The Utah House of Representatives hopes to educate the public by creating a rap video to the tune of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme.
In what could be one of the most bizarre things to happen in the current political climate in the United States, the local representatives of Utah launched "Fresh Prints of Bills Here," a rap song about how laws are made on Thursday, March 1.
The project involves representatives Greg Hughes, Michael Kennedy, Francis Gibson, Kim Coleman, Mike Winder, Christine Watkins, Norman Thurston, Travis Seegmiller, Michael Noel, Mike McKell, James Dunnigan, John Westwood, Tim Quinn, Jefferson Moss, Marc Roberts, Brad Wilson, Susan Duckworth, Val Peterson, John Knotwell, and Chief of Staff Greg Hartley.
Our representatives have taken the time to explain how a law is made...with a surprise twist. Give it a listen and share so all your friends can know how laws are made! #utpol @GHughes51 @BradWilsonGOP @kimfcoleman @NormThurston @mikemckellutah @RepJimDunnigan @JohnKnotwellUT pic.twitter.com/KqaUSqOKtC— Utah House of Reps (@UtahReps) February 28, 2018
The video was very goofy. Some representatives even channeled their inner rapper and dressed up in snapbacks for the video. Albeit off-key, most of them enthusiastically spat out the verses assigned to them.
The video even used the ever-so-professional Comic Sans to display the rap song's lyrics onscreen.
The video caused quite a stir, and it received a mixed reception from the social media crowd.
The Salt Lake Health official page went on to react to the video with a GIF from The Office and a candid comment.
brb labeling this as a public health hazard pic.twitter.com/ndbwVOy4Cg — Salt Lake Health (@saltlakehealth) February 28, 2018
Some Twitter users admit that the video was so badly done that it is entertaining.
Every one of the reps need to be voted out of office for this video. Just horrible....
BRB, going to go watch it again. — Dylan McDonnell (@DylanCMcDonnell) February 28, 2018
this was actually really well done ironically — Stephen Jackson (@sdjacksondc) March 1, 2018
I can't watch but I also can't not watch pic.twitter.com/ZuSffdAU1m — Allison Croghan (@AllisonCroghan) February 28, 2018
As a middle school Government teacher I literally CANNOT WAIT to inflict this on my students tomorrow. They're going to cringe as they have never cringed before! — Robin McGinn (@robin_mcginn) March 1, 2018
'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' Reboot
Utah's "Fresh Prints Of Bills Here" coincidentally comes at a time when the classic sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is being considered for a reboot. According to multiple reports, the company who owns the rights to the '90s comedy series has been filing trademarks for "Fresh Princess" for everything — from TV shows to backpacks and clothing.
The series starred Will Smith as a poor young man sent to live with his uncle and aunt in the Bel-Air mansion.
Smith, in a previous interview, said that he would love to be involved in a reboot, but he might have to play the role of Uncle Phil on the new show.