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From Aladdin - Official Trailer

Aladdin: Genie... I wish for you to make me a prince

Genie: would you like to be a fresh one?...(looks at camera)

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    It's referring to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, who was played by Will Smith.
    – Tim Foster
    Mar 17 '19 at 15:57

This is a slang usage of fresh.


5 slang : fashionable, cool


This slang use of fresh is not very current. You won't hear too many people using fresh like this in 2019.

But a lot of people used fresh to mean cool in the 1990s when Will Smith, the actor who plays the genie, starred in a popular TV sitcom called The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.


It's a joke that relies on familiarity with a cultural reference.

Much of the audience will be familiar with a popular television show titled Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It starred Will Smith as a street-smart teenager (the titular 'Fresh Prince', which previously had been a stage name for Smith, who plays the Genie in the film) who is sent from West Philadelphia to live with wealthy relatives.

Both the wish by Alladin in the movie and the Will Smith television show incorporate the rags to riches trope.

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