Which '90s sitcom do you miss the most: 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' or 'Martin'? | The Tylt
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Martin" were both led by charismatic and goofy actors—Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, respectively. Smith and Lawrence were so charming that the two sitcom stars eventually co-starred in "Bad Boys" and are teaming up again for "Bad Boys For Life." "Martin" was a fixture in black households and became a hit in syndication. Will Smith's iconic run on "Fresh Prince" was not only popular among black audiences, but was a crossover hit for NBC. Which '90s sitcom is your favorite? 📺
Which '90s sitcom do you miss the most: 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' or 'Martin'?
"Roses are red, violets are blue, Jazz and I are black but Carlton what are you?"
Below is the synopsis of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," per Rotten Tomatoes.
Teenage Will moves from the tough streets of West Philadelphia to a posh mansion in Bel-Air, California.
"The Fresh Prince" is filled with many iconic goofy moments, led by movie-legend Will Smith and an amazing ensemble cast. In the late '80s, when Will Smith was approached to star in the sitcom, Smith was the Fresh Prince, a groundbreaking Grammy award-winning rapper. The sitcom showcased Smith's charisma and comedic skills, launching his highly successful acting career.
Smith is down for a revival, saying that he'll have to play Uncle Phil, originally played by the late James Avery. According to Entertainment Weekly's Nick Romano:
“I’d have to be Uncle Phil in that one. I’m 50,” the Bright star, shaking his head, told Graham Norton when asked about a reunion. “Like, ‘C’mon, Aunt Viv! I’m 50. I can’t go out on my own?'”
TV Line reported in August that a reboot was in the very early stages of development with Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment. Fan excitement was piqued, too, when Smith appeared alongside his Fresh Prince cast mates, but Smith assured Norton that the reunion was for a charitable luncheon that the actors do every year.
"Get to steppin'! Step!"
Below is the synopsis of "Martin," per Rotten Tomatoes.
Martin Lawrence stars as a small-time talk-radio host learning the hard way that, while his listeners may admire him, it's difficult to get respect at home in this hilarious comedy.
"Martin" may not have had the same level of crossover appeal as other sitcoms, but the series was super popular in the '90s and was a ratings-winner for FOX. It was laugh-out-loud funny, not only with the crazy antics of Martin, but with the sitcom's many recurrent catchphrases: "Tommy, you ain't got no job;" "my mama's biscuits;" "oh my goodness;" "damn Gina" and "you go, girl." Yep, "Martin" remains a fixture for millennials thanks to syndication.
The cast reunited in early 2018, only adding fuel to revival rumors. Martin Lawrence told TMZ:
“Never say never. We don’t know nothing right now, but never say never.”