Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The


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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an 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.

Background

Will Smith was a popular and successful rapper during the late 1980s, but, because he had spent money too freely and grossly underpaid his income taxes, he was assessed a penalty of $2.8 million by the IRS. The agency subsequently seized many of his possessions and garnished his income.[2] This left Smith nearly bankrupt when, in 1990, he was approached by the television network NBC who signed him on to a contract and built a sitcom around him.

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Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on directing the pilot for The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
01:50

Winifred Hervey

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Winifred Hervey on becoming Executive Producer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
03:36
Winifred Hervey on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a star vehicle for Will Smith
03:56
Winifred Hervey on disagreements with Will Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
04:46
Winifred Hervey on working with the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
02:39
Winifred Hervey on the Los Angeles riots breaking out when she was Executive Producer of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
04:19
Winifred Hervey on not loving to do "issues shows" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
02:59
Winifred Hervey on the female roles on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
00:56
Winifred Hervey on the hip-hop culture represented on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
02:50
Winifred Hervey on her favorite episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
01:07
Winifred Hervey on why she left The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
01:14

Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones on being an executive producer of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
06:12
Quincy Jones on appearing on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (which he produced); on the show's legacy
01:58

Larry Wilmore

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Larry Wilmore on become a co-producer and writer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
02:23

Terence Winter

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Terence Winter on almost getting hired as a writer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
03:19

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