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History Trivia / TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir

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.
5th May '16 3:26:53 AM PF
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* FranchiseZombie: Averted. James Avery (Uncle Phil) even commended Will Smith on wanting to leave the show on a high note instead of keep it dragging on.
7th Apr '16 2:40:05 PM 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.
25th Mar '16 1:22:07 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** You might have seen Nicky in ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' or ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
** You might recognize Season 2 Frank Schaeffer as [[Series/TheDrewCareyShow Oswald]].
** Creator/DanteBasco appeared as one of Ashley's one time boyfriends who likes WesternAnimation/YogiBear. Ashley also went on to date Jaleel White (a.k.a. [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]]) in a later episode.
** Creator/HankAzaria was one of the cops that put Will and Calton in jail in "Mistaken Identity".
* HeyItsThatVoice: James Avery's voice will be instantly recognizable to children of the 1980s as [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the Shredder]].
19th Feb '16 2:36:11 AM Green_lantern40
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** In the pilot, Hilary and Carlton's establishing moment is a fight in which they argue over the correct pronunciation of "Porsche". Alfonso Ribiero was in ''Silver Spoons'', wherein his character's father and Ricky Schroeder's character's father had a very similar argument.

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** In the pilot, "Father Knows Best" has Hilary and Carlton's establishing moment is a fight in which they argue Carlton arguing over the correct pronunciation of "Porsche". Alfonso Ribiero was in ''Silver Spoons'', wherein his character's father and Ricky Schroeder's character's father had a very similar argument.
18th Feb '16 4:24:16 AM PF
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The resentment the cast had towards Janet Hubert-Whitten probably made episodes like "The Baby Comes Out" easier to act
* ExecutiveMeddling: At the start of Season 4, Janet Hubert-Whitten was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid. Will eventually explained in a 1995 ''Jet'' magazine article as well as in subsequent interviews throughout the years that there was tension between him and the former (see below), but Hubert-Whitten fills that it was ultimately Will Smith's behavior that played a role in her sacking.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: The resentment the cast had towards Janet Hubert-Whitten probably made episodes like "The Baby Comes Out" easier to act
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* ExecutiveMeddling: At the start of Season 4, Janet Hubert-Whitten was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid. Will eventually explained in a 1995 ''Jet'' magazine article article, as well as in subsequent interviews throughout the years years, that there was tension between him and the former (see below), but below). Hubert-Whitten fills claims that it was ultimately Will Smith's behavior that played a role in her sacking.
14th Feb '16 3:42:01 PM TotalDramaRox97
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The resentment the cast had towards Janet Hubert-Whitten probably made episodes like "The Baby Comes Out" easier to act
31st Jan '16 8:04:04 AM PF
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: ''Many'' examples. In "The Baby Comes Out", Vivian uses a big cordless phone with an even bigger antenna to beep Will.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: ''Many'' examples. In This is most notably seen in "The Baby Comes Out", Out". Vivian uses a big cordless phone with an even bigger antenna to beep Will.
31st Jan '16 8:02:40 AM PF
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* CastingGag: In "The Wedding Show (Psyche!)", Will and Lisa run off to Las Vegas to elope by having a ''Film/{{Shaft}}''-themed wedding. In the end, they decide against it. As they are leaving, Will says this:

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* CastingGag: In "The Wedding Show (Psyche!)", Will and Lisa run runs off to Las Vegas in order to elope by having a ''Film/{{Shaft}}''-themed wedding. In the end, they decide against it. As they are leaving, Will says this:
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