[Deep Freeze] Saturday, February 20, 2010 12:54:56 PM
I think I am going to go out on a limb here with regard to "In Living Color".....
Jim Carrey was THE talent on that show. Period. As hard as the Wayans tried to supress that and , especially Keenan, tried to make it about THEM, it was not. The Wayans brothers are/were so ridiculously full of themselves it is sickening and they were upstaged, night in and night out, by Carrey. Jamie Foxx is another one..entirely full of himself and NOT nearly as talented as HE thinks himself. Has he had some brilliant moments? Sure. Nonetheless, he is overrated as an actor AND especially as a singer and is so disgustingly self-centered it is difficult for me to take him seriously. His sycophants are just as bad. I fear his popularity is completely race-related and THAT is sad for the truly gifted actors of color.
Jim Carrey made ILC what it was as far as enjoyable television comedy. The show itself was nothing more than a vehicle to push "black talent" on mainstream viewers. The "Fly Girls" were a HUGE waste of time and the overdone "characters" created by the Wayans were only marginally funny and certainly wore thin very quickly.