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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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Series cast summary:
...  Will Smith / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
...  Philip Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
...  Carlton Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
...  Ashley Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
...  Hilary Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
...  Geoffrey Butler / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
...  Vivian Banks / ... 75 episodes, 1993-1996
...  Vivian Banks 74 episodes, 1990-1996
...  Nicky Banks 49 episodes, 1994-1996
...  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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Also Known As:

Der Prinz von Bel-Air  »

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Trivia

The character "Philip Banks" was ranked #34 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (June 20, 2004 issue). See more »

Goofs

In the first season, Hilary is discussing interviews with Geoffrey. Geoffrey asks her what her name is, and she replies "Hilary S. Banks". But, in the second season, when Baby Nicky is about to be born, Will's mother grabs Hilary and refers to her middle name as being Violet. See more »

Quotes

Will: Aunt Viv, I got the cake you wanted for the family reunion.
Vivian Banks: Good!
Will: And guess what's in here?
[holds up a small case wallet]
Carlton: It's round, it's rubber and you'll never use it!
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Opening credits are shown as graffiti. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.3 (2013) 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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Thank NBC for this show!
23 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

It's only really one word to say about this once hit show. H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. It will always be remembered, one of the funniest shows known to mankind, every episode is laugh out loud hilarious. It doesn't get better.

Great idea, a kid coming from the ghetto to live with his rich relatives. You know already your in for some fun. Will Smith only became famous thanks to this show, he shows how funny he can really be. The rest of the cast are pretty much flawless too, this show will always have you laughing with a hilarious script and a fun adventure every episode. Thank god for the creators of this show and a wonderful cast. Yes the show is very old now, but still funny every time you watch it. If you haven't seen i strongly suggest you start watching. I promise you, you will laugh, a lot. There's a whole lot of dancing and fat jokes too! Brilliant show. One of the best in the 90's for sure.


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