DVD Review: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” The Complete Sixth Season

J.C. De Leon

by: J.C. De Leon
May 9th, 2011

The final season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, one of the more iconic ‘90s shows, is available on DVD to round out the entire series collection for fans of the show. What launched the career of Will Smith beyond that of a fun rapper, this show holds an important place in the lexicon of classic television shows. It’s hard to believe that this show is now over 20 years old (how’s that for making you feel old today) and although it’s very ‘90s-centric, it still holds up over time.

The final season had some memorable and emotional moments, particularly highlighting the strong bond formed between Will and Uncle Phil (James Avery). Carlton Banks (Alfonso Ribeiro) had some classic moments as well, like when he decided to become a professional bowler in lieu of attending Princeton. Of course there are always hilarious cameos in this season, like that of William Shatner in the episode entitled "Eye Tooth". It would have been nice for there to have been some retrospective interviews from the cast on the DVD. It would have been nice if there had been any extras at all really, but at six seasons, it won’t be a huge task to sit through an entire series that meant a lot to any ‘90s sitcom fan that grew up with this show.

The set comes on three discs and each disc has 8 episodes.

The official list of episodes is as follows:

This 3-disc set includes all 24 episodes from the sixth, and final, season of the show.

Disc 1 (2:59:11)

Burnin' Down the House (22:34)

Get a Job (22:17)

Stress Related (22:19)

Bourgie Sings the Blues (22:24)

The Script Formerly Known As... (22:34)

Not, I Barbecue (22:44)

Not With My Cousin You Don't (22:35)

Viva Lost Wages (21:44)

Disc 2 (2:57:29)

There's the Rub, Part 1 (22:34)

There's the Rub, Part 2 (22:34)

I, Ooh, Baby, Baby (22:35)

Boxing Helena (22:10)

I, Clownius (21:54)

Breaking Up is Hard to Do Part 1 (21:17)

Breaking Up is Hard to Do Part 2 (22:16)

I, Bowl Buster (22:09)

Disc 3 (3:00:54)

The Butler's Son Did It (22:25)

Hare Today... (22:35)

I, Whoops, There It Is (22:34)

I, Stank Horse (22:35)

I, Stank Hole in One (22:33)

Eye, Tooth (22:35)

I, Done Part 1 (22:26)

I, Done Part 2 (23:11)

Almost anyone who is a fan of Will Smith’s now grew up on this show. Whatever you may think of him or his career now, there were moments throughout this show that often hit a very emotional chord and showed that he has always been capable of highly emotional performances in addition to very funny comedic performances. Fans of this show will be glad to finally have the last season in their collection and this set could only be recommended to true fans as there are no extras at all to be seen.

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