I usually trash Black movies. But I just realized that when it
comes to Black Sitcoms they had the best to offer. As a result of some re-reuns in our local stations The Tato has been reliving his tatoling memories. So why don't you put on your tato peels and walk down memory lane with me!
NB: Finding these pictures was a nightmare you'd be surprised how much is not on the vast internet!
"...aint we lucky we got em.....GOOD TIMES"
J.J's lips have been a yardstick of BIG lips and his catch phrase of "DYNO-MITE!"
Based in the projects about real black situations it managed to become an all time classic.
"Fish dont fry in the kitchen, grits don't burn on the grill...it took a whole lot of trying a just to get up that hill, now we're up in the big league...we be movin on up..."
A record 11 seasons! Marla Gibbs played a sassy maid that delivered memorable one-liners!
This had the makings of success for it featured a wealthy family and intertwined with the white characters like Cosby Show and Later Fresh Prince.
"Now the world's on the move to the beat of just one drum...everybody's got a special kind of story...different strokes it takes.... different strokes to move the woooorld. Mmmmmm!"
Yup Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges and Janet Jackson.....
SANFORD AND SON
I loveed his fake heart attacks as he called out to his dead wife...and the shared one liners with that lady he hated!
theme song " ttettettetere tttettttere terre..."
" ..with your family around you you're never alone, when you know how to love you don't need to roam coz there aint no place like..(better believe it) there aint no place like...no place like home...I mean no place child!"
A classic as well especially the feuds between Mary and Sandra...i actually remember this scene where Mary had dented someone's parked car by accident and the 3 were observing from the distance who the owner was. And as usual Sandra was sayin how the owner was manly strong and would kill MAry with his bare hands!
for the love of God I can't remember the theme song.
Who here remembers Waldo Harroldo Faldo?
BTW did you know the girl who played URkel's Love interest died in real life?
Did you ever notice how the sliced the role of their last born daughter?
It was a very nice comedy till the started over concentrating on Steve Urkel........
THE COSBY SHOW
A classic Gem. Bless you video libraries that had shos at the end of movies..for were we to wait for the local tv stations we may not have evr discovered this one! Many a celebrities debuted in this successful show! It set standards so high for Blacks that only Fresh Prince possibly could ever come close!
A DIFFERENT WORLD
This was a spin off from Cosby show. It wasn't too bad introduced us to the likes of Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison..heck even the likes of Jada Pinkett,Marisa Tomei, SinBad....
Many black stars had their stepping stone in this show as they did in Cosby
IN LIVING COLOR
Where do I begin where do I end? I love spoofs I love Spoofs. and they had plenty... plus numerous characters like Homey the Clown with "Homey don't play that!"
This was one definitely one of the best SITCOMS ever!
"..coz we are living single...oh in a 90's kinda world i'm glad ive got my girls! Keep ur head up! (what?) Keep ur head up(that's right!)...."
This was a classy show! It was almost a Black equivalent to Friends! And boy oh boy there were nasty lines from this show!
" YOU SO CRAZY!"
Oh this show was filthy and fowl and we loved it. WZUP wazzzup! Remember that radio show! Oh and my personal Fav was Shenene's "Oh Goooodness! One stroke of Shenene and Mama'll stroke you out!"
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR
"now this is a story about how my life got twisted upside down and i'd like to take a minut so just sit right there..."
A personal favorite of mine-funny in all levels! I will always love this show that had steroetypicla blonde humor/opulence humor/education humor/british humor/ghetto humor..what more could you ask plus a stellar cast of guest appearances...
However the new Aunt Vivian was Boring!
carlton's dance! (someone show me how to post a .gif)
HANGIN' WITH MR COOPER
"..coooper! he's sometimes cool and he sometimes acts a fool... coooper!"
The first season was priceless with Dawnn Lewis but they underwent a cast overhaul that send the show on a downhill slope..but all the same it does deserve a mention.
"God bless the child that's got his own"
The theme song Roc'ed(pun intended)
It was satirical it was nasty and funny. Remember the controversial Gay Wedding that had Kenyans shell-shocked!
It holds a record for shooting an entire season live!
THE WAYANS BROS.
Some found it silly...and especially season one was horrendous but...I loved it all the same. It improved with time...
Gregory Hines Show
I'm telling you getting photos is a nighmare. Currently its doin re-runs here but all the same I found it funny!
Such a shame that he passed away...remember his duet with Luther Vandross "...there's nothing better than love.."
JAMIE FOXX SHOW
For some reason we watched it...I found him funnier as the retarded neighbour in Roc.
I love Mo'niques attitude..a bit newer a spin off from the crappy MOESHA that shall not even get a mention. But it had its funny moments....But i better stop here before I mention MY WIFE and KIDS and ONE on ONE and BERNIE MAC SHOW
Last but not least
OUT ALL NIGHT
Starring Morris Chestnut, Vivica A. Fox, Duane MArtin and Patti Labelle
Damn it I could not get a single photo online! Others not mentioned cause they were not too funny "PARENTHOOD" "IN THE HOUSE" and "MALCOLM AND EDDIE"