It?s triple the fun with Season Three of TV?s most outrageous sketch show, In Living Color. With its off-the-wall humor and in-your-face look at celebrities and pop culture, Keenen Ivory Wayan?s creation has a comic boldne... more »ss all its own. The new season introduces Jamie Foxx to an already outstanding cast. The Fly Girls return with a sexy newcomer named Jennifer Lopez. And the edgy writing is back with a vengeance. This 3-disc Collector?s Edition features all 30 hilarious Season Three episodes?and it?s gonna rock your world!« less
"This review is written well in advance of the actual release date, but I would warn all potential buyers to approach this one with caution. There was plenty of controversy over the season 2 box set, because the Vanilla Ice parody had been cut and the music to the Fly Girls numbers was changed (to some generic dance music). Apparently, Fox couldn't -- or wouldn't -- pay for the copyright to the music. If this problem continues with the season 3 set, it will mean major changes, since many of the episodes in the third season began with music video spoofs. At this point, it isn't clear if the music-video parodies will be edited out. I wouldn't buy the set until someone has had a chance to review it."
Some missing skits, but still a funny set.
S. M. Anderson | Lithia Springs, GA | 05/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For everyone wondering if Ugly Wanda is in the season 3 set, the answer is YES.
In Living Color Season 3 adds Jamie Foxx, Steve Park, and Shawn Wayans to the cast. Jennifer Lopez joined the fly girls, and DJ Twist is the new DJ to replace Shawn Wayans. Damon leaves the show at the end of the third season to pursue other opportunities. The show also opens with a new opening sequence and a new song by Heavy D.
There are some great skits I've had fun seeing again, but Season 3 DVD release of In living Color has a LOT of skits missing, and I'm very disappointed how the number of skits missing seem to increase. I feel it's cheating fans of the show that were looking forward to seeing those skits they remember when the show aired on Fox. There are a few episodes where the show introduction is starting, but you hear applause. The opening skit was cut out.
Some of the missing skits: Crown Heights story Prison Cable Network Lizzy's The Jackson Bunch Paula Abdul skits David Duke skit Darnel Bond skit Connie Chung - Me want Maury (I remember this skit, and it was hilarious) Rice Cube Career Aid One Night Stand Anton Gets Rich Rescue Whenever Michael Bolton Chrystal Waters LL Cool J Vanilla Ice(from season 2)
The musical parodies are very funny, and having them missing on the DVD set is very much a disappointment. I recall when they had an episode devoted to the musical parodies, and I was really hoping it would be on the set.
There are some great skits that made me want to keep rewinding the DVD and watching them over and over again. Ugly Wanda is one of them. When Jamie joins the cast of In Living Color he does a couple of skits as Ugly Wanda and he is hilarious!!! Ugly Wanda on the dating game, and Ugly Wanda on the blind date. Watching Jamie Foxx wear that blond wig, and him do his lips in that funny way is so hilarious. The interaction between Foxx and Tommy Davidson made for much laughter. "I got you, I have you, you mine." "I will Rock your world." One of my favorite lines "I thought you said you look like Vanna White, you look like Slappy White!!", as Tommy tries to get away from Wanda in his leopard draws.
Jim Carrey doing a skit as Pee Wee Herman and talking about the Pee Wee Doll with Trubo fist by Sleazo is funny also. Misery II with Keenan Ivory Wayans as Rick James. Plenty of Homey D. Clown, Men On, Head Detective, Benita Butrell, Funky Finger Productions, Snack and Shack, and Fire Marshall Bill skits all through out the season. I was very excited to see the super bowl halftime special on the set. Jamie Foxx doing the Prince Skit in the Butt Out Jeans. I had totally forgotten about that skit, and it was great to see again. Jamie was great imitating Prince.
I enjoyed the skit with Hey Mon. The Hardest working Jamaican family is doing battle with the hardest working Asian family. Vera DeMilo doing the steroids ad, "Live fast, die young and pretty." I chuckle thinking about it. The Home Alone again skit was so good to watch. Tommy Davidson plays Micheal Jackson and Jonathan Taylor Thomas is playing the Macauly Culkin role.
Sam and Samantha Kinison skit had me doubled over and wiping my eyes because I laughed so hard watching that skit. Kelly Coffield really held her own against Sam Kinison. When they show the baby and he says "I will be in rehab before Kindergarten, I want to go back, I want to go back." I'm gasping for air because of all the laughing I'm doing. During the Star Trek skit the stand out lines "We are approaching Senility", "Damn it Jim, I'm a corpse not a doctor!"
Last Man on Earth is another hilarious skit. Poor guy thought he would have all those women, and they only made him do chores, and made him dance for them, wearing pasties!!!
My Favorite Skits: 1. Prince Butt Out Jeans 2. Background Guy 3. Hey Mon 4. Fire Marshall Bill on a cruise 5. Construction Guys 6. Coyote Ugly Escape Kit 7. Minute Maiden drink 8. Men on Film Part 2 9. Vera DeMilo (Steroid Ad) 10. Home Alone Again 11. Environment Guy 12. Sam & Samantha Kinison 13. Timbuks 14. Bill Benson - Game Show Hosts 15. Wilt Chamberlin Wall 16. My Left Foot of Fury 17. Frenchie invades Alcoholics Anonymous 18. Anton and the Reporter 19. The Cosby Condom 20. All the Wanda Skits 21. Handi Man & the Tiny Avenger 22. Frenchie in Lamaz Class 23. Grim Reaper on Vacation 24. Star Trek VII - the really Last Voyage 25. Men on Football 26. Cape Fear II 27. Hour of Power Preachers on Trial 28. The Fist that rocks the cradle - Vera Demilo 29. Club Ozone 30. Anton and Rita get a green card. 31. Fast Food 32. Homey as the substitute teacher 33. Testers choice - parodies Fatal Attraction 34. 100,000 Pyramid - Tom and Tom 35. Last Man on Earth 36. Cousin Elsee 37. Les and Wes
There are a ton of skits that will have you howling with laughter. The Bloopers episode is also very, very funny. There are tons of musical guest, that show up to perform at the end of the show. Kriss Kross performing Jump, Nice and Smooth, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Color Me Bad (whatever happened to them?). Eric B. and Rakim, Shabba Ranks and Maxi Priest, Black Sheep, and Heavy D. & The Boys.
Due to the missing skits, I'm having to rate Season 3 a tad lower than I rated season 1 and 2. In Living Color Season 3 is still a good set to own to add to your DVD collection."
So, so disappointed!
D.L. | San Diego, CA | 05/10/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Those looking to buy this Season 3 boxed set primarily for the music parodies will be sorely disappointed. Episode 29, the Downtown Julie Brown's Music Video Special which featured Jim Carrey as Michael Bolton and Vanilla Ice, Tommy Davidson as Michael Jackson as well as Jamie Foxx as Prince is conspicuously missing. Ironically, the cover art has a picture of Foxx in his Prince garb which leaves a lot to be desired. What a disappointment."
Thomas Bouthiette Jr. | Upstate NY | 05/11/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"OK, I bought it hoping to see Michael Jackson busting his hand on a car, I think it was after the song Black or White, my favorite skit ever, not on the disk at all. Seriously why would we want an edited DVD Box Set, or are they going to try to make us by a special In Living Color Music DVD? I think people should boycott buying this DVD set until fox gets things right, I wish I had not bought mine"
Why are music parodies missing ?
Wayans Brothers Fan | Monroe, NC | 04/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""In Living Color - Season 3" is full of hilarious skits by a very talented cast. I am very disappointed, though, that this is NOT the complete season. The packaging is very misleading. FOX has "edited out" the music parodies and some skits. The music parodies were some of the funniest skits on the show. If music parodies and skits are missing this information should be on the packaging. I have purchased all 5 Seasons of In Living Color and have enjoyed all of them. But I am frustrated that I have paid for all 5 Seasons and am not able to enjoy some of my favorite skits and music parodies because they are missing. I was relieved to read other reviews and find out that I am not the only person upset with FOX for cutting corners on these boxed DVD sets. Hopefully FOX will listen to the complaints and release a DVD set with all the music parodies. I remember an entire episode that was all music video parodies. This episode had a parody of "Downtown Julie Brown" from MTV hosting a show of various videos. It was hilarious !!! I am glad to discover from other reviews that BET is showing re-runs of In Living Color. I plan to record these episodes and hopefully obtain the missing skits and video parodies. I have eagerly awaited each seasons release and feel cheated that skits and music parodies are missing. In Living Color was such a brilliant show with so many talented actors in its cast. Each and every skit is part of the history of this ground breaking show."