What About Your Friends?! 15 Of The Greatest Black Buddy Sitcoms

November 25, 2013 ‐ By Deron Dalton

The holiday season always gets us thinking about family, but what about your friends? It’s also the season to spend time with your best friends (did you see The Best Man Holiday?) — especially if you are young person with limited finances and you have to pick ONE holiday to return home (usually Christmas) and the other(s) to kick it with friends (usually Thanksgiving and/or New Year’s Eve). And what better way to celebrate friends than for us to relive some of our favorite black buddy sitcoms and their hilarious, friendly moments.


Living Single

“Living Single” was black folks’ Friends for sure. In a 90s kind of world, they were glad they had each other, and we (fans) were glad they had each other too while making us laugh along the way. We fell in love with the characters of our version of 20 somethings trying to make it in their careers, love and friendships in the Big Apple — including the always-hungry attorney and the extra roommate Maxine (Erika Alexander), the uptight magazine editor Khadijah (Queen Latifah), handyman Overton (John Henton), the bourgeois-wannabe Régine (Kim Fields), the troll-loving Synclaire (Kim Coles) and the Maxine–hating-then-loving stockbroker Kyle (T.C. Carson).

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  • Run

    They need to do re-boots for some of these sitcoms.
    For example, “A Different World” could involve some modern day storylines involving Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Barack Obama, sexting, college athletes getting paid/not getting paid, scandals like students sleeping with professors, etc. It could be more “edgy”.
    A “Living Single” reboot could catch up with the old cast in their current lives and have storylines revolve around that. Regine would be married to a rich baller, QL would be a meda mogul, etc.

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    u can tell golden really thought she was stylin on ’em in that girlfriends pic

  • Angela SoAmbitious Ralph


  • Angela SoAmbitious Ralph

    Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Family Matters? Moesha? The Parkers? HELLOOOOOO?!

  • HUgrad13

    Sister, Sister? I think it counts.

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    • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

      Its okay MN we ALL know its the truth, no need to say it in a round about way.

  • therealnumber1

    You mean friends was white folks living single…Living Single came out first