Kim Wayans Brings Back ‘In Living Color’ Character Benita Butrell to Encourage Folks to Vote

Benita Butrell from the Hopkins Projects has a very important message for you!

Kim Wayans is back In Living Color as she portrays one of her famous characters in a public service announcement that is geared toward getting people to vote in this upcoming presidential election.

The comedienne from the Wayans’ family clan has hit the internet to encourage all voters to cast their vote in this very important election that is taking place on Nov. 3.

Her younger brother, Shawn Wayans, who directed the clip, posted it on his Instagram account.

“Benita Butrell says VOTE

“What’s up Y’all, here’s a message from one of my favorite characters from #InLivingColor #MissBenitaButrell #BenitaButrell

“It’s me, Benita Butrell from the Hopkins Projects, at least what’s left of them. It’s a damn shame how this neighborhood has changed,” Miss Benita says. “We got less Black folks than an episode of Friends.


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What’s up Y’all, here’s a message from one of my favorite characters from #InLivingColor #MissBenitaButrell #BenitaButrell

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The skit was a welcome surprise in these times of racial strife, police brutality, coronavirus, and the upcoming presidential election. The memories of the In Living Color comedy sketch series have made people on social media reminisce as well as speculate and/or try to encourage the Wayans clan to possibly bring the series back or, at the very least, do a one-off special.

In Living Color, which was created by Keenan Ivory Wayans and was the launchpad to many successful artists’ careers like Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, and his siblings Shawn, Marlon, and Kim Wayans. Choreographer Rosie Perez and dancers Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Ann Inaba were also part of The Fly Girls. The series aired from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994.