It seems like one C-SPAN viewer became so bored that he decided to spruce up the network with a little prank phone call fun.
While C-SPAN was airing a segment on Iran nuclear negotiations, Jack Strickland called into the show to "weigh in" on the debate. Identifying himself as someone who is calling from Bel-Air but is "specifically" from West Philadelphia, Strickland managed to talk for about 20 seconds before getting cut off!
"I was actually discussing this issue with a friend of mine recently when I was in Philly. It occurred on a basketball court," he said. "At some point during the conversation, a couple of guys who were up to no good essentially started causing trouble in my neighborhood."
He continued to reference the hit TV show's theme song, saying, "I got in one little fight and my mom got scared, and said 'You're moving in with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air.'"
The anchor didn't skip a beat after the phone call ended, immediately jumping right back into Iranian discussions. But it's definitely hard not to laugh at the caller and the anchor LOL. We have to give the broadcaster major kudos for keeping it serious for C-SPAN because we would have been hysterically laughing.
We're also going to give Strickland a shout out for knowing the lyrics so well because, as Will Smith knows, some people have—GASP—forgotten the infamous '90s hit.
When Smith stopped by the Ellen Degeneres Show he performed his sitcom's theme song, but instead of rapping all of it himself, he decided to let the audience get in on the fun. But it didn't go as well as he probably had planned.
They started off strong, yelling, "In West Philadelphia/ Born and raised/ On the playground is where I spent most of my days/ Chillin' out, maxin, relaxin all cool/ And all shootin some b'ball outside of the school..."
But at one point the crowd's memory went blank and it was crickets. Yikes! Next time, Will, leave the '90s hits to us because we have you covered...or at least, Jack Strickland will have your back.