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As much as I love this show, I'll never forgive the 180-degree turn they did with Aunt Viv. Nothing against Daphne Maxwell-Reid, but her version of Aunt Viv wasn't a tenth as awesome as the original character. Original Aunt Viv had a job, projects, dreams... did the revamp do anything except lunch with ladies and the odd charity thing and (mostly) prop up Uncle Phil? It was like she lost all her mojo, and I think that's a shame.

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I loved that scene when Aunt Viv shows up those two bitches who snarked about her age.

 

Here are some of my favorite scenes:

 

 

 

 

When Hilary was blackmailed by Will and Carlton another favorite scene of mine is when Hilary was reading Spiderman to Will and when she was describing the picture she described Spiderman's spidey senses as him being hot or his head smelling LMAO just love Hilary. It's why she's my favorite character on the show followed by Carlton.

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My fave episodes are the one with Mr. Jamison and the one where Will & Carlton spend the weekend at Jazz's place. I love that they nicknamed Cartlon C-Note. :D

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1.  Knowledge is Power - Will and Carlton blackmail Hilary, culminating in the dinner table scene  (posted by ShadowSixx)

2.  Eyes on the Prize - Will and Carlton compete with Jazz and Trey on a game show

3.  Will goes a Courtin'  - Will and Phil remember a fight over air conditioning and rent in totally different ways, Rashomon style

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I loved this show, one of the funniest of its time.

And I agree the “How come he don’t want me man?” was the most moving line of the whole series. That scene was so sad. Will made your heart break.

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‘Bel-Air’: Drama Series Take On ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ From Morgan Cooper & Westbrook Studios Heats Up Streaming Marketplace
 

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The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is making a dark return with Bel-Air, an hourlong series based on Morgan Cooper’s popular fan film that reenvisions the 1990s Will Smith sitcom as a drama. The project, from Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal Television, is currently being pitched to streamers, drawing strong interest and big commitments, including multiple straight-to-series orders, to set up a bidding war, I hear.

Cooper will direct and co-executive produce the potential series, which he is co-writing with Chris Collins (The Man in the High Castle, The Wire). Collins is an executive producer and showrunner.

Bel-Air is a one-hour, dramatic retelling of the beloved sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, that leans into the original premise of Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases of what it means to be a Black man in America today, while still delivering the swagger and fun nods to the original show.

Westbrook Studios, a division of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Westbrook Inc., and Universal TV, which owns copyright to the original series, will serve as the studios.

The short film by cinematographer Cooper took the Internet by storm when it was released in March 2019. Described by Cooper as “a reinterpretation” that brings the story “into modern-day life in 2019,” it has amassed more than 7.5 million views to date in two official YouTune posts alone.

The four-minute spec trailer has received a lot of praise, including  from Will Smith who appeared in a video with Cooper, telling the filmmaker, “That’s an idea that is brilliant.”

 

 

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The tribute the did during the reunion for James Avery was very touching.  They all clearly loved the guy. 

I'm not sure how I feel about the original Aunt Viv/Will reunion.  I felt like Will was being incredibly careful with his words, and it was very awkward at points, almost like they thought she was unstable and they expected some kind of meltdown.  I'm glad they appear to have resolved their feud. 

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On 11/19/2020 at 12:01 AM, txhorns79 said:

The tribute the did during the reunion for James Avery was very touching.  They all clearly loved the guy. 

I'm not sure how I feel about the original Aunt Viv/Will reunion.  I felt like Will was being incredibly careful with his words, and it was very awkward at points, almost like they thought she was unstable and they expected some kind of meltdown.  I'm glad they appear to have resolved their feud. 

I didn't think I would cry so much at a Fresh Prince reunion but yet I did. I loved the story Will told about him and James during the "how come he don't love me man?" scene. 

What I liked about the Will/OG Aunt Viv reunion is that he let her tell her side and didn't make excuses for whatever his part was in it. He mentioned being 21. The show was a success and he was the star, so it could be that he was throwing his weight around. It seemed like she was going through a really rough time in her personal life and didn't speak about it. I'm sure things happened back then that they both didn't handle well but it seems that with all this time that has gone by (27 years!!) they both have gained perspective. Sometimes you just have to let it go and move on and it seems they both did.  

I loved Janet and Daphne meeting for the first time. I also laughed at Jazz telling the story about how he did all these takes being thrown out of the house and they didn't want to make him do that all the time so that's why they used the same take every time. Watching this show as a kid, I knew what it meant when Jazz showed up wearing that shirt.

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5 hours ago, MaggieG said:

I didn't think I would cry so much at a Fresh Prince reunion but yet I did.

Me either!  I was fucking wreck by the end of the episode.  I started to lose it after the Uncle Phil montage when the camera cut back to the cast and it was dead silent in the room, and every single person was silently weeping.  I was like: 
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And then I started bawling again during the Will and OG Aunt Viv reconciliation because it felt so real and honest.  

The entire show was very well done and enjoyable.  And as someone who watched this show live as a kid, I can't believe it's been 30 fricken years!

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