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No, Will Smith Did Not Ask NBC to Reunite Fresh Prince of Bel Air in Honor of James Avery

... in a Twitter Direct Message. For one, Will Smith doesn't use Twitter. And if Will Smith wanted to call someone at NBC, he'd likely have their phone number. Props to Twitter account @FreshPrinceWill (that's "Will" with three Is) for crafting the fake screenshot that has NBC requesting "300,000+ retweets" for a go-ahead on the tribute. It's so good, we're almost tempted to call it a beautiful satire on the modern age of entertainment:

So we've decided that was definitely fake, but maybe this one will get us a Seinfeld? Seems real:

It's 2014! Nothing on Twitter is real.