Not even international criminals detained at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba can resist Will Smith circa 1994.
Milton, a Defense Department contractor who stocks the Gitmo library, told the Miami Herald that all 168 inmates pass their time by watching “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the early nineties sitcom about a young Philadelphia adult who moves in with his wealthy Los Angeles relatives.
Who doesn’t love the Banks’ family antics and technicolor hammer pants?
Previously, inmates were fascinated by boy wizard Harry Potter, but the librarian said that the series has become passé.
“They’re over that; it’s been more than a year,” Milton, who would only give his first name, told the Herald. He said he purchased all six seasons of “Fresh Prince” for the prisoners to check out of the library, which is also stocked with books in several languages, including Arabic and Pashto.
According to the Herald, inmates are allowed to watch reruns of the beloved sitcom pretty much anytime, and that each 20-person cell block is equipped with a flat-screen TV encased in plexiglass.
But the really bad guys — those locked in maximum security cells — can watch TV alone from the comfort of a recliner with one foot shackled to the floor.
Barack Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope” is a popular book among the inmates, while one inmate served out his sentence by reading George W. Bush’s “Decision Points.”
Here’s an idea: Let’s swap out “enhanced interrogation” for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reruns — that could really get international terrorists talking.