I know why they like Fresh Prince

Miami Herald:

‘Fresh Prince’ replaces Harry Potter as entertainment for Guantánamo prisoners

A library of 28,000 books and videos offers material in several languages to prisoners. Harry Potter used to be most popular, but now it’s Will Smith as the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Harry Potter books are passé among the prisoners. The adventures of the boy wizard have been supplanted by early episodes of Will Smith’s 1990s TV comedy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as a popular way to pass time among the 168 captives now in their second decade of U.S. detention.

“I just ordered all six seasons,” says librarian Milton, a Defense Department contractor who gives only his first name to visiting journalists.

He offered no explanation for the sudden popularity of the half-hour sit-com about an inner-city Philadelphia kid who moves in with his affluent cousins in California beyond the observation that comedy is widely popular among requested items from the detention center’s 28,000 book and video library.

I know why they like to watch Fresh Prince:

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18 Responses to I know why they like Fresh Prince

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Fareed Zakaria got caught doing an Obama

  2. mcnorman says:

    These lovers of goat get more free perks at my expense than I can afford for myself. Didn’t they also get a nice soccer field as well? WTF?

  3. carol haka says:



    MO will be recruiting the Guant Gang next!

  4. myiq2xu says:

    I went to lunch today with my son and his wife. We went to Black Bear Diner and I ordered the Bob’s Bacon Burger Deluxe.

    A team of busboys carried it to the table. It was about 5 lbs of ground meat formed into a slab and grilled, then topped with a pound of bacon and another pound of cheddar cheese. Instead of a bun there was a round loaf of bread cut in two halves.

    It was served with a big knife stuck in it like the cook had to stab it to keep it from running away. I think there were french fries too.

    I think I’m gonna save the ambulance the trouble and just head over to the cardiac ward now.

  5. yttik says:

    I know why I like to watch the Fresh Prince!

    Hopefully Guantanamo inmates have a different reason 🙂

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