Good morning ladies and gentleman, I stand in front of you today to convince you as to why this all time great sitcom should be inducted into the Sitcom Hall of Fame, I won’t rave on as to why I sit down and watch this sitcom hours on end, but just to give you an insight as how this sitcom was created and why it is a well loved sitcom.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an Emmy-nominated American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996. The show starred Will Smith as a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to live with his wealthy relatives in a Bel Air mansion. His lifestyle often clashes with that of his relatives there. 148 episodes were produced over six seasons.
As part of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Will Smith was a popular and successful rapper during the late 1980's but, having spent money freely and underpaying his income taxes, was assessed to be $2.8 million in tax debt by the I.R.S., who took many of his possessions, and garnished his income. This left Smith nearly bankrupt when, in 1990, he was approached by the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom around him.
William "Will" Smith (played by Will Smith) was born on July 3, 1973 in West Philadelphia. He often has disagreements with his cousin Carlton, whom he sees as not quite "black." Despite their differences, Will grows extremely close to the Banks family, even turning down his mother when she offers to let him move back in with her again in Philadelphia. At the conclusion of the story's run, he remains in Los Angeles to finish his last year of university.
Hilary Violet Banks (played by Karyn Parsons), born August 18, 1972, is Will's attractive, but dull-witted, eldest cousin, known for her notable lack of intelligence, her pretentious attitude, for being "spoiled", and her dependence on Geoffrey. In earlier seasons, Hilary's snobbishness is emphasized, as well as her shallow trendy environmental...