So, moving this over in bits from the dazed forum Jimbob set up. May take a while as I'm having a busy day at work. But you know I love to waste time when I should be earning my keep!!! My Top 20 TV shows20. Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Now this is a story all about how i watched this story every day as a child, and I'd like to take a minute just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became obsessed with Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
The theme song pretty much tells the story. Boy from the "ghetto" leaves his home in Philadelphia to live with his rich relatives in Bel Air. Boy turns relatives lives upside done with his ridiculous antics.
Fresh Prince was a staple in my house during its entire run. The clash of opposites between Will and Carlton often being the major highlight, not to mention the constant jokes about Uncle Phil's weight. It was groundbreaking in many ways, being one of a few African-American sitcoms to achieve widespred appeal to audiences outside its intended market, but it's true strength was that it never realy took itself too seriously. Sure it had it's preachyness on occasion, but I enjoyed the tendancy to break the fourth wall.
Favourite moments often include Carlton's finger-snapping dance and two classics with Jazz - 1) being thrown out the door; and 2) making reference to Mrs Banks looking "different since you had the baby", as Vivienne was recast in season 4.