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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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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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10 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Der Prinz von Bel-Air  »

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Trivia

The recurring gag of Jazz being thrown out of the house was shot about forty times. See more »

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The living room changed, although they lived in the same house. After they changed it, the stairs were in the living room, they originally weren't there. See more »

Quotes

Carlton: You're the man, Will. You're the man. I'm just the man behind the man.
Will: Uh, what're you doin' back there?
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Crazy Credits

For a couple of episodes, the show was entitled 'The Fresh Prince of Philadelphia???' for when Will decided to stay in Philly. See more »

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Referenced in My Weekly Bond: Announcement: My New Podcast (2016) 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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Favorite show ever
31 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is definitely the best show ever. It is hard to laugh at nearly every joke, but they make it possible in this. Every character is awesome. This started Will Smith and I am proud to say that this was good. The storylines in this are excellent. Every character is well developed perfectly. James Avery and the two Vivians are really good as the parents. They convinced me perfectly. Alfonso Ribeiro is perfect as the dorky cousin of Will and he convinced me very much. Karyn Parsons is good as the snobby cousin and she definitely convinced me. Tatyana Ali is good as Ashley and her character developed for the better over the time. Joseph Marcell is perfect as the butler Geoffrey and he made me laugh everytime he said something funny. Ross Bagley is convincing as little Nicky and he was cool. And last, but definitely not least, is Will Smith. He convinced me very much as the hood who changes when he moves in with his rich family and I loved his character the most.

Overall the entire show is perfect and definitely my favorite. Rating ***** out of ****. (Favorite Show)


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