"In Living Color" returns to the big screen at Tribeca

Remember watching In Living Color, part of that awesome late 80s/early 90s Sunday night lineup on FOX? It was part of an awesome, post-football lineup that also featured The Simpsons, Married... with Children, and others. But In Living Color usually provided the most outrageous laughs.

According to HuffPo, this year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City they'll have a screening of the original pilot episode, which aired on FOX in 1989. It's part of Tribeca's new way to celebrate anniversaries and milestones of iconic television shows. A Simpsons salute will also be part of it this year.

April 27 is the date In Living Color's pilot will hit the big screen, with conversations afterward from Keenen Ivory Wayans, the show's creator, and other cast members including Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier and Rosie Perez. Jennifer Lopez, who was one of the "Fly Girls" dancing on the show, isn't scheduled to join but, you never know!

Given the slew of TV show reboots we've seen lately, it's only natural to wonder if this screening is laying the ground to resurrect In Living Color on TV once again. Asked about that, former cast member (and you may remember he's moved on to some movies) Jim Carrey said to Entertainment Tonight, “That show needs to exist. I’d love to see it reconstitute itself in another form.”

Not real conclusive, but I'm guessing they'll float the idea!

Let's remember a few sketches. I always liked the spoof of Soul Train, featuring Keenan as Don Cornelius and Damon Wayans playing the lead singer of the Fine Young Cannibals:

 

And could we ever forget when FOX timed a special, live "In Living Color" episode to coincide with the Super Bowl halftime show, which was airing on another network? Every flipped over to watch skits like "Men On Football." Let's relive that one:

 
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