Let’s be honest with each other. If you saw Alfonso Ribeiro, then you would probably ask him to do The Carlton Dance for you. There is a time and a place to ask him to do that and the urinal is not one of those places. That’s right, he told Harry Connick that men will ask him to do that when he is taking a leak. Depending on the guy’s size who is asking him, he can’t exactly Tap Dance Kid his way out of it.
The morale of the story, is wait to make him dance for you until after he has zipped up, washed his hands and dryed them off. You definitely don’t want to ask him for an autograph until he is done with all of that. At least I wouldn’t.
Could you imagine Fresh Prince of Bel-Air without Alfronso Ribeiro playing Carlton? Well, the then new head of NBC, Warren Littlefield, imagined it. In fact, Ribeiro told Good Morning America that the big wig tried to replace the Tap Dance Kid, after the pilot even though the Producers and Will Smith said he was the right guy for the part.
Then after Littlefield went through the whole audition process, he too realized that America’s Funniest Videos host was the funniest guy for the part. And the rest is TV history.
Miley Cyrus was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon asked her about her knee cap looking like other celebrities. When she was younger, it looked like Alfonso Ribeiro when he was Carlton Banks. Then as she got older and smoked a lot of Pot, it took on a new person’s face. Now her knee is the spitting image of Seth Rogen. In fact, it looks more like him than he looks like himself. But maybe I got a contact high thinking of the two of them, so maybe that is why I am seeing that. Are you seeing it too?
Sadly, Tom Bergeron decided to leave America’s Funniest Video after hosting the show for 15 seasons and for season 26 ABC needs a new host. The person filling Bergeron’s big shoes is Alfonso Ribeiro.
Now you might not think of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star as a host, but he has done it in the past. He hosted Catch 21 on Game Show Network, ABC Family’s Spell-Mageddon and Food Network’s Unwrapped 2.0, so he will be fine. In fact, I think the father of 2 is the perfect choice for the job. I know when I heard the news, I did the Carlton Dance. Thankfully, no was here to film it or he would be tossing it to on AFV in the fall!