Friday, October 03, 2008

Flashback Friday – Carlton Banks + Tom Jones = a funny clip

Foreclosures, bail outs, debate drama, etc., I needed a break.

I was never a fan of Will Smith's "rapping". I thought his flow was kinda wack. However, his show was pretty funny at times (once he learned how to act and stopped mouthing other peoples' lines).

Carlton Banks was/is one of the best known geeks on the planet. This short compilation cracked me up. Go on Carlton, bust a move.

Have a great weekend.

19 comments:

joanne at frutto della passione said...

And to think, he started as the little boy impersonating Michael Jackson in a pepsi commercial!

Diana said...

made me laugh. made me laugh, laugh, laugh.

gibber said...

JUST HILARIOUS. I miss this show.

Valerie said...

Oh, nothing made me laugh so much as Carlton dancing! Loved that show! Thanks for reminding me how funny that is.

glamah16 said...

I love Carelton desoite having been compared to his 'geekiness' my entire youth.With everthing going on like we said, we sould all just break out and dance.

wordtryst said...

Oh, Carlton's dancing never fails to get a laugh out of me!

Nancy said...

great clip! i love carlton, i love will smith, and i loved the show. luckily i still catch the reuns on my slingbox every so often.

have you ever had an italian sing you the italian version of the the fresh prince rap? hysterical...

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

joanne - wasn't he also on the show Sliver Spoons?

diana - I wish I could have been in the studio audience when he busted out with that dance for the first time.

gibber - I thought Hillary was v. funny too.

valerie - you're welcome.

glamah16 - I know what mean you about the "geekiness". ha At least it's better to be a geek than a nerd.

wordtryst - I agree

nancy - no I haven't had the pleasure yet. :) I love watching the show dubbed. Helps with the Italian.

Di Mackey said...

Needed that, thank you.

Milanese Masala said...

Hee hee! Carlton should have had a dance-off with Elaine from Seinfeld ;)
Whatever happened to Carlton? He disappeared off the face of the earth.

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Makes me wanna get up and dance! Just like him! That is awesome, I never realized how much he busted a move on that show. Who had the time to put that compilation together?? Fun stuff.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

di mackey - you're welcome

milanese - ha. Her dance was too funny. I don't know what he is doing now. I assume he's living very well from the royalties from the show.

shelley - the person must have had a LOT of time of their hands to put that together.

Anonymous said...

Great video clip! Thanks for reminding me of his dancing scenes. I loved that show. I also wondered what happened to him. Did you notice the actress who played his younger sister in one of the recent Obama videos?

girasoli said...

whoops, I hit the wrong button and didn't sign in...previous comment was from me :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

girasoli - I haven't seen her in the video but she has been a few movies and I know she had a CD out at one point.

sippinwineman said...

*Ummmmmmmm* Let's all channel our inner-Carlton. LOVE your blog, by the way. My co-workers occasionally sing that song to me because I tend to dress so like him.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

sippinwineman - grazie for the compliment.

NewWrldYankee said...

I think he needs to do a dance off with Urkel from Family Matters. Do the Urkel - do the Ur..Ur...Urkel!! LOL

Do you remember the Carlton as a stripper episode? He was so shockingly built!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

NYW - no I don't remember that!