.
Feb 05th 2006
8
You know what IS funny though?
Feb 05th 2006
9
Yeah, YALL are a bunch of strange cats...
Feb 05th 2006
24
      That makes you a better person than us. Congrats!
Feb 05th 2006
25
      yeah, well except for right now...
Feb 05th 2006
32
RE: Seriously, In Living Color was a pretty bad show.
Feb 05th 2006
10
Let Loomis Simmons Knock YOU Up!
Feb 05th 2006
12
"the other tapes...well they just blank"
Feb 05th 2006
31
      ya ovaries ain't no good! They dried UP!
Feb 06th 2006
42
i disgree my melanin lacking friend...
Feb 05th 2006
11
The show is still funny to me
Feb 05th 2006
13
Posts like these are why I don't have many white friends
Feb 05th 2006
14
Why do you have to make this a racial post? Honestly?
Feb 05th 2006
19
Nigga, I doubt you have FRIENDS. White ones, black ones, brown ones,
Feb 05th 2006
33
RE: Posts like these are why I don't have many white friends
Feb 05th 2006
36
Farley WASN'T funny. He was just the fat guy that acted like a...
Feb 05th 2006
39
      no. they were all funny.
Feb 06th 2006
41
oh for petes sake! <---just making sure you know I'm white
Feb 09th 2006
48
wrongest post ever.
Feb 05th 2006
15
"Not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good." - (c) Rev Run n/m
Feb 05th 2006
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I've seen those shows a million times, and I STILL laugh today.
Feb 05th 2006
18
SNL sucks now, but to say it sucked after Eddie left is crazy.
Feb 05th 2006
21
when? I mean top-to-bottom when it was hilarious? Get real.
Feb 05th 2006
22
      Top to bottom no sketch show has been hilarious.
Feb 05th 2006
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           except maybe Mr Show and UCB
Feb 09th 2006
49
agreed
Feb 06th 2006
47
To all you who disagree....
Feb 05th 2006
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i understamd if you don't like the show anymore BUT
Feb 05th 2006
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The reason you dont find In Living Color is
Feb 05th 2006
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Eh, that works for the topical sketches.
Feb 05th 2006
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      obviously, you don't like david alan grier
Feb 05th 2006
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nah. disagree totally.
Feb 05th 2006
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DAG makes me laugh
Feb 05th 2006
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All sketch comedy shows are dated somewhat
Feb 05th 2006
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Damn, you're waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off on this one.
Feb 06th 2006
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Should've saved this post 4 April 1st
Feb 06th 2006
44
can't say i've seen more than a half dozen eps
Feb 06th 2006
45
Upright Citizens Brigade holds up pretty good. Cop that.
Feb 06th 2006
46
Ass Pennies
Feb 09th 2006
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