WHAT WOULD WILL DO? FRESH PRINCE MORALITY LESSONS FOR THE MODERN AGE

What Would Will Do? Fresh Prince Morality Lessons for the Modern Age
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WHAT WOULD WILL DO? FRESH PRINCE MORALITY LESSONS FOR THE MODERN AGE



28 Tuesday 28th October 2014

Being a teenager in the internet age limits your ability to have interpersonal skills with your family from the age of 13-15, meaning Ashley would probably be upstairs on tumblr obsessively blogging about One Direction at four in the morning rather than going steady with a boy from Church group. Hilary would be a vlogger as opposed to a TV show host, doing pay as you go meet and greets at the local mall, and you better believe residents of the Banks family would struggle to get past the state of the art security system Uncle Phil installed in order to ensure Jazz stopped entertaining ladies in the pool house. 

Thank God for @FreshPrinceNow, a twitter that illustrates every faux pas that Will and the gang would find themselves facing in the 21st Century. Gone are the days of episodes concerning sleeping with your cousin's girlfriend, we now have bigger fish to fry, like getting our iClouds hacked into, going viral and getting stood up on a Tinder date.

Throw out the moralising on underage joyriding, we have planes disappearing from the sky and LGBTQ rallies to attend. Add a canned laughter track to Jazz finding out he is a meme and Hilary's sex-tape getting leaked on TMZ, and the zeitgeist is complete. I wonder if Trouble TV would be as inclined to pick up a proposed episode in which Carlton turns to ISIS to add more edge to his character? 

Unfortunately, some of the issues faced in 1990's America are still prevalent today. Jazz practically predicts Ferguson and unrest in Missouri in this scene: 

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