37 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Quotes from the Hilarious 90’s Sitcom
Unafraid to tackle themes such as race relations and class, the comedic show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" presented these concepts in the clever guise of humor, and audiences everywhere fell in love. Read 37 quotes from this show below.
A beloved 90's series, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" stars a young Will Smith in his breakout role. In the show, the young actor plays a fictional version of himself.
His street-smart character jumps from poverty to riches as his mother sends him out of West Philadelphia to live with his extended family members who live an upper-class lifestyle in Westside Los Angeles.
Read the 37 quotes below from this award-winning show that still lives in the hearts and minds of its fanbase.
A picture of Will Smith with his character’s quote: “Girl, if God created anything less beautiful than you, I hope he kept it to himself.” | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
"Man, I love Halloween! It's the only time of year when a black man can wear a mask at night and not get arrested!" — Will
"So, you're saying the only reason I loved her is cause she's rich and let me sponge off of her?" — Will
"No, Hilary, Carlton is a joke." — Will
"Got through my first date without him, right? I learned how to drive. I learned how to shave. I learned how to fight without him. I had 14 great birthdays without him. He never even sent me a damn card. To hell with him! I didn't need him then and I don't need him now." — Will
"Hey baby, I noticed you noticing me, and I just wanted to put you on notice that I noticed you too." — Will
A picture of a character from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” with Will’s quote: "Yeah, and you also thought Tupac Shakur was a Jewish holiday." | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
"Hey Hil', what's so funny?" — Will
"Then, I love you too, Uncle Phil." — Will
“Girl, if God created anything less beautiful than you, I hope he kept it to himself.” — Will
"Yeah, and you also thought Tupac Shakur was a Jewish holiday." — Will
"Hey, you know what, you ain't got to do nothing, Uncle Phil. You know, it ain't like I'm still 5 years old, you know. It ain't like I'm going to be sitting up every night asking my mom: 'When's Daddy coming home?' You know, who needs him?" — Will
A picture of Will with Philip’s quote: “I encountered bigotry you could not imagine. Now, you have a nice poster of Malcolm X on your wall. I heard the brother speak.” | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
"Yes, she is. Makes me question the whole theory of genetics." — Philip
"We eat here later. You eat here never." — Philip
"This fat-free cake isn't bad, Geoffrey." — Philip
"Geoffrey, bring me my tools." — Philip
“I encountered bigotry you could not imagine. Now, you have a nice poster of Malcolm X on your wall. I heard the brother speak.” — Philip
A picture of Carlton with Vivian’s quote: “Your problem is that you don't know you deserve it.” | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
"You find Geoffrey and you bring him back or they'll never find your bodies. I'm a judge, I can make it happen." — Philip
"Hey! You don't talk to my wife like that." — Philip
"Geoffrey, you know, I'm very, very fond of you but I'm also eight months pregnant and I'm not in a very good mood. I could very easily rip out your heart eat it, and then have cappuccino. Am I making myself quite clear?" — Vivian
“Your problem is that you don't know you deserve it.” — Vivian
"It's not something I'm proud of, but I did it. My whole family was counting on me, too. But I couldn't handle the pressure, so I ran off with some guy and quit school. By the time I realized I'd made a mistake, it was too late. I was left with no education and nothing I was qualified to do. It took me years to get back. And honey, if you wonder why I seem to fit so well here it's because I worked damn hard to get here and I know I deserve it." — Vivian
A picture of Geoffrey with Carlton’s quote“You’re the man, Will. You’re the man. I’m just the man behind the man.” | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
"For a long time, it gave me nightmares...having to witness an injustice like that. It was a constant reminder of how unfair this world can be. I can still hear them taunting him: 'Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.' How come they just couldn't give him some cereal?" — Carlton
"I thought Ashley was in bed." — Carlton
"You’re a slacker. You say you want things but you’re never willing to work for it.” — Carlton
"Dad, don't do anything stupid! You haven't updated your will yet." — Carlton
"Where am I? Last thing I remember, I was doing the running man to I will always love you." — Carlton
A picture of Vivian with Carlton’s quote: "You’re a slacker. You say you want things but you’re never willing to work for it.” | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
"I've gotta save them. I've got to teach them about greed and social climbing, and how to claim your dog as a dependent." — Carlton
“You’re the man, Will. You’re the man. I’m just the man behind the man.” — Carlton
“You know, I've always wondered, if coffee's made from beans does that make it a vegetable?” — Hilary
"Will Smith is the king of the universe." — Hilary
"Oh, Carlton just told a joke." — Hilary
A picture of Will with Hilary’s quote: “You know, I've always wondered, if coffee's made from beans does that make it a vegetable?” | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
"Great. The president's about to interrupt my marriage proposal." — Hilary
"Quite right sir. You threw him on the lawn, he rolled into the street." — Geoffrey
"Ou Ou ou, can I get it for you?" — Geoffrey
"Do you mean your knife and fork, sir?" — Geoffrey
A picture of Will with Geoffrey’s quote: "Quite right sir. You threw him on the lawn, he rolled into the street.” | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
"Correct, but you overlooked one fact. I have no life." — Geoffrey
More ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Quotes
“Now, this is a story all about how/My life got flipped-turned upside down” — “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
“Carlton, why are you wearing a suit? Is Daddy bringing home white people?” — Ashley
A picture of Will with Geoffrey’s quote: "Correct, but you overlooked one fact. I have no life." | Source: facebook.com/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir
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Rock didn't respond to the assault and continued to do his job as a presenter. Later that evening, Smith won the Best Actor Award for portraying Richard Williams, the Serena sisters' father, in the "King Richard" biopic.
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