In Living Color


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on how In Living Color was different from anything else on television before
Kevin Bright on his involvement in the casting of In Living Color
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the "Men on Football" sketch on In Living Color; parodying Carl Lewis; and the negative response to it
Larry Wilmore on how he came to write for In Living Color, and on what he learned as a writer on the show
Keenen Ivory Wayans on how In Living Color  was inspired by Saturday Night Live; on wanting to create his own version for people who hadn't gotten a shot
Larry Wimore on the legacy of In Living Color
Who talked about this show

Kevin Bright

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Kevin Bright on his work as supervising producer on the pilot of In Living Color
Kevin Bright on his involvement in the casting of In Living Color
Kevin Bright on winning an Emmy for his work on the pilot of In Living Color and not being asked back to work on the show after the pilot
Kevin Bright on his involvement in the casting of In Living Color

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs on various series HBO had a hand in developing or eventually turned down

Leonard Goldberg

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Leonard Goldberg on the development of In Living Color

Monica Horan

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show In Living Color

Michael Patrick King

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Michael Patrick King on writing spec scripts for In Living Color

William Klages

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William Klages on working on In Living Color

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on how In Living Color stole Super Bowl viewers

Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on being a camera operator on In Living Color

Bob Vila

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Bob Vila on parodies of This Old House on Saturday Night Live and In Living Color

Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on the genesis of In Living Color, which premiered on FOX in 1990
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the network's reluctance about his show In Living Color; the network notes and Wayans' insistence not to change anything
Keenen Ivory Wayans on In Living Colo r sketches "Wrath of Farrakhan","Homeboys Shopping Network", "Men on Film" and "two snaps up"
Keenen Ivory Wayans on how In Living Color was different from anything else on television before
Keenen Ivory Wayans on casting In Living Color  and how the auditions ran
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the cast of In Living Color  ; Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Kelly Coffield, 
Keenen Ivory Wayans on how the Fly Girls came to be on In Living Color; on wanting the dancers to carry a multi-ethnic feel; on some of the Fly Girls (Jennifer Lopez, Rosie Perez)
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the writers' room on In Living Color; on dealing with topical issues and ethnic, racial, and sexist issues on the show
Keenen Ivory Wayans on how he handled hot-button issues on In Living Colo r with his writing staff; on writing about the riots between the Black and Jewish communities in Brooklyn in a takeoff on "West Side Story"
Keenen Ivory Wayans on dealing with sensitive and political issues on In Living Color: "you gotta be funny"; on offending Oprah Winfrey
Keenen Ivory Wayans on drawing stories from real life for In Living Color; on using improvisation
Keenen Ivory Wayans on improv on In Living Color; on the sketch "Driving Miss Daisy"; every second take would be improvised and that was usually the take selected for the show
Keenen Ivory Wayans on a typical production week on In Living Color
Keenen Ivory Wayans on where the title for In Living Color came from; on the legal issues with the band by the same name
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the importance of music on In Living Colo r; on what contemporary music (specifically hip-hop) brought to the show; on Public Enemy being on the show
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the In Living Color sketch "Brothers' Brothers"
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the In Living Color  character "Frenchie" and on meeting Rick James while IN character as Frenchie (who was based on Rick James)
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the In Living Color character "Homie the Clown" based on comedian/writer Paul Mooney
Keenen Ivory Wayans on  the characters he created on In Living Color 
Keenen Ivory Wayans on an In Living Color sketch about black men being an endangered species; on dealing with censorship at the network
Keenen Ivory Wayans on not trying to deliver a "message" with his humor; on dealing with censorship and getting around the censors
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the lost "Colt 45" sketch parodying Billy Dee Williams on In Living Color
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the "Men on Football" sketch on In Living Color; parodying Carl Lewis; and the negative response to it
Keenen Ivory Wayans on why he left In Living Color
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the legacy of In Living Color
Keenen Ivory Wayans on how In Living Color was different from anything else on television before

Larry Wilmore

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Larry Wilmore on how he came to write for In Living Color, and on what he learned as a writer on the show
Larry Wilmore on the In Living Color writers room, and on some of his favorite sketches from that show
Larry Wilmore on not wanting to be a performer on In Living Color, and on what he learned as a writer on that show
Larry Wilmore on being nominated for an Emmy for writing on In Living Color
Larry Wimore on the legacy of In Living Color

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