So Fresh So Prince is The ONLY podcast talking about The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith’s greatest TV accomplishment. Each week, we sit down and talk about how a full episode of the show holds up under a modern comedy microscope. Can Carlton still do the Carlton? Join us and find out!
Extra Fresh #8: The One Where We Go Back To The Beginning
Tuesday, May 23rd
This week we’re revisiting our very first episode! If you haven’t listened to it, it’s a powerful deep dive by two podcast virgins who were beginning a journey to the Freshest land of all! If you HAVE listened to it already, (Thank you!) please enjoy this re-listen! It will help you remember all those great Fresh Prince memories!
Extra Fresh #7: More with Fresh Prince Writer/Producer Mike Soccio
Tuesday, May 16th 2017
Last week, we talked with Fresh Prince Producer/Writer Mike Soccio about the episode that he wrote, but we just had too much good content for one show! If you haven’t listened to last week’s podcast, you should start there, but if you have and you love TV like we do, Mike has some great stories for you!
Tuesday May 9th, 2017
Ready for some SERIOUS Fresh Prince Nostalgia? This week, the writer of the episode we’re covering, Mike Soccio, sits down with us to chat about the production of the show and how the script was crafted through a combination of stories that happened to both Will Smith and to him! We also find out about the white Fresh Prince character who never was! Ready for a trip down memory lane? Click play!
Episode 90: I Know Why The Caged Bird Screams – Season 4 Episode 16
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017
Imagine a giant blue peacock sitting in a cage… now replace that image with Carlton inside of a giant blue peacock suit and a whole bunch of comedy and you’ve got the start of this week’s episode! Click play to experience Uncle Phil’s gracefulness in the face of danger!
Episode 89: The One Where Carlton Takes Over The Store
Tuesday, April 25th 2017
Carlton’s got the keys to the Peacock and Will’s not having any of it! Meanwhile, Hilary has her own “haters” club and reaches out to the only person she knows can help; Shannon Doherty!
Episode 88: The One Where Will Tries To Hypnotize Nicky With A Drawstring
Tuesday April 18th, 2017
The title of the episode is the best description we could come up with that fit into 100 characters because this episode of FULL of story! The pool house is being fumigated, Hilary is shooting a TV commercial, Ashley has a date, Will has a Chemistry test and Uncle Phil is on a murderous search for a cricket! It’s ALMOST too much, but we think you’ll love this podcast! Click play!
Episode 87: The One With Boyz II Men
Tuesday April 11th, 2017
This week, we’re discussing the Christening of Nicholas Andrew Michael Shawn Nathan Wanya Banks and go into GREAT detail about how he got such a long name! There’s also a Pop quarter that guest stars; they’re just a group of guys who named themselves after a New Edition song (We put their name in the title for anyone that’s still curious.)
All joking aside, we were very excited to get to do some deep diving into the best New Jack Swing of the 90’s. Click play and enjoy!
Episode 86: The One Where Will Gets Drunk And Tyra Leaves Forever
Tuesday April 4th, 2017
When The Fresh Prince does “A Very Special Episode,” it drops it on us like a ton of bricks! This week is no exception. We start off with the fun of Lakers floor seats and Heisman Trophy winners and end with a drunken Will Smith lying face up in a graveyard! Remember why? Click play to find out!
Tuesday March 28th, 2017
How low can Will go to save his grade? Will he pimp out his cousin Hilary? You bet he will! Click play to re-live this hilarious episode with us!
Episode 84: The One Where Uncle Phil Has A Heart Attack
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
This week, we’re learning that just because you remember a classic episode of television doesn’t mean it hits you the same way the second time around. This is a heavy episode, so strap in. We’ll still bring the Fresh Prince Funny this week, but when Dr. Death comes knocking, it can’t be all fun and games!
Episode 83: The One Where Hilary Poses For Playboy Magazine
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
The times have changed since the 1990s. Back then, if people wanted to look at naked pictures of women, they had to go to the store and buy a magazine called Playboy; it was full of pictures of naked women! It was taboo, but it was sexy! So when Hilary gets an offer to pose for the magazine, she’s excited. But Uncle Phil, not so much. What happens when the Banks family goes to the Playboy mansion? Click play to find out!
Episode 82: The One Where Carlton & Will Pledge A Frat
Tuesday March 7th, 2017
When he decides to rush a Fraternity, we see Carlton take on a hazing process that’s a bit more intense than anyone else who’s going through the process of “Hell Week.” Why does this happen at a traditionally African American fraternity? Perhaps it’s because Carlton isn’t your traditional guy? Click play to hear more!
Extra Fresh #6: We Talk About Will Smith’s “Bright” Trailer on Netflix
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Buying the exclusive rights to Will Smith’s new movie was controversial, but now that there’s a trailer, it looks like the smartest thing that Netflix has ever done!
Episode 81: The One Where Carlton Dresses Like Macaulay Culkin
Tuesday February 21st, 2017
When Hilary drags the family to a séance in hopes of contacting Trevor from beyond the grave, Will rubs everyone the wrong way and gets the whole family hexed… or was it all a dream? Spoiler alert: Yes, it was all a dream, which means we’re talking about THAT sitcom trope!
Extra Fresh #5: We Read Your Tweets and Rap The Fresh Prince Theme
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Episode 80 – Season 4 Episode 6 – How Many Sitcom Tropes Can We Cram Into One Episode?
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
When Will and Carlton don’t pay Uncle Phil rent for the Pool House, he decides to teach them a lesson by taking them to court!
Episode 79: The One Where Carlton Loses His Virginity – The Fresh Prince Podcast
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
When Carlton finds a beautiful, refined woman who wants to spend the whole day with him at the Tom Jones Museum, (which is not a thing) things go very well. The night, however, goes is even better! Click play to experience Carlton’s first time!
Episode 78: The Fresh Prince Podcast – The One Where Will Uses Nicky To Pick Up Girls
January 24th, 2017
We’ve made a major shift in tone on The Fresh Prince this week! The jokes are quicker, the deliveries are bigger and the one liners are one-lineier! Hilary gets a date with Mr. Stinky, Will uses Baby Nicky for evil, and Uncle Phil just wants to get laid!
Also, we talk about how Steve Urkel may be returning to your TV screens soon! Click play! Don’t Delay!
Episode 77: Is Macklemore As Black As Carlton Or Is Carlton As White As Macklemore?
January 17th, 2017
In another great filler episode, we try to answer the question about Carlton’s Blackness while getting a much needed Theo moment from Uncle Phil!
Episode 76: The One Where Trevor Dies
January 10th, 2017
This is part two of the Season 4 Opener, so make sure to listen to the first part if you haven’t already! But if you have, get ready to talk about the funniest death by bungee jump in TV history!
January 2nd, 2017
On this episode, we share our thoughts on Aunt Viv #2. We also talk about the other major events in the episode, including Tyra Banks’ acting cameo, Hilary getting married and Carlton’s moving out of the house to go to college and have sex!
December 27th, 2016
We talked about it on Facebook, we uploaded an Honest Trailer to our YouTube channel, but now we’re bringing you our full thoughts on Will Smith’s latest feature, Collateral Beauty!
Episode 74: Will Dresses Up Like a Sunflower on Aunt Viv’s “Last Episode”
December 19th, 2016
We begin by touching on the death of Fresh Prince guest star Zsa Zsa Gabor, but spend the bulk of the episode eulogizing Janet Hubert’s Aunt Viv/Making way for Daphne Reid’s Aunt Viv. Also, Will dresses up like a sunflower.
This week, we’re covering Season 3, Episode 23, which is a Fresh Prince clip show! We don’t want to bore you with a rehash of things we’ve already talked about! Instead, we compiled the best So Fresh So Prince moments from the clips that this episode shows us! Don’t just relive your favorite Fresh Prince episodes, relive your favorite So Fresh So Prince episodes!
Episode 72: The One Where DL Hughley Schools Will on Stand Up Comedy
December 5th, 2016
In his first acting role, the hilarious DL Hughley guest stars on this week’s episode playing Keith, Will’s old friend from Philly. Fun fact: this episode was tailored specifically for DL, who was working as the warm up guy on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air when he was cast! Want more of the inside scoop on this episode? Click play! Make yourself happy and Fresh!
November 29th, 2016
This wonderful filler episode has it all! Violence! Threats from Geoffrey! Large men threatening Carlton! Carlton becoming a gambling addict! Jazz in a bowtie! Will taking a punch for Carlton! It’s all here! Come get your 90’s nostalgia!
Episode 70 – The One Where Aunt Viv Gives Birth (And a Touch of Betty White)
November 22nd, 2016
As we survive the end of Aunt Viv’s pregnancy and celebrate the birth of Baby Nicky, Lorenzo recounts what it was like when his wife was Pregnant and reveals how many times his wife broke someone’s hand during contractions. Also, we dip out toe in the water of what TV show we may cover after we finish every episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air… so how do YOU feel about The Golden Girls?
And yes, we know we accidentally referred to “Out All Night” as “Up All Night.” We’re sorry!
November 14th, 2016
Every 90’s sitcom ventured into the “Very Special Episode” territory, so this week, we get it from The Fresh Prince! It’s a PSA on why drugs are bad! Carlton is looking for some Vitamin E, but instead finds the Speed that Will was storing in his locker. What happens when Carlton takes an entire bottle of drugs? Click play to find out!
Episode 68: The Fresh Prince Podcast – The One Where Carlton Doesn’t Get Into Princeton
November 7th, 2016
Episode 318 – The Alma Matter – When you’re applying to Princeton, the best thing to do is Be Yourself. Carlton should have taken that advice because in his Princeton interview, he decided to act like Will. Why you ask? Listen to the podcast and find out!
Episode 67: The Fresh Prince Podcast – The One Where Will Fake Marries A Girl To Get Laid
November 1st, 2016
Episode 317 – The Best Laid Plans – This episode, we’ll tell you why The Facts of Life was one of the most important TV shows in history (it involves Halle Berry). You KNOW this classic episode. Click play right now and come relive it with us!
October 24th, 2016
Episode 316 – Bundle of Joy – Every good season of TV has a filler episode to bridge the gap between the big event that the show is working toward. In this case, the event is the birth of the new baby and in this episode, everyone gets their say on how they think life will be after the birth! Also, we pay homage to UPN and talk about some of the spiritual successors to the Fresh Prince like In The House and All of Us.
October 18th, 2016
Episode 315 – Robbing The Banks – It’s not that difficult to assume that the Ex-Con you just hired stole your prized Willie Mays baseball, let alone all of your furniture when it goes missing, but that’s what happens this week! Will sure likes the guy, but he also got free Playboy Channel out of the deal!
October 9th, 2016
Episode 314 – Winner Takes Off – Money doesn’t change people, it just shows you who they really are. What happens when a prank war between family members goes too far? We’ve seen Geoffrey get pushed closer to the edge all season, but when Will and Carlton make him think he wins the lotto, we find out a little bit more about Geoffrey than we wanted to.
October 3rd, 2016
Episode 313 – Mommy Nearest – It’s the annual family reunion episode and all the Smith sisters are coming to Bel Air! Aunt Vy is coming with more than just a suitcase though, she’s bringing a BOMBSHELL for Will! We can’t wait to talk about it with you!
September 26th, 2016
Episode 312 – The Cold War – Has your best friend ever had a girl so beautiful that you just needed to make her yours? This is the scenario that Will and Carlton find themselves in as they fight over Paula, Carlton’s ex. Also, Will comes up with the greatest female name in the history of anything, Boomshieka!
September 19th, 2016
Episode 311 – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Home From The Forum – While Aunt Viv is super pregnant, Will makes a new friend in Danny Mitchell, played by the lovely Vanessa Williams, at Aunt Viv’s lamaze class. Why was Will in the class with Aunt Viv? Because this episode, the writers decided that Uncle Phil was going to be a moron!
September 12th, 2016
Episode 310 – Ashes to Asses – This is it, So Fresh Army. This is the first time that Carlton presses play on the stereo, Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual” plays and we see him dance “The Carlton!” Also, Uncle Phil will be a judge by the end of the episode, but not before Carlton calls President Bush for help.
September 9th, 2016
The trailer to Will Smith’s new movie, Collateral Beauty, is here and we’re giving you our first reaction! What did you think? Let us know!
September 5th, 2016
Episode 309 – A Night At The Oprah – The Banks family are stopping by the Oprah show this week! But when Will finds out he’s not going to get to be on the show with the rest of the family, he responds in a very Will-like fashion.
August 29th, 2016
Episode 308 – Boyz in the Woods – If you’ve ever taken a weekend camping trip with your family, then this is the podcast episode for you! Uncle Phil takes Carlton and Will to the woods for manly bonding time, but it does not go well. Meanwhile, at the mansion, Hilary finds herself home alone with Trevor and Jazz (Geoffrey’s there too, but it’s his day off.)
August 22nd, 2016
Episode 307 – Here Comes the Judge – Sometimes you forget why your best friend is your best friend; you start fighting over stupid things like money and possessions. This week, that happens between Will & Jazz when Jazz somehow gets $2000 worth of parking tickets on Will’s car. ::SPOILER ALERT:: They might stop being friends for a little while after Will gets thrown in jail, but a song from Carlton and the hunt for Chumpies will always bring you back together!
August 15th, 2016
We’re bringing you stories from inside the Fresh Prince writer’s room! Mike Soccio, who’s written for Will Smith on the Men in Black trilogy, The Karate Kid, talks with us about how he got his start writing on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Episode 56: Will Gets Gifts From A Nerd & Uncle Phil Decides To Be A Judge
August 9th, 2016
Episode 306 – P.S. I Love You – Sherman Hemsley guest stars on this episode, playing a thinly veiled George Jefferson in Phil’s mentor, Judge Carl Robertson. Phil’s colleagues are trying to convince him to run for Judge Robertson’s seat, but will his teacher be quick to step aside for his mentee? Also, when a plain, nerdy girl starts to favor Will’s attention by giving him gifts, he has to decide between being a pimp or a fool.
Extra Fresh #1: Our Thoughts on Suicide Squad
August 8th, 2016
As a bonus this week, we decided to share our thoughts on the movie Suicide Squad. After all, Will Smith’s character, Deadshot, was basically just his Fresh Prince character with guns.
Episode 55: The Fresh Prince Podcast – The One Where Lisa Turtle Pretends to Be Carlton’s Baby Mama
August 1st, 2016
Episode 305: Mama’s Baby, Carlton’s Maybe – Lark Voorhies guest stars this week as Cindy, Carlton’s long lost love. Her return, however, comes with more than Carlton bargains for when she claims that he’s the father of her baby boy! Plus, we talk about what it would be like to have a room made completely of diamonds and pregnancy comedy ensues.
Episode 54: The Fresh Prince Podcast – The One Where Hilary Meets (and Sleeps With) Trevor
July 25th, 2016
Episode 304 – Hilary Gets A Job – This week, we talk about Hilary’s new love interest, Trevor. Hilary meeting a man might not be big news… but this is the episode where Hilary gets her first TV job! It really goes to show that if you’re pretty, have a rich father and live in Bel Air, things have a way of working out for you!
Episode 53: The Fresh Prince Podcast – Ashley Becomes A Ho On Her First Day of High School
July 18th, 2016
Episode 303 – That’s No Lady, That’s My Cousin – As we reminisce on how we first came to discover The Fresh Prince in our youth, the Banks are confronted with Aunt Viv’s Pregnancy. Hilary finally deals with the reality that she’s being kicked out of the house to make room for the baby while Ashley deals with her first day of school!
Episode 52: The LA Riots Episode
July 10th, 2016
On this very special episode of So Fresh So Prince, we take time to talk about the recent shootings of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile and how their struggle relates to this week’s episode, which was set in the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King Riots.
Episode 51: The Fresh Prince Podcast – Episode 301 – How I Spent My Summer Vacation
July 4th, 2016
When will spends his summer vacation in Philadelphia, he comes back with a little more “homeboy” in him than Uncle Phil can handle.
Episode 50: The One Where Carlton Strips To Get Aunt Viv’s Bracelet Back
June 27th, 2016
As we relive the episode where Carlton becomes a stripper, We chat about being a Black Republican and ponder how a 16 year old in the 1990’s could buy stocks without E*Trade.
Episode 49: Ashley’s First Kiss & The One Where They Talk About Sex
June 19th, 2016
Remember your first kiss? Remember when you had questions about sex and didn’t have the internet to turn to? That’s what happened to Ashley this week; come relive it with us.
Episode 48: The One Where Aunt Helen Cock Blocks Will & Carlton
June 13th, 2016
We think the title says it all.
Episode 47: The One Where Aunt Vy Introduces The Family To Raven Symone
June 6th, 2016
We have a long talk about “The Five Heartbeats” and get a huge Cosby crossover on both sides of the Camera when Aunt Vy brings her new man to Bel Air.
Episode 46: The One Where Phil & Viv’s Old Friend Runs From The FBI
May 30th, 2016
Carlton learns the fine art of the 90’s selfie and Will learns a thing or two about Black protest from Phil and Viv’s old friend, Marge.
Episode 45: The One Where Will, Carlton & Jazz Go On A Game Show
May 24th, 2016
When Kellogg Lieberbaum drops out of being Will’s partner on a game show, Jazz and Ty fight to take his place.
Episode 44: The One Where Doctor Dre Cuts Out Will’s Tonsils
May 16th, 2016
Geoffrey writes his memoirs and Will meets Milton Berle at the hospital!
Episode 43: The One Where Hilary Dresses Like a Gypsy For A Hunky Doctor! (with Emily Ann Plizak)
May 8th, 2016
Our guest this week, Actress Emily Ann Plizak, helps us decode the female mind as Hilary does whatever she can to attract the young, wealthy Dr. Alec Hudson.
Episode 42: How Will Geoffrey Find Love With a Toilet Paper Heiress?
May 2nd, 2016
Everyone should have love, including Geoffrey! But when the woman he falls for turns out to be worth $25 Million dollars, can they overcome the class separation? We talk about whether or not love conquers all and so much more this week!
Episode 41: The One Where That Guy From That Tyler Perry Show Beats Will in Basketball
April 25th, 2016
What’s up, So Fresh Army? Did you know that you can fill a whole bunch of a time in a TV show with Basketball montages? That’s one of the many things we learned this week from The Fresh Prince, including barbershop etiquette, what Carlton looks like dressed as Don King and more! When you’re done listening, don’t forget to head over to iTunes, rate us 5 stars and leave a nice comment.
Episode 40: The One Where Hilary Forgets to Hire All The Waiters
April 18th, 2016
Remember back in Season 1 when Hilary dropped out of college and was SUPPOSED to get a job? Well, that all comes to haunt her this week when Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv put their foot down, snap her credit card and send her out into the real world! The real world of catering, that is!
April 10th, 2016
For anyone who’s ever been on a family reunion weekend, this is the episode for you! All of the Smith sisters and their families come together in Salt Lake City, the family gets robbed and Carlton dances his first Carlton!
Episode 38: The One Where Will Wins $1000 at Casino Night (And Won’t Give It Back!)
April 4th, 2016
Congratulations to Tatyana Ali on her Engagement/Pregnancy!
Remember Casino Night? In Bel Air, it’s a big deal. So how would you feel if you won $1000 at Casino night and then were expected to give it back to the person that gave it to you? That’s Will’s dilemma this week. Our dilemma? The fact that we had to watch all three “3 Ninjas” movies growing up.
Episode 37: The One Where Carlton Rents Out The House For a Bel Biv Devoe Music Video
March 28th, 2016
When the parents are away, the kids will play! Phil and Viv are off to a legal convention, Geoffrey plans a getaway at a Butler’s convention and Hilary is left in charge of the house! As we’re sure you can guess, the kids were far from perfect angels, but in this fan favorite episode, you’ll see what really happen when you leave the Banks children in control.
Episode 36: The One Where Will Steals Forks from Zsa Zsa Gabor (With Rachael King & Sara Tenenbein)
March 21th, 2016
90’s nostalgia connoisseurs/Hosts of “The Shepod” Rachael King and Sara Tenenbein join us this week and the aspiring Golden Girls help us relive one of the silliest episodes of the season. In addition to covering the episode, we’re talking about their 90’s crushes, their take on life in Bel Air and other favorites. Remember Zsa Zsa Gabor? We do, so hit play and reminisce with us.
Episode 35: How Will Malcolm Jamal-Warner Give The Rapmobile A Love Tap?
March 14th, 2016
This week, Will gets his first car, so we talk about some of the best first cars that teenagers can get (LeBarons and Tercels!) Also, we get a REAL Theo moment this week when Malcolm Jamal-Warner guest stars as Eric, the new hot shot attorney at Uncle Phil’s law firm!
Episode 34: The One Where Queen Latifah is Fat/Phat
March 7th, 2016
Hey So Fresh Army, have you heard about the fan theory that Will Smith died in that “one little fight” that scared him mom? The one that claims the entire series of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air takes place in Will’s version of Heaven? We dive into that theory this week as Queen Latifah returns to the show playing a new character and Nia Long guest stars as Claudia the Head Cheerleader. We also talk about Chris Rock’s comments about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars.
Episode 33: The One Where Aunt Viv Does Her Epic Dance (featuring Giovonnie Samuels)
February 29th, 2016
In this fan favorite episode, Aunt Viv turns 40 years old and does an epic dance number. It is so awesome that we won’t waste anymore of your time! Click play and enjoy!
Episode 32: The One Where Will’s Aunt Marries a White Guy
February 22th, 2016
What happens when The Fresh Prince takes on a racially sensitive subject? It’s certainly not an episode of “Black-ish” but did they make it funny? We think so, but give us a listen and let us know your thoughts.
We also talk about the power of a good Robert Townsend movie and Duran Duran.
Episode 31: The One Where Carlton Wears A Dress
February 15th, 2016
Thanks for taking the time to listen this week! We appreciate you, So Fresh Army! This episode is chock full or Fresh Prince goodness. Granny is back, Carlton wears a dress, the Banks Family has a handyman named Ed and Will creates a Late Night TV Show host named “Willsinio Smith!”
Episode 30: How Will Carlton Make the PSAT’s More Awesome?
February 8th, 2016
Remember that magical time in your life when you had to take tests in school? Maybe you’re in that place in your life right now! Either way, do you ever think to yourselves, “How could we make this more funny?” This week, we strive to answer that question as we follow Will and Carlton’s journey through the PSAT. Who do you think is going to score higher on the test? Listen and find out!
Episode 29: The One Where Will Dresses Up Like a Pirate
February 1st, 2016
What’s up, So Fresh Army? Ready to relive the episode where Will gets a job and has to dress up like a pirate? Great! We also talk about some of our first jobs and reminisce about one of our all time favorite movies, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Episode 28: The One Where We Talk About THAT Janet Hubert Rant (And Ashley Has A Bully)
January 25th, 2016
On this episode, Ashley has a bully named Paula. Will and Carlton do their best to help Ashley deal with it, but it doesn’t quite go according to plan. Also, friend of the show Giovonnie Samuels comes back to give us her thoughts about Will Smith boycotting the Oscars this year and Janet Hubert’s ever so eccentric response!
Episode 27: The One Where Will Gets Caught an Earthquake with Gina from “Martin” (With Julia Hays)
January 18th, 2016
Remember when Will got stuck in the basement? Sitting on the tricycle? Girl Gettin’ on his nerves? We do! It’s the first episode of Season 2 and special guest Julia Hays (E! Online) joins us to provide the female perspective of why Kathleen (Tisha Campbell-Martin) acted like a yoch in the basement. We also try to help Julia find love! #FindJuliaLove
Episode 26: How Will Queen Latifah Teach Hilary Some U.N.I.T.Y. (With Alphonso McAuley)
January 11th, 2016
Alphonso McAuley (The Middle, Fat Albert) joins us for this final episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s first season! He talks with us about the episode’s special guest star, Queen Latifah, her wardrobe and how a 31 year old character tries to date a 17 year old Will Smith!
Episode 25: The One Where Little T Sings At Ashley’s 12th (or 10th) Birthday Party
January 4th, 2016
Do you remember your first date? More importantly, do you remember Ashley’s first date? If not, have no fear, your friends from So Fresh So Prince are here to help you relive that very very special moment in her life! Also, we imagine what a Fresh Prince animated series would look like!
Episode 24: The One Where Carlton Goes to Compton (And Discovers There Are No Benihana’s)
December 28th, 2015
Remember with us as we re-watch the classic Fresh Prince episode where Carlton tries to spend a weekend at Jazz’s apartment in Compton with “Tiny” and “Juwanna Mann!” We also speculate about why Jazz ate so much fried chicken in the episode and talk about why no one should go to MacArthur Park.
Episode 23: The One Where Uncle Phil Plays Pool
December 21th, 2015
A classic Fresh Prince episode this week! Will gets hustled in pool, loses the Benz and needs Uncle Phil to get him out of a sticky situation! We also delve into Will Smith’s political aspirations and talk about which of the current Presidential candidates made the best cameo on the Fresh Prince (Spoiler Alert: Donald Trump is the only cameo.)
Episode 22: How Will Jasmine Guy Hurl Shakespearian Insults at the Kardashians?
December 13th, 2015
Our very special guest star on this episode, Jasmine Guy, gave us the opportunity to not only talk about the episode, but also about some of our other favorite 90’s sitcoms like “A Different World.” We also talk about the lack of diversity on “Friends,” see the seeds of ::SPOILERS:: why Janet Hubert was replaced on the show, and discuss the plot of Creed 2 where Donny Creed fights Ivan Drago Jr.
Episode 21: The One Where Will Chases a British Girl Around in the Name of Ziggy Marley
December 7th, 2015
We’re eating Fish and Chips and enjoying Tea and Crumpets this week when Lord Fowler. Geoffrey’s old boss, and the Lord’s daughter Lady Penelope, come to visit. Will tries to prove that he’s responsible by taking Penelope to the Opera, but anyone can guess how well that went for him. Also, we talk about the Not So Fresh Prince and share our thoughts on Uncle Phil’s British accent.
Episode 20: How Will Vivica A. Fox Make a Man Out of Will?
November 29th, 2015
This week’s episode is a deep dive into what makes men and women tick! In Will’s case, Jazz’s sister Janet (Vivica A. Fox) comes into town and makes his heart do all sorts of ticking.
Episode 19: How Will The Fresh Prince Writers Ruin Granny’s Comeback? (Featuring Jennifer Crocker)
November 23rd, 2015
What’s up So Fresh Army? Guess what? Granny’s back! But her return wasn’t nearly as much fun as last time! Writer/Producer Jennifer Crocker (@jennwoo) joins us this week to talk about this incredible episode that smacks you across the face with delicious Mother/Son cheesiness!
Shoutout to our So Fresh Army Member of the week, Declan M Laird. Follow him! @declanmlaird!
Episode 18: The One Where Aunt Viv Gets White Kids to Sing Negro Spirituals (Featuring Adrian Burks)
November 15th, 2016
Actor Adrian Burks (Whiplash) joins us this week to talk about the episode where Will convinces his school to teach Black History by hiring Aunt Viv as the new History teacher. He and Lorenzo recount what it’s like to be Black in a student body mostly made up of White kids (Spoiler Alert: It’s extra weird during Black History Month) Also, because the topic of Slavery keeps coming up in the episode, this week, we’re eat Matzah!
Episode 17: The One Where Will Becomes a Rich White Guy
November 8th, 2015
Superstitions run wild on this week’s episode! When Will becomes an investment banker’s lucky charm, it goes exactly as well as you can imagine. Plus, we eat Lucky Charms!
Episode 16: The First Christmas Episode (or How Ashley Learns the Word Ebullient)
November 1st, 2015
In the show’s first Christmas episode, Aunt Viv lets Will take control of all the home’s decoration to help Ashley find the true meaning of Christmas. This lets Lorenzo reminisce on his Christmas experiences growing up and Andrew remember what it was like to grow up in a Jewish household eating Asian food on Christmas Eve.
Episode 15: Will Smith’s (Wilbur Smithsonian) First Day of School… sort of
October 25th, 2015
In another flashback episode, Will tells Ashley and her friends about his first day at Bel Air Academy, which included much more of the Glee Club than he would have liked. Off topic-topics include conversations about Kenan & Kel, our attempt are creating a new Uncle Phil meme, and Salmon Soufflé.
Episode 14: The One Where Hillary Drops Out Of College
October 19th, 2015
This week is all about family… and blackmail. Really, it’s about when family members blackmail each other; we talk about the aftermath of when Hillary gets caught dropping out of College. We also go into heavy detail about the bike ride that Will had to take to follow Hillary from Bel Air to UCLA and get the most entertaining Presidential history lesson from Carlton!
Episode 13: The One Where We Meet Will’s Mom
October 11th, 2015
This week, in addition to us throwing down a challenge to the Gilmore Guys, we talk about what happens when Will’s Mom, Vy, comes to visit for the first time. Needless to say, as happy as we are to meet her, it would have been nice if the writers hadn’t been hungover when they wrote the Thanksgiving episode. Fortunately for you, So Fresh So Prince listener, bad episode give us lots of topics to make fun of for your listening enjoyment.
Episode 12: How Will Isiah Thomas Just Pass It To Will?
October 5th, 2015
This week, Andrew and Lorenzo spar in a verbal basketball game about the what happens to Carlton’s ego when Will joins the basketball team. Also, we discuss how one small difference in the show could have turned the episode into a story not unlike “The Sandlot” and imagine what havoc Hillary would have caused with an Uber account.
Episode 11: How Will Naomi Campbell Just Do A Fairly Fly Individual?
September 28th, 2015
It’s Geoffrey’s TV Birthday this week! To celebrate, we find ourselves way off topic with conversations about Game of Thrones and Sesame Street. We also talk about guest star Naomi Campbell’s acting in this episode and debate whether Will Smith in a bright yellow suit more resembles Big Bird or Dick Tracy!
Episode 10: How Will Bo Jackson Help Carlton Get a Date? (Pt. 2)
September 21th, 2015
In the second part of this two-part episode/podcast, Will and Carlton continue their bet over who can find a date first, but end up fighting for the same girl’s affections. Carlton (GASP) resorts to lying to try and beat Will! Before the episode is over, we’ll have a whole lot more flashbacks and a classic fairy tale ending!
Episode 9: How Will Bo Jackson Help Carlton Get a Date? (Pt. 1)
October 14th, 2015
In the first part of this two part podcast, the entire Banks family goes to the mall in search of Halloween costumes! This is the perfect way for the writers to give us a classic Fresh Prince flashback episode! Also, Will and Carlton aren’t allowed to come to Hillary’s Halloween party without dates, so they spend the episode searching for the affection of a lovely young lady!
Episode 8: How Will “Raphael De La Ghetto” Hit Us With The Street Beat?
August 31st, 2015
What’s up, So Fresh Army? This week, Will becomes a poet to impress a girl! He takes on the pseudonym “Raphael De La Ghetto” and makes Geoffrey wear an afro and a daisheiki! Most importantly, Jazz gives us the greatest pickup line of all time, so listen and learn how to use it!
Episode 7: How Will Hank Azaria Learn That #BlackLivesMatter? (and is Jaden Smith the Greatest?)
August 23rd, 2015
This week, we have a very deep conversation about the episode where Will and Carlton get thrown in jail after being wrongly accused of stealing a Mercedes-Benz! We also speculate on who’s going to be cast in The Fresh Prince Reboot and who they’ll bring back from the original!
August 17th, 2015
Don Cheadle stops by this episode (of the show, not the podcast) as Will’s best friend from Philly! We discuss how he makes Will Smith a better actor, how the writers must feel about children and families, and further the fan theory that Cheadle’s Fresh Prince character goes on to save many people from genocide in Rwanda!
Episode 5: How Will Kathy Griffin call Uncle Phil a Pig?
August 10th, 2015
Spiritual songs abound in this week’s episode! Uncle Phil’s parents are in town and Grandma and Grandpa come with presents big and small! We never really see the true star of this week’s episode in question, Uncle Phil’s childhood best friend (a pig named Melvin) but he sure comes up a lot this week!
Episode 4: How Will We “Kip” It Up In The Club? (with Giovonnie Samuels)
August 3rd, 2015
Actress Giovonnie Samuels (FX’s “You’re The Worst”, All That) joins us this week to watch Episode 3, the one where Will tries WAY too hard to impress a girl at Uncle Phil’s Country Club by becoming a “Carlton”. Also, you’re going to leave this episode debating who would win in a Dance-Off between Will Smith and Anthony Anderson!
Episode 3: How Will Ashley Bang The Drum?
July 27th, 2015
In this episode, we remember when Will makes one of the most important moves, pawning Ashley’s violin to buy her a drum set! The drum set is never seen again, but the drum teacher was everyone’s favorite character to throw out of the house, DJ Jazzy Jeff!
Episode 2: How Will We Pilot The Ship?
July 20th, 2015
For “The Fresh Prince’s” Pilot episode, we joyfully remember Will’s great fashion decisions, Hilary’s long speeches, Ashley’s crush on Will that got a little too real, and how Carlton was thrown in there so that they could figure out what they were going to do with him later.
Episode 1: How Will We Get To Bel Air?
July 5th, 2015
[huspo]Take a trip with us! In our flagship episode, we explore how Will Smith’s greatest television accomplishment came to be, remember who the major players were in the show, and talk about why we think it still holds up today.