Comedians Shawn and Marlon Wayans (In Living Color, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood) star as Shawn and Marlon Williams, two brothers with little more in common than their family name, the one-bedroom brownstone they share in New York City and an innate ability to disagree, disrupt and dis'. The Wayans Bros. is a Next to Last Production and BabyWay Production in association with Warner Bros. Television. Phil Kellard and Tom Moore are the executive producers, Josh Goldstein and Eric Gold are co-executive producers, Maiya Williams and Robert Bruce are the consulting producers and Craig Wyrick-Solari is the producer. Shawn and Marlon Wayans serve as executive consultants.
Marlon returns home after a successful three-month tour in a musical starring Keith Sweat. But Shawn soon has to warn his little brother of fame's fleeting nature after Marlon's ego -- and debt -- explodes.
Shawn comes to the conclusion that all of his relationship problems can be traced back to the prom date who stood him up. Marlon helps Shawn reenact his traumatic senior prom after the elder Williams brother's fear of commitment causes him to lose yet another girlfriend.
Pops receives shocking news from a beautiful young woman who's been hanging around the diner asking a lot of questions about his past.
Marlon is hot on his first night as a stand-up comic, but jokes about Pops's cooking and Dee's love life cause the family to turn a cold shoulder toward the new comedian
Upset when he learns he's been hired by a high-tech company simply because he's black, Shawn dreams that he's J.J. Evans on his favorite show Good Times, with Grandma as Willona, Pops as James, and Marlon as Michael.
Marlon is on the receiving end of a number of childish practical jokes after Shawn's old high-school buddy Terrell returns. But Marlon thinks the biggest joke may be on Shawn, who keeps loaning money to his supposedly well-off friend.
At first Shawn and Marlon are afraid -- then they're petrified -- after a series of misunderstandings lead them to believe that Pops has just a few weeks to live. Gloria Gaynor sings ""I Will Survive"" in a cameo appearance.
Marlon's gonna get it -- ""it"" being a $25 million lawsuit -- after a tabloid prints a false story about him being the ""love slave"" of the En Vogue singers. En Vogue performs ""Let It Flow"" in a cameo appearance.
The Williams family is placed under police protection after Marlon observes a bank robbery and the culprit sends his big brother to deal with any witnesses.
Shawn's former boss Ted is released from a mental institution and plots revenge against Shawn for causing him to lose his job at an ad agency.
When the Williams family is chosen to compete on the TV quiz show ""Family Battle,"" Pops and Shawn try to improve their odds of winning by replacing the dim-witted Marlon with ""cousin"" Dee.
Marlon reluctantly steps into the ring with former boxing champ Hector ""Hot-Pepper"" Lopez after he brags about accidentally knocking him out at the gym.
When Shawn introduces Marlon to a beautiful woman, he fails to mention one little thing: her 7-year-old son. But Marlon forms an instant bond with the boy, prompting him to consider becoming both a daddy and a husband.
Dee's relationship with a shy dentist starts to decay thanks to Marlon and Shawn.
Marlon's dream of moving on up to his own place turns into a nightmare when his seemingly deluxe apartment starts falling apart, and he learns he can't get out of the 10-year lease he signed.
Marlon befriends a homeless man in order to study him prior to auditioning for a role as a vagrant in an upcoming film.
Shawn worries that his family will embarrass him in front of his girlfriend's wealthy father.
Shawn and Marlon get busted while scalping tickets at a Busta Rhymes concert, so they throw themselves on the mercy of the rapper and tell him they were trying to raise money to save Dee's church.
Shawn and Marlon appear as guests on ""The Jerry Springer Show,"" and the host surprises the brothers by airing some dirty laundry about their new girlfriend Jasmine.
The boys plot to prevent Pops from selling his house.
Shawn and Marlon try to warn an enthusiastic Pops that the chili he is entering in a high-class food festival has one ""un-gourmet"" ingredient -- dog food.