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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1990–1996)
A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.
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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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Trivia

During the last scene of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will Steps Out (1994), in which Will gives Carlton his chicktionary, Alfonso Ribeiro overacted and started cracking up when he says "I can feel the power! YES!!!". The rest of the scene was cut for time and the full scene of Riberio in character overacting and cracking up was featured in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: I, Whoops, There It Is (1996). 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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Will: [to Carlton as he's waking up at the hospital after overdosing from drugs] Carlton, you're at a hospital.
Carlton: I feel terrible. I never thought losing my virginity would be this painful!
Will: Carlton, I got some bad news...
Carlton: Oh, God, I malfunctioned!
Will: No. See, you never made it past the dance floor. Those pills that you took weren't vitamins.
Carlton: What were they?
Will: Look, you gotta promise you're not gonna overreact...
Carlton: What could be worse than finding out I'm still a virgin?
Will: [about the drugs] It was Speed...
Carlton: Oh, my ...
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Harry Potter in the Hood (2007) See more »

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Written by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff
Performed by Will Smith
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i have no problem with this being nick at nite's only show!
17 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I think this show is very funny. Will is always cracking jokes. Jokes about Carlton's height, Uncle Phil's weight, and women. Will's low intellect is what makes him so funny. And of course, you have Hilary who is funny because she has the intellect of a rock. And what would the show be like without Geoffrey's sarcasm? The witty butler always has some smart alek thing to say. The smartest people and consequently, the least humorous are Phil and Vivian and Ashley. And even they are pretty funny. That just goes to show you how funny and creative this show truly is. My favorite character would have to be Will because his humor and sarcasm are priceless. Don't forget about Jazz, I always find him to be quite funny and when he gets "thrown" out of the house by Phil, it adds to the humor.


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