At Gitmo, ‘Fresh Prince’ replaces Harry Potter as entertainment most requested by detainees

President Obama isn't closing Guantánamo any time soon, but prisoners will be well-taken-care-of in the entertainment department, according to this Miami Herald article: they have an endless supply of of Will Smith’s 1990s TV comedy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, with which to while away the years. The sitcom has become a "popular way to pass time among the 168 captives now in their second decade of U.S. detention." Guards say it now eclipses the Harry Potter books as most-requested entertainment. (via @kgosztola)


        1.  No, that was McCain.  And he stayed in.

          Will Smith borrowed a time traveling humanoid robot from the MIB archives (on loan from Dr. Who, who no longer needed it after getting killed in Utah).  He quickly shrank himself in order to pilot the robot back to Hawaii.  There, he forged a birth certificate, and (using his knowledge of future events) positioned himself for a 2008 run for president.  He won and would have become president, but was secretly replaced by a miniature Dick Cheney in Dec 2008.

          Which is why Gitmo is still open.

          Duh!  Everyone knows that.

    1. I think your confusing that with Pluto Nash – they got to do a suicide watch when that plays.

  1. As many of them didn’t hate us before, but have grown over time to hate us… I’m thinking this is just the cherry on top.

    1. Pffft. In Canada, we have The Trouble With Tracy for incorrigible terrorists.  ;) 
      There’s also Meatballs 2 – 4 and The Christmas Martian for the film buffs.

      1. I saw Fresh Prince on TV while in Canada once, can’t fool us, we know you like it.

        Maybe your contribution to Gitmo can be Trailer Park Boys.

  2.  >>I got in one little plot and U.S. got scared And said “Ur moving with your cousin and uncle to gitmo bay”<<

  3. Wow, we’ve really broken their spirits if they are requesting to watch cheezy 80’s/90’s sitcoms.  I think we can let them out now. 

    1. It would be much more disconcerting if they were requesting things like:
      “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”.
      “Cupcake Wars”.
      “Deal Or No Deal” reruns.

  4. They neglect to mention that it is, of course, viewed with eyelids clamped open and the volume at 11. 

  5. Kinda reminds me how Buddhist monks love watching Star Trek TOS.
    Easy to visualize the monks sitting and smiling while Spock mind-melds with Chekov and chants “The bullets… are in your mind.  They are not real.  They are figments of your imagination, they cannot harm you…”

  6. They can send them reruns of the Fresh Prince but they can’t send them a trial date.

    America’s gulag.

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