So back in 1990 NBC decided to give a hot young rapper named Will Smith his own television sitcom. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, probably one of your favorite 90s shows, was the delightful result, and though you might think you know all their is to know about the Banks family, there are plenty of fun facts you might not have known about the series! It's time to get educated! Here are some facts from the hit NBC TV show that helped launch the acting career of Will Smith.
These Fresh Prince of Bel-Air facts include fun trivia like where The Carlton Dance came from, who played the cab driver in the opening credits, and how many actresses played Aunt Vivian. There are also some weird facts like where the actual Fresh Prince house is located, what country the original soundtrack was released in, and what kind of shoes Nike released in conjunction with the show.
So kick back, have Geoffrey bring you something to drink and dig into these fun Fresh Prince of Bel Air facts!
Quincy Jones Plays the Cab Driver
Fans Helped Extend the Show by Two Seasons
The Carlton Dance Came from Eddie Murphy and Courteney CoxVideo: YouTube
Will Smith Agreed to Star Because of IRS Troubles
The Show Was Nominated for an Emmy and Multiple Golden GlobesPhoto: ROBYN BECK/AFP / Getty Images
NBC Execs Nearly Fired Alfozo Ribiero