History Trivia / TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir

23rd Jul '16 4:35:54 AM PF
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** Alfonso Ribeiro was almost let go after the pilot due to the network president not being fond of his acting. The staff rallied to keep him on the show.



** Alfonso Ribeiro was almost let go after the pilot due to the network president not being fond of his acting. The staff rallied to keep him on the show.
23rd Jul '16 4:32:17 AM PF
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** And in something of a subversion, Jada Pinkett (now Jada Pinkett Smith because she married Will Smith) was turned down for a role as Will's girlfriend due to a lack of chemistry and [[HugeGuyTinyGirl their height difference: (he is 6'2", she is 5')]].

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** And in In something of a subversion, Jada Pinkett (now Jada Pinkett Smith because she married Will Smith) was turned down for a role as Will's girlfriend due to a lack of chemistry and [[HugeGuyTinyGirl their height difference: (he is 6'2", she is 5')]].



* OneHitWonder: When Ashley started her singing career.
12th Jul '16 7:48:55 AM dancs1985
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* DirectedByCastMember: Alfonso Ribeiro directed an episode in the show's final season.
10th Jul '16 11:01:40 PM Green_lantern40
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** Another example from the above episode is how spoiler:Will backs out when he learns the "Jody" his character is in love with [[spoiler:is actually a man]], referencing his infamous turn as Paul in ''Six Degrees of Separation''[[note]]though the character Paul is gay, Smith reportedly refused to do a kissing scene with another man, saying it would "gross out" his fans[[/note]].

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** Another example from the above episode is how spoiler:Will Will backs out when he learns the "Jody" his character is in love with [[spoiler:is actually a man]], referencing his infamous turn as Paul in ''Six Degrees of Separation''[[note]]though the character Paul is gay, Smith reportedly refused to do a kissing scene with another man, saying it would "gross out" his fans[[/note]].
10th Jul '16 11:00:51 PM Green_lantern40
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** "Oh, please, like they're gonna take [[SelfDeprecation someone who's never acted before]] and give him his own TV show!" (another AsideGlance).

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** "Oh, please, like they're gonna take This bit from "As the Will Turns", after Will's been cast in a soap opera:
-->'''Uncle Phil:''' Oh, please! They hired you,
[[SelfDeprecation someone somebody who's never acted before]] and give him a day in his own life]], to star in a network TV show!" (another AsideGlance).show?\\
'''Will:''' It happens! ''[cue AsideGlance]''
** Another example from the above episode is how spoiler:Will backs out when he learns the "Jody" his character is in love with [[spoiler:is actually a man]], referencing his infamous turn as Paul in ''Six Degrees of Separation''[[note]]though the character Paul is gay, Smith reportedly refused to do a kissing scene with another man, saying it would "gross out" his fans[[/note]].
12th Jun '16 12:20:31 AM Green_lantern40
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* PlayingGertrude: In real life, Hubert-Whitten was 10 years older than Hilary Parsons and 15 years older than Alfonso Ribiero but was playing their mother.

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* PlayingGertrude: In real life, Janet Hubert-Whitten was only 10 years older than Hilary Karyn Parsons and 15 years older than Alfonso Ribiero but was playing their mother.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Jada Pinkett-Smith actually tried out for the role of Lisa but was denied because of the [[HugeGuyTinyGirl height difference]] between her and Will. Ironically, this is where the two first met and they would get married three years later.
* Alfonso Ribeiro was almost let go after the pilot due to the Network President not being fond of his acting. The staff rallied to keep him on the show.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Jada Pinkett-Smith actually tried out for the role of Lisa but was denied because of the [[HugeGuyTinyGirl height difference]] between her and Will. Ironically, this is where the two first met and they would get married three years later.
* ** Alfonso Ribeiro was almost let go after the pilot due to the Network President network president not being fond of his acting. The staff rallied to keep him on the show.
8th Jun '16 3:37:00 AM Green_lantern40
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* TheCastShowoff: Alfonso Ribiero [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDyfKIKYmcA getting to show off his dancing chops]], as did Janet Hubert-Whitten [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOJSuIVmv_g (a Julliard graduate who danced in Cats on Broadway)]]. Both she and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtXHKGoqEwQ Tatyana Ali]] showed off their singing skills in multiple episodes.

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* TheCastShowoff: Alfonso Ribiero Ribeiro [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDyfKIKYmcA getting to show off his dancing chops]], as did Janet Hubert-Whitten [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOJSuIVmv_g (a Julliard graduate who danced in Cats on Broadway)]]. Both she She, Ribeiro, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtXHKGoqEwQ Tatyana Ali]] showed off their singing skills in multiple episodes.
2nd Jun '16 3:45:57 PM liamh
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* PlayingGertrude: In real life, Hubert-Whitten was 10 years older than Hilary Parsons and 15 years older than Alfonso Ribiero but was playing their mother.
22nd May '16 5:56:04 PM Lionheart0
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* Alfonso Ribeiro was almost let go after the pilot due to the Network President not being fond of his acting. The staff rallied to keep him on the show.
7th May '16 1:16:00 AM Green_lantern40
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** Jim Meskimen appeared in a memorable role as Will's Western Philosophy professor Jeremy Mansfield. Two seasons later, after Hilary gets her own talk show, Meskimen reappeared several times as her boss, Werner.

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** Jim Meskimen appeared in a memorable role as Will's Western Philosophy philosophy professor Jeremy Mansfield. Two seasons later, after Hilary gets her own talk show, Meskimen reappeared several times as her boss, the show's producer, Werner.
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