True fans of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air have begged for a reunion for years and while Will Smith’s rise to super stardom may never allow that reunion to happen fans were given a quick glimpse of what that reunion would sound like when Will Smith appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Saturday night.
While on the popular BBC talk show Smith sang along with the audience to his internationally recognized theme song which has been battered into our brains after years of the show both on the air and in heavy syndication across several TV networks.
Smith was appearing on the show to promote the upcoming Men in Black 3 as part of his international marketing tour.
When asked about the popular theme song and its global reach to audience members of all ages Smith proclaimed:
“Listen, every country in the world, that is the thing that I am most known for. No matter how big the movies get, it’s just ‘Fresh Prince’ everywhere.”
Smith goes on to talk about the power television has over people who might not remember movie lines the way they do their favorite TV shows. After a moment of reflection I realized he was right, I often remember theme songs, catch phrases and others aspects of my favorite TV shows which often escape me even with some of my favorite movies.
Here’s Will Smith talking about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and singing his famed theme song:
I personally enjoyed the part about how Will Smith is still called “Will” in public because of his characters name on the show while co-star Alfonso Ribeiro still had to deal with people shouting “Carlton” on a daily basis.
Are you impressed by Will Smiths ability to not only remember his hit song but to then jump in and sing it with no shame whatsoever?