People are losing their sh*t over how much Will Smith looks like Uncle Phil in this photo
Now, this is a story all about how...
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is of course an absolute stone-cold classic. It always was and it always will be. The show ran for 148 episodes between 1990 and 1996, and propelled Will Smith to superstardom in the lead role as a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who moves in with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their Bel Air mansion.
As well as Will, there were so many iconic characters that made up the show, including of course Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks, Joseph Marcell as Geoffrey the butler, DJ Jazzy Jeff as Jazz, and the authoritarian presence of James Avery as 'Uncle' Philip Banks. Part of the charm was the clashes between Will and Uncle Phil because they were so different.
But fast forward two decades and that difference has all but disappeared thanks to a photo of Will Smith literally being 'flipped-turned upside down'. He bungee-jumped off Victoria Falls bridge in Zambia and transformed into Uncle Phil himself before our very eyes. Take a look for yourself. It's freaky...
Will Smith took a selfie while bungie jumping and he looks like Uncle Phil pic.twitter.com/YPWMtsSAOz
— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) March 14, 2017
When you become your Uncle. That is Will Smith looking like Uncle Phil ahhah pic.twitter.com/2eJX1xf4aX
— Sayduh [Saydad] (@Sayduhtv) March 14, 2017
They should do a new fresh Prince with Will acting as Uncle Phil https://t.co/ZARyNY6sk9
— Sowa (@StrictlySowa) March 14, 2017
If you think that's weird, get your head around this: James Avery was 44 years old when he started playing Philip Banks, and Will Smith is 48 now - so he's actually older than Uncle Phil. Mind blown...