This ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reunion Was Predictably Fresh

Will Smith & Co. brought a hefty dose of ‘90s nostalgia.

This ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reunion Was Predictably Fresh
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Now this is a story all about how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast still loves each other!

On Monday, Alfonso Ribeiro (a.k.a. Carlton Banks) shared an epic Instagram photo of the Banks family and their quirky AF cousin from Philly, Will. The reunited cast members also included Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Will Smith, Daphne Maxwell Reid, and Joseph Marcell (a.k.a Geoffrey, the greatest butler to have graced the small screen).

The absence of James Avery, who played the lovable Uncle Phil, fell heavy on the cast. “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete,” Ribeiro wrote in his Instagram caption. Avery died in 2013 from complications during open heart surgery. He was 68 at the time.

Although it’s been more than a decade since the wildly popular ‘90s hit was on air, the show's six-season run certainly left quite the mark on people. In fact, many fans are still holding out for a possible revival.

So what does Will Smith think of that idea?

In a 2016 interview, Smith shared his thoughts: “I don’t think ever, like pretty close to when hell freezes over. Like we’re going to leave that alone.”

Well, alright then.

What do you think of this Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion? Do you want to see the Banks family back in action on TV? Hit the comments to dish and discuss.

This ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reunion Was Predictably Fresh

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