TV serie, directed by : Shelley Jensen, Jeff Melman, Ellen Gittelsohn, ..., writing credits : Andy Borowitz (creator), Susan Borowotiz (created by), Benny Medina, Jeff Pollack, ..., produced by : Quincy Jones, Werner Walian, Benny Medina, Jeff Pollack, Mara Lopez, Andy Borowitz, Susan Borowitz, Samm Art William, Leslie Ray, David Steven Simon, Cheryl Gard, Maiya Williams, Gary H Miller, Winifred Harvey, Kevin Wendel, Will Smith, ..., music : Quincy Jones III, Robert Jerald, film editing : Jim McQueen, John Doutt, Jesse Hoke, Gary Anderson, Rich Blankinship, ..., distribution : Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Reid, Janet Hubert, Ross Bagley, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Nia Long, ..., (1990 - 1996).
The 3rd of Mach 1991 Rodney King an African - American people is bitten with sticks by the police during a control and the acquittal of the policemen will start riots (50 dead people). The creators of the TV serie "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" (Andy and Susan Borowitz, Quincy Jones III) decide during this disturbing times to talk about the struggle of classes between African - American middle class and upper class. Under the advices of his mother a ressourceful teenager Will (Will Smith) leaves his Philadelphia background for moving to Bel Air (California) for living with his Uncle Phil (James Avery) and his Aunt Vivian (Janet Hubert, Daphne Reid). The cultural shock between a young teenager rap and basket ball fan with the Californian upper class will create some funny and incredible situations. Among the main characters (Uncle Phil, Aunt Vivian, Ashley, Hillary, Jeffrey, ...) Will and his cousin Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) will distinguish themselves. Carlton dresses himself in a square way and laugh all the time whereas Will seems to be much more cleaver. From this confrontation great moments like the famous "Carlton dance" performs on the Tom Jones hit "It's not unusual". The serie could stop at the end of the third season because a conflict between Will Smith and Janet Hubert based on unknown reasons happen but the audience doesn't want that. The producers decide to choose another actress (Daphne Reid) for performing Aunt Vivian. Like the "Cosby Show" does "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" will underline some guests stars like Don Cheadle, Michael Clarke Duncan,...The serie helps Will Smith to become a star and also the other actors promoting their own projects. James Avery will become screenwriter for PBS. Alfonso Ribeiro will lost his rights on the famous "Carlton dance". Karyn Parsons will produce a TV serie about unknown African - American heroes and Tatyana Ali will follow studies at the Harvard University before performing as Roxanne between 2007 and 2013 in "The young and the restless".