Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Roly-poly comedian Cedric the Entertainer was host and principal instigator of this weekly, half-hour variety series. Combining the best elements of The Jackie Gleason Show and In Living Color, the series offered brash, cutting-edge comedy sketches with a full complement of recurring characters, among them the Love Doctor, Mrs. Cafeteria Lady, and heat-sensitive golf commentator Raj. One of the series' early highlights was the Mexican soap-opera spoof "Que Hora Es?," designed for people who never got past third-year Spanish (in one sketch, two Latino lovers pitched woo at one another by counting to ten in their native tongue). Joining in the general hilarity were regulars Amy Brassette, Shaun Majumber, and Wendy Raquel Robinson. Telecast in tandem with the Fox Network sitcom The Bernie Mac Show, Cedric the Entertainer Presents debuted September 18, 2002.