The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990)Cast: Then and Now [How They Changed]



?The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom television series created by Andy and Susan Borowitz that is based on the life of Will Smith. It originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The series stars Will Smith as Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air),

a street-smart teenager born and raised in West

Philadelphia who is sent to move in with his wealthy uncle and aunt in their Bel-Air mansion after getting bullied at the local playground in his neighborhood. However, his lifestyle often clashes with that of his upper-class relatives.

The theme song and opening sequence set the premise of the show. Will Smith is a street-smart teenager, West Philadelphia-“born and raised”. While playing street basketball,

Will misses a shot and the ball hits a group

of gang members, causing a confrontation that frightens his mother, who sends him to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in the opulent neighborhood of Bel Air, Los Angeles.

Will’s working class background ends up clashing in

various humorous ways with the upper class world of the Banks family – Will’s uncle Phil and aunt Vivian and their children, Will’s cousins: spoiled Hilary, pompous Carlton, and impressionable Ashley.

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