Remembering James Avery AKA Uncle Phil

Last night we heard the sad news that James Avery, who we all knew as Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” passed away at the age of 68. Undoubtedly you will want to watch Uncle Phil comfort Will when his dad leaves him or revisit Avery’s work as the voice of Shredder on the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” cartoon, which is all well and good. But don’t forget his greatest accomplishment, starring in many YTMND pages that feature his “pillowy mounds of mashed potatoes” line from an episode of “The Fresh Prince.” So watch the original clip, then head over to YTMND and get your Uncle Phil fill. 

And check out Uncle Phil on YTMND

Groovy Potatoes

Soul Phil

Phil Kong

Pillowy Mounds of Progressive House