Where Are They Now? 10 Sassy And Silly Sidekicks From Some Of Our Favorite Black Sitcoms

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September 20, 2012 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

Where would our favorite TV stars be without their sidekicks, eh? Sidekicks, both in real life and on 30 minute television shows, are essential. They have your back and help you make important decisions, and they’re often the best at figuring out who is in your life for the right reasons, and who needs to get the boot. Seriously though, where would Martin be without Tommy and Cole? They got him to go back to Gina when he was playing like he was over her during a bad break up. Or where would Florida Evans be without her girl, and neighbor, Willona Woods? She helped her look out for the Evans family after James died. These are some of the classic examples. Of course, we’ve found out where these people are through previous “Where Are They Now” installments, so we decided to focus this time on a few folks from some more recent black comedies that we enjoyed (aka, no Pam, Willona Woods, etc.–been done). Per the usual, be prepared to click, but it’s worth it!

Alexis Fields

For years, when it came to watching “Sister, Sister” everybody knew that Roger, who was played by Marques Houston, was the ultimate sidekick. Of course, he wasn’t around strictly to be friendly, as he was always trying to mack on Tia and Tamera, but he was there for them when they needed him. When they didn’t need him, he knew what to do–”Go home Roger.” But once the ladies graduated and found themselves at the University of Michigan, they made besties with a girl named Diavian Johnson. She was the the girlfriend who gave them the real, and occasionally started drama (remember when she made out with Tia’s fine ex-boyfriend?), but she was a good friend. Of course, I’m sure you know that Alexis Fields is the little sister of “Living Single” star, Kim Fields.

After doing “Sister, Sister,” Fields went on to have a recurring role on “Kenan & Kel,” “Moesha,” “One On One,” and most recently, popped up on episodes of “Let’s Stay Together.” She also got married and had a little cutie patootie daughter named Kaycie with her husband, Kevin Jackson. Since then, she’s focused more on mommyhood than acting, and we can’t blame her, homegirl’s got it all!

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  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    Stevie Van Lowe aka White Girl With The Black Girl Booty, don’t look so hot now

  • Shuggie

    I just saw Haywood Nelson several weeks ago when I went to a taping of the Dr. Oz show. He works on that show. Nice guy – I was so shocked to see him though, it was just so random – all I was expecting to see was Dr Oz and I kept looking at the guys with the crew and I knew he looked familar, but I couldn’t put two and two together. Then, all of a sudden it hit me and my mouth almost fell open (I used to have a crush on him back in the day when he was on What’s Happening). Anyway, would have loved to take a picture, but they have a strict no cameras/phone policy and I didn’t want my stuff taken. The Scientogist info shocks me though – I never would have guessed.

  • toya

    OMFG those ads are ANNOYING!!!!!!!

    • Papillon

      Thanks to MN, I’m actually starting to hate Betty White. And I used to like her.

  • What?

    I didn’t look through the other pages. Gonna go watch ‘Out of This World’.

  • What?

    Alexis Fields looks just like her mom.

  • Tamika Grant

    Omg I didn’t know Alex is Kim Fields lil sis!!! Aww cool

    • Trisha_B

      & her mother is the woman that played Penny’s abusive mom in Good Times. They all look so much alike…I wanna see these, but 17 pages? I’m sure yall can do a slide show. Other blogs do it

  • NONEYA

    The web site sucks!! Its slow and why not put things on ONE page?!!??!

  • realadulttalk

    Why in the name of all things sane do you have so many pages to this?

    • bebe

      Makes no sense I know. Try opening tabs with each number so the page doesn’t have to reload!