Uncle Phil

Great Moments with Uncle Phil

This morning brought a bit of sad news in kicking off 2014. James Avery, the actor best known for his iconic role as Uncle Phil in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has passed away. The Fresh Prince was one of the few shows I remember from my early years — my family watched it on a TV as big as your computer screen every night at 6:30 for dinner — so it’s easy for me to feel nostalgic about the show and any related news like today’s unfortunate announcement. I found this quick clip of some “Great Moments with Uncle Phil” to remember him fondly across the many social media tributes. Definitely one to watch to remember a “second father” as Alfonso Ribeiro appropriately puts it. R.I.P.