Wednesday, April 9, 2008

«The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air»

Fresh Prince of Bel-AirBel-Air. For some reason it's become an Internet phenomena (also known as a meme). It's common for someone to tell a story that sounds believable, and end it with the lyrics of Bel-Air (usually starting from the "and my mom got scared..." part); indicating the story was fake.

Believe it or not, the song is embedded in the image to the right. Save the image and try opening it in a music player. When you go to open it, you may have to select "All files (*.*)" in order to get your player to open an image file.

Here's the lyrics of the 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 become 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 they were up to no good
Started makin' trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
And 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 cabby yo holmes smell ya later
Looked at my kingdom I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-Air.

- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I like the Cyanide and Happiness take on it...
Cyanide and Happiness Bel-Air
Cyanide & Happiness @

And to top it off, here's a YouTube video with the part the image/audio-hybrid file (or the lyrics) above didn't have. As I understand it, they removed the extra part after the first 3 episodes.

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Theme

All of that, and I've never watched a single episode of it.


  1. What ? You've NEVER seen it ?

    Your post evoked a few different emotions:

    Confusion because I've never heard of this story thing you spoke of... But it did remind me that I had intended to do a meme and forgot all about it....

    Shock that you've never seen a single episode of FPoBA....

    and Joy that there is a new Cyanide and Happiness. I haven't been there in a long time.

    You need to watch the show, at least until you see Carlton dance, then you can be done w/ it like everyone else.

  2. Getting my follow-up. Maybe if I embarrass myself enough needing to double post, I'll shame myself into remembering.

  3. There is a new Cyanide and Happiness every day... I'm subscribed to their web feed.

  4. I just did this morning.

    I had many to catch up on.

  5. There is an 64kb/s MP3 stream embedded in that JPEG file...just change the extension to .mp3 and open it.

  6. @ Anonymous (#5): That would work, too. However, a lot of people have extensions hidden for known file types.


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