Shout Outs To: Writers and creators Eddie Murphy and Larry Wilmore
Familiar Voices: Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine, Janet DuBouis, Jenifer Lewis
Premise: The comical adventures of Thurgood and his wife, Muriel Stubbs, as superintendents of an urban housing project.
How Can You Forget: Homeless recovering crack addict Smokey.
Lasting Effects: Although the PJs wasn’t in the least bit PC, the television series was an overwhelming witty masterpiece that was cleverly written and undoubtedly memorable. The first black animated series to use Will Downings’ foamation techinque (clay animation) won three primetime Emmy’s three years in a row and allowed the audience, without self-consciousness, to embrace the term ghetto.