Dear Will Smith (and Hollywood this is for you too),
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was one of the greatest shows of all time. In fact, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is easily in the top 10 greatest shows of all time. Notice that I didn't even put arguably there. It is a fact.
Fresh Prince provided us with one of the most known theme songs to man. Fresh Prince gave us Nia Long (although she was in a lot of stuff around the same time, I consider this the beginning). I have seen just about every episode, and I still crack up watching the show like I don't know what's about to happen. Fresh Prince is so iconic that I still think of you as cool. You don't know how hashtags work (check out the Jada and I aren't getting divorced post). You don't have a Twitter account. And on "Just the Two of Us" you rapped about how you didn't understand how CDs went into the computer. I can't imagine things went up from there. So you've really entered what I like to call "dad land" (when a dad is still keeping up with the times but they're also sending you viral videos from 5 years ago). But it didn't matter that in reality you were in dad land, because in my mind you were still the Fresh Prince.
The Fresh Prince is legendary. The Fresh Prince will never get old. My future kids will probably watch your show and want to be just like you 40+ years after the show ended.
So as a die-hard fan of this show, I am asking you. No. I am begging you. Please. Do. Not. Revamp. This. Show.
Do you know why Fresh Prince was great? Because it just was. It wasn't forced. It was organically cool. The slang, the dances, the guest stars, it was great because someone said, let's take this rapper and his best friend and stick him on the rich side of town. It'll probably be dope. Let's see where this goes. I'm assuming if you're bringing this show back you're hoping for it to be just as cool. This means that you'll be trying to be cool. And trying to be cool never works.
Are you gonna call it The Fleek Prince of Bel-Air since fresh isn't in anymore Willard? Are you going to ensure someone nerdy with a silly dance gets on there Willard? And which Aunt Viv do you plan on making guest appearances Willard? Because we do have a preference. I'm speaking for the collective group.
There are some things that you just shouldn't touch. The Cosby Show was the GOAT, but do you remember the Cosby revamp in the 90s with Cliff, Clair, and Jurnee Smollet? Nobody seems to besides me. I understand that you may be inspired by the recent move to revamp Full House. But Full House wasn't legendary. It wasn't trendsetting. It was just a good family show, but it didn't inspire and change a generation. You did and that cannot be duplicated.
Hey Will. You're great, and I would actually love to see a sitcom or tv show created by you, but why don't we try out original content instead of trying to get that old thing back.
I'm hoping that you hear the cries of those who love The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and don't make this show.
I'm rooting for you.