C-SPAN Prank Call: Man Calls In As Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (VIDEO)

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C-Span Fresh Prince

By Minyvonne Burke


C-Span Fresh Prince


A man prank called C-SPAN this week in hilarious fashion, casually reciting the words to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song. The caller, who identified himself as Jack Strickland, managed to stay on the air for more than 30 seconds before the show’s host cut him off. Watch the awesome video below!

During C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” show, host Pedro Echevarria was discussing the Iran nuclear negotiations when a man called in to comment. Strickland started off by saying he was from West Philadelphia, where Will Smith’s “Fresh Prince” character is from.

“I was actually discussing this issue with a friend of mine when I was in Philly, it occurred on a basketball court,” began Strickland. “At some point during the conversation, a couple of guys who were up to no good essentially started making trouble in my neighborhood.” Anyone familiar with “The Fresh Prince” knew where this was going.

The caller continued, “I got in one little fight and my mom got scared, and said ‘You’re moving in with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air.'” Before Strickland could continue reciting the rest of the theme song, the “Washington Journal” staff ended the call. However, Echevarria did crack a slight smile before continuing on with the show. This definitely wasn’t the first time the “Washington Journal” has been pranked by callers, but it’s up there as one of the best. Check out the video below of the prank call, and tell us what you think.

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