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Fictional Characters...In Living Color!

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Actor: Damon Wayans

A perpetually cantankerous ex-convict who performs as a circus clown under the terms of his prison work release program, despite his dislike of both the job and people in general.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Even some of Homey's angriest rants will make him laugh. Case in point, one time had him comparing himself to Kunta Kinte and he could barely finish it without stifling a chuckle.
  • Angry Black Man: A rather justified example: his unspecified crime was implied to be a frame up and sent him to prison for some time and led to him becoming a reluctant circus clown.
  • Aside Glance: Pretty rare for him not to do this.
  • Catchphrase: "I don't think so! Homey don't play that!"
  • Everything Is Racist: He'll interpret just about anything as a racist insult.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His real name (Herman Simpson) is revealed in one skit.
  • Generation Xerox: Has a son that's exactly like him, clown outfit, sock and all, despite the implication that he was a deadbeat dad, prison bid nonwithstanding.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He carries a weighted sock and likes to use it on people who really get on his nerves. He's surprisingly handy with it, even wielding it like a nunchaku at one point.
  • The Man: Homey's mortal enemy, and one two-part arc showed him faking selling out just long enough for him to get close enough to the Man to bop him personally.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: He hates men, women and children equally, and is not shy about hitting them with his sock when they annoy or anger him.

Actor: Jim Carrey

An accident-prone and seemingly invincible fire marshal who causes more harm than good in trying to practice fire safety.
  • Catchphrase: "LEMME SHOW YA SOMETHIN'!"
  • Self-Mutilation Demonstration: He has no powers (though is heavily implied to have some degree of invincibility or an offscreen Healing Factor), but frequently uses himself as a voluntary target for his examples of the dangers involved with certain activities.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In his early sketches, he still had hair (all the explosions eventually burned what was left of it off), and his demonstrations were somehow less destructive (i.e., he was left in one piece after the inevitable explosion).
  • Large Ham: Would you expect anything less from a character portrayed by Jim Carrey?
  • Slasher Smile: He always displays them, no matter how much damage is done or how badly injured he is.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Whenever Bill is onscreen, you can guarantee whatever building he's in won't be left standing by the end, thanks to his pyromaniac tendencies.

Actors: Damon Wayans (Blaine) and David Alan Grier (Antoine)

Two Camp Gay critics who host the Men On... series. They cover everything from film to art.
  • Catchphrase: They always say the phrase "Hated it!" to express disdain for a particular book, film, show or piece of art, especially if it has to do with women.
  • Effeminate Misogynistic Guy: In spite of being gay, they both despise women and usually call them a variety of colorful names like "fish" and "scallop". They also dismiss any work that heavily features women with a "Hated it!"
  • Nice Hat: Or rather, headpieces worn by Blaine, be it a decoration in the forms of a bucket of popcorn, a football or even a skillet and spatula.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: The two men are primarily close friends, but they also flirt with each other every now and then.

Actor: Kim Wayans

A neighborhood busybody who is quick to observe and comment on the various eccentric and dysfunctional characters she encounters.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: If not an outright Fourth-Wall Observer. The majority of her skits have her treating the viewer as a neighborhood acquaintance, though nobody else seems to notice them. Only a handful of skits defied this, due to having actual characters to play off, and even then, she still broke the fourth wall in one of them.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Implied: whenever she's out in public, people either treat her with indifference or disdain.
  • Gossipy Hens: Downplayed, as it's just her doing the gossiping, but she's just as effective.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She ain't one to gossip, but...
    • Just don't say nothin' bad about Ms. Jenkins near her (though even that doesn't stop her from gossiping about her either, usually with the most vicious gossip).
    • She claims to be above her neighbors and acquaintances, even claiming that she works to better herself, but is just as dim and untrustworthy as them. A running gag is her having nicer things (diamond necklace, long hair, etc.) that ends up being destroyed due to her wearing them while cooking and burning them up.

Actors: Keenan Ivory and Damon Wayans

The hosts of the Black Like You talk show. In spite of being Black, they more so carry on like racist White men.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Neither of them realize how racist they come off or even when racism is being displayed towards them. Case in point, a country club owner thought that they would be "Jesse fans" (meaning Jesse Jackson), but they assumed he meant Jesse Helms and thought that Jackson was "the brother who kept the nose".
  • Fanboy: Both of them are huge fans of journalist Bryant Gumbel and comedian Byron Allen.

Actor: David Alan Grier

An elderly blues singer whose quick-witted and bluntly honest songs tend to offend those whom he performs for.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Thank you very much!"
    • "Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes..."
  • Comically Missing the Point: He doesn't seem to realize how damaging and hurtful his lyrics are (he is an old man). During his first skit where he sung at the funeral of a "friend" of his, by the time he was finished singing, the angry relatives of the man tried to charge at him and he believed that they were giving him a standing ovation.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His brutally honest lyrics even once sunk a potential candidate's campaign due to singing about him being an insensitive tightwad and a thief.

Actor: Jim Carrey

A steroid-laden woman who possesses super strength and a pungent and potentially lethal odor.
  • Brawn Hilda: She's about as sexy as you'd expect Jim Carrey in a bikini to be.

Actor: Damon Wayans

A stereotypical homeless man who lives in a cardboard box and strives to earn money in different ways.

Actor: Jamie Foxx

notoriously ugly and absolutely persistent single woman who is on the constant look out for a partner who she wishes to "rock their world".
  • Abhorrent Admirer: One of the most infamous examples. Between her aggressive approach and less-than-stellar looks, men are completely turned off by her.
  • Black Gal on White Guy Drama: Averted. When stalked by a White Dracula, she insists that she doesn't mind "a little milk in her coffee".
  • Gag Lips: Jamie Foxx pushes up his already full lips to give Wanda her signature snarl.
  • Who's Your Daddy?: A fifth season story arc finds her giving birth to a baby girl and never learning the father in spite of her insistence on finding him.

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