As a simple woman with ~excellent~ taste, I feel pretty confident in declaring that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is the funniest show ever to air on television.
Seriously, think about it. It LITERALLY has everything: an absolutely incredible cast, serious heart, expert fourth wall breaks, and undeniably hilarious, excellent writing.
So — with all of that in mind — here are just a FEW of the silliest jokes, visual gags, and iconic comedic moments that prove once and for all that Fresh Prince was one of the funniest TV shows (if not THE funniest) ever to air.
1.The time Will was absolutely every "adult":
2.The time Carlton was considerate of his family's "struggles":
3.The time Uncle Phil was every unwilling person who ever attended a Halloween party:
4.The time Hilary invented self-care:
5.The time Geoffrey set expectations low:
6.The time Will knew how to deal with an accident:
7.And the time Will knew how to get a pizza delivered faster:
8.The time Carlton and Will put on one heck of a performance:
9.The time Will delivered this sick burn:
10.And the time Will (accompanied by Tyra Banks) delivered this OTHER sick burn:
11.The time Uncle Phil ruminated about his relationship with his father-in-law:
12.The time Will knew exactly how to comfort Ashley:
13.The time Hilary delivered this iconic line:
14.And the time Ashley delivered this OTHER iconic line:
15.The time Will seemed to be the only person who noticed this glaring omission:
16.The time Uncle Phil delivered this very '90s joke:
17.The time Carlton contemplated a serial/cereal injustice:
18.The time Will was a little confused about Shakespeare:
19.The time Geoffrey had to bring Uncle Phil back to reality:
20.The time Will needed some extra time to come up with an appropriate excuse:
21.The time Will was very, very cool in front of Lisa:
22.And, of course, the time Will tricked Carlton into believing that he'd murdered Lisa after a prank gone wrong, and Carlton reacted like this:
BONUS ROUND!!! Since you've made it all the way through this post and OBVIOUSLY love Fresh Prince as much as I do, here's a bunch of Will's best pickup lines, presented with absolutely zero context, which somehow only stands to make them funnier:
29.And finally — this self-pickup line:
So, there ya have it! I think we can all agree that Fresh Prince was, is, and always will be one of the funniest shows ever to grace our TV screens! Which episode was your favorite? Which of Will's pickup lines would've 100% worked on you? Share all of your thoughts in the comments below!
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