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  • The 1992 film Stay Tuned had a alternative version in Hell called The Fresh Prince of Darkness.
  • Aladdin (2019), which starred Will Smith as the Genie, had some Easter eggs:
    • Whenever "Friend Like Me" plays, the Carpet does the Carlton dance.
    • When the Genie conjures up a prince for Aladdin, the prince is dressed in pink and lime green, the colors of the title logo.
  • In Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau asks her mother Maria Rambeau if she’s going to watch Fresh Prince reruns with her instead of going to space with Carol Danvers to stop the Kree Empire from invading Earth.
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Live-Action TV

  • Family Matters: In "Scenes from a Mall", Richie introduces Carl to his friend Little G, who gives him money because he bet him that Carl looks like "the father from Fresh Prince". The scene repeated in The Stinger, only this time, James Avery suddenly walks in.
  • iCarly: In "iReunite with Missy", Sam says that the expired chocolate she got was "older than The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".
  • Seinfeld: In "The Ticket" and "The Virgin", a poster for the show can be seen in the lobby of NBC's headquarters.
  • The Sopranos: In "University", Tony calls Jackie "the Fresh Prince of New Jersey".
  • In Living Color!: "Men on Television" had Blaine and Antoine dismissing the show, saying that there was nothing "Fresh" about him and that the "Prince" they were thinking of had "a pair of purple heels and a g-string."
  • Married... with Children:
  • In the Broad City episode "Philadelphia," Ilana recites part of the theme song.
  • Saved by the Bell: In "The Fabulous Belding Boys", the gang decides to watch the show to take their minds off of studying for a difficult exam.

Puppet Shows

  • Muppets Tonight: In the first episode, one of the shows on the KMUP lineup is The Frog Prince of Bel-Air.

Video Games

  • In Sega Genesis Classics, the achievements for ToeJam & Earl are "Chillin Out' Maxin'"note  and "Relaxin' All Cool"note .
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Web Original

  • Console Wars: in the Joe & Mac episode, which marks the first appearance of Pat, Dan gets a DVD copy of the fourth season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, complaining that Aunt Vivian's actress gets changed with no explanation, with Pat appearing right afterwards like he was always a part of the show.
  • Honest Trailers:
    • In the trailer for Independence Day, Will Smith's character is called a "Fresh Prince of the Air"
    • In the trailer for Unbreakable, Mr. Glass's character is explained to the beat of the theme song.
      In West Philadelphia, born and raised
      Near the playground was how he spent most of his days
      Healing up's taxing 'cause fate is so cruel
      Too sick to play b-ball outside of his school
      Then an unbreakable guy who was up to some good
      Started saving children in the neighborhood
      He derailed one little train and the guy got scared
      And said, "I'm sending you to an asylum for psychological care"

Western Animation

  • American Dad!: In "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", Francine calls Stan "the Fresh Prince of Bel-Scare".
  • Family Guy:
    • In "Brian Does Hollywood", Peter tries to avoid being insensitive to a black man and asks "We cool, G?"
    • In "It's a Trap", C-3PO/Quagmire recites the theme song in the Ewoks' language.
    • In "Inside Family Guy", Peter gets thrown out of a hotel by their Uncle Phil, leading to a recreation of the show's Stock Footage of Jazz getting tossed out.
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