01:15 PM EDT 09/26/2015
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Originally posted 09/10/2015 03:30PM
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air turns 25 Thursday, with the first episode of the iconic sitcom airing Sept. 10, 1990 on NBC. The show would become one of the most enduring sitcoms of the '90s, but at the time it was a risk for star Will Smith, whose acting chops were unproven, and for NBC, which pitted the series against Monday Night Football.
The show soon found a ravenous audience – one that continues thanks to reruns, with fans still loving the story all about how a young man from Philadelphia shook up the lives of the Banks family.
Alfonso Ribeiro Explains How Courteney Cox and Eddie Murphy Inspired the 'Carlton Dance' on Fresh Prince
Originally posted 08/19/2015 10:10PM
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is a sitcom classic that gave a lot to pop culture, but ask fans what they remember most about the Will Smith series and they'll probably say the Carlton Dance: Alfonso Ribeiro showing off his awesomely awkward moves to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual."
Writing for Variety, Ribeiro recalls his days on Fresh Prince and explains how the dance came about.
Originally posted 08/13/2015 03:00PM
Will Smith delighted Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans in February when he brought back the popular theme song from the beloved '90s sitcom on the Ellen DeGeneres Show – and, despite the flicker of hope Thursday that the show might get the full reboot treatment, Smith has another story in mind.
Originally posted 08/12/2015 06:15PM
The tune had all the elements of a good opening – it immediately got you excited for your favorite show to begin, was instantly recognizable and entirely unforgettable.
While we wait to see if "Everywhere You Look" will return as Fuller House's opener, we're happy to run down more of the best theme songs over the years, limiting ourselves to iconic opening sequences featuring vocals (sorry American Horror Story, Law & Order and Dexter) to celebrate the themes we just can't stop singing.
Originally posted 07/18/2015 11:25AM
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Originally posted 06/30/2015 09:30PM
On Monday's episode of the game show, one clue contained some of the lyrics to the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. While Trebek could have simply read the clue, he instead did his best at re-creating Will Smith's version of it.
Originally posted 05/15/2015 03:15PM
Now that a spin-off of Full House is underway, it's only natural to wonder which much-beloved '90s sitcom will be next to get the Netflix treatment.
However, don't bet on a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion.
"I'm ready to let it go," Alfonso Ribeiro told PEOPLE at the Evening of Dancing with the Stars event at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on Thursday. "I'm like, go ahead – let Fresh Prince and Carlton go into TV foreverland and let it live there."
Originally posted 04/14/2015 10:55PM
[YOUTUBE "ikIAKBaPrbk"] Why just tell people you're expecting a baby when you can rap it? And why rap just anything when you could alter the lyrics of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song to be about your forthcoming issue?
Originally posted 03/29/2015 04:40PM
From Bel-Air to BET – Will Smith and his former costar Tatyana Ali were reunited Saturday at the 2015 Black Girls Rock event.
Originally posted 02/24/2015 06:00PM
Will Smith proved he's still got it! The ability to rap The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's theme song, that is.
The actor reprised the '90s sitcom's famous rhymes with a little help from a very enthusiastic audience on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday. The feat never fails to impress his fans, even after more than 18 years since the show's final episode. (Remember when he grabbed the mic on The Graham Norton Show in London?)
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