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In Living Color – Season Three set


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: B



It had been a mixed second season for In Living Color, so a sort of artistic comeback was needed.  In the first episode of Season Three, two new cast members are introduced: a new Fly Girl named Jennifer Lopez and new comedian named Jamie Foxx.  Yes, the show was on its was to another classic season.


Contained on three DVDs, episodes of which originally ran from September 1991 to May 1992, bring back the “Men On” skits, Homey The Clown, Benita Butrell the Gossiper which Kim Wayans did some bold things with this season and The Brothers Brothers, as well as all the great new characters Foxx brought to the show.  They included Prince in a jeans ad, Ugly Woman and a Bill Cosby that has appreciated in great ways.  Add the other skits he’s in and it seems like he was there from the first season, so serious was his impact.  Great one-shot skits include Pee Wee’s Pornhouse, Misery II with Rick James, Jimmy Swaggart, Don Rickles Peace Conference, and Ghost II. All in all, it is great and would be Damon Wayans’ last season.


The 1.33 X 1 full frame, color footage is in great shape, as clean and clear as it is going to get for professional analog NTSC videotape of the time on DVD.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is good for its age, but offers no surrounds of any kind.  Combined, the show again has never looked so good.  There are no extras this time, which is sad, though I wonder if Foxx and Lopez passed on participating.  Certainly, Carrey was not available and the Wayans split with Fox over the show prevents them from participating in extras at this time.  Regardless of that, the shows are very strong and that is reason enough to recommend it highly.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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