Monday, May 12, 2008

hey mon! It's the 90s!

In Living Color was an underappreciated show for its time... damn clever in its writing and with some really talented comedians in the troupe. Here's a typical great one from the show, "Hey Mon, with the Headleys". If you ever watched the show, you'll remember this bit because there was about a half-dozen of them --- a Caribbean family that each has a dozen jobs.

Can't really get upset with a stereotype if it's basically a positive one. I don't think there were a lot of People for the Advancement of Jamaican-Americans protesting outside the studios saying "Don't you dare call us hard-working families!"

Quite a few funny bits in this clip, but for some reason the one that gets me is referring to a pregnant woman in labor as a "lazy rabbit killer."

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