Now this is the story of a copypasta meme...
- Date Discovered: 04/2004
- Discovered On: Unknown
A "Bel-Air" is a copypasta meme that utilizes the lyrics from the opening theme song of Will Smith's sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". Typically, the poster starts a story, often with a provocative subject matter, and just as the story reaches its climax, they suddenly insert
into the text, to catch the rapt readers off guard.
The entire song (apparently the theme song is an abridged version of one of Will Smith's own back in his rapper days) which is as follows:
The meme was believed to have been first used in its current form some time in 2004 on an unknown forum. A screenshot of the piece can be seen below.
The meme sees occasional use, but is fantastically played out. It is also tweaked at times to troll another person, usually including details of their Internet buffoonery. For some reason, channers enjoy creating Bel-Airs for nearly everything, leading to its incredible overuse.