In The Wayans Bros., Marlon and Shawn Wayans play characters named Marlon Williams and Shawn Williams respectively. Although their names resemble these of their real-life selves, their fictional counterparts dwell lives completely exterior of showbusiness. Within the collection’ canon, Shawn and Marlon dwell collectively in a Harlem condominium; Shawn operates a newsstand the place Marlon additionally works alongside his brother. Additionally central to the collection is their TV father, “Pops” Williams, who owns a diner close to his sons’ enterprise. Pops is portrayed by the prolific John Witherspoon, whose credit additionally included Friday and The Boondocks previous to his demise in 2019. Rounding out the solid is Anna Maria Horsford’s Dee Baxter. Beginning in season 2, the Williams siblings and father alike transfer their respective companies into Neidermeyer Constructing, a fictional addition to Manhattan’s Rockefeller Heart. Baxter is the constructing’s resident safety guard and a pal to the Williams household following her introduction within the collection’ second season.
The Wayans Bros. aired for 101 episodes throughout 5 seasons in whole, initially between the years 1995 and 1999. All 101 of these episodes are presently out there to look at on HBO Max.