Sep. 10, 1990
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 01x04 Not With My Pig, You Don't

1x04 Not With My Pig, You Don't

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First Aired: Oct. 01, 1990 on NBC
Summary: Will tries to smooth things between Philip and his very rural parents when they visit to see him receive an award.

Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Will Smith played by Will Smith
Geoffrey Butler played by Joseph Marcell
Hattie Banks played by Virginia Capers
Joe Banks played by Gilbert Lewis
Susan Klein played by Kathy Griffin
Henry Furth played by John Petlock
Margaret Furth played by Helen Page Camp
Art played by Jim Mapp

Episode Quotes

Will Smith: What did I do?
Philip Banks: What did you do? You destroyed my image!
Will Smith: Man, I ain't destroyed nothing!
Philip Banks: Of course you did! Look at that story! I've got to walk in that banquet room tonight filled with people who are gonna think I'm nothing but a hog-handling hick from Yamacraw!
Hattie Banks: [from behind, offended] But that *is* where you come from, Zeke.
Philip Banks: [startled] Mama! I was just having a few words with Will.
Hattie Banks: And I'm having a few words with you. What have you got to be ashamed of? We always put food on the table and clothes on your back!
Philip Banks: Mama, I'm not ashamed. There are just certain aspects of my life I don't wish to emphasize.
Hattie Banks: [furious] Where I come from, they call that being ashamed... Mister Bigshot! [walks away]


  • Goof (continuity error): When Philip comes home from work and talks about the award, Hillary is excited that she's going to get 2 new dresses for the interview and the awards ceremony. But, during the interview scene, Hillary isn't wearing a new dress. She isn't even wearing a dress at all. Despite the fact the Banks' don't end up getting their picture taken during the interview, Hillary didn't know that until the reporter arrived.


  • The newspaper reporter during the interviews says that Uncle Phil "settled the landmark court case of Quincy vs Jones". Quincy Jones was the executive producer of the show.
  • This was actually the 6th episode to be shot, but the fourth to be broadcasted.
  • Hattie repeatedly sang or hummed the song Wade in the Water. Harriet Tubman sang this spiritual as a warning to runaway slaves. To escaping slaves, the song told them to abandon the path and move into the water. By traveling along the water's edge or across a body of water, the slaves would throw chasing dogs and their keepers off the scent. This song was better explained in a later episode of this series.
  • Will reads in TV Guide that Bill Cosby is getting a streetwise niece. This is a reference to Erika Alexander who joined the cast of The Cosby Show as Cousin Pam the same year that this episode aired.
  • Phils real name is Zeke.
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