10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’


No. 3 – The Jada Connection

Before becoming Jada Pinkett-Smith, the 43-year-old actress was simply known as Jada Koren Pinkett. She was a young actress searching for roles out in Hollywood. And she thought she found the role of her career when she auditioned for the role of Will Smith’s onscreen girlfriend, Lisa, but sadly she was told she was too short to play the character.

But during the auditioning process, Will and Jada connected with each other. They eventually fell in love, got married in 1997 and now have two unique children together.



No. 2 – Can We Have One New Mom Please?

I don’t know about you, but I liked the first Aunt Vivian better than the second Aunt Vivian. As some of you may know, Janet Hubert played the character for the first three seasons of the show. But then in season four, they changed things up by introducing a brand new Vivian played by Daphne Reid. It was a shocking change, and at the time, no one seemed to understand why they replaced Hubert.

And almost 20 years later, we still don’t have a clear reason. She claims Will Smith got her fired. They apparently didn’t like each other at all, and it’s clear Hubert still hates Smith. She recently told TMZ, “I will never do anything with an a–hole like Will Smith. He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up.”

But Smith claims he had nothing to do with her getting fired. Some people believe it was a contract issue, some say it’s because she became pregnant while filming, the list goes on and on. We may never get the real story.



No. 1 – The Theme Song Caused A School Lockdown!

Earlier we mentioned how popular the show still is today. The theme song is still being memorized by kids all over the world, and back in 2013, it almost got one high school student in a lot of trouble. A receptionist at Ambridge Area High School in Pennsylvania called 19-year-old Travis Clawson to remind him of an appointment. The call went straight to his voice mail greeting, which was his rendition of The Fresh Prince theme song.

The receptionist thought she heard Clawson say, “shooting people outside of the school,” but really what she heard was the line “And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school.”

Police were called, schools in the area were put on lockdown, and Clawson was questioned by police. Thankfully, things were cleared up a short time later.