Television: The Prinze of Prime Time

My parents met on the subway—picking each other's pockets.

My mother's always talking about the wedding. "You shoulda been there," she says. She doesn 't remember. I was there, and so were my two brothers.

To survive in the ghetto, you gotta look tough. The best way to look tough is to have a broken arm.

Bill Cosby? Dick Gregory? Or maybe Richard Pryor in one of his less savage moments? Wrong, wrong, wrong. It is ghetto humor all right, but it comes from a different part of town—the streets of the Latino section of...