“Chappelle ‘s Show” (2004)
“Chappelle’s Show” takes comedian Dave Chappelle’s own personal joke book and brings it to life, with episodes consisting of sketches, man-on-the-street pieces, and pop culture parodies introduced by Dave in a stand-up format in front of a studio audience. Chappelle’s unique point-of-view on the world provides a hilarious, defiant and sometimes dangerous look at American culture, including music, movies, television, advertising, current events, and everyday life situations.
Sketch Summary – Black George Bush
President Black Bush presents his case for war with aluminum tubes and yellow cake.
“The Jamie Foxx Show” (1996-2001)
Texas native Jamie King is an aspiring actor who heads to Hollywood in hopes to find fame and fortune in the entertainment industry. To support himself, he works at his Aunt Helen (Ellia English) and Uncle Junior’s (Garrett Morris) Los Angeles hotel, the King’s Towers. On the job, he annoys co-worker Braxton P. Hartnabrig (Christopher B. Duncan), the up-tight accountant, and tries to win the attention of gorgeous desk clerk, Francesca “Fancy” Monroe (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon), who has made it clear that she is not interested in an office romance. Nevertheless, Jamie is determined to maintain his skills as an entertainer and move into the limelight.
Jamie Foxx as: Woody – the insurance agent
Episode: #1.06 – Driving Miss Moesha
Original Air Date: March 5, 1996
Moesha Deniese Mitchell (Brandy) is teenager who soon became an adult, learning various issues to do with love, sex, relationship and family. Following her mothers death Moesha looked after her father Frank (William Allen Young) and brother Myles (Marcus T. Paulk). She jealous of her new step-mother Dee (Sherly Lee Ralph) who seemed to be taking over her role but the two have gotten to know and understand each other.
Episode Summary – #1.06 Driving Miss Moesha
Frank surprises Moesha with a brand new car, but she declines the car because it’s a Saturn and not the Jeep she wants. Standing her ground, Mo persuades her father to let her find her own car, but not without complications.
“Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” (1996)
Jamie Foxx as: Coach Armstrong
Episode: #4.17 – Rivals
Original Air Date: February 16, 1996
Mark Cooper (Mark Curry) is a former NBA basketball player who moved back to his hometown to become a coach at his old high school, Oakbridge High School. Between coaching, teaching, dealing with neighborhood struggles and living with two beautiful female roommates (played by Holly Robinson Peete and Dawnn Lewis) Mr. Cooper keeps a humorous, positive outlook on life and provides advice and fun to the many people in his life that he encounters.
Episode Summary – #4.17 Rivals
Mark tries to end a rivalry with a coach from another high school basketball team. Vanessa uses Tyler to try to get a date with a man in a single parents’ group.
“C-Bear and Jamal” (1996)
Jamie Foxx as: a Prince-like rock star (voice)
Original Air Date: February 5, 1996
“C Bear and Jamal” is an animated children’s television show features an African-American elementary-aged school kid named Jamal, whose constant companion was “C Bear”, a hip hop teddy bear who sings.
Jamal passes through his 10th birthday, and in the process of ‘becoming a man’, which is what this milestone means, he tries to give up childhood things, including C Bear, his teddy bear. C Bear and Jamal talk to each other, and C Bear can create imaginary scenarios for Jamal – he shows Jamal what adulthood can mean, and how passing 10 does not mean that all of childhood must be abandoned.
Jamie Foxx as: Crazy George
- #2.14 – Dear Landlord (Original Air Date: December 20, 1992)
- #2.15 – Second Time Around (Original Air Date: January 17, 1993)
- #2.22 – Crazy George in Love (Original Air Date: March 21, 1993)
- #2.25 – To Love and Die on Emerson Street: Part 2 (Original Air Date: May 9, 1993)
- #3.01 – Sheila in the House (Original Air Date: August 31, 1993)
- #3.02 – Garbage Man’s Apprentice (Original Air Date: September 7, 1993)
- #3.09 – The Graduate (Original Air Date: November 2, 1993)
Roc Emerson (Charles S. Dutton), a city garbage collector from Baltimore, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he believes is best for his loving and understanding wife, Eleanor (Ella Joyce), his live-in dad, Andrew (Carl Gordon), and his irresponsible brother, Joey (Rocky Carroll).
Episode Summary – #2.14 Dear Landlord
When the Emerson’s landlord wants to sell all of his rental properties, Roc and Eleanor invest their life savings to become the new landlords. Roc allows Joey to move back in with them if he’ll work as Roc’s new superintendent. Roc and Joey promise to forget their past disagreements.
Episode Summary – #2.15 Second Time Around
On the day that the Emersons are to renew their wedding vows, Eleanor gets upset when she learns that Roc is coaching her brother David on how to be more sexually aggressive. Meanwhile, Joey brings two dates to the wedding and attempts to let neither know that the other exists.
Episode Summary – #2.22 Crazy George in Love
Roc and Eleanor invite their homeless friend, Linda, to the house for dinner and she immediately develops a mutual attraction with their neighbor, “Crazy” George. Roc and Eleanor help George and Linda to overcome their shyness and arrange for them to meet again. They are pleased they could help two lonely people meet each other.
Episode Summary – #2.25 To Love and Die on Emerson Street: Part 2
After arresting him for the shooting of a local drug dealer named Andre, Detective Rush tries to force a confession out of Roc. Insisting his innocence until he is released, Roc learns that Andre’s gang may be out for revenge. Roc goes to a local night club to warn his goddaughter of the danger. He learns that it was his garbage truck partner Calvin who shot Andre to save the neighborhood from his influence. Though he doesn’t approve of Calvin’s actions, Roc takes up a collection for Calvin’s legal defense.
Episode Summary – #3.01 Sheila in the House
After being sentenced to prison for the attempted murder of a local drug dealer, Calvin asks Roc to take care of his 11 year old daughter, Sheila. Roc agrees to assume custody of Sheila as a favor to Calvin, whom he admires for his courage and sacrifice in wounding a powerful drug dealer. Roc learns that Sheila is angry with her father for leaving her homeless. Roc explains to Sheila that Calvin believes he was protecting her and the other neighborhood children by committing the crime.
Episode Summary – #3.02 Garbage Man’s Apprentice
When Roc’s crazy neighbor George is hired by the Sanitation Department, Roc is assigned to teach the annoying man how to be a garbage collector. Meanwhile, Joey persuades the Emersons’ foster daughter Sheila to use the computer’s mathematical probability program to determine the winning horses at the racetrack.
Episode Summary – #3.09 The Graduate
Roc wants a management job with the Sanitation Department, but he’s lacking one qualification, a high school diploma. When he learns that he can get his diploma by achieving a good grade on the GED Test, Roc prepares for the examination with the help of his family.
In Living Color (1991-1994)
Jamie Foxx as: various characters (including Wanda Wayne, Carl “The Tooth” Williams, Cornbread Turner)
Episodes: featured in season 3; regular in seasons 4-5 (96 episodes)
The sketch comedy television series created by Keenan Ivory Wayans features short, humorous skits, rap music, and dancing. “In Living Color” also has several stock characters and scenarios which recur in various episodes.