13 Reasons Aunt Viv's Sisters Are 'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air's Most Underrated Characters
Everyone has their favorite characters from the show, but Aunt Viv's sisters on Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air are by far the least appreciated for their genius. It isn't just that these three women are hilarious, even though the episodes that they're in undoubtedly prove this to be the case. It's also that Aunt Viv's sisters are the most underrated characters for the solidarity that they bring to Fresh Prince. Loud, outspoken, and fun-loving, Helen, Janice, and Vy (Will's mom) give the show a fresh female perspective in a manner that also celebrates sisterhood and friendship.
The ladies' conversations together are always refreshing for their candor, but as individuals, the three sisters also manage to bring some of the most unexpected and funniest moments to the show. Part of their appeal is how their relationships with each other rub off on the rest of the Banks family, but also how their presence manage to shake up and bring fun to the respectable conservatism of the household.
As an audience, we are always guaranteed a great time whenever Helen, Janice, and Vy come to town — and so is the Banks family. And as characters, these ladies definitely deserve a whole lot more love.
1. Their Reunions Are Always Legendary
Will's excitable reaction says it all. The second you hear one of the sisters scream, "Divas," you know it's going to be a fun episode.
2. They Bring Vivian Out Of Her Shell
For the most part, Viv is quite a straight-laced and conservative character. But when her sisters are in town? Forget it. She's down for dancing, talking dirty, and having a good time.
3. They Remind Viv Of Her Roots
And it's clear that she's as proud of where she came from, as she is of where she's made it to.
4. They're Open About Their Sex Lives
There's something so refreshing about seeing the sisters so happily, honestly, and hilariously discussing their sex lives together on Fresh Prince.
5. They Make The Banks Family Have So Much Fun When They're Around
Seriously, they have the best time. A fact made all the better by how the positive connection of the sisters often inspires how the Banks family treats and respects each other.
6. Their Relationships Feel So Real
While there's clearly a whole lot of love and respect among all four sisters, that doesn't mean that they always agree with each other or get along. But that just makes their connection feel all the more tangible.
7. They're All So Alike, But Still So Very Different
Though all four women can share in how confident, outspoken, and independent they are, they can still celebrate each other's respective differences too.
8. Aunt Helen Has The Greatest Lines
Honestly, every quip from Helen is absolute dynamite.
9. And She's Also The Life & Soul Of The Party
It takes a big personality to surpass the comedic wonder of characters like Will and Carlton, but Helen's capable of doing just that. Even during a song and dance number (which Will and Carlton usually excel at), like the one above. Helen is the greatest.
10. Vy Has A Lot Of Heart, But Can Be Absolutely Savage Too
As the most outspoken and thoughtful of the four sisters, Vy isn't afraid to speak her mind. Though she can be brash, her sometimes harsh opinions are always delivered from a place of love that make for compelling television.
11. Vy Also Serves Up Some Classic Mom Jokes Whenever She's Around Will
Seriously classic. She loves embarrassing Will in a manner that all moms with a sense of humor continue to be able to relate to.
12. They're Always Up No Good (In The Best Way Possible)
One of the best things about the sisters is how free they feel on the show. They enjoy their lives and they live for the good times, which often results in some major (and hilarious) mischief going down.
13. They Support Each Other No Matter What
Whether relationship issues, pregnancy, marriage, or just the general hardship of life, the sisters always make an effort to reunite and check in with each other. And it's always a delight to watch.
Fans can surely all agree that these ladies more than deserve their own spin-off show, right? The Fresh Sisters Of Bel-Air would be incredible, guys.