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Name the classic black TV shows and the usual suspects always get named: “Cosby Show,” “Martin,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Living Single,” “In Living Color,” and so on and so forth. But we all know that the ’90s and early ’00s were the golden age for great black sitcoms, and while the ones already named got all the shine, a flurry of awesome ones deserved just as much love and notoriety for their hilarity, realness and for being just plain ‘ol good TV. Here are nine of our favorites that could have used some more love (and views), and feel free to name your own underrated joints. Be prepared to click. *winks*
We’ve done our share of child star stories in the past, but we usually go searching for kids from obscure movies who literally go missing off of the face of the earth. Today, I decided to do a little research on a few kids from some of my favorite black sitcoms (and a drama) over the past few years, and see what they have been up to. From silly but smart comedies like “Everybody Hates Chris” to dramatic and thought-provoking shows like “The Wire,” these young stars were some of my favorites in their respective programs. Be prepared to click per the usual.
Many of us know Tichina Arnold from her role as Gina Waters’ best friend, “Pam” on the hit show Martin. And then she reemerged as Rochelle, the take no mess mother of Chris in Everybody Hates Chris. Just because Tichina has starred in some of the best black shows doesn’t mean she doesn’t know her history. We tested Tichina’s knowledge of black sitcoms, with some pretty tricky trivia questions. Check out the video to see if the actress, singer and mother soared or flopped.
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We love diversity. It’s the way the world should be; but, as we know, it doesn’t exist in every situation. No where is this more evident than in the media. And while diversity is the ideal, just because a show lacks it, doesn’t always equate to a complete failure. No matter the racial make up of the cast, if you can relate to their plight, you’ll begin to see your own family and friends in their stories.