This was Television on April 15

1990: In Living Color debuts

Created by brothers Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans, the sketch comedy show In Living Color began a five-season, 127-episode run on Fox. It set itself apart from most past and contemporary sketch shows by featuring a predominantly African-American cast, including the Wayans siblings, Kim Coles, Jaime Foxx, and David Alan Grier, as well as a pre-movie career Jim Carrey. With recurring characters such as Homey the Clown, Men on Film, and Fire Marshall Bill, along with regular dance troupe known as the Fly Girls, In Living Color became one of the young Fox network’s signature offerings in the early ’90s. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Roy Clark, musician (80); Hans Conried, Mountie menace (d. 1982); Sam McMurray, character actor (61); Elizabeth Montgomery, witch (d. 1995); Danny Pino, cop (39); Seth Rogen, freak (31); Maisie Williams, direwolf (16).

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