Now this is a story all about how our lives got flip turned upside down after #TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir went off the air in 1996. But 21 years later, just this past Monday, the entire cast — minus the dearly departed James Avery (Uncle Phil) — were chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool at Nobu in Malibu, California.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who used to play Will's adorkable cousin Carlton, shared this snap of the whole gang together again. From left to right we've got: Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), #WillSmith (Will Smith), Daphne Reid Maxwell (Vivian Banks), and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler).
Here they are again, side by side with their cast picture from the '90s for all your comparison needs:
Of course, there's someone missing from this happy family photo, as Ribeiro points out in the caption. James Avery (Uncle Phil) passed away from heart and liver illness in January of 2014. Family, friends and fans still feel his loss deeply.
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It's heartwarming to see the on-screen family has remained close after all these years and continues to spend time together. But of course, what kind of fans would we be if we didn't ask the question on everybody's mind: Guys — who's watching Nicky?!
Just kidding. Nicky's all grown up with a little boy of his own now! The real question on everybody's mind is: Are we ever going to get a Fresh Prince Reunion show? Is that maybe what they were discussing over lunch?! Rumors were flying about a potential Fresh Prince reboot in 2016, but Will Smith flatly denied them. Is it possible he's had a change of heart?!
One thing's for sure: We'll be prepared if he ever does decide to return to his throne as the Prince of Bel-Air.
And now, because you know you'll have it stuck in your head all day anyway...