‘In Living Color’ Miss Benita Is Back With a Message: ‘Go Vote!’

by Gina Williams

October 23, 2020

Miss Bonita Butrell is back with a little gossip and a message that you DID hear from her. The funny, ‘In Living Color’ character blessed our social media timelines with the latest neighborhood tea and an important message — vote!

Photo: Lars Niki/Getty Images for 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

In classic, comedy sketch show meets current events, Kim Wayans revived the role just ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3. Popular for her saying, “Now, I ain’t the one to gossip so you didn’t hear that from me,” Miss Bonita shared the tea on everyone in the Hopkins Projects — including Miss Jenkins. But, more importantly, she urged people to ‘go vote.’

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Directed by her brother Shawn Wayans, he told fans, “Here’s a message from one of my favorite characters from #InLivingColor.”

And, no Wayans production would go off without some hype from the Wayans clan. Little brother Marlon Wayans also added, “Y’all watch, share, post this HILARIOUS sketch by my sister #kimwayans directed by Shawn Wayans. GO VOTE! This is CLASSIC!”

 

With so many nostalgic Black TV shows airing again — from In Living Color and The Bernie Mac Show, to Family Matters and All of Us — it’s great to see what some of these timeless characters are up to these days.

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