“25 Things You Didn’t Know About The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is a new list curated by Ranker that highlights various unfamiliar facts about the hit NBC television show from the ‘90s.
The first largely unknown fact listed by Ranker is that Quincy Jones, who also served as an executive producer on the show, plays the cab driver in the show’s opening credits.
The list also highlights that the executives at NBC were close to firing Will Smith for his lack of acting skills during the early seasons of the show. The article states: “the creators and producers of the show saw strong potential in Smith and successfully convinced NBC to keep him.”
The law firm of Uncle Phil was coined Firth, Wynn, and Meyer as a play on the name of the iconic Chicago-based band, Earth, Wind & Fire. According to the article, executive producer Quincy Jones was a big fan of the group.
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The list also picks up on the Fresh Prince-inspired sneakers dubbed the “Air Jordan 5 Bel Air.” The shoes are currently on sale for between $685 and $750 via Amazon.
Elsewhere, the article reveals a noteworthy fact regarding The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’s soundtrack. “The CD soundtrack was originally only released in The Netherlands where an extended remixed version of the title song hit number three on the singles chart there in 1992.”
You can read the full list of “25 Things You Didn’t Know About The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” at Ranker.