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Remember How Glorious Black TV Was in the '90s? (Featuring TC Carson)

Remember How Glorious Black TV Was in the '90s? (Featuring TC Carson)

Back Issue - October 5, 2020 - 45:23

Bring It Back, TV Used To Be Hella BlackThis week, in the first annual Blemmy Awards, Josh and Tracy look back on the Golden Age of Black TV and honor the best of the best, from the 'Amen' theme song to all of Khadijah’s boyfriends (*studio audience goes oooOooOoOOOOoo*). Then, Tracy sits down with TC Carson, the singer and actor known for playing Kyle on 'Living Single,' to discuss the show, that steamy "My Funny Valentine" scene, how important it is for Black creators to own their work, and more.Additional Material By: Universal Studios, de Passe Entertainment / Paramount Network Television, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, Warner Bros. Television Studios, CBS Corporation, ABC Television Distribution, Carsey-Werner Distribution, CBS Television Distribution, Winifred-Hervey Productions, Buena Vista Television, Variety Magazine, CW/Warner Bros.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. This season our co-pilot Tracy Clayton is taking a break, so Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most formative stories in pop culture. We start out with not just another hair story but a conversation about the gendered politics of specific hairstyles as Josh sets out on a mission to get a silk press. We’ll also reflect on iconic award speeches, explore what our brains do on gossip, break down the backstories of Degrassi and Cheetah Girls, decide if Josh should become the next Black ex-pat, and discuss which multi-hyphenate performers are deserving of their flowers.