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Referenced in 

Saved by the Bell: The Fabulous Belding Boys (1990) (TV Episode)
Lisa suggests that the gang take a study break and watch "Fresh Prince".
Married with Children: If Al Had a Hammer (1991) (TV Episode)
Peggy about Bud's fake new image: "Excuse me, but isn't that the plot for 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
"These three prints." Tom: "No, Fresh Prince"
Seinfeld: The Ticket (1992) (TV Episode)
A poster can be seen in the waiting room at NBC.
Seinfeld: The Virgin (1992) (TV Episode)
A poster can be seen at the NBC's waiting room.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Sporting Goods (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper: Private School (1993) (TV Episode)
"There's more to our history than just the Fresh Prince and Urkel."
Beavis and Butt-Head: Closing Time (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Beavis and Butt-Head: Patients Patients (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
In the House: Dog Catchers (1995) (TV Episode)
Ali and Ribeiro reprise their roles in this episode.
Roseanne: The Last Date (1995) (TV Episode)
Dan turns his jacket inside out to look fancier like Will Smith does his school jacket
Hang Time: The Sweat Shack (1995) (TV Episode)
Michael reminds Tatiana of the Fresh Prince.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Seen on the list of shows that were part of NBC's 1992 fall lineup presented by Warren Littlefield.
Poketto Monsutâ Aka (1996) (Video Game)
Muppets Tonight: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the programs listed on the KMUP station line-up chart is "Frog Prince of Bel-air"
Sliders: Love Gods (1996) (TV Episode)
"The Fresh Princess of Bel-Air" is listed in the TV guide being read by Rembrandt.
Saturday Night Live: Teri Hatcher/Dave Matthews Band (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in The Princess & The Homeboy
Moesha: The List (1996) (TV Episode)
Niecy mentions one of the main characters, Carlton
Moesha: Ichi, Ni, San, shi Look - Clarkzilla (1996) (TV Episode)
Q mentions he'd better leave before he gets thrown out ala Jazzy Jeff
Killer Flick (1998)
Rodney says he likes one of the characters in Fresh prince
Bug Juice: Turn, Turn, Turn (1998) (TV Episode)
The girls from Hill 4 sing the theme song.
Double Take (2001)
The Sopranos: University (2001) (TV Episode)
Tony calls Jackie "the fresh prince of New Jersey"
Family Guy: A Fish Out of Water (2001) (TV Episode)
Characters talk to Alfonso Ribeiro about him being on this show.
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
Whenever you don't get Nelson to his destination before time runs out, he jumps out of your vehicle and says "Smell Ya Later!"
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
Mr. T says, "I pity that guy who played the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. What ever happened to that guy?"
Like Mike (2002)
they are watching the show
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
stills
Jersey Girl (2004)
Arthur mentions this television series in a conversation with Ollie. Later, Ollie gets angry during a press conference and ironizes about Will Smith, his tv show and the future of his acting career.
Making the Nanny (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by Madeline.
Doom (2005)
Duke makes the Reference.
Nobody's Watching (2006) (TV Movie)
Uncle Phil mentioned
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006) (TV Special)
In Bambi's rap song, he says that he is "the fresh prince of the forest."
My Name Is Earl: Jump for Joy (2006) (TV Episode)
Randy's list of people who could help bail out Joy includes the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Hard Luck (2006) (Video)
Will Smith is called "the Fresh Prince of Bel Air kid"
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The scene with the Rubik's cube is similar to a scene in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", when Will Smith solves a Rubik's cube and is inadvertently admitted to Princeton University.
30 Rock: The C Word (2007) (TV Episode)
Jack and Tracy mention it.
Sex Trek: Charly XXX (2007) (Video)
Uwhora offers to find Quirk an episode of the show when transmissions are interrupted.
Harry Potter in the Hood (2007) (Video)
"Half Blood Prince of Bel-Air" sign
Heroes Unmasked: The Dreamer (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
HBO First Look: I Am Legend (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.23 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during interview with Will Smith.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.85 (2009) (TV Episode)
Vivian Banks is included in a $16,000 question
iCarly: iReunite with Missy (2009) (TV Episode)
When Carly checks the expiration date for the chocolate, Sam comments that they're "older than the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "TV Themes in 'F'"
Catch 21: Episode dated 22 October 2009 (2009) (TV Episode)
Cast reunion, with three cast members as contestants, and one as the host.
The Spy Next Door (2010)
"I look like the Fresh Prince of Belarus"
Nostalgia Critic: Bebe's Kids (2010) (TV Episode)
Critic compares Leon to Carlton.
Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tosh
30 Rock: Don Geiss, America and Hope (2010) (TV Episode)
Tracy calls Liz an amazing, strong, intelligent woman like Hilary from "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Sergio says to a rapper wearing a pink polo shirt "You're one shirt away from Carlton"
The Cinema Snob: Ax 'Em (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob assumes the two drunk guys are fighting over who gets to be the Fresh Prince's sidekick and who gets to be Martin's sidekick.
Nostalgia Critic: Independence Day (2010) (TV Episode)
Theme music is heard after a Will Smith one-liner.
Two and a Half Men: A Pudding-Filled Cactus (2010) (TV Episode)
Eldridge then corrects Jake by saying it was Will Smith.
Nostalgia Critic: It (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme song is briefly heard
Megamind (2010)
After bursting through the wall at the opening of his museum, Metro Man does the "Carlton Dance."
In West Philadelphia, Corn and Braised (2010) (Video)
The theme song is sung.
American Dad!: Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
Stan Smith calls himself the Fresh Prince
Weeds: Fran Tarkenton (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Conan: Hooray for Scabies (2011) (TV Episode)
Brandon T. Jackson (while being interviewed by Conan O'Brien) mentions this show
Family Guy: Episode VI: It's a Trap (2011) (TV Episode)
C-3P0 sings the theme song from Fresh Prince to the Ewoks, although he changes some lyrics to Ewok language.
The Spoony Experiment: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Refers to James Avery's character as Uncle Phil
Bad Movie Beatdown: Sunday School Musical (2011) (TV Episode)
"...has to move in with his aunt in Bel Air or something."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.159 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jada Pinkett Smith mentions that the show's set was on the soundstage where "The Tonight Show" is now taped
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Party Rock Anthem (2011) (TV Episode)
Todd says Rick Ross looks like Uncle Phil.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.39 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jimmy Fallon sings the theme song in Neil Young style
Hagan Reviews: Battle of the Bone (2012) (TV Episode)
"...and finally, reenacting the Fresh Prince of Bel Air."
The L.A. Complex: Home (2012) (TV Episode)
Nick mentions "watching 'Fresh Prince' rewinds."
Brows Held High: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2012) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen recites the lyrics to the theme song.
The Blockbuster Buster: Wild Wild West (2012) (TV Episode)
Erod mentions Will Smith starting off on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Saturday Night Live: Mick Jagger (2012) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions Carlton Banks in a Weekend Update story.
One Hit Wonderland: Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (2012) (TV Episode)
Kung Tai Ted does the Carlton.
Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Special (2012) (TV Special)
Jimmy Fallon plays Neil Young singing the show's theme song
The Nostalgia Chick: Cool Runnings (2012) (TV Episode)
refers to one of the characters as Carlton Banks.
Mad: Men in Black to the Future/Pokémon of Interest (2012) (TV Episode)
Agent J goes back in time when this show was still on the air.
Apartment 1303 3D (2012)
Fresh Prince image seen
Happily Divorced: The Back-Up Fran (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Fran
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the Fresh Prince having once lived in Bel Air.
Caddicarus: The Simpsons: Tony Hoax Skateboarding (2013) (TV Episode)
Theme song is played and a picture of Will Smith in this series is shown.
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaullywood or Bust (2013) (TV Episode)
RuPaul references it in the first she-mail: "whether you're a fresh princess of Bel-Aire...."
Saturday Night Live: Kevin Hart/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
Tosh.0: Ventriloquist Fail (2013) (TV Episode)
referenced by Tosh
Pain & Gain (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Trailers: Independence Day (2013) (TV Episode)
Steven Hiller is called 'a Fresh Prince of the Air'
Bad Education: The American (2013) (TV Episode)
Alfie refers to the series and begins to rap the theme song.
Daily Ukulele: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (2013) (TV Episode)
The theme song is sung.
Nostalgia Critic: Dawn of the Commercials (2013) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions that the Ninja Turtles fight a ninja army led by Uncle Phil, who is played by James Avery, who does the voice, on "Ninja Turtles", of Shredder
Epic Rap Battles of History: Michael Jordan vs Muhammad Ali (2013) (TV Episode)
"Fresh Prince" is mentioned in one verse, referencing Will Smith, who played Ali in his titular biographical film.
James & Mike Mondays: Godzilla: Unleashed (2013) (TV Episode)
The show was listed on the fake TV Guide channel Blu-ray.
WWE Main Event: Episode #3.6 (2014) (TV Episode)
During the Big E Langston vs. Curtis Axil match, Tom Phillips mentions one of the main characters, Carlton Banks as Carlton and mentions this televisions show by name as Fresh Prince
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Justin Timberlake (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy jokes about a North Korean version of this sitcom: "The Fresh Prince of Pyongyang"
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #7.14 (2014) (TV Episode)
Orna says that in 1993 Obama was the fresh prince of Bel-Air
Oprah Makes Garfield Cartoons (2014) (Short)
The line "Hey G, could you make me a sandwich?" is a quote directly lifted from an episode of this show.
Hell's Kitchen: 17 Chefs Compete (2014) (TV Episode)
When the girls team arrive at the Beverly Hills mansion, one of them says, "I feel like the Fresh Prince".
A Haunted House 2 (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Martin Lawrence/Jenny Slate/Aloe Blacc (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during his opening monologue
Black Jesus: Smokin', Drinkin', and Chillin (2014) (TV Episode)
Uncle Phil is mentioned.
Tochnit Kitzis: Episode #1.6 (2014) (TV Episode)
Tal says his hat is "Fresh Prince" style
Welcome to Me (2014)
Alice's show is said to have higher ratings.
The Cinema Snob: The Apple (2014) (TV Episode)
"...after the Fresh Prince told us that speed is bad."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Christopher Walken/Nick Jonas/Iggy Azalea (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the Freestylin' with The Roots segment
Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Nicki Minaj (2014) (TV Episode)
Main title theme sung during Jeremy's Brain sketch
Annie (2014)
While serving mashed potatoes, Stacks mentions lyrics from the theme song.
Dope (2015)
Malcolm talks about and is being compared to the Fresh Prince.
Atop the Fourth Wall: ROMtrospective: ROM Spaceknight #1-40 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down..."
Peter Pandrew (2015)
One of the many 90's shows talked about, as the character reveals "he would like to live in 1993 forever."
30 for 30: I Hate Christian Laettner (2015) (TV Episode)
A still is shown of the TV program.
Nostalgia Critic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Yeah, he's not Japanese, but neither is Uncle Phil."
Countdown: Episode #72.67 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rachel.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 21 May 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jemele Hill and Michael Smith
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Miles Teller/Jessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham/Christine and The Queens/Brad Wilk (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth says that after being vandalized in Philadelphia, HitchBot is being sent to live with his uncle and auntie in Beverly Hills
Ballers: Gaslighting (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Dialogue
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 September 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by telephone interviewee David Price
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.11 (2015) (TV Episode)
Danny is asked a question about who played the title role during his Cash Builder round.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl (2015) (TV Episode)
"You're moving with your aunt and uncle in Bel Air"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ted Danson/Kevin Millar & Sean Casey/Robert Kirkman (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth refers to Uncle Phil and shows a still
Scream Queens: Beware of Young Girls (2015) (TV Episode)
Gigi mentions the show when trying on clothes.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.15 (2015) (TV Episode)
the show's theme song is quoted in a clue in "Celebrity Owners" category
Da Jammies: Cello (2015) (TV Episode)
"So where's Uncle Phil and Carlton?"
Fuller House: The Legend of El Explosivo (2016) (TV Episode)
Kimmy dances "The Carlton."
Outside Xbox: 7 Times Basketball Wasn't Weird Enough for Videogames (2016) (TV Episode)
The theme song is quoted.
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Nick Jonas (2016) (TV Episode)
Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton quotes the theme tune to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air during cold opening
My Weekly Bond: Announcement: My New Podcast (2016) (TV Episode)
Sol does an impression of The Fresh Prince.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Smith/Usher (2016) (TV Episode)
Will Smith mentions his former series
Nostalgia Critic: Wild Wild West (2016) (TV Episode)
Will Smith's rise to fame
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ariana Grande/Russell Westbrook (2016) (TV Episode)
Russell Wilson mentions and imitates Carlton Banks in the NFL Superlatives segment
The Great Indoors: You Don't Know Jack (2016) (TV Episode)
When asked who is the coolest, most confident guy of the 90's, Eddie answers Fresh Prince
Saturday Night Live: John Cena/Maren Morris (2016) (TV Episode)
The weekend update talks about a black man doing grafitti being sentenced to doing time with his auntie and uncle in Bel-Air
Movie Nights: Who's Your Caddy (2016) (TV Episode)
Phelan says that James Avery's character should've thrown Jeffrey Jones out for being a pedophile. Then, a graphic with Jeffrey Jones's head pasted over Jazz is shown.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Woody Harrelson/John Cena/Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa (2017) (TV Episode)
The title and Geoffrey are mentioned in the Shaqet segment
Talk Show the Game Show: She Ready, Boo! (2017) (TV Episode)
Tiffany Haddish mentions this television show by name
Talk Show the Game Show: She Ready, Boo! (2017) (TV Episode)
Tiffany Haddish mentions this television show by name
NCIS: Los Angeles: Battle Scars (2017) (TV Episode)
When Kensi says she sees fresh prints, Deeks asks whether they are from Bel-Air
Skam: Takk for alt (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a text message
Loose Women: Episode #21.218 (2017) (TV Episode)
Janet Street-Porter talks about buying this series for the BBC after seeing it at the Cannes Television Festival
Halt and Catch Fire: Signal to Noise (2017) (TV Episode)
Joe and Cameron talk about the show.
Cash Trapped: Episode #2.17 (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
The Hatching (2017)
Baghi and his son use the same handshake as Will and Jazz.
Talking Dead: La Serpiente (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017) (Video Game)
Blade says "World got flipped turned upside-down, like a certain Prince who was Fresh."
Anime-Gataris: The Anime Club: Forever Snobs (2017) (TV Episode)
A sports anime called "The Fresh Prince of Tennis" a play on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Prince of Tennis
PWN: Just the Worst Movies - PWN #16 (2017) (TV Episode)
Theme song is sung
The Graham Norton Show: Will Smith/Jenna Coleman/Jamie Oliver/Tom Chaplin (2017) (TV Episode)
Will Smith talks about the show and a possible reboot
Saturday Night Live: Natalie Portman/Dua Lipa (2018) (TV Episode)
The Quaker states he's "from West Philadelphia, born and raised".
The Cinema Snob: Marci X (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bill Hader/Jimmy Buffett/Troye Sivan (2018) (TV Episode)
Still of Geoffrey in the Shaqet segment
Scorpion: Gator Done (2018) (TV Episode)
Smell you later was first used in the theme song of this series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Smith/Fran Lebowitz/Billie Eilish (2018) (TV Episode)
Will Smith mentions and sings the theme from his former series
Timeless: Hollywoodland (2018) (TV Episode)
Rufus as Langston Hughes is asked go recite a poem so he performs the opening number from Fresh Prince.

Featured in 

America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from the show are used here
Like Mike (2002)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1990 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this is featured.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 16 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Various clips from this TV show are featured during "The Great American Culture Quiz" segment.
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Brief clip of opening titles during Josh Groban's salute to TV theme songs.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows (2008) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in reference to James Avery.
Great TV Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
wall wobbles
Nostalgia Critic: The First Couple: TMNT (2010) (TV Episode)
Shredder and Uncle Phil are voiced by the same actor, and the Critic dubs Phil's lines over Shredder's in some scenes
How Hip Hop Changed the World (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips and discuss
Visionado obligado: Bienvenidos a Belleville (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (2012) (TV Episode)
show is reviewed
Atop the Fourth Wall: Psychoman #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme plays
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: What's Wrong with After Earth??? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions it. Also, poster and footage of this television series are shown.
Brows Held High: Shame (2013) (TV Episode)
Oan does a mock "on a very special episode of..." promo for this show
WatchMojo: Top 10 Saddest Sitcom Moments (2014) (TV Episode)
Will's father leaving ranks at #1
Greatest Ever Sitcoms (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 45 in the Countdown
Honest Trailers: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 TV Show Intros (2015) (TV Episode)
intro takes #6
Honest Game Trailers: Doom 4 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Repossessed (1990)
Father Luke spoofs the intro song.
Stay Tuned (1992)
The Weird Al Show: Promises, Promises (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The French Prince of Bel-Air" TV spot
Family Guy: Let's Go to the Hop (2000) (TV Episode)
When Peter is disturbed whilst spraying graffiti, he pretends to use the can as deodorant, as Will Smith does in the opening credits of Fresh Prince.
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
opening scene is parodied
Drumline (2002)
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
Akira is edited to spoof the opening of this series.
Replaying: The Game (2009) (Video Game)
The theme song is parodied in "Epicroll :the cutscene:."
Game One: Prince of Persia, Lost Planet 2, Top 5 TV-Shows in Games (2010) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Fresh Prince of Pers-Air"
American Dad!: Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
Fancine Smith spoofs the show by calling the show Fresh Prince of Bell-Scare
Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Cee Lo Green (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" 20th anniversary promo
The Simpsons: Homer the Father (2011) (TV Episode)
The "Upscalien in da House" theme spoofs Will Smith's "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" theme.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jaywalking participant re-enacts the show's opening sequence
Demo Reel: The Dark Knight Begins Rising (2012) (TV Episode)
The "Supervillain Shuffle" is based around the theme tune of the show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael Keaton/Gwen Stefani (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy opens the show by recreating the intro of this show as "The Fresh Prince of Tonight" with new lyrics
Errors in Geography: Geodesy - Irpen Inspires 2B Creative (2016) (Video)
Theme song is parodied partially.
Saturday Night Live: Jessica Chastain/Troye Sivan (2018) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Fresh Prince sketch

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