Posts Tagged ‘sitcom’

I still have a vivid memory of the feeling I got when the show Martin came on. I just knew when it started that my cheeks were ready to be stretched into laughter. Martin Lawrence is one of my favorite comedians of all-time and his sitcom is the reason for that. Even today, I can see the same episodes over and over again and I still laugh like I was twelve. His impact on me is still showing today. The way he made me laugh has added to my sense of humor. If you ask any of my friends, they would tell you I’m one of the funniest people they know. So I want to thank Martin Lawrence for the humor and memories. It’s because of shows like this one that I can safely say I’ am the person people enjoy today.

R.I.P Martin

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Posted By: Q.Whitening

One day I was watching an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and it sparked my curiosity to find out the history of the sitcom. I looked it up on wikipedia and discovered something that wasn’t even a thought in my brain.  Before Will Smith was the star of the sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he started as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. They gained critical acclaim for winning the first ever Grammy in the Rap category (1988). Smith spent money freely during his early career and underpaid his income taxes. The Internal Revenue Service eventually assessed a $2.8 million tax debt against Smith, took many of his possessions, and garnished his income. Smith was nearly bankrupt in 1990 when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, around him. The show was successful and launched his acting career.

When I discovered this it gave me a new found appreciation for Will Smith’s career and the show. If it wasn’t for that hardship he went through, whether self inflected or not, he may have never had the determination to be a successful actor.  That hardship created a show that has been sown to my life and others. I’ am happy that I discovered he really did have a story about how his life got twist turned upside down and his success in a town called Hollywood.

Posted By: Q.Whitening

R.I.P Good TV

Posted: May 31, 2010 in Articles, Video
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I can remember when I would have days and/or nights where I couldn’t wait to watch my favorite sitcom line up. A Different World gave me a college experience right in my livingroom. Whatever happen to shows like this one? Ohh yea I forgot we have College Hill. I just want to pay my respects to good tv, and thank the people who gave me an option for substance with my tube. Nowadays, it sure is A Different World from where I come from!

Posted By: Q.Whitening