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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 

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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Will Smith ...  Will Smith / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
James Avery ...  Philip Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Alfonso Ribeiro ...  Carlton Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Tatyana Ali ...  Ashley Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Karyn Parsons ...  Hilary Banks / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Joseph Marcell ...  Geoffrey Butler / ... 148 episodes, 1990-1996
Daphne Reid ...  Vivian Banks / ... 75 episodes, 1993-1996
Janet Hubert ...  Vivian Banks 74 episodes, 1990-1996
Ross Bagley ...  Nicky Banks 49 episodes, 1994-1996
DJ Jazzy Jeff ...  Jazz / ... 47 episodes, 1990-1996
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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6 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1991 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Prinz von Bel-Air See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(148 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Will Smith was approached by the television network NBC, who signed him on to a contract and created a sitcom that focused on him. See more »

Goofs

When Carlton spends the weekend in Compton, Will tells Vivian and she becomes very upset. In one shot she takes an earring out of her ear but a few shots later Phil tells her to put her earring back in and the missing earring has switched sides. See more »

Quotes

[a pretty girl walks into the room]
Will: Ooh, special bulletin. Hormones to Will, hormones to Will.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Drumline (2002) 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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A brilliant show
21 June 2002 | by jessie-8See 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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