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OTTplay Now You Know - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Nikhil Kumar
Nov 12, 2021
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Welcome to another podcast of OTTplay Now You Know, where I give you all the lesser-known facts, some trivia, and info you hardly knew about your favorite shows and films. This is your host Nikhil, stay with me

Today, the show we bring to you is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the 90s American sitcom TV which kickstarted Hollywood star Will Smith’s career. This 148 episode family entertainer has over six seasons and is definitely a binge-watch! Here are a few facts about the show that you probably didn't know.

1. Jada Pinkett Smith was offered the role of Lisa, but she declined because she felt she lacked chemistry with Will. Quite amusingly, three years later, the actors got married to each other.

2. Former US president Donald Trump, then a businessman, made a cameo appearance in one of the episodes but felt his lines weren’t funny. Eventually, executive producer Gary H Miller had to convince him that they actually were. 

3. The show ended after six seasons because Will felt it was beginning to lose its charm. Further, he had also started getting offers from Hollywood movies by then. 

4. Actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton in the show, sued the makers of Fortnite for stealing his famous dance moves ‘The Carlton Dance’ for a popular video game ‘Fresh’ in 2018, without giving him a credit. However, the US copyrights for Performing Arts rejected his plea.

You could watch this series exclusively on Netflix.

Well, that's some lesser-known trivia about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on today's podcast. I shall be back soon with another episode of OTTplay Now You Know. This is your host Nikhil signing off.

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