WILL SMITH BROUGHT BACK THE CAST OF ‘’THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR’’ FOR HIS SNAPCHAT SHOW ‘’WILL FROM HOME’’ ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
Former castmates Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks), DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jazz), Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Vivian) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) joined him for the virtual reunion.
On “Will From Home,” which Smith launched in April during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, Smith asked cast members how they feel about primarily being recognized for their “Fresh Prince” roles. DJ Jazzy Jeff confessed that he found it annoying that fans always wanted to do the special handshake Jazz and Will did on “Fresh Prince.”
“You would see in people’s eyes when they were about to sneak the handshake, and I would just grab their hand and hold it,” he said on the show.
The sitcom — which followed the amusing clashes between street-smart West Philly born Smith and his wealthy aunt and uncle — originally ran on NBC from 1990 to 1996, for a total of 148 episodes and six seasons.
They also paid respects to their late castmate James Avery (Philip Banks), who died in 2013 at age 68 from complications after heart surgery.
The episodes aired on Snapchat, but clips are available on Snapchat’s YouTube page.