Sunday, December 14, 2008
A Pick N' Grab Christmas
It's Christmas time in Bel Air and the stuck-up attitude of most of it's residents is making Will and Ashley loose their Christmas spirit. That's the premise behind the first season Christmas special from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. All the grown ups seem to have forgotten what the season is all about so it's up to Will to help spread some good old fashioned Christmas cheer. After a quick visit to the Pick N' Grab, Will and Ashley load up on cheapo Christmas decorations and enough lights to make the Banks' residence noticeable from the closest highway. As a result a mob of outraged neighbors shows up at their door in protest against Will and Ashley's festive decor. The episode features a cameo appearance by Evander Hollyfield (year's before Tyson bit off a chunk of his ear), who drops by to put Will in his place after the Prince insults him over the the phone. The episode originally aired on NBC the night of December 10, 1990.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms. The show still holds up and that's probably why we can still catch it multiple times a day on various cable networks.
During the show's run the writers were able to put together some really good Christmas episodes which ranged from the extremely jokey (such as this episode) to the more touching ones such as the episode in which little Nicky is set to have his christening during Christmas time and Will is determined to give him the perfect gift by convincing Boyz II Men to sing at the ceremony.
In the coming days we'll be taking a look back at some of the top Christmas episodes from our favorite sitcoms, but let's Kick things off with The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's episode # 15: "Deck the Halls".
If you'd like to catch this episode on T.V. tune in to Nick at Nite Friday December 19 @ 3:00 A.M. or TBS on Tuesday December 23 @ 9:00 A.M.