Jessica Chastain and Method Man team-up for an insanely dark remake of Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Turns out those guys who "Started making trouble in my neighbourhood" were NOT to be messed with...
We all know the lyrics to the opening of Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
If not, here's a quick reminder:
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 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 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.
Yep, still one of the best and catchiest opening credit sequences of all time.
Which is why it is even more impressive that the folks at Saturday Night Live put together a sketch on that opening credits which sees Will Smith (here played by SNL regular Chris Redd) caught in the middle of a gang war.
It escalates out of the control so quickly, with gang leader Method Man and FBI agent Jessica Chastain, involving fake deaths and the Yakuza, it might as well be a super-dark, super-bingeable Netflix series. One that we would totally watch, by the way.
Check out the alternate route that the Fresh Prince could have taken below:
Clip via Saturday Night Live