Your Mom’s Right Shoe – Staff Writer
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there,
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air!
If you have a tough time recalling these lyrics to the opening theme song of a hit show that was popular in the 90’s, then we probably shouldn’t be friends. Shouldn’t? Actually, we just straight up can’t. The good news is that, no, we still can’t be friends, but you will have time to redeem yourself in the near future!
Hitting the Lifetime channel in the spring of 2016, will be a reboot of the popular 90’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air titled The Less Fresh Prince of Bel Air! The creation, which is still in the works, is in no way affiliated with Will Smith, because let’s face it, he doesn’t have the time to devote to the show that got him started in Hollywood. Plus his son is far too busy becoming a less successful Karate Kid and his daughter is still recovering from whiplash no thanks to her “whipping her hair back and forth” stage. The Smith family clearly has bigger fish to fry.
The future production will star the younger brother that was named after the Dewey Decimal system from the popular show Malcolm in the Middle as the elusive ‘Master William.’ Bill Cosby will play Uncle Phil, the mom from ‘Here Comes Honey BooBoo’ will play Aunt Viv, Ken Griffey Jr. will play Carlton Banks, Oprah will play Ashley Banks and DJ Jazzy Jeff will play himself. The less successful Sesame Street characters will play all of the other secondary characters.
Rather than being set in the early 90’s, the producers, who created family sitcom favorites like 50 Cent is our Babysitter and The Vegan Children Club, decided to put a slight spin on the tale and set it in a future-esque setting with 1920’s clothing and dialogue.
“We feel that it will give more meaning and depth to the show. We want to tackle huge questions that everyone ponders at some point in life like, “What makes a human?” “Why am I here?” and “Will the questions on the ACT actually apply to my life?” At the same time, we want to create a sitcom that is original. We don’t want to do something that has already been done before,” said producer and cameraman seven, Alowishous Huntington III.
With all of this in mind, they want to stay true to the plot of the original story. Dialogue, setting, props and costuming will be the main points of change. There is a large amount of speculation that this show has the potential to be the next Breaking Bad or Phineas and Ferb, so the producers have already signed a contract guaranteeing that The Less Fresh Prince of Bel Air will air for three straight seasons. Whether the show continues on after three seasons will only be decided if the future ratings stay consistent with American Idol “Season One” views.
Tune into to The Less Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which will air in the spring of 2016 on the Lifetime channel.