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The Results Are In: Recast "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"

The Results Are In: Recast "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

It's true that Will Smith and the rest of the gang on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" made that show the lovable comedy it was, but the recast lists you all submitted for this week's recast challenge would definitely make for an interesting show if it were to be remade! I very much enjoyed the idea of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Geoffrey, which several of you suggested. I also liked Livience's pick of Bow Wow (formerly Lil Bow Wow) for the part of Will, and cashmere80's idea of Merrin Dungey as Vivian. Meekie53's pick for Chi McBride as Uncle Phil is so perfect, it turns out McBride actually made an appearance on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" in 1992! And finally, a shout-out to pinkflats: Congratulations on reaching gold status while submitting a recast list for this challenge! You always have some great ideas, pinkflats.

As for my favorite list overall, however, this week it comes from LaLa0428! To see who LaLa0428 picked, along with a new cast photo,

LaLa0428's cast:
Will — Corbin Bleu
Philip Banks — Steve Harvey
Vivian Banks — Holly Robinson-Pete
Carlton Banks — Orlando Brown
Ashley Banks — Keke Palmer
Hilary Banks — Christina Millian
Geoffrey — DL Hughley
Jazz — Omarion

And the new Jazz:

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katygirlthing katygirlthing 10 years
thats good!
ruthieroo ruthieroo 10 years
Whoo! Great choices!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Great job!
City-Love City-Love 10 years
thats pretty good!
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 10 years
Congrats, Lala, you did an excellent job!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
Thank you Everyone, I never win anything! It feels just like Oscar night!!! :D
tiatia tiatia 10 years
I SOOOO wanted to win this one. LaLa you did such an awesome job recasting!!!! You deserve it!
Livience Livience 10 years
Ooh, Omarion as Jazz is a great pick!! And Keke Palmer as Ashley would be perfect!!
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
I will always see Holly Robinson-Peete as Vanessa on "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper".
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Great picks. Congrats LaLa0428! (And congrats, pink, on reaching gold status; I remember how excited I was to hit that benchmark as well.) Love these recast challenges, Buzz!
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
I know tatti, now it's platimum status. It'll probably take me another whole summer to reach that.
tati33 tati33 10 years
hahahah! good choices! yay pink!! you are gold!!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
good choices!
ToddMP06 ToddMP06 10 years
Holly Robinson-Pete as Vivian ... Classic. I couldn't remember her name for the life of me thanks to her remarriage!! Congrats! Great Choices!!
shafiii shafiii 10 years
I'm loving Corib Bleu as Will.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Lastly, Buzz :ROTFL: I almost forgot I asked you to give a shout out on my gold status. Thanks for doing it, made my day today. And of course continue to keep us entertained. You know what I was thinking when Jerry's Bee movie come out I think you should do a recast challenge on The Seinfeld cast. I'm not sure if you have done this one before but if you haven't I like to see what others came up with.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Though I really wanted to win this one because it was one of my favorite show growing up, I'm happy with Lala's choice. Omarion as Jazz, I would have never thought of that but now I see it. Also I'm glad that my pick for Uncle Phil was the same as Lala's. I SOOO can picture Steve Harvey doing justice to the role.
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