Sep. 10, 1990
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 01x05 Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy

1x05 Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy

3/5 (1 vote)
First Aired: Oct. 08, 1990 on NBC
Summary: Will's friend from Philly comes over to visit him, and the Banks don't like him. It gets even worse when he and Hilary fall for each other.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Will Smith played by Will Smith
Geoffrey Butler played by Joseph Marcell
Ice Tray played by Don Cheadle

Episode Quotes

Ice Tray: [when he arrives at the Banks' house] Man, this is dope! Rich people have all this stuff they have no use for. Look at all this: crystal, china dog, a book.
Ashley Banks: [about Ice Tray's arrival] Word up, this is gonna be cold, stupid on the serious tip.
Philip Banks: What did you say, young lady?
Ashley Banks: I mean, it should be fun, Daddy. Peachy-keen even.
Ice Tray: A book. Crime and Punishment.
William 'Will' Smith: Oh, that's just some tired book Carlton is reading.
Ice Tray: [reads] From the library of Master William Smith. Who's tired now, homeboy?
William 'Will' Smith: Oh, that's just some book they're making us read in school. I ain't gonna read it.
Ice Tray: Wait, wait. This is your handwriting. [reads] intriguing duality?
William 'Will' Smith: Give me that!


  • This was the fourth episode to be produced, but the fifth to be broadcasted.
  • Vivian's credit is "Janet Hubert" for this episode although it uses the shorter opening. This occurrence is fairly rare.
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