5 wishes we have for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 08: Actor Will Smith attends 'Bad Boys For Life' photocall at the Villamagna Hotel on January 08, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 08: Actor Will Smith attends 'Bad Boys For Life' photocall at the Villamagna Hotel on January 08, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) /

HBO Max is already home to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s six seasons

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired on NBC from 1990-1996 and starred Will Smith, Alfonso Ribiero, Tatyana Ali, and the late James Avery to name a few. The popular sitcom, though comedic at its core, did cover serious topics on occasion, including gun violence, desertion by a parent, racism, drugs, and drunk driving.

To this day, 26 years after the last episode aired, it has remained popular, and now HBO Max is bringing the stars of the series back together for a 30th reunion special. We’re looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and we’ve got a few things on our wish list.

We want to hear Will Smith sing the theme song

According to Deadline, the special will include music, dancing, and surprise guests. What better music is there for this reunion than to hear Will Smith sing the theme song live?

We want to see the Carlton dance

Any fan of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air knows the Carlton dance was an integral part of the show. Even for years after the series ended, whenever Tom Jones’s song, “It’s Not Unusual” started playing anywhere, we all pictured Carlton dancing. So, understandably, we want to see it again. And, in case you didn’t know, that dance was actually inspired by Courtney Cox and Bruce Springsteen.

We want to hear some behind-the-scenes stories

Sometimes, when these types of reunions happen, the audience gets to catch up on the actors’ lives and hear what they thought about the show and the longevity of its popularity. But we’d love to hear some behind-the-scenes information that can’t be found online.

Like what was Will Smith’s first day on set like since this was his first acting job? And what is the one thing they’ll always remember about each season?

We’d like to see a tribute to James Avery

James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, passed away in December 2013, but The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would not have been as good as it was without him. To that end, a 30th anniversary special should include more than just a line or two about this actor who helped make this show. Hopefully, we’ll hear some stories about Avery, too.

We’d love to see some of our favorite guest stars

Over the course of six seasons, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air had some amazing guest stars, and if HBO Max allots more than just an hour for the special, we’d like to see them all. But that’s probably not going to happen.

Still, we’d love to see Queen Latifah, Tyra Banks, who began her own acting career on the series, Don Cheadle, and, of course, Tom Jones.

One wish has already come true

And in case you just can’t get enough of this classic series after watching all the seasons on HBO Max and the reunion, there’s a reboot coming as well. Westbrook Media, which was co-founded by Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith, Miguel Melendez, and Kosaku Yada, will executive produce Bel-Air, which is a dramatic re-imagining of the series based on a video trailer created by superfan, Morgan Cooper.

Smith called the trailer “brilliant” and went on to say that existing storylines from the original series could be used for the new series.

"The dramatic version of of these ideas means that you can use existing story lines, but it’s not going to seem like you’re redoing an episode because the story line’s going to be brand new from the dramatic perspective."

The 30th anniversary special of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will air on HBO Max sometime around Thanksgiving.

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