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Meet 'The Fresh Prince of Downton Abbey'

March 8, 2012 at 12:18 PM ET

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"Downton Abbey" has its own "Fresh Prince."

Maybe there are some clever people out there who looked at the sudden ascent into heirdom of Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey" and thought "why, that's a similar story to 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'!" -- maybe, but it took the exceedingly clever minds at CollegeHumor.com to actually put it all together in a single package of Grantham goodness.

In the following clip, which spoofs the opening of the 1990s sitcom that set Will Smith on his path to superstardom, a sort-of-Crawley-lookalike spins around and around in his most-elegant chair, rapping gracefully: "Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upstairs-down. So if you'll come around for tea and just sit right there, I'll tell you all about how I became Lord Grantham's heir."

And for those who may not quite remember the original "Bel-Air" opening, be sure to check out this retro reminder.

What would the Dowager Countess say?

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