The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1 (1990 - 1991)

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Critic Consensus: Now this is the story of how Will Smith's career got flipped -- turned upside down -- from Top 40 rapper with bankable flair to a transcendent star in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Air date: Sep 10, 1990
2
Air date: Sep 17, 1990
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4
Air date: Oct 1, 1990
5
Air date: Oct 8, 1990
6
Air date: Oct 15, 1990
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9
Air date: Oct 29, 1990
10
Air date: Nov 5, 1990
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Will moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel-Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, his cousins spoiled Hilary, preppy Carlton and young Ashley and their sophisticated British butler, Geoffrey.

Cast

Will Smith
as Will Smith
James Avery
as Philip Banks
Janet Hubert-Whitten
as Vivian Banks
Alfonso Ribeiro
as Carlton Banks
Karyn Parsons
as Hilary Banks
Tatyana M. Ali
as Ashley Banks
Janet Hubert
as Vivian Banks
Tatyana Ali
as Ashley Banks
Jonathan Emerson
as Edward Fellows III
Paris Vaughn
as Melinda
Sandy Frank
as Leonard
Virginia Capers
as Grandma Banks
John Petlock
as Henry Furth
Edward Edwards
as Armstrong
Bill Cort
as Thorvald
James Tolkan
as Dr. B. Langford Oates
Victoria Rowell
as Mimi Mumford
Bette Ford
as Madame Chatchka
Laurel Moglen
as Elizabeth
Tom O'Rourke
as Jameson
Gilbert Lewis
as Grandpa Banks
Dan Desmond
as Sergeant
Ron Perkins
as O'Donnell
Don Cheadle
as Ice Tray
A.J. Johnson
as Christina
J.D. Hall
as Charlie the Mack
Queen Latifah
as Marissa Redman
Dell Yount
as Dr. Kramer
Melvin Jones
as Tough Guy
Jasmine Guy
as Kayla Samuels
Al B. Sure!
as Himself
Sherrie Krenn
as Lady Penelope
William Glover
as Lord Fowler
Tim Russ
as Eugene
Kelly Connell
as Gadgets Salesperson
Patricia Clipper
as Pen Salesperson
Kyausha Simpson
as Cheerleader #2
Jaclyn Bernstein
as Girl at Party
Anthony Auer
as Newscaster
William Corl
as Headmaster Thorvald
John Towey
as Country Club Rep
Anastasia N. Ali
as Trick or Treater
William Cort
as Headmaster Thorvald
Justin Moran Shenkarow
as Kevin Driscoll
Shaun Baker
as Bystander
Garon Grigsby
as Skip Nesbitt
David Downing
as Master of Ceremonies
Heavy D
as Himself
Monica Beavers
as Cheerleader #1
Tom Holiday
as Handsome Man
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Critic Reviews for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (11)

A triumph of mainstream mediocrity.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Even in its "regular" episodes, The Fresh Prince's exploration of race and identity shed light on the humor and heartbreak that accompanies coming of age as a young black person in a majority-white culture.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air introduced mainstream audiences to Smith as an actor, which allowed him to become the bankable, blockbuster movie star we know today.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…
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The show transcended race, age, gender, countries, you name it. I have never met anyone in my life who hasn't seen or doesn't like the Fresh Prince.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Each episode leaves viewers with a powerful lesson on how to live life with dignity and grace.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Much of the sitcom's appeal has to be credited to the man himself, Will Smith - the effortless charm and charisma... But the contribution of the show's supporting cast should not be overlooked.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a hilarious TV series, but let us not forget how many times that show made us feel things, learn things, and yes, cry. Like a lot.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Yes, the stories are well-trodden and predictable, the jokes mostly limp, and mawkish "serious" plotlines lurk like sharks, but Smith's charisma and gift for one-liners help to deliver a slick sitcom that's never less than watchable and often very funny.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The punch lines are predictable, but the kid and his stern uncle generate a great deal of comic energy. Avery does excellent slow burns while the fresh young prince mouths off.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The premiere is tainted by buffoonish caricatures of the rich and phony and a script that is only moderately amusing.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1

Fairly funny Will Smith vehicle. It's kind of like Moesha, Family Matters, and all other African-American TV shows of the time. Pretty good.

whos that hot as shit black uncle???

Com 6 Temporadas e 148 episódio, é uma excelente série de comédia estilo sitcom. A série é sobre a vida de um rapaz oriundo de um bairro pobre de Filadélfia que vai morar na elegante Bel-Air. Indispensável para quem gosta desse estilo de seriado e também para quem é fan do ator Will Smith!

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is a superbly enjoyable show with tons of hilarious writing and a fantastic cast.

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