“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” pick-up lines were of a different time. The show was a classic 90s Black sitcom that may have been ahead of its time. It was classified as a comedy, but the show dealt with a variety of topics that were serious, romantic, frightening, or sad. It was a staple in US television and one of the most beloved black TV shows to date.
Will Smith’s character, also named Will Smith, was constantly trying to get attention from attractive women throughout the show’s runtime. And in just about every show, the writers had Will serve up some of the freshest pick-up lines of the era.
So we thought we’d survey the whole show and look back at the ten of the funniest “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” pick-up lines:
1. “How could something so smooth be called sharp?”
In the episode, “Father Knows Best,” Will throws out this line when meeting a woman whose last name is Sharpe. It’s a fun play on words, but it might not work very well as an everyday pick-up line. That is unless you’re constantly trying to start conversations with people who share the same last name.
2. “Baby, you all that and a bag of chips.”
Of course, this is not an original “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” pick-up line, but its use on “Must See TV” during the 90s certainly helped immortalize it. That said, even back when it was a popular thing to say, it didn’t make a lot of sense. What on Earth does “all that and a bag of chips” really mean when all that’s really in a bag of chips are chips? Apparently, telling someone they’re crunchy and salty doesn’t have the same ring to it.
3. “Baby, whatever it is that you serving you better give me a double.”
In the episode, “The Best Laid Plans,” Will attempts to pair food and humor in hopes it’ll gain him positive attention from an attractive woman. It’s a relatively funny and harmless attempt, but if taken literally, it would be unfortunate if whatever the receiver of this quote was actually serving happened to be something nasty.
4. “I noticed you noticing me, so I just wanted to put you on notice… that I notice you too.”
When it comes to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” pick-up lines with the best delivery, this may have been one of Will Smith’s best. Dropping the word “notice” four times in one sentence was brilliant and hilarious. And its appeal certainly was aided by the fact that Will was smooth with, not missing a beat when delivering this now iconic line.
5. “Hey girl, you look so good, I’d marry your brother just to get in your family.”
We just shake our heads on this one and move on!
6. “I know your feet must be tired, because you been running through my mind all day.”
This is another well-known line that’s certainly still being tried on occasion in today’s dating world. It was a little corny then and it’s just as corny now. However, Will’s delivery and level of confidence did him a favor because when he threw out this line, it was both silly and endearing.
7. “Girl, if God made anything prettier than you, I hope He kept it for himself.”
Not only is this pick-up line from the “Fresh Prince” kind of sweet, the idea of Will thinking about God’s love life, even jokingly, is pretty funny. It’s probably not a good idea to repeat this line to a complete stranger, but it might get a smile out of someone you’re familiar with.
8. “Actually baby, you got it, but I take donations.”
This one ends up being funny, not so much because of the pick-up line itself, but because attempting this results in Will being put in his place for once.
During the episode in which this phrase is used, Will attempts to flirt with a young woman in an academic setting and she doesn’t humor his behavior. Instead of laughing or waving off his comment about her “getting with” him, she tells him in no uncertain terms that he can talk to her like she’s a human being if he wants her attention.
9. “I think I’ve seen your picture somewhere before. Oh yeah, that’s right, it was in the dictionary next to KABLAM!”
Kablam can mean a few things, so this being the term Will decides to go with is funny in its own way. The scene’s context makes it easy to understand what he meant, but reading the line as a standalone quote is worth a laugh. It’s a decently cute throwback to the old “picture in the dictionary under/next to” joke.
10. “Somebody call the cops, ’cause it’s got to be illegal to look that good.”
The idea of someone looking so good they’re technically committing a crime was lost on no one during the 90s. If you’re going to repeat this one, though, do it quietly so that nobody overhears you and starts dialing.
While “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” pick-up lines were undoubtedly a funny aside to the overall show, the series was still very adept at showcasing its plethora of black actors and black actresses. Many of these individuals went on to fill bigger and better roles in movies and TV, so this show was not only a TV classic for young people in the 90s, but it served to put gifted actors and actresses in front of the public.
So, while we’re having a laugh at some of Will Smith’s silliest lines uttered during the show, let’s also appreciate how “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” helped brilliant individuals shine. Next time you catch reruns on TV, take some time to rewatch a few episodes. They’re just as funny now as they were back then.