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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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Der Prinz von Bel-Air  »

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Trivia

Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Vivian, who quit at the end of the third season, has taken to the media to call Will Smith out on his diva-ish behavior, that he acted horribly and bullied people on the set, and had her fired for no reason. Smith has never actually responded to any of this, but Alfonso Ribeiro has called her "cuckoo" in his stand up act and various interviews and has said her claims are baseless. None of the other cast members have really taken sides on this except Tatyana Ali, who said that Hubert's stories about Smith's prima donna-ish behavior are nothing like she remembers. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the episode where Aunt Viv and Uncle Phil go to Palm Springs for the weekend and Will can't go, he is wearing an inner tube that is under the left arm. In the next shot it is under the right and keeps moving back and forth. See more »

Quotes

Will: Well, you know what they say about guys with big feet.
Ashley Banks: [smiling] No, what?
Will: [Uncle Phil stares angrily at Will] T-they say, "Damn, those are some big feet"!
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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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A brilliant show
21 June 2002 | by 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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