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That time "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" played golf

September 10, 2015

Twenty-five years ago this Thursday, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air made its debut. If you don't remember the sitcom that ran for six glorious seasons and starred Will Smith, you missed out. At the very least, you probably remember the show's theme since it's the only rap song that anyone knows all the lyrics to.

The anniversary reminded us of this brief, but hysterical scene of Will playing golf with Uncle Phil:

Fortunately, Uncle Phil, played by James Avery, was a little better at doling out advice than he was at playing golf. Aside from being a much-needed father figure to his adopted nephew in the show, he provided parental guidance to millions of youngsters watching on TV. If you didn't shed a tear when he consoled Will during his classic "How come he don't want me" monologue, I don't want to know you.

In real life, there's not much out there about Smith playing golf, although he did play caddie "Bagger Vance" in the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance. And his Fresh Prince cousin, Carlton, played by Alfonso Ribeiro, is one of the busiest celebrity golfers today. We'll leave you with him doing his famous "Carlton" dance on the golf course with friend Justin Timberlake: