Will Smith transformed himself from a successful rapper to a household name when The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air became a pop-culture phenomenon in the early 90s.
The series aired its final episode 17 years ago this week…and Smith (along with his son, Jaden) marked the occasion with a few big surprises on the UK’s Graham Norton Show.
First was Smith’s old partner, DJ Jazzy Jeff, who manned the wheels of steel while Smith & Son got the crowd going with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song.
But the hands-down highlight was when Smith called for his old Bel-Air buddy, “Carlton” (Alfonso Ribeiro) to the stage.
Smith, Jaden, and Ribeiro danced to Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual,” and then Norton bravely joined the trio—and tried to keep up—as they grooved to the Sugarhill Gang’s “Apache.” (Anybody remember “jump on it”?)
Here’s your stroll down memory lane…along with a slice of hip-hop heaven:
(H/T: Consequence of Sound)