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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1990–1996)
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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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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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When Will (Will Smith), 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 fall 1991-92 season, this show and Blossom (1990) anchored NBC's Monday night line-up. Will Smith appeared in Blossom: I'm with the Band (1991) as himself, under the rap persona of The Fresh Prince. Later, Karyn Parsons appeared in Blossom: Wake Up Little Suzy (1992) as Hilary Banks. Parsons also appeared in Out All Night: The Great Pretender (1992) as Hilary Banks. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Will: [when realizing that Carlton has taken the drugs from his locker] Hey, Carlton. Carlton! Carlton, listen. Something terrible has happened, man! Come on, I gotta get you to the hospital!
Carlton: [while dancing erratically on the prom stage] Why? This is the greatest night of my...
[Carlton suddenly passes out on the dance floor]
Carlton's Date: [screams as Carlton falls on the floor] CARLTON!
Will: [Will grabs hold of Carlton] YO! Carlton, man...
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown as graffiti. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tochnit Kitzis: Episode #1.6 (2014) 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 nate_boysterSee 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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Language:

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Release Date:

10 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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(148 episodes)

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