September 10, 2014 @ 5:16 PM


THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR
Story by UnPretty Ricky

ENTERTAINMENT (HotWire News) - On Sept. 10, 1990, one of the funniest African-American sitcoms was born. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a Will Smith and Quincy Jones collaboration, aired on NBC kicking off six seasons, featuring 148 episodes of classic family fun. The show was based around popular ‘80s rapper Will Smith, who played a fictional character of himself as a street smart teen from a rough West Philadelphia ‘hood.

WILL SMITH
Smith moved from Philly to live with his wealthy Aunt Vivian (played by Janet Hubert 1990-1993 and Daphne Maxwell-Reid 1993-1996) and Uncle Phil (James Avery), cousins Ashley, Carlton and Hilary, Little Nicky (Ross Bagley) and the family butler, Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell), in their Bel-Air, California, mansion.  On the show Smith and actors Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Dj Jazzy Jeff (as Jazz), Will’s broke best friend, and Karyn Parsons   (Hilary)   tackled issues involving bullying, racism, teen sex and relationships. Throughout Fresh Prince’s six season run, it was also a platform for other rising Black actors/actresses such as Nia Long (Lisa), Tyra Banks (Jackie) and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Tyra Banks (Jackie) andJada Pinkett-Smith
Although the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air stopped taping on May 20, 1996, the sitcom continues to be an American and international classic. The show was released for syndication in 1994 and has appeared on Nick at Nite, ABC, the Comedy Network and MTV, and on networks in Australia and the U.K.


FULL VERSION OF 'THE FRESH PRINCE' THEME SONG BY RAPPER & ACTOR WILL SMITH

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  SINGER AL B. SURE,  ACTOR KADEEM HARDISON & PRODUCER QUINCY JONES ON THE SET

THE NEW VIVIAN BANKS PLAYED BY DAPHE MAXWELL-REID IN SEASON 4-6