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A 'Fresh Prince' pranks C-Span, reciting lines from famous theme song

C-Span may be known for its dry news coverage, but one caller offered a "fresh" perspective earlier this week.

The network invited viewers to phone in to discuss nuclear talks with Iran when the anchor was caught off guard by a man who who deadpanned the lyrics to the theme song from the hit '90s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

WATCH: Clip of the call

The caller identified himself as Jack Strickland, calling from Bel-Air, and proceeded to explain that he was originally from Philadelphia — West Philadelphia, to be specific.

"I was actually discussing this issue with a friend of mine recently when I was in Philly; it occurred on a basketball court," Strickland explains to the anchor, teeing up the lyrics to the show's theme song.

"At some point during the conversation, a couple of guys who were up to no good essentially started causing trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared and said 'you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air.'"

At that point, C-Span cuts off the caller, and the host continues as if nothing ever happened. But it did happen, and it's the funniest thing we've seen on C-Span since these brothers had to field a call from their mom live on the air.

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