Remember before we had reality television shows?
The 90’s was a life-changing period for so many televised genre programs, from science fiction and mystery to horror and humor.
1. In Living Color Years: 1990-1994
In Living Color was seemingly meant to offer an “alternative” to sketch comedy shows such as SNL, whose casts featured “one black guy” for many years. By contrast, there were only two white actors on In Living Color. It revealed the importance on black culture which was somewhat eased by the fact that one of those white actors was a young Jim Carrey, then credited as “James,” who went on to become the show’s biggest star before using it as a springboard to feature film fame. There were plenty of other people doing great things on In Living Color, such as Tupac Shakur, Mary J. Blige, Public Enemy, to the dance team, where Jennifer Lopez launched her career.
2. The Fresh Prince of Bel-air Years: 1990-1996
Everyone seems to know the opening theme song! Fresh Prince seems to be still be a favorite sitcom for many folks. Sometimes watching the show, we forget that this silly Will is the same Will Smith we all know today from movies. Everyone learned to dance to The Carlton and love Wills colorful outfits!
3. Family Matters Years: 1989-1998
Steve Urkel was not apart of the show originally! Just so you know! Steve Urkel was intended to be a one-time appearance as a nerdy kid who took Laura out on a date but he was so good, they had to make him a cast member. Sooner than later, he was the most popular and quoted character on all of primetime television. The show was known to be a classic that left many people laughing on the floor!
4. Martin Years: 1992-1997
Reflecting the rising popularity of the Fox network throughout the 1990s, Martin was one of the network’s highest-rated shows during the sitcom’s five-season run. Everyone loves Martin whether it was his goofiness, stupidity, the ears or his dramatic ways! Cannot get enough. Until this day, folks still look forward to watching Martin even if it is re-runs. Cole and his hats! Tommy and his “job!” Gina and her voice! Pam and Martin arguing is hysterical!
5. The Wayans Bros. Years: 1995-1999
Starring real-life brothers, Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Both were well-known from the sketch comedy show In Living Color. The brothers tend to always go through something while each have their own personality. Shawn is known to be the more responsible and the smarter while Marlon is the exact opposite. Their bond is known to be very strong that a lady cannot come between! Can’t forget their eccentric Pops who clearly has a stylish closet.
Hot Zoners, which sitcom do you think was the funniest?