1059: Bel-Air

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Bel-Air
Aaron Sorkin has been tapped to write the TV movie about the aging prince's eventual election to Pat Toomey's Senate seat, currently titled either 'FRESHman Senator' or 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'.
Title text: Aaron Sorkin has been tapped to write the TV movie about the aging prince's eventual election to Pat Toomey's Senate seat, currently titled either 'FRESHman Senator' or 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'.

Explanation

This comic is a take on the 90s TV series "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and its much parodied and repeated theme song. Consequently, the song coming out of Cueball's TV right now is a take on that song. The joke is that Will Smith has somehow gone from being a succesful rap star to an ambitious politician. Doggerel is a derogatory term for verse considered of little literary value or a comic verse of irregular measure. And obviously, the song is updated with an Adele reference who is a very popular singer over the last year or so.

"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" is a 1939 Academy Award-winning movie. It is a fictional political drama. Here, Mr. Smith is also a reference to Will Smith.

Transcript

[Cueball sits on an easy chair in front of a TV.]
TV: Well, my posh Bel Air life took a turn for the worse.
[Same scene.]
TV: It's a story best related in a doggerel verse.
[Same scene.]
TV: So kick back, relax, lemme put on some Adele for ya,
[Cueball raises the remote and points at the screen.]
TV: While I tell you why I'm running for mayor of Phila--
CLICK


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Discussion

Doggerel verse? Mixed with rap? What is this blasphemy? Davidy22[talk] 13:46, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

It seems that the 'click' was precisely timed so that Cueball could avoid hearing 'philadelphia' rhyme with 'adele for you'. I strongly support this decision. 108.162.219.223 06:10, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Agreed, added to explanation. --Someone Else 37 (talk) 03:29, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

So kick back, relax, lemme put on some Adele for ya, while I tell you why I'm running for mayor of Philaphiu? I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 20:29, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

They made me do it I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 20:29, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

And then they ran away. I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 20:29, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

So now Will Smith is considering running for president... Z (talk) 18:26, 20 December 2015 (UTC)