Kid 'n Play perform onstage at the Tailgate Party during IEBA 2017 Conference on October 15, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kid 'N Play on Turning Down Quincy Jones Produced Sitcom

Kid 'N Play on Turning Down Quincy Jones Produced Sitcom

Published Fri, May 17, 2024 at 12:15 PM EDT

On the latest episode of Kid N Play's Fun House podcast, the duo revealed that they had several opportunities to work in Hollywood. In addition to their Marvel comic book and NBC Saturday morning cartoon, Kid 'N Play had several sitcom offers, mainly due to their relationship with Quincy Jones.

"After the successful launch of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Quincy Jones (the shows producer) sought after us," Play said. "We met him and ended up having a great relationship and friendship with him, and he wanted to know what we wanted to do. He had an idea for a sitcom where we were roommates with a third person, which was going to be an elderly white man. The person that he had in mind was Don Rickles." Play says further that they turned down the opportunity because they didn't see the chemistry.

Play says that if he had one regret, turning down the Rickles opportunity would be it. Play reveals that they also were offered a chance to do an updated version of the Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby classic, Uptown Saturday Night. "We ended up meeting Bill Cosby to get his blessing, and going to Sidney Poitier's home in Bel-Air," Play explained. "Unfortunately the way that they were developing the script wasn't to our liking, he continued.

Check out the episode above.

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