Update: Will Smith turns 47 today. So, we thought we'd celebrate by remembering some of his greatest suave moments from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. He wasn't always charming, but some of his pickup lines were just too clever not to work.
This story was originally published on September 10, 2015:
It's hard to believe, but today marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. (Does that make you feel old, or what?) Looking back, there's plenty to celebrate in the series. We could talk about Carlton's dancing. We could talk about the outfits. But, it feels most important to talk about Will's pickup lines.
Yes, Will's character was about being funny, obnoxious, and occasionally good-hearted. But he was mainly about finding women to date. So, we put together our favourite lines that Will ever chanced. They're so bad, they may actually make us laugh enough to find him charming. As the Fresh Prince himself said, "Half the battle is the lyrics you toss at the hunnies."
"Girl, you look so good I wish I could plant you and grow a whole field of y'all."
"I think I've seen your picture somewhere before. Oh yeah, that's right. It was in the dictionary next to Kablam!"
"Yo what's up, baby? Hurry up and write your number down before I don't want it no more."
"I noticed you noticing me. So I just wanna put you on notice that I noticed you, too."
"I've never said this to a girl before, but baby, you all that and a bag of chips."
"Somebody call the cops, 'cause it's got to be illegal to look that good."
"Hey girl, you look so good I'd marry your brother just to get in your family."
"Girl, if God made anything prettier than you I hope he kept it for himself."
"Girl, I got to tell you. That suit look like a piece of good God wrapped in some have mercy with a side of mmm!"
"Yo baby, I know your feet must be tired because you been runnin' through my mind all day."
"I got four words for you. Hol. I. Day. Inn."
"You know what they say: Behind every successful man there's a woman. But if you wanted to switch positions I'm with that, too."
"Baby, I'm sayin' bing bang bluesy, me and you in the Jacuzzi."
"Baby, whatever it is that you serving you better give me a double."
"Eeny meeny miny mo, now some of y'alls' clothes gots to go."