The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans...

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 William 'Will' Smith / ... (148 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Philip Banks / ... (147 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Carlton Banks / ... (147 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Hilary Banks / ... (147 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Geoffrey Butler / ... (146 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Ashley Banks / ... (145 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Vivian Banks / ... (73 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Vivian Banks (73 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Nicky Banks / ... (48 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Jazz / ... (47 episodes, 1990-1996)
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When Will, an inner-city teenager from Philly is sent by his mother to live with his relatives (the Banks') in Bel-Air, everybody is in for a surprise. It is funny how influence can go both ways... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Will Smith was approached by the television network NBC, who signed him on to a contract and created a sitcom that focused on him. See more »

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In many of the early episodes you can see Will Smith mouthing the words of his co-stars before his lines come up. See more »

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Carlton Banks: The police were doing their job. We were detained a couple hours, and dad came and got us out. The system worked.
Will: I hope you like that system, because you're gonna be seeing a lot more of it in your life.
Carlton Banks: Not if I bring a map.
Will: Man, you don't get it, do you? A map is not gonna help you. Neither is your Glee Club, or your fancy Bel-Air address, or who your daddy is. They don't care about any of that. They only see one thing.
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Janet Hubert-Whitten was credited simply as Janet Hubert during the first three episodes. During that time, the theme song was its full uncut version. From episode 4 onward the theme song was reduced by one verse and the "-Whitten" was added to Janet's credit. See more »

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Written by Will Smith and Jeffrey A. Townes
Performed by Will Smith
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Hilarious comedy that everyone can enjoy
21 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This show is my favourite show on nick@nite. It's the only TV show that really makes me laugh. Of coarse that's only one great aspect of the show's magical touch of comedy. The acting is great and the show's characters each have their own individual and comical personality that the viewer may relate too. The storyline of the series is quite interesting. A city boy, Will Smith who was born and raised in West Philadelphia was sent to live with his rich aunt and uncle in Bel-Air.

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is a show you'll never get tired of. The attitudes of each character only builds up the humour. Carlton, the geek who thinks so highly of himself. Hilary, the stuck up brat. Can't forget Geoffrey the butler with the wise Aleck attitude and many more.

All in all, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is great fun and laughs for the whole family


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