Robin Harris was the way to blowing up. He had already agreed to film a live version of Bebe’s Kids based on his popular stand up routine. But when Harris passed away in 1990, Reginald Hudlin, who was working with Harris and ended up producing the film, didn’t want the idea to end with his death. Before Harris passed he promised the role of Jamika, his love interest, to actress Vanessa Bell Calloway.
If you don’t remember Robin delivering the routine, check it out here: