List of The Wayans Bros. episodes

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The Wayans Bros. is a The WB sitcom, that aired from January 11, 1995 to May 20, 1999 with 101 episodes produced spanning 5 seasons. The series starred Shawn and Marlon Wayans as brothers Shawn and Marlon Williams living in New York City.[1]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
1 13 January 11, 1995 – May 24, 1995
2 22 September 6, 1995 – May 15, 1996
3 22 September 4, 1996 – May 14, 1997
4 22 September 17, 1997 – May 20, 1998
5 22 September 18, 1998 – May 20, 1999

Season 1 (1995)[edit]

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1 1 "Goop-Hair-It-Is" Shelley Jensen Jane Milmore & Billy Van Zandt January 11, 1995 456853
Shawn and Marlon's latest scheme becomes a hair-raising nightmare when they take over the manufacture and marketing of a grooming product called "Goop, Hair-It-Is." While Marlon comes up with a concoction that makes his hair look great, Shawn decides to sell the hair goop on an infomercial. They shoot the infomercial live, with Gary Coleman acting as a celebrity spokesperson. While Gary is doing his pitch for "Goop, Hair-It-Is," the chemicals from the product cause his hair to catch fire. Shawn and Marlon's dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs also go down in flames.
2 2 "First Class" Joel Zwick Boyd Hale January 18, 1995 456851
Marlon pretends to be basketball player John Starks to get first class seats on an airplane.
3 3 "I'm Too Sexy for My Brother" Shelley Jensen Phil Beauman January 25, 1995 456852
Marlon auditions for a modeling job with Shawn being the one that actually gets a job instead.
4 4 "Free Wally" John Bowab Adam Markowitz February 1, 1995 456855
Marlon's constant interference pushes Lisa too far, so Marlon goes overboard to make it up to her and Shawn by sending them on a ferry cruise on the harbor.
5 5 "My Fair Marlon" John Bowab David Wyatt February 8, 1995 456856
The woman of Marlon's dreams loves poetry, so he gets Shawn to help him write her love poems. However, things turn sour when Lisa discovers the poems and thinks Shawn is cheating on her.
6 6 "Pops Moves In" Rob Schiller Adam Markowitz February 15, 1995 456857
Pops moves with Shawn and Marlon after by getting kicked out by the boy's mother taking advice from his sons.
7 7 "Afro Cab" Rob Schiller David Wyatt February 22, 1995 456858
Marlon fools Shawn into thinking that his cab service is successful, when its really not. Until, Shawn quits his delivery job to join Marlon.
8 8 "The Shawn-Shank Redemption" John Bowab Matt Ember March 1, 1995 456854
Shawn and Marlon end up in jail for unpaid parking tickets.
9 9 "ER" Shelley Jensen Matt Ember March 15, 1995 456860
After accidentally sitting on a staple gun, Marlon is rushed to the hospital using Shawn's healthcare card. But the doctor that treats him is Lisa's father, Dr. Saunders (Richard Roundtree). Marlon must now pretend to be Shawn so Shawn's relationship with Lisa isn't ruined.
10 10 "The Poppa-Cabana" Joel Zwick Phil Beauman March 22, 1995 456861
Shawn and Marlon turn Pop's diner into nightclub while he is away in Atlantic City with brother Leon (Garrett Morris).
11 11 "It's Shawn! It's Marlon! It's Superboys!" Joel Zwick David Wyatt May 3, 1995 456862
Shawn and Marlon's apartment complex is beginning to fall apart. They meet with the landlord, Mr. Stone (Sherman Hemsley), who manipulates them into becoming apartment managers. The complex is soon in worse shape. When Mr. Stone visits the building, he yells at them for doing such a poor job. Mr. Stone fires Shawn and Marlon and takes over as superintendent.
12 12 "Pulp Marlon" Rob Schiller Phil Beauman May 10, 1995 456859

Marlon becomes involved with Mia (Paula Jai Parker), a woman who happens to be the wife of a hit man.

Note: Paula Jai Parker makes her first appearance in the series. She would later join the cast as Monique in season 2. Lela Rochon makes her final appearance as Lisa.
13 13 "Brazilla vs. Rodney" Shelley Jensen Charleen Easton & Kurt Schindler May 24, 1995 456863
Shawn decides to get in the children's party entertainment business, with a less-than enthusiastic Marlon dressed in a costume.

Season 2 (1995/96)[edit]

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14 1 "Shawn Takes a New Stand" Shelley Jensen Rick Hawkins September 6, 1995 457701

Shawn borrows money from Pops to buy a newsstand in a public building after the owner dies.

Note: Paula Jai Parker and Jill Tasker both join the cast as Monique and Lou, respectively.
15 2 "Fatal Subtraction" Shelley Jensen Devon Shepard September 13, 1995 457702
Shawn's new girlfriend Rachel (Garcelle Beauvais) gives him expensive gifts but is a domineering type.
16 3 "Blood is Thicker Than Watercolor" Gerren Keith Phil Beauman September 20, 1995 457703
An art critic likes Marlon's less-than artistic paintings.
17 4 "Two Men and a Baby" Glenn Casale Maiya Williams September 27, 1995 457705
A woman leaves a baby on Shawn and Marlon's doorstep, with one of the brothers possibly being the child's father.
18 5 "Loot" Glenn Casale Jim Evering October 4, 1995 457706
Shawn, Marlon, Pops and friends find $100,000 in an ashtray.
19 6 "The Liar's Club" Glenn Casale Maiya Williams October 11, 1995 457708
Marlon becomes jealous when Monique asks Shawn to pretend to be her husband to impress a visiting ex-boyfriend from college.
20 7 "Scared Straight" Glenn Casale Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio October 25, 1995 457707
Shawn and Marlon scoff at Pops about a spirit that haunts the Neidermeyer Building every Halloween.
21 8 "Head of State" Glenn Casale Liz Sage November 8, 1995 457709

Everyone is excited that President may stop by to use the bathroom at Pop's diner. Marlon is determined to shake the President's hand believing that exact moment will guarantee a positive future for him.

Note: Anna Maria Horsford makes her first appearance as Dee Baxter, staying for the remainder of the series. She replaces Lou (Jill Tasker) as the security guard in the Neidermeyer Building.
22 9 "The Sting" Tony Singletary Xavier R. Cook & Devon Shepard November 15, 1995 457710
Shawn bets the newsstand in a poker game, eventually losing to T.C. (Phill Lewis).
23 10 "Think Fast" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Linda M. Yearwood November 22, 1995 457704

Marlon quits the family basketball team due to Pops' tough coaching tactics.

Note: In production order, this episode marks Jill Tasker's final appearance as Lou. She was already replaced by Anna Maria Horsford in the episode "Head of State".
24 11 "Farmer's Daughter" Tony Singletary Maiya Williams November 29, 1995 457712

Shawn and Marlon make over their visiting farm cousin Sheila (Kim Wayans) to a hip hop beauty.

Note: Paula Jai Parker makes her final appearance as Monique.
25 12 "Psycho Santa" Tony Singletary Phil Beauman December 20, 1995 457713
An insane man dressed as Santa Claus (Barney Martin) holds the gang hostage.
26 13 "Getting It" Tony Singletatry Manny Basanese January 10, 1996 457711
Shawn begins to question his morals when he becomes sexually attracted to Amy (Tammy Townsend), a church-going woman who is keeping her virginity safe until marriage.
27 14 "Who's In Charge Here?" Tony Singletary Barry Gold January 31, 1996 457716
While Pops enjoys being sick in bed, White Mike (Mitch Mullany) turns the diner to a health food spot.
28 15 "The Odd Couples" John Sgueglia Manny Basanese February 7, 1996 457715
After an argument with Shawn, Marlon moves in with White Mike and T.C. moves in with Shawn to take Marlon's place.
29 16 "Hearts and Flowers" Buzz Sapien Maiya Williams February 14, 1996 457718
Shawn is left heartbroken on Valentine's Day after his girlfriend leaves him for Marlon.
30 17 "The Ghetto Gourmets" Buzz Sapien Devon Shepard February 21, 1996 457714
Pops is invited to a cooking segment on a Regis and Kathie Lee-type morning show.
31 18 "A Hero's Story" Tony Singletary Carrie Honigblum & Renee Phillips February 28, 1996 457717
Marlon takes credit from Shawn for saving a boy's life after the boy is hit a by a car.
32 19 "It Takes a Thief" Scott Baio Alison Taylor March 13, 1996 457721
Shawn and Marlon try to expose a smooth-talking jewelery salesman who is dating Dee, until Dee announces that they are getting married.
33 20 "New Lease on Life" Gerren Keith Xavier R. Cook May 1, 1996 457719
Mrs. Neidermeyer (Adrienne Barbeau) the wife of Mr. Neidermeyer (Pat Harrington, Jr.) the owner of the building named after him tries to seduce Shawn.
34 21 "Mama, I Wanna Act" Gerren Keith Devon Shepard May 8, 1996 457722
Marlon decides he wants to pursue an acting career much to Shawn's dislike.
35 22 "Trial and Error" Buzz Sapien Phil Beauman May 15, 1996 457720
Marlon takes Shawn to small claims court after slipping on Shawn's spilled coffee.

Season 3 (1996/97)[edit]

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36 1 "Grandma's in the Hiz-House" Gerren Keith Phil Kellard & Tom Moore September 4, 1996 466101
Grandma Ellington (Ja'net Dubois) stays over at Shawn and Marlon's apartment cramping their style.
37 2 "Unbrotherly Love" Scott Baio Josh Goldstein September 11, 1996 466102
Shawn's new girlfriend Vanessa (Monica Calhoun) becomes more attracted to Marlon.
38 3 "Movin' On Up" Scott Baio Maiya Williams September 18, 1996 466103
Shawn deserts his friends after getting a job on Wall Street.
39 4 "Gots to Have a J.O.B." Glynn Turman Xavier R. Cook & Devon Shepard September 25, 1996 466104
A liquor commercial that Marlon stars in offends the African-American community.
40 5 "Trippin'" Rae Kraus Buddy Johnson October 2, 1996 466105
Shawn, Pops and Grandma compete to get Marlon's second ticket for a vacation for two.
41 6 "Drama for Yo' Mama" Scott Baio Xavier R. Cook October 9, 1996 466106
Shawn and Marlon create a fake story to win $5,000 to buy Dee's mother a chair.
42 7 "Family Business" Glynn Turman Phil Beauman October 16, 1996 466107
Pops' brother Nate (Antonio Fargas) parks his new lunch truck across the street from the diner, stealing Pops' customers.
43 8 "An Officer and a Homegirl" Buzz Sapien Maiya Williams November 6, 1996 466108
Dee's sister Natalie (Devika Parikh) wants to forget about her Air Force career to be with Marlon, much to Dee's dislike.
44 9 "The Return of the Temptones" Gary Halvorson Robert Bruce November 13, 1996 466109
Pops reunites his old music group, The Temptones.
45 10 "Going to the Net" Gary Halvorson Dennis Snee November 20, 1996 466110
Shawn falls for an older woman named Erica (Pam Grier). Meanwhile, Marlon dates a young thrill-seeker.
46 11 "Do the Wrong Thing" Rae Kraus Robert Bruce November 27, 1996 466111
Shawn becomes Marlon's agent and demands that he gets full-star treatment in all his projects.
47 12 "Boyz in the Woods" Glynn Turman Phil Beauman January 8, 1997 466112
Pops plans a getaway in the woods with his sons, until Shawn and Marlon invite their friends for a party.
48 13 "Life Without Marlon" Terri McCoy Xavier R. Cook January 15, 1997 466113
In this It's a Wonderful Life-inspired episode, a guardian angel that resembles Shawn shows Marlon what life would've been like without him.
49 14 "Unusual Suspects" Buzz Sapien Buddy Johnson January 22, 1997 466114
Marlon accuses T.C. of robbing the apartment.
50 15 "Goodbye Mr. Gibbs" John Bowab Josh Goldstein January 29, 1997 466117
Shawn plans to pull a prank on his old junior high teacher Mr. Gibbs, until the man drops dead at his retirement party.
51 16 "Risky Bid-ness" Terri McCoy Robert Bruce February 5, 1997 466116
Shawn gets a new job at an advertisement agency with everything going well until his boss Ted (Jack Plotnick) begins stealing his ideas.
52 17 "Pops' Secret" Glynn Turman Maiya Williams February 12, 1997 466115
Shawn and Marlon suspect that Pops is seeing another woman.
53 18 "I Do..." John Bowab Maiya Williams February 19, 1997 466119
A street hustler (Bernie Mac) demands that Marlon propose to his sister (Melissa De Sousa) after seeing how serious their relationship has become.
54 19 "Dee's Baby Daddy" Joel Zwick Maiya Williams February 26, 1997 466118
After helping a woman deliver a baby in the lobby, Dee's maternal instincts kicks in with her deciding to have a child and requesting that Shawn be the father.
55 20 "The Black Widower" Buzz Sapien Robert Bruce & Buddy Johnson April 30, 1997 466121
Shawn and Marlon fear for Grandma's life thinking that her latest beau Fred (Bill Cobbs) is a serial killer nicknamed "The Black Widower".
56 21 "Say It Ain't So, Marlon" Buzz Sapien Dennis Snee May 7, 1997 466120
Marlon tries to outdo a former little league rival (Kenny Lofton).
57 22 "Marlon Goes On the Road" Glynn Turman Xavier R. Cook & Devon Shepard May 14, 1997 466122
Marlon gets a part in traveling nationwide play with R&B singer Keith Sweat, just when Shawn has plans to expand the newsstand.

Season 4 (1997/98)[edit]

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58 1 "Marlon's Return" John Bowab Phil Kellard & Tom Moore September 17, 1997 466402
Marlon returns from his musical tour with an inflated ego and debt to match.
59 2 "Prom Fright" John Bowab Xavier R. Cook September 24, 1997 466401
Shawn tries to reunite with a woman that stood him up at his high school prom, believing that she is the reason for all his subsequent bad relationships.
60 3 "Pops' Daughter" John Bowab Josh Goldstein October 1, 1997 466404
A woman named Donna (Tembi Locke) claims that Pops is her biological father.
61 4 "Stand Up Guy" John Bowab Phil Beauman October 8, 1997 466403
Marlon takes an interest in stand up comedy, but his routine offends his family members.
62 5 "Unspoken Token" John Bowab Buddy Johnson October 15, 1997 466405
Shawn is thrilled to be hired by a high-tech company, only to learn that he was only hired to fill the company's racial quota. He then dreams that he is J.J. Evans on the television sitcom Good Times.
63 6 "Odd Man Out" John Bowab Robert Bruce October 22, 1997 466406

Marlon learns that Shawn's old friend Terrell (Casey Lee) is a deadbeat and plans on not giving back any of the money he borrowed from Shawn.

Note: Casey Lee previously worked with the Wayans brothers on the sketch comedy series In Living Color.
64 7 "Pops' Last Hurrah" Buzz Sapien Robert Bruce November 5, 1997 466407
A misunderstanding leads Shawn and Marlon to believe that Pops is dying.
65 8 "I Was En Vogue's Love Slave" Glynn Turman Josh Goldstein November 12, 1997 466408
Marlon is sued for fabricating a story involving himself and the R&B group En Vogue.
66 9 "Can I Get a Witness?" Glynn Turman Buddy Johnson November 19, 1997 466409
The family is put in police protection after Marlon identifies a robber in a police lineup and in turn causes the robber to send his brother after the family.
67 10 "Ted's Revenge" Buzz Sapien Maiya Williams December 10, 1997 466410
Ted (Jack Plotnick), Shawn's old boss returns after serving a stint in a mental institution and wants to be friends with him, much to Shawn's dislike.
68 11 "All in the Family Feud" Erma Elzy-Jones Kenny Buford January 14, 1998 466414
Shawn and Pops replace dimwitted Marlon with "cousin" Dee to win in the game show "Family Battle" (a parody of Family Feud).
69 12 "Raging Marlon" John Bowab Phil Beauman & Craig Wayans January 21, 1998 466411
Champion boxer Héctor Camacho challenges Marlon to a boxing match, after Marlon bragged that he knocked him out cold with a sucker punch.
70 13 "The Son of Marlon" Aaron Speiser Maiya Williams January 28, 1998 466412
Marlon begins dating a woman with a seven year old son.
71 14 "Dee's Deelemma" Buzz Sapien Josh Goldstein February 4, 1998 466413
Dee starts to think that her dentist boyfriend is romantically shy.
72 15 "Independence Day" Ted Lange Buddy Johnson February 11, 1998 466415
Marlon's dream deluxe apartment is a nightmare, after he signs a ten-year lease.
73 16 "Help a Brother Out" John Bowab Maiya Williams February 18, 1998 466418
Marlon studies a man named Reggie (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), a homeless man for an acting role.
74 17 "The Rich Girl" John Bowab Xavier R. Cook February 25, 1998 466417
Shawn is afraid his family will embarrass him in front of his new rich girlfriend Tanya (Elise Neal).
75 18 "Busta Saves the Day" John Bowab Phil Beauman March 4, 1998 466419
Shawn and Marlon are caught scalping tickets for a Busta Rhymes concert and then plead with the rapper to perform at Dee's church to prevent it from closing down.
76 19 "Talk is Cheap" Buzz Sapien Robert Bruce & Buddy Johnson April 29, 1998 466420
Shawn and Marlon appear on the The Jerry Springer Show and learn that they have both been dating the same woman.
77 20 "Bringing It All Back Home" John Bowab Robert Bruce May 6, 1998 466416
Shawn and Marlon try to scare away potential buyers after Pops decides to sell their old childhood home.
78 21 "Recipe for Success" Fred Parker Maiya Williams May 13, 1998 466421
Shawn and Marlon try to warn Pops that the Chili he is entering in a festival contains dog food.
79 22 "Fire!" John Bowab Xavier R. Cook May 20, 1998 466422
Shawn feels the heat after a crooked accountant leaves him awash in debt. Then the newsstand suddenly burns down and all of his problems seem to be solved -- until he and the family are suspected of arson.

Season 5 (1998/99)[edit]

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80 1 "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?" John Bowab Phil Kellard & Tom Moore September 17, 1998 467951
Shawn puts his pride aside and asks Marlon for a loan to rebuild the newsstand.
81 2 "Six Degrees of Marlon" John Bowab Maiya Williams September 24, 1998 467952
Shawn accidentally arranges for Marlon to have a kissing scene on his new sitcom "Everbody Loves Everybody", but the scene is with a guy.
82 3 "Pops' Campaign" John Bowab Robert Bruce October 1, 1998 467953
Pops runs for city council against a corrupt politician (Ronnie Schell).
83 4 "Romeo & J'Leeta" John Bowab Phil Beauman October 8, 1998 467954
Shawn falls for J'Leeta (Tracey Cherelle Jones) the daughter of Pop's long-time restaurant rival Rick (Earl Billings).
84 5 "Ho's on First" Buzz Sapien Xavier R. Cook October 15, 1998 467956
Shawn has a hard time telling Marlon that his new girlfriend Angel (Angelle Brooks) has had a sexually promiscuous past.
85 6 "Escorting Ain't Easy" John Bowab Mitchell Marchand & Craig Wayans October 29, 1998 467958
Shawn and Marlon gets Pops involved in their new male escort business with Pops reuniting with Susan Sparks (Chip Fields), an old flame.
86 7 "The Kiss" John Bowab Phil Beauman & Tom Bryant November 5, 1998 467957
Shawn and Dee go to a Missy Elliott concert together. The next day, they are in bed together, believing that they had sex, or did they?...
87 8 "The High Life" John Bowab Robert Bruce November 12, 1998 467960
Inspired to be like his favorite actor Rico Da Vinci (Nick Spano), Marlon smokes marijuana and ends up ruining an acting audition that Shawn set up for him.
88 9 "Misery" Buzz Sapien Xavier R. Cook November 19, 1998 467959
In this episode that parodies the film Misery, Marlon is trapped in the house of a crazed fan (Kym Whitley).
89 10 "Marlon Joins a Cult" John Bowab Buddy Johnson December 10, 1998 467955

Marlon is fooled into joining a cult thinking it is an acting seminar.

Note: Kelly Coffield guest starred in this episode, she previously was a cast member on In Living Color with Shawn and Marlon Wayans. She also co-starred with the Wayans brothers and John Witherspoon in the 2006 film Little Man. Also, this is Gary Coleman's second appearance on the show, the first being the season 1 episode "Goop-Hair-It-Is".
90 11 "A Country Christmas" Buzz Sapien Maiya Williams December 17, 1998 467963
Cousin Sheila (Kim Wayans) invites the family to stay at the farm for the holidays. They then learn that she is in financial trouble.
91 12 "Green Card" Buzz Sapien Buddy Johnson January 14, 1999 467962
When Shawn decides to marry an immigrant so she can be granted citizenship, the woman must live with him for six months. But he soon comes to regret the decision after the woman invites other family members to move in.
92 13 "Big Brother" John Bowab Phil Beauman & Craig Wayans January 21, 1999 467963
Shawn and Marlon take part in a Big Brother, Little Brother program.
93 14 "Saving Private Marlon" Buzz Sapien Charlie Bonomo & Buddy Johnson January 28, 1999 467964
In an attempt to do research for a role in a war film, Marlon visits an army base and accidentally signs up for the actual army.
94 15 "Jump!" John Bowab Maiya Williams February 4, 1999 467966
Shawn and Marlon's teasing about Dee's job habits gets her fired.
95 16 "Pops Gets Evicted" Aaron Speiser Eric Monte February 11, 1999 467965
Shawn is hired to come up with new ideas for the Neidermeyer Building lobby. But his new ideas also involve removing Pops' diner.
96 17 "Crazy 4 You" Phil Kellard Robert Bruce February 18, 1999 467968
Marlon and Shawn compete for the attention of Dawn (Shari Headley), an attractive psychiatrist who is new to the Neidermeyer Building.
97 18 "Hip Hop Pops" John Bowab Esa Lewis February 25, 1999 467967
Pops has a hip hop makeover for his 50th birthday.
98 19 "Everybody Loves Shawn" John Bowab Phil Beauman & Buddy Johnson April 29, 1999 467971
Shawn gets a guest spot on "Everybody Loves Everybody" taking the spotlight away from Marlon.
99 20 "Dream Girl" John Bowab Maiya Williams May 6, 1999 467969
Sasha (Paula Abdul), a famous singer asks Shawn to father her a child, but not be in the baby's life.
100 21 "Three on the Couch" Marlon Wayans Robert Bruce May 13, 1999 467970

After meeting up with a successful old friend, Shawn blames his family for holding him back in life.

Note: This episode is a clip show of past episodes.
101 22 "Rope-a-Dope" John Bowab Phil Beauman & Buddy Johnson May 20, 1999 467972
In the series finale, Pops is upset at Shawn and Marlon for selling his old boxing memorabilia. They then find out the new owner is champion boxer Roy Jones, Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Getrig, A. (Ed.). (2005, July 30). The Wayans Bros. Summary. Retrieved December 11, 2012, from TV.com

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