“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey
There are very few movies and TV shows I can watch over and over. I have watched “Coming To America” starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall maybe 30 times in the past. And it is funny every time I watch it.
The part with Eddie playing all those guys in the barbershop is funny every time I watch the movie. And on TV I can watch “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” over and over. Of course the star of the show was Will Smith who played Will Smith on the show. The program was started and made for him by the legendary and former Seattle resident Quincy Jones.
It had a long six year run on NBC and truth be told the show could have lasted longer but of course Will was becoming a huge Hollywood star making huge hit box office movies. So he said “see ya” to the TV show. In TV six years is long time for like “Fresh Prince” We got to see little girl Tatyana Ali grow up to become a beautiful young lady.
“Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” was just a very good and funny program. Pure and simple. It is STILL doing very well in reruns for sure. With great stories and great timing of the jokes by the entire cast. Karyn Parsons played Hilary, Tatyana played Asley, Joesph Marcell played the butler Geoffrey, Will played Will and the late James Avery was the father and uncle of the family. Avery passed last year. And Alfonso Ribeiro played the popular Carlton on the show.
There has been rumors of a “Fresh Prince” reunion for years but that was ended by cast members when Avery passed. But every now and then the other cast members get together and a event. Rebeiro has said they are like family to him and will always be that way. You can You Tube a program where Will and Carlton got together in England on a TV show while Smith was promoting a movie and they performed the Carlton Dance for audience. It was great!!
Parsons, Ali, Marcell and Alfonso all hooked up for a mini reunion on the set of “Dancing With The Stars” where Ribeiro did very well in and he even did his famous Carlton Dance on the program to the delight of millions. It got plenty of views on You Tube. So again it was great to see most of the cast of “Fresh Prince” again and RIP to James Avery.