I was never a big Cosby guy(only seen like one episode completely), so my first exposure to a black family was a delightful story about a Fresh Prince in a town called Bell Air. Obviously the show followed the capers of Will and Carlton, especially the first couple of seasons where Will was a fish out of water. Out of the cast of course Hillary was the natural eye candy back then, but there was a diamond in the rough, (neither Aunt Vivs), Ashley Banks was our longitudinal study of how a hottie develops, and so for giving me first inkling of jungle fever, Ashley Banks this week belongs to you.
|I'm am so honored to be chosen.|
I don't know why it surprises me, but she is older than me. I had no idea she was born in 1979, all I know is when she first made her debut on Fresh Prince or FPBA as us Uncle Phil aficionados call it, she was a spunky 10 year old who wanted to learn what it was like growing up on the mean streets of West Philadelphia. She was young and impressionable and was pretty much there to complete the family, much like the younger kids in Family Matters that disappeared. She was pretty much there for the cute factor alone, but things change and in this case change is good, very good.
|Will can you teach me how to fight?|
|Should have let the robbers get him.|
|Did he do that?|
|Lookie, Lookie, I got her cookie?|
As the show started to wind down she got hotter, which was fantastic for us, but she also started to push her music career, which wasn't fantastic for us. She also was dating Jonathan Brandeis for the longest time, the kid from the awful karate movie with Chuck Norris, Sidekicks. She also went to Harvard, though it seems like child TV stars either go to Ivy league schools or to Crack-town once their careers are over(Hi-C thought).
|The left one is Carlton and the right one is Will|
Though the two best things about her is she is still pretty darn cute, and she is willing to be seen with weird looking guys, so she's telling us there is still a chance.
|In the words of Will, "Girl you look so good, I wish I could plant ya, and grow a whole field of y'all"|
|Tonight I dine on turtle soup!|