History Series / TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir

23rd Jun '16 1:30:32 AM Green_lantern40
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* ThemeTuneCameo: The closest we ever got was when Will, who was representing himself in court, quoted a few lines from the theme song as his "opening statement" in "Will Goes a Courtin'":
-->'''Will:''' Your honor... I'm from West Philadelphia. Born and raised. On the playground was where I spent most of my days.
14th Jun '16 8:07:02 PM TotalDramaRox97
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** "Vying For Attention" had Will learn to be okay with Vy dating even when Will's not in her life as much. Her next appearance in "Mommy Nearest" reveals she broke up with him because of how Will felt about him, even though he grew to like Robert after giving him a chance. She claims she wasn't sure if she wasn't sure wanted to marry him, which seems odd because she expressed vast hopes of marriage in "Vying For Attention" when Robert wasn't in earshot
12th Jun '16 12:43:10 AM Green_lantern40
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** And a few episodes later, Will comments that the Bill Cosby's show is having a "hip, street smart niece" to joining the cast.

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** And a few episodes later, Will comments that the Bill Cosby's show ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' is having a "hip, street smart niece" to joining join the cast.
12th Jun '16 12:40:27 AM Green_lantern40
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* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: A variant in "Be My Baby Tonight", when Ashley asks Will about sex, he suddenly hears double entendres everywhere. When Ashley's boyfriend comes in for their date, he asks if she's ready. Then, on the TV, the game announcer asks "[[ShoutOut Where is the most unusual place]] [[Series/TheNewlywedGame you've made whoopee?]]" Then, when Will turns on the radio, all that comes on is the song "I Wanna Sex You Up". Carlton comes in and says he's late for his date with his girlfriend who can "tie a knot with her tongue". You get the picture.

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* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: A variant in "Be My Baby Tonight", when Ashley asks Will about sex, he suddenly hears double entendres everywhere. When Ashley's boyfriend comes in for their date, he asks if she's ready. Then, on the TV, the game announcer asks "[[ShoutOut Where is the most unusual place]] [[Series/TheNewlywedGame Bob Eubanks is heard asking "Where is the most unusual place you've made whoopee?]]" whoopee?"]] Then, when Will turns on the radio, all that comes on is the song "I Wanna Sex You Up". Carlton comes in and says he's late for his date with his girlfriend who can "tie a knot with her tongue". You get the picture.


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* DenserAndWackier: Though it wasn't too straight-laced to begin with, the show began heading into this territory starting around season three.
12th Jun '16 12:26:19 AM Green_lantern40
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** Multiple references were made to Music/QueenLatifah after she'd already made two separate appearances on the show.
2nd Jun '16 3:00:25 AM SpideyTerry
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** Will not only repeatedly references ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', and Malcolm Jamal-Warner specifically, but in one episode, he tells a detailed story claiming that Jamal-Warner is a close, personal friend of his who calls him for advice on women. A later episode has Jamal-Warner playing Hilary's boyfriend Eric.

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** Will not only repeatedly references ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', and Malcolm Jamal-Warner specifically, but in one episode, he tells a detailed story claiming that Jamal-Warner is a close, personal friend of his who calls him for advice on women. A later episode has Jamal-Warner playing Hilary's boyfriend Eric. Eric, who makes a reference to watching ''The Cosby Show''.



** When Geoffrey unveiled his hidden shame of leaving England because years ago he was caught taking a taxi in order to win a marathon (he thought the information might ruin Philip's political campaign, and yes, that marathon thing has happened in real life, albeit accidentally). After showing them the video, everyone sat in silence for a good ten seconds before bursting into laughter. Geoffrey was not amused.

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** When Geoffrey unveiled his hidden shame of leaving England because years ago he was caught taking a taxi in order to win a marathon (he thought the information might ruin Philip's political campaign, and yes, that marathon thing has happened in real life, albeit accidentally). After showing them the video, everyone sat in silence for a good ten seconds before bursting into laughter. Geoffrey was not amused. He gets back at them by claiming he never got his green card, which prompts this reaction from the family.


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* ReplacementFlatCharacter: Invoked in "My Brother's Keeper" with Marcus. Like Will, he's a basketball star from far more humble beginnings despite attending prep school. However, he has a young son and no rich relatives to fall back on. The situation makes Will take stock of his circumstances and contemplate not showing Marcus up in the big game.
12th May '16 9:33:36 AM Erin582
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: But of course.
** A scene from "She Ain't Heavy" had Will and Uncle Phil watching a commercial for something called the Sandwich Pocket, which could put all sorts of topping in a sandwich. While Phil is intrigued, Will is disgusted, saying he hadn't heard if anything that gross since "[[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts Clarence Thomas]] found that [[{{Squick}} hair on his cola.]]"
** Probably the grand daddy of them all came from "The Alma Matter", after an angry Carlton confronts Will over why Princeton wanted him as a student, he begins to randomly quiz about various things. He then asks who said that "[[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution It's better to die at your feet than to live on your knees]]" [[note]] The quote being said by Emiliano Zapata[[/note]], only for Will to reply, "I'm guessing it wasn't [[TakeThat Madonna]]."
** In "Community Action", when Jazz tries to move into the Banks' mansion, Will quips that he's about as welcome there as "Mike Tyson at a beauty pageant". At the time the episode aired, Tyson was in prison for raping a contestant at a beauty pageant.
5th May '16 4:12:47 AM PF
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* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Carlton wanted to go to Princeton because his dad went there as well. He would eventually transfer there in the series finale.

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* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Carlton wanted to go to Princeton because his dad went there as well.there. He would eventually transfer there in the series finale. Will could have also went there if he truly wanted to.
5th May '16 4:10:29 AM PF
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%%* IvyLeagueForEveryone:

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%%* * IvyLeagueForEveryone: Carlton wanted to go to Princeton because his dad went there as well. He would eventually transfer there in the series finale.



* ReallyGetsAround: Before settling with Lisa, Will pretty much had a different girlfriend per episode. Hilary is sometimes hinted to be quite promiscuous as well.

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* ReallyGetsAround: ReallyGetsAround:
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Before settling with Lisa, Will pretty much had a different girlfriend per episode. Hilary is sometimes hinted to be quite promiscuous as well.
5th May '16 4:04:45 AM PF
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* PeripheryHatedom: Dougie the Orange Whale, who is totally not Barney. Will, of course, finds the idea of someone loving everyone to be [[LampshadeHanging impossible]]:

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* PeripheryHatedom: In-universe example: Dougie the Orange Whale, who is totally not Barney. Will, of course, finds the idea of someone loving everyone to be [[LampshadeHanging impossible]]:
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