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

William 'Will' Smith: It's a shame Ice Tray had to leave before he could ruin Hilary's life.
Vivian Banks: Will, I'm sorry I said that.
William 'Will' Smith: But you meant it. It was fine when he was just some clown to come out here to bring me some cheesesteaks and cheer me up. But the second you found out Hilary liked him, you wanted him outta here. That's something I'd expect from Uncle Phil, but not from you, Aunt Viv.
Vivian Banks: [in a stern tone] Hilary is my daughter!
William 'Will' Smith: And Tray is my friend. We grew up together. We're from the same neighborhood, we're the same person, and if Tray's not good enough for this family, then maybe I ain't either.
Vivian Banks: No! You are not the same person.
William 'Will' Smith: I know who I am!
Vivian Banks: I can see why you like Ice Tray; he's a lot of fun, everything is a joke to him: school, work, people. He doesn't care about anything.
William 'Will' Smith: He always managed to care about me.
Vivian Banks: Will, I'm glad he's a good friend, but that doesn't change who he is. I'm sorry, but a young man his age should be able to do something else besides fight and jump fences.
William 'Will' Smith: You weren't there! Look, when I was a kid, every time I tried to bring books home from school, the kids would jump me, so Tray started walking me home, and if he hadn't been there to throw those punches and help me jump those fences, then I might not be here today.
Vivian Banks: Well, while he was protecting your books, where the hell were his?
William 'Will' Smith: What does that have to do with anything?
Vivian Banks: Will, I'm glad he cares so much about you, but why doesn't he care about himself?
William 'Will' Smith: Because nobody was there for him. Did you ever think if nobody was there for me, that I might not care about myself?
Vivian Banks: And that would be an awful waste.
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.
Vivian Banks: Will, why don't you introduce Ice Tray to your family?
William 'Will' Smith: [to Ice Tray] This is my little cousin, Ashley. This is my bodyguard, Geoffrey. All of this is my Uncle Phil. Remember we used to say that Daffy Duck must have a little brother somewhere? Meet my cousin, Carlton.


  • 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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