For any OG Meagan Good and Robert Ri’chard fans, you might’ve caught their sweet throwback reference in Prime Video’s Harlem. The two old friends are costars on the new hit series, but it’s not their first time sharing the screen together.
Back in 1998, Ri’chard and Good both starred on a Nickelodeon sitcom called Cousin Skeeter alongside comedian Bill Bellamy. And during episode four of Harlem, the rom-com series paid homage to the beloved ’90s show. “Wait a second, he looks like this guy named Bobby I used to date in high school,” Good’s character Camille says of Ri’chard’s Shawn in the episode. “He had an annoying cousin Skeeter.”
Naturally, fans who recognized the onscreen reunion went crazy online as they basked in the priceless nostalgic moment. “Shout out to whoever wrote the My cousin skeeter joke into Harlem,” one user wrote on Twitter, while another tweeted, “Lmaoooo no they did not reference Cousin Skeeter on Harlem! I’m definitely sold!”
“I got to give Meagan credit for that line.”
Inquiring minds were curious as to how those clever lines made their way onto Harlem, so POPSUGAR asked Ri’chard how his reunion with Good got written onto the show. “I got to give Meagan credit for that line,” he said. “She just kind of threw that out there.” Ri’chard, who plays Quinn’s (Grace Byers) boyfriend on the show, revealed he was originally supposed to be cast as Megan’s love interest, but said the pairing would’ve been “a little too on the nose.”
“Whereas now that I’m going for Grace, [Good] makes this one reference that justifies, “OK, people now know that we have history [and] a legacy together,'” he added. “It has a good payoff and then we can move the show along with us kind of as adults.” Good and Ri’chard aren’t the only pair who share real-life bonds on Harlem. The hit show also made a way for good friends Jerrie Johnson and Kadeem Ali Harris, as well as Shoniqua Shandai and Good, to connect onscreen as well.
We hope this isn’t the end of all the blossoming friendships on Harlem, so just like the cast, we’re crossing our fingers that the series gets renewed for a second season soon!