Movie superstar Will Smith made some very perceptive observations about the power of television when he appeared recently on “The Graham Norton Show,” the British talk show.
Smith has been on a worldwide tour promoting his new movie “Men in Black 3,” but Norton asked him about “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the 1990s sitcom that made Smith a star. Norton mentioned that the sitcom is still enormously popular around the world, and Smith agreed.
The movie star then marveled at the power of television — which he contrasted to the impact of movies. Basically, the difference came down to this, according to Smith: TV comes into people’s homes. And, therefore, the connection’s a lot more personal.
As if to prove that point, Norton invited Smith to perform the “Fresh Prince” theme and Norton’s studio audience rapped along with him, the result, apparently, of having memorized it over the years.
It really was incredible — as you’ll see, if you watch the video, above.