In honor of the Tonight Show’s week in Los Angeles, Jimmy and the Roots parody “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” opening title sequence.
The theme song was written and performed by Smith, as “The Fresh Prince”. The music was composed by QDIII (Quincy Jones III), who is credited with Smith at the end of each episode. The music often used to bridge scenes together during the show is based on a similar chord structure. The full version of the theme song was used unedited in the first three episodes. The full-length version, which is 2:52, was included on Will Smith’s Greatest Hits album and attributed to him only. A 3:23 version was released in the Netherlands in 1992, reaching #3 on the charts.
The Tonight Show airs weeknights on NBC at 11:35 p.m