Because he was so nervous, Will would memorize his castmates’ lines as well as his own.
Quincy Jones was on board as an executive producer. The show ended up being based on his family.
Here we see Quincy, his daughter Rashida Jones, and Will in 2007 at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood.
Jada Pinkett Smith auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend, aka Lisa, on the show. However, she didn’t get the part because apparently she was too short.
Tatyana Ali had to make up a rap in her second audition for the show. She was nine-years-old at the time.
This house that you’ve seen shots of throughout the series isn’t actually in Bel-Air. But it isn’t far either, it’s actually located in a nearby neighborhood called Brentwood.
Carlton’s famous dance was actually inspired by Courteney Cox, Bruce Springsteen, and Eddie Murphy.
Weird combination, I know. The actor actually blended two dances from the entertainers together to create the dance we all know and love (and have probably tried to do at some point in our lives).
Andy Borowitz, who has been named one of America’s funniest writers, created the show with his former wife, Susan Borowitz.
In an interview with TIME, Susan said they wanted to make the show about the different layers of being black in America.
Because of that, you might notice that whenever Uncle Phil throws him out, Jazz is always wearing the same shirt.
Tyra Banks made her acting debut on the show as Will’s girlfriend.
The cast had a secret diary that they kept stashed on set in the kitchen.
In between scenes, the cast would write jokes or notes to each other while shooting episodes. Karyn Parsons (Hillary Banks) took the diary with her after the show went off the air.
The show was supposed to end for good after Season 4, but after a fan outcry for a continuance of the show, it was renewed for two more seasons.