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Will Smith and Gary Barlow Do ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Rap – The Graham Norton Show – BBC One

August 15, 2019


It’s incredible, given you have this phenomenal
film career, that Fresh Price doesn’t go away. Listen, every country in the world, that is
the thing that I am most known for. No matter how big the movies get, it’s the
Fresh Prince everywhere. Does that bug you? Or does- Listen man, long as they screaming
‘Will’ I’m cool. But, it’s funny because Alfonso Ribero who
plays Carlton- when we first started the show we were trying
to come up with names for the characters and we were going through them and talking about
it and Alfonso pulled me aside, he said ‘Man, let me tell you something.’ He said ‘Whatever your characters name is,
people are gonna call you that for the rest of your life.’ He said ‘make your character’s name Will Smith.’ He was so right, you know, when we go out
together people are like ‘Will, Will! Carlton!’ In fairness, Carlton’s better than Alfonso. That’s what he was thinking. I can correct this. Famously, you performed the title rap. Yeah, absolutely. Which I happen to know everyone knows. Oh, goodness. Everyone knows. Including me. Oh! Let me hand this over. Oh geez! It’s quite heavy. Ok, here you go Gary. You’ve probably seen some musicians before,
but get ready my friend. Ok, hit the track. ♪ Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Song ♪ Now this is a story all about how ♪ My life got flipped-turned upside down ♪ And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there ♪ I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air Woah! WOO! ♪ In west Philadelphia born and raised ♪ On the playground was where I spent most of my days ♪ Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool ♪ And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school ♪ When a couple of guys who were up to no good ♪ Started making trouble in my neighbourhood ♪ I got in one little fight and my mom got scared ♪ She said, “You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air.” ♪ I whistled for a cab and when it came near ♪ The license plate said “Fresh” and it had dice in the mirror ♪ If anything I could say that this cab was rare ♪ But I thought, “Nah, forget it.”
– “Yo, home to Bel-Air.” ♪ I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 ♪ And I yelled to the cabbie, “Yo home smell ya later.” ♪ I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there ♪ To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel-Air That’s hilarious. That’s fantastic. That’s genius. Wow. Next tour! That’s the opener. Don’t make fun, it’s taken me all week to
get that right. Thanks for joining in. I remember it. You really remember it. You didn’t hesitate for a second. It is so funny that that many people recognise
that theme song. There’s something about TV that’s different
than movies or music. There’s something about television that it’s
like, I mean you’re in your underwear at the house- you know it’s- you don’t get dressed
up to go. It’s like, if people come into your house
and television really attaches you to people in a way that is extremely powerful. It’s humbling. Thank you.

100 Comments

  • Reply Robson & Gersiane March 28, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Algum brasileiro?

  • Reply Cassiane Silva April 3, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    2019???

  • Reply Tom Sunshine April 5, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Pedo

  • Reply Andrew Wells April 8, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Fakest laugh ever!!

  • Reply Luiz viana April 9, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    The Best . Brasil 2019

  • Reply Cuiabá MIL GRAU April 12, 2019 at 2:30 am

    English a amazing language, i love all of It, the accent, the pronunciation, music, it's really awesome, I love this language

  • Reply Damien O Callaghan April 14, 2019 at 12:08 am

    WHAT
    A
    DICK
    No Wonder his Career is DESTROYED

  • Reply R T April 15, 2019 at 12:59 am

    2:33 😂😂😂😂 his laugh

  • Reply David Vika April 15, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Who likes Vote for Will Smith

  • Reply Brandon Skillen April 16, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I haven't seen the fresh prince of Bel air since I was a kid

  • Reply Iz Daniel Gamer April 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I love you Will Smith! I'm from Brazilian 🙋‍♂️

  • Reply 41kils April 21, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Fake laugh galore

  • Reply Ob1 Keno2 April 25, 2019 at 12:57 am

    3:18 why I pay for internet

  • Reply Gruner Wolf April 27, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    3:6

  • Reply Ri Axelle April 30, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Ahh that hot that’s hot

  • Reply Connor Milliken May 7, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Just a kid born in 2005 that loves a 90s kids thing

  • Reply Aaron Buenaventura May 11, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Truly a golden moment

  • Reply Paul Hamilton May 11, 2019 at 11:33 am

    One of the things I love the most about the GN show is the faces of the other celebrities when they’re not getting the attention. Tom Jones face is a classic on this one.

  • Reply missoverdressed May 11, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I just love Gary in this, that dry humour is everything

  • Reply fatima Sow May 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    2019??

  • Reply BRUNO MOTTA May 13, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Fãs Brasileiros??

  • Reply Philip Reed May 16, 2019 at 5:33 am

    The reason he is so remembered for fresh prince is the scene with him and uncle phil after his dad leaves him again. That scene amazing

  • Reply Painy YT May 16, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    2:15 getting a fist from Will Smith and being clapped by from Tom Jones, I think he's officially black now

  • Reply Amazing Supergirl May 17, 2019 at 3:50 am

    People get attached to tv characters not because the shows come to their houses. It’s because we’ve watched hundreds and hundreds of hours of it. Movies are only a couple of hours.

  • Reply downhill2400 May 18, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I totally respect Will Smith. I think he's very humble, honest and so giving of himself. What we see is the real man!

  • Reply Karen Leon May 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    I know it in English and Spanish 😅

  • Reply talkwradio May 23, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Here’s a quote from something they said so I get likes.

  • Reply Saul Goodmann May 24, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Everybody knows how to read an auto cue more like

  • Reply Guilherme Ferreira May 24, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    BRASILEIRO IVADINDO….A NOS DE BAIRRO PERIFERICO ESSA SERIE MARCO EPOCA

  • Reply Rushil N May 25, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I was incredibly disappointed when I met a guy (over 18) who had no idea what was The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
    Those millennials, I tell you.

  • Reply thelaurels13 May 25, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Gary Barlow is the most boring individual ever.

  • Reply Rishabh Banavalikar May 27, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Will smith laughs like Paul Pogba.

  • Reply Jazz Corneille May 27, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Never seen Fresh Prince, know the song by heart

  • Reply Heather Marsters May 28, 2019 at 5:34 am

    They skipped the part with the drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass part! 😁😂😘😍😋

  • Reply Nicole esser May 28, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Some people hate when fans or people in general mention their older shows and then there is Will (one of the reasons he is one of my favorite actors)

  • Reply Brauna Richmond June 2, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Humbling!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Ana Cláudia Junqueira June 4, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    3:18 LAUGH A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Angela Jane m June 4, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    I know NOTHING of this!!! Barlows full of shit!

  • Reply Harry Murray June 7, 2019 at 8:22 am

    1:52 AWESOME SCENE!

  • Reply Loai EL-hoshy June 9, 2019 at 8:53 am

    The synth was so chill…WOW

  • Reply Salman™ (Not Khan) June 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    He is so handsome

  • Reply Salman™ (Not Khan) June 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Full fledged will.smith in a humour role wanna see

  • Reply Mr.Mister June 11, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    It's definitely one of the best theme tunes of my childhood anyway. I also remember that some episodes would randomly have the extended version which was a real treat.

  • Reply Taliya Azeem June 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    SO many years later and i still remember every word and i was singing along at the top on my voice 😂

  • Reply 509g1 June 18, 2019 at 3:01 am

    3:20 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  • Reply Bridget Edwards - Stress Consultant & Author June 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Classic!!!! Loved that 🤣😂🤣

  • Reply Sam Souyave-Murphy June 19, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    From the angle of the audience members’ eyes, it is clear that they have the lyrics on the projector for them to read.

  • Reply leslie whiting June 19, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    such a drip……..

  • Reply Gum Ball June 20, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    If Gary Barlow calls that talent… 😂🤣😂

  • Reply Ernest Chan June 22, 2019 at 6:32 am

    How dare you not give the piano to SIR FREAKING TOM JONES!!!!!!

  • Reply 141matty June 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Why is Graham wearing a measuring tape?

  • Reply michael mellan June 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Wow he really shit him self, you could sence the fear in him until he began to rap

  • Reply Jesús de Pablo Cardona Mondragon June 24, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    2:50 that’s Radiohead’s Thom Yorke long lost twin sister

  • Reply Rashaad Akil June 26, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Ppl say I look like Will Smith

  • Reply Charlie Austin June 27, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Will Smith should have replaced Robbie Williams in Take That

  • Reply Jeff oleg June 28, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Will Smith is false as Donald Trump's hair 💩

  • Reply SW15H June 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Is that a mellatron ?

  • Reply May04bwu June 29, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Gary always cracks me up

  • Reply タンギTV June 29, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Ok that was cool and all but …
    Is Will Smith even aging ?

  • Reply Gary Mehmet July 1, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Wow. I wish I was in that audience. Tom Jones, Gary Barlow and Will Smith!!! it does not get better than that!

  • Reply Joseph Bennett July 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    If I had a car I'd be playing that theme song really loud Everytime I pull into my Wal-Mart's parking lot because it's so much better than half of the Crap that I hear when I go to the shopping center.

  • Reply Prince Nathan July 3, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Jesus Prince of Bel Air

  • Reply Hugo Mendes July 4, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Only the sisters were having fun.
    White people were kinda , lobotomized.

  • Reply Victor Ma July 7, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Which is better? Fresh prince of bel-air (like) or friends (comment), if neither (dislike)

  • Reply Henny Severins July 8, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    This is Hillary , this is Ashley , this is carlton, All this is uncle phil 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply aj styles July 10, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Fresh Prince of bel air is the greatest tv show ever

  • Reply Carlos Gomez July 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    This is one of my two favorite actor in all Hollywood the fresh Prince of Bel air forever my child was amazing watching that tv show

  • Reply Cleverson Silva rs July 12, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Esse cara e fodaaaa #Brasil

  • Reply v12tommy July 13, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Why can't today's mumble rappers be more like Will Smith? Back when rap was cool. These days it is all crap.

  • Reply Jacek M July 13, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Will Smith is the person I want to see in reality before I die.

  • Reply Dale Buckley July 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    You know your show was big when many years later people in a another country know the words to the theme song.

  • Reply Dania July 19, 2019 at 9:34 am

    lol look at all these people desperately looking at the prompter

  • Reply Brother LT118 July 21, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Why do black people anywhere in the world dance weirdly.

  • Reply bigmaxy07 July 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    This made up for Aladdin

  • Reply thedesertroseband July 22, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    the whole audience knows the words… but they forgot to tell the lyrics were on the screen behind Will, Gary and Tom. Nevertheless great performance. 🙂

  • Reply Milo Stylo July 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you Netflix 🤟🏿

  • Reply Tommy Stiller July 22, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    "You've propably seen some musicians before but get ready my friend"

  • Reply rai ZOR July 24, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Tom 'How to have fun' Jones

  • Reply R&Dumb July 26, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    This was a year before the uncle phil dude died. RIP UNCLE PHIL

  • Reply Luisa Salgado July 26, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    This is a story all about how
    My life got twist-turned upside down
    And I liked to take a minute and sit right there
    And tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

    In west Philadelphia born and raised
    On the playground was where I spent most of my days
    Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool
    And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school

    When a couple of guys who were upto no good
    Startin' makin' trouble in my neighborhood
    I got in one lil' fight and my mom got scared
    She said you're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air

    I whistled for a cab and when it came near
    The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
    If anything I can say this cab is rare
    But I thought now forget it yo homes to Bel Air

    I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
    And I yelled to the cabyo homes, smell ya later
    I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there
    To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air

  • Reply Dale Kelly July 27, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    The sisters are gettin' it!

  • Reply Craig 75 July 27, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I remember reading this girls tweet/comment on Facebook (whatever) and she said "That guy on Fresh Prince looks sooo much like Wil Smith" 😂

  • Reply Doctor Manhattan July 29, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    GET A LOAD OF THE RAP MOBILLLL

  • Reply dronus July 29, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    So dope

  • Reply Tina Maria Steenfat Højen Skole July 29, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Will Smith – what a genuinely nice man! Just got Netflix a month ago and been binge-watching "The Fresh Prince" Still makes me laugh.

  • Reply Indião Miranda July 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Grande bosta

  • Reply JFRULESOK July 30, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    PHENoMMinallll film career

  • Reply Maral Jaga July 31, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    One Direction? hah im pretty late

  • Reply Carlmate GTV August 3, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    still watch fresh prince

  • Reply ravin kasra August 3, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    2019? Anyone?

  • Reply g lo August 4, 2019 at 1:06 am

    ✌🌈

  • Reply d low lokey August 6, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    How cool is will Smith

  • Reply Little Lucky August 7, 2019 at 1:27 am

    I want to watch the fresh prince it wasn’t on when I wasn’t alive =^=

  • Reply Ceejay 21868 August 7, 2019 at 6:26 am

    One absolutely fantastic, amazing singer………..period.

    Oh and sitting with him were Will Smith and Gary Barlow.

    TOM JONES is KING.

  • Reply MudflapDB August 7, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    the laugh was a bit forced and posh

  • Reply Aman Johal August 9, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    RIP Uncle Phil

  • Reply Shane Beard August 12, 2019 at 2:43 am

    I’m shanebearddj I’m biggest fan omg so cool

  • Reply Conor Odonogh August 12, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Why did they keep showing the same 3 black people ahaha

  • Reply Luisa Salgado August 13, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Now, this is a story all about how
    My life got flipped-turned upside down
    And I'd like to take a minute
    Just sit right there
    I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

    In west Philadelphia born and raised
    On the playground is where I spent most of my days
    Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
    And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school
    When a couple of guys
    Who were up to no good
    Startin making trouble in my neighborhood
    I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
    She said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air'

    I begged and pleaded with her day after day
    But she packed my suitcase and sent me on my way
    She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
    I put my walkman on and said, 'I might as well kick it'.

    First class, yo this is bad
    Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass.
    Is this what the people of Bel-Air Living like?
    Hmmmmm this might be alright.
    I whistled for a cab and when it came near
    The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
    If anything I can say this cab is rare
    But I thought 'Now forget it' – 'Yo homes to Bel Air'

    I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
    And I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'
    I looked at my kingdom
    I was finally there
    To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air

  • Reply Rap Girl August 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I’m 11 and I even know the rap

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