The days of our youth, no matter what decade they came in, seem just perfect, forever preserved in our memory. Nothing can touch them, or tarnish how vividly we remember riding a bike, trick-or-treating and everything else we used to do as kids. Of course, entertainment played a major role in our childhood as well, with classic sitcoms from as early as I Love Lucy in the 1950s to the 1990s Must See TV lineup showing us the way.
And was there a name in that programming bloc bigger than the Fresh Prince? The show, centering about a teenager who was “West Philadelphia born and raised” who was sent to live with “aunty and uncle down in Bel-Air,” was an instant smash hit. More than that, however, it had lasting popularity and is still beloved today, among nostalgic fans. Those same fans recently spotted a photo of star Will Smith, which quickly went viral as it broke childhoods.
[post_page_title]Still fresh after all these years[/post_page_title]
Although it’s been gone from our screens for 22 years now, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remains as, well… fresh as it has ever been. The show became iconic, and a cultural touchstone.
However, there’s no stopping Father Time, and diehard fans of the show looked at a video posted by the show’s star Will Smith to social media recently and noticed something odd. They were looking at Will but were seeing… Uncle Phil?! Could it really be? The image went viral almost immediately, and so Smith himself was compelled to respond.