WATCH: Because Why Not: Somebody Recreated “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Theme within the World of “Grand Theft Auto V”
Don’t act like you’re not impressed.
While you were busy celebrating America’s birthday by drinking cheap beer and setting off fireworks this weekend, some of us were marking the nineteenth anniversary of Russell Casse’s great sacrifice for the human race—an occasion that will be revisited in theaters next summer in the super necessary Independence Day sequel (without Will Smith).
Strange as it may be to imagine, when the original Independence Day came out in 1996, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was actually still on the air, making everyone cry over Will’s daddy issues one week at a time. The flip side of that emotional coin was Grand Theft Auto—a game that debuted in 1997, and has been teaching the nation’s youth unrealistic standards for weapons concealment ever since.
Enter YouTube user Merfish, video game/TV show mashup artist, who for whatever reason (the Internet is a strange place) decided that what the world needs now is a recreation of the original, extended Fresh Prince theme within the world of Grand Theft Auto V.
This is one of those situations where it’s best to nod politely, click play, and just accept the gift of this weirdness without questioning it too much. God bless America.