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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete First Season [4 Discs] [DVD]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 23)

    Special Features


    • Princely bonus feature:
    • Retrospective documentary Back to Bel-Air: a fresh look with the stars and creative team
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Rap star Will Smith plays West Philadelphia teenager Will Smith (!) as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air launches its first season. Worried that the family's ghetto neighborhood is getting too dangerous for her son, Will's mom packs him up and ships him out to his rich relatives, the Banks family, in ritzy Bel-Air, CA. In the first few episodes, Will's irreverent, streetwise attitude rubs his new family the wrong way, just as their snooty airs drive him crazy; but before long, everyone likes everyone else, and it is clear that the series is in for the long haul. Most of season one is devoted to establishing the characters of the Banks clan: Wealthy, snobbish attorney Philip Banks (James Avery); his down-to-earth wife Vivian (Janet Hubert-Whitten); their nerdish, preppy son Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro); their spoiled-brat older daughter Hilary (Karyn Parsons); and their smart-mouthed younger daughter Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali). Viewing the entire culture-clash spectacle with haughty disdain (and commenting on the same with hilarious pithy putdowns) is the Banks' "veddy" proper butler Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell). Occasionally, Will's jive-talking buddy Jazz (played by Will Smith's real-life musical partner Jeff Townes) would pop into the Banks mansion. Among the highlights of season one are a guest appearance by future award-winning actor Don Cheadle as Will's "homey" Ice Tray; Jasmine Guy in another guest-star turn as a scholarship student who briefly falls for Will; Queen Latifah as a flamboyant actress who hires Hilary as an assistant but only under certain "conditions;" the sudden realization when Will and Carlton are wrongly arrested that even in Bel-Air some people judge others by the color of their skin instead of the content of their character; and a wild family Christmas party in which former President Ronald Reagan (played by impressionist John Roarke) makes an extended cameo appearance. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • Will Smith - Will Smith
    • James Avery - Philip Banks
    • Janet Hubert - Vivian Banks
    • Daphne Maxwell Reid - Vivian Banks
    • Alfonso Ribeiro - Carlton Banks




    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      These episodes always hit home!

      Posted
      Buzykeesh
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      I purchased this DVD collection for a colleague who was teaching Justice at our law and government school. Our students love the show, along with all the ethical lessons there are to learn. The ETHNIC TIP, episode 17 is a MUST-SEE! We've created lesson plans around it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Show

      Posted
      BruckerATC

      As with all of the seasons, the only real weak part about the DVD package are the bonus features being a little thin. It is probably because of the long time between air dates and DVD production. Or I could be completely wrong. Definitely a great addition to anyone's DVD collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good season

      Posted
      Toby
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      Good season of Fresh Prince. I like the interplay between the characters better as the season goes on. Prefer season 2 over this one personally, but a good watch for sure.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Big laughs with Wil, Carlton and family

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      dawgpound4life
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      Bought this for my son who had been watching Fresh Prince on Nick at Nite. He loves Wil and Carlton's antics. And who doesn't love watching Carlton dance to Tom Jones!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great show

      Posted
      MountainView
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      I bought this DVD as a present for my best friend since its here favorite show, but really who didnt love this show growing up? Its very funny.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still Funny

      Posted
      Zuma
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      The video quality and the styles may be a bit dated, but the humor still holds up well. Great price for the first season of this classic 90's sitcom.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My son loves it

      Posted
      jms71
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      My 12 year old wanted this and he watched episode after episode. I find it funny because this is the show I used to watch back when I was a kid.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Christmas List

      Posted
      jkrang
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      This was on my sons Christmas list, so we bought it for him. I think he has some kind of man crush on Will Smith

      I would recommend this to a friend


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