So far today I’ve written about Full House and Trading Spaces, so I may as well continue with the “shows of yore” theme by posting about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Hopefully I can continue the theme even more when TMZ burps up an ESCANDALOSO story about the cast of Out Of This World.
TMZ says that most of the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunited at Nobu in Malibu yesterday and they did it in the name of charity. Karyn Parsons, who played Hilary Banks, has a charity called the Sweet Blackberry Foundation and they recently auctioned off a dinner with the cast of Fresh Prince. A family from England won and they got to eat overpriced sushi with Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Karyn, Will Smith, Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv 2.0) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey). Alfonso posted a picture of their reunion on Instagram and added that the reunion was not complete without Uncle Phil, who died in 2013.
Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.
Altogether now: BUT WHAT ABOUT ORIGINAL AUNT VIV?!
I ask that question even though the answer is every kind of obvious. Janet Hubert (Original Aunt Viv) has nearly made a second career out of dragging Will and Jada Pinkett Smith all over the internet and back again. So obviously, Aunt Viv 2.0 is the only Aunt Viv to Will Smith. But if I was that family from England, I would’ve demanded that Original Aunt Viv be there, because that $16 soft shell crab roll would taste so much better while watching Original Aunt Viv theatrically read Will live and in person.