November 4, 1990 |
It's midafternoon, and Keenen Ivory Wayans is in his office at Fox's Hollywood studios, frowning. A visitor with a 3 p.m. appointment has been waiting to speak to him for nearly an hour, but Wayans has other things on his mind, other phone calls to make. And other things to be steamed about. On the desk in front of him is a New York magazine that has just hit the stands. He is pictured on the cover with his sister Kim and his brothers Shawn and Damon, who all star with him on "In Living Color."
June 17, 1990
"In Living Color" is an embarrassing and inane program. It's full of racial stereotypes of the worst kind. Regina Brennan, Long Beach
May 9, 1990 |
Living Colour Sees Red Over 'Living Color': Hard rock group Living Colour has sued Fox Broadcasting Co. and its new "In Living Color" comedy show, claiming that the program stole the band's name and copyrighted logo. The suit seeks an injunction against Fox and producers of the show, plus unspecified damages. The show's creator, Keenen Ivory Wayans, has said the name was a take-off on the 1960s NBC peacock ad that told viewers the following program would be broadcast "in living color."
May 20, 1990
I found the show "In Living Color" to be amateurish, crude, racist and very offensive. The sexually suggestive scenes should not have been included at a time when children could normally be expected to watch TV. Tomas Eiser, Canoga Park
March 31, 1991
I look forward to the cancellation of "In Living Color" (Fox). My 9- and 11-year-old boys were watching this totally inappropriate program at prime time (8 p.m., March 10). The scene where a man pushes a woman to the ground and says "Outta my way, bitch," was repeated the next day at school, where six fifth-grade boys were suspended from school, mine being one of them. This show is a family comedy? Kathleen Galloway, Los Angeles
May 2, 1993
I was appalled at "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" (NBC, April 12), which showed Will Smith spray-painting graffiti on a building. I also understand that "In Living Color" (Fox) glorifies spray-painting graffiti in its opening credits. With all the trouble we are having with our neighborhoods being defaced with graffiti, one would think that these shows, which appeal to young people, would cease to glorify this behavior. Angela Smith, Oxnard