The Throwback: 'In Living Color' honored as 'groundbreaking'
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"In the early days, TV was in black and white," Whoopi Goldberg said as she presented the Groundbreaking Award to the cast of "In Living Color" at the TV Land Awards earlier this month.
"But let's be honest," she went on. "It was really more white than black. But in 1990, a new show changed the face of television, not to mention comedy."
Created by actor/writer Keenen Ivory Wayans, the sketch comedy series "In Living Color" ran on Fox from 1990-1994, and "brought a new multiculturalism to the primetime variety genre, which basically means there was nothing like it on television anywhere," continued Goldberg.
"With a bold, comedic edge, hip-hop energy and streetwise sensibility, it not only shattered stereotypes, it shattered everybody's idea of what sketch comedy was and could be, and more importantly, what it was supposed to look like," she said. "It was the ultimate water-cooler show because when you see old white men sitting around talking about 'two snaps up,' it meant some
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