Take a Minute, Just Sit Right There, We’ll Tell You 10 Facts About ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song has earned a permanent place in all our ears, but did you know NBC briefly canceled the series after Season 4? Or that Will Smith had only a single acting credit to his name before? We’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, ‘You Think You Know TV?’ will tell you all about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!
For as much as Will Smith commands per movie these days, the IRS wasn’t terribly fond of Big Willie’s style of mismanaging money, accruing millions in unpaid taxes that took a 70% bite out of Smith’s paycheck for the first three seasons. In fact, the series itself had more issues behind the scenes than you might realize, escaping cancellation after Season 4, switching Aunt Viv actresses over quarrels with Smith, and even recycling footage of Jazz being thrown from the house (with a very specific tell).
‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for LOST, Seinfeld, Batman: The Animated Series, House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad (x2!), True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Star Wars favorite Boba Fett to Clueless, but now we’re settling the throne of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
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