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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Will Smith ...  Will Smith / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
James Avery ...  Philip Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Alfonso Ribeiro ...  Carlton Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Tatyana Ali ...  Ashley Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Karyn Parsons ...  Hilary Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Joseph Marcell ...  Geoffrey Butler / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Daphne Reid ...  Vivian Banks / ... 75 episodes, 1993-1996
Janet Hubert ...  Vivian Banks 74 episodes, 1990-1996
Ross Bagley ...  Nicky Banks 49 episodes, 1994-1996
DJ Jazzy Jeff ...  Jazz / ... 47 episodes, 1990-1996
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Prinz von Bel-Air See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(148 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Will and Carlton have full-on mustaches, though they go to a conservative button down prep school, Aunt Vivian and Uncle Phil are their caretakers, and they are supposed to be very strict, and they're both only supposed to be fifteen or sixteen when the series begins. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Queen Elizabeth is mentioned, Geoffrey always refers to her as "Queen Elizabeth". However, British Subjects address the Monarch as "His Majesty" or "Her Majesty", meaning Geoffrey would say "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth". See more »

Quotes

Carlton: [the very last lines of the series]
[Will sadly walks through the empty Banks' living room one last time; he makes his way towards the kitchen and turns off the lights. Carlton is still upstairs using the bathroom]
Carlton: HEY! WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS?
[Carlton runs down the stairs pulling his pants up]
Carlton: WHERE IS EVERYBODY?
Will: [Will stops as he watches Carlton run out the back door] I am definitely gonna miss you, C!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Replaying: The Game (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Written by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff
Performed by Will Smith
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A brilliant show
21 June 2002 | by jessie-8See 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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