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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  1. Actor James Avery, TV’s Shredder and “Uncle Phil” Has Died, We Remember Him With Supercuts

    Let's remember what we loved about his work instead of being sad.

    Actor James Avery, best known to us as the voice of Shredder on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and "Uncle Philon The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has died at the age of 65. His voice was a big part of our childhood, so we've spent the morning watching clips from both shows. We thought you might like to as well.

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  2. We’ve Found Will Smith’s Weakness! Watch The Fresh Prince Be Bad At Soccer!

    We love watching Will Smith do fun Will Smith things, but it turns out we also like to watch him be bad at soccer.

    Yesterday we celebrated Will Smith and his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion on The Graham Norton Show, so it's only fair to share this video of him absolutely failing at soccer. His son Jaden takes a crack at it too, and although he doesn't score, he clearly shows up his old man. The announcer even calls out Will, saying his kick was worse than Diana Ross's attempt. Sick burn.

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  3. Fresh Prince Reunites With Carlton, Dancing Ensues, Heather Graham Looks On With Delight

    This is the story all about how Will Smith reunited with Carlton and there was much dancing.

    This is the story all about how The Graham Norton Show reunited Will Smith with Alfonso "Please Stop Calling Me Carlton" Ribeiro, and an old DJ Jazzy Jeff to perform the Fresh Prince theme song. They sang, they danced to Tom Jones and The Sugarhill Gang, and they made Heather Graham watch. So let me take a minute, just sit right there and I'll tell you to skip ahead to the two-minute mark so you don't have to watch Jaden Smith awkwardly try to rap.

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  4. A Song for Each Episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Season One

    Indie rapper Dr. Tweenus Gonzo has released an album called The Fresh Prince Project, which consists of one song for each of the 24 episodes in the first season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Dr. Gonzo is going with a Radiohead-like name-your-price payment system (including $0), and the album is available for both download and streaming; though if you want to get any one of the 24 different album covers (!) inspired by Fresh Prince Season 1, you can pay $15 for a CD. (Dr. Tweenus Gonzo via Clusterflock via Urlesque)

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  5. Seven Super-Geeky Parodies of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme Song

    It's said that 4chan, for all its horrors, is the Internet's secret creative nerve center. 4chanarchive recently posted an epic thread from earlier this month that would seem to back that up: "Variations of Bel-Aire," a machine-gun fire of parodies of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. You can see the full thread here. (Warning: link NSFW.) 4chan being 4chan, a few are offensive, a few are less than inspired, and almost all are probably copypasta.  (It should be noted that when the Balloon Boy drama unfolded last October, there was a Fresh Prince parody within hours.) But a lot are great -- and geeky. Taken together, they show the creative power harnessed by anonymous thousands with beastly levels of pop culture knowledge. After the jump, seven of the geekiest Fresh Prince theme parodies, including Lord of the Rings, Pokémon, and Star Trek:

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