Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Tribute to Carlton Banks...

My wife and I have watched more Fresh Prince of Bel-Air since our baby was born than we did in all of our youth. I guess when your up at odd hours, there's nothing better to watch.

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Alfonso Ribeiro was a fixture as a child TV star in the 1980s and 1990s. His most famous role, as spoiled rich kid Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air brought him accolades and tons of laughs-- mostly AT him, not with him.

Not only did he serve as the butt of Fresh Prince star Will Smith's jokes (which often targeted Ribeiro's diminuitive height), but his physical mannerisms provided pure comedy of their own-- most notably the infamous "Carlton Dance." The Carlton Dance was a ridiculous yet oddly enchanting dance, usually to Tom Jones' "It's not Unusual". Since actions speak louder than words, check out this compilation.

Click here to find out more than you'll every need to know about Carlton.


Shawna said...

I was at work the other night, it was like 2 in the morning and I was reading your blog and I was laughing so after a few minutes all my co-workers were watching your blog with me! They all loved it!! It was a hit!

Jared said...

Hey Gleed, did you know he's Dominican too?