How I Became The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air | STORYTIME

Published on May 10, 2018
The full story of how an ex-girlfriend, Arsenio Hall, Quincy Jones and flowing libations all led to the creation of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
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Executive Producers: Will Smith, Miguel Melendez
Producers: Aaron Ferguson, Lukas Kaiser, Mike Nussbaum, Sadao Turner
Co-Directors: Jeff Blank, Luke Kelly-Clyne
Editor: Chris Dallas-Feeney
Animation: Chris Dallas-Feeney
Voice-over (Will's Girlfriend): Brianna Baker
Creative Consultants: Turner Barrowman, Lionel Boyce, Clayton English, JF Harris, Will Miles
1st AC: Brandon Epperson
Location Sound Mixer: Michael Sujek


  • Amazing story Will

  • Damn you've only aged 10 years in 30 years.

  • One of my favorite shows 💕

  • Track id - 4:19 ???

  • Why are the Paul brothers recommended when I subbed

  • will smith is better than most popular youtubers thats facts

  • I watcj this show every morning on BET☆

  • This is the story of how your life can change in the course of one night if you're ready to answer the door when opportunity knocks.

  • Wow I didnt know this!!! Opportunity was not knocking it was hitting you in the face. That's amazing

  • FIT@50 program...our next Project! #smileyheart😘

  • He's always been such a great storyteller

  • I love The Fresh Prince of Bel Air so much

  • I wonder if his girlfriend that encouraged him got any of that fresh prince money?

  • Imagine if he didn’t go to that party...

  • You were a young bull/boy (however y'all say that out on the East Coast), Will, so of course you didn't manage yo' money perfectly. A lot of brothas beat themselves up over it. It's easy to look back and say what you should've done and yadda, yadda, yadda, but realistically, when you come up on money, you play it by ear. Ummm interesting... Benny Medina, Quincy Jones. You know what? Imma leave that alone. See, you're one of the smart ones. You did what you had to do and kept movin'. While some individuals in the _induskry_ are singin' like a bunch of canaries, you ain't said a word to first. Anyway, _The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air_ has defined my life like no other. That means from the first episode to the last episode, y'all were consistently good. Just through and through. A lot of sitcoms during the time had iffy seasons. Y'all were good consistently. There will never be another show like that.

  • Oh Hilary I love it when uncle phil throws jazz out the door

  • I love the morale of the story, and I respect the hell out of the honesty and the hustle.

  • Lit af

  • The way he tells the story makes it feel like you lived it

  • Wow. That was so awesome to watch especially while watching reruns with my partner😍

  • He forgot to mention Quincy and Benny was both tapping that.

  • I should go out more

  • Love will smith

  • Happy early birthday btw

  • hey buddy I've been a fan of your since 1989 since you started Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and I've been following you and watching you subscribe to you and do your just like the bomb

  • I swear from 3:04 am literally dying am on the floor i watch this video 10x already Will is Lit!!

  • Double plastic??????? Am dying

  • Who doesn't love this man

  • Cool

  • Wow!! I never knew that! Very cool to hear your story. The Show is legend just like you!

  • I hope you give her an allowance for giving you the idea like a finder's fee. Just saying. Get your lawyers to draw it up

  • jeesz i fucking love the editing!

  • double plastic LMFAO

  • Wow.

  • i guess your girlfriend really _turned your life upside down_

  • amazing bokeh, i wonder which lens where used in the interview.

  • Always say YES! and listen to your Momma xD

  • Wow inspiring! I grew up in the 90's in Africa and your show was the ish back then

  • CoolAF

  • Motivation.

  • Will Smith you are a beautifully inspiring human being.!! ✌❤

  • Answer I sold my soul

  • Story of how u sold out lol How the hell u just standing around and somebody offer u a movie/show role and u said u werent a actor mmmm Very fishy

  • So inspired by your story !! Always say YESSS

  • "oh, damn, they need they money" I feel bad for laughing at that😅

  • My love for this man is unconditional

  • What's that song at 3:12 called???

  • Do you wanna tell us what happened to aunt viv aswell

  • Thanks for the advice, but I don't have a girlfriend

  • "Quincy been drinking." I laughed hard.

  • NICE

  • Aww damn dey need dere money

  • LEGENDARY 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Fuck will Quincy a dirty nigga

  • Of course he made Thriller 🤣


  • Saludos will soy tu fan!!!!👍👍👍👍

  • Oh my goodness dude, you’re seriously hilarious. I am laughing here watching this video

  • Man Will been through it....

  • In west Philadelphia born and raised on the playground spending most of my days chillin .......

  • Good story..

  • Just prove that women are angels in disguises! Every successful man was a bossy woman 😂❤️

  • Yo, will is low key... the coolest dude ever.

  • My name is Medina :)

  • and the rest is history ^^

  • Amazing storyteller

  • wtf willll have a channel on youtube and I didnt knooooow?????? Aaaaaaa 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • Fuck taxes

  • Listen to your Girlfriend. Now that’s good advice

  • I tell ya story about how i became the Prince of Bel Air

  • Black don’t crack.

  • Can you please tell us the real reason the original aunt Vivian left the show?

  • 💫

  • I wish the show can come back

  • Double Plastic...

  • Make a video how u started wearing the air Jordan 5

  • Go where it is happening is a good advice! :) Also do it now, don't postpone things to tomorrow where you can do it today - like his audition! The sooner the better he would find out if he is a good actor or not! Ok well sometimes you have to practice, but thats not the majority of times.. People postpone to ofthen important actions or decisions..

  • in sweden the employer most ofthen send the taxes directly to the swedish equivelent of IRS, but if you are selfemployed you have to pay the swedish tax agency yourself. I guess even if your not selfemplyed, you need to do the math to see if your aggregated revenue hit higher sums where rich people have to pay extra percents, we call it margin tax.

  • TBH I just want to be as likable as Will Smith

  • wait y is will smith becoming a youtuber hahahhaha


  • 😂😂😂the conversation with his gf haha

  • Could you please make the french subtitlessssssssss... by the way great video

  • if i had a lawyer he’d be paying me Lmaoooo

  • Will u owe that long time gf lol

  • 3:54 Will asking do you like it just like Tyler asking asap do you drive

  • That is an amazing story!!!!!

  • so the moral of the story is....go to the arsenio hall show when youre broke and u owe the irs....and say yes to it

  • "This is a story, all about how my life got twisted upside, and i like to take a moment if you sit right there I'll tell you how i became the fresh prince of bel air. "😎

  • I have two questions. What do you do and How do you do it????

  • I live on Belair, does that make the Fresh Prince of Belair too?

  • Moral of the story: get Drunk like Quincy

  • what if you say yes but you cant get a ride to your opening or opportunities

  • omg this is so humbling

  • Great story

  • I told my little brother he rapped before. He didn't believe me lol

  • That's a mf pep talk! You got 10 mins and change your life right now.


  • Double plastic 😂

  • I swear will smith joining US-tv and instagram is the best thing to happen to social media since ... like ... ever.