The latest episode of "SNL" gives viewers an alternate ending to the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
The most recent episode of vaunted sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live took a beloved 90's-era sitcom and took it in a darker, unexpectedly hilarious place.
The episode from January 20th, which featured Molly's Game actress Jessica Chastain as the host, dusted off the well-known theme to the Will Smith comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and decided to give it an alternate ending of sorts, with those he got into that infamous playground fight with tracking him down and exacting revenge.
With the eponymous role essayed by cast member Chris Redd in this sketch, the story beats begin as we all know them to from the theme song. Smith's character gets sent by his mother (played by Leslie Jones) to Bel-Air to live with his auntie and uncle after that aforementioned altercation in the park. However, the thugs Smith's Fresh Prince fought are actually dangerous gang members, led by Method Man in a well-realized cameo, who are bent on tracking the youngster down and murdering him.
If you're looking for SNL to spare some of your favorite Fresh Prince characters, then you might want to look away during certain parts of the sketch. Uncle Phil (Kenan Thompson in the sketch version) is beaten to "within an inch of his life" and Carlton wets himself as a result of the violence. Smith's character ends up hiding out in a hotel and needs the help of an FBI agent to go off the grid.
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