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 / ... (148 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Carlton Banks / ... (148 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Hilary Banks / ... (148 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Ashley Banks / ... (148 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Geoffrey Butler / ... (148 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Vivian Banks / ... (75 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Vivian Banks (74 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Nicky Banks / ... (50 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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10 September 1990 (USA)  »

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El príncipe del rap  »

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Trivia

The show was actually cancelled during its fourth season, with "The Philadelphia Story" serving as the finale. The overwhelming response, with viewers writing in by the truckload to NBC and Will Smith, convinced the network to go back on this decision, allowing it to run for what became two more seasons. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Will: Carlton, I misjudged you. You're a lot cooler than I thought. Hey, you wanna go to the club with us tonight?
Carlton: I don't have a date.
Will: Carlton, never bring a sandwich to a buffet.
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Crazy Credits

Bloopers are often shown during the closing credits. See more »

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Spoofed in Drumline (2002) 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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A brilliant show
21 June 2002 | by (kent,England) – See all my reviews

This show is brilliant Will Smith's acting is fantastic.This is a great comedy that anyone can enjoy and definately something you don't want to miss.Highly Recommended. five stars


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