The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Prank Calls C-SPAN [VIDEO]
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On Tuesday (March 17) the Fresh Prince made a very special call to C-SPAN.
During a morning segment of Washington Journal, normally dedicated to discussing congressional affairs, a very devious caller recited the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song in monologue form. It takes a good 20 seconds before the station realizes the prank and disconnects the call.
The caller, who identifies himself on-air and on YouTube as Jack Strickland, states, “I just want to make it clear I’m calling from Bel-Air but I’m originally from Philadelphia, specifically West Philadelphia.” How did they not see that one coming!
Strickland continues his amazing monologue as “Iran Negotiations: How Much Influence Should Congress Have?” displays on the screen.
“I was actually discussing this issue with a friend of mine recently when I was in Philly, it occurred on a basketball court,” the caller says. “At some point during the conversation, a couple of guys who were up to no good essentially started causing trouble in my neighborhood.”
He manages to sneak in one more line from the iconic ’90s theme song rap before the network cuts him off and gets back to the business at hand. Host Pedro Echevarria doesn’t even break a smile.
You can watch the hilarious video above.