Sep. 10, 1990
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 01x07 Def Poet's Society

1x07 Def Poet's Society

4/5 (1 vote)
First Aired: Oct. 22, 1990 on NBC
Summary: Will joins the Bel-Air Academy poetry club because he adores the woman leader, so he lies and says that he is a poet called Raphael De LaGhetto and since she believes him, she asks him to show his poetry.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Will Smith played by Will Smith
Geoffrey Butler played by Joseph Marcell
Jazz played by DJ Jazzy Jeff
Ned Fellows played by Jonathan Emerson
Christina Johnson played by A.J. Johnson
Toni played by Lisa Fuller
Elizabeth played by Laurel Moglen
Student played by Robby George

Episode Quotes

Geoffrey: Master William... I applaud your new interest. Poetry is one of my great loves. I won first prize... at the old Devonshire poetry recital of 1963. Master William, you should have been there. The crowd rose to its feet shouting, 'Encore! Encore!'
William 'Will' Smith: That's very interesting but -
Geoffrey: 'Cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them, cannon in front of them, volleyed and thundered'!
Jazz: You need a last line for that?
Geoffrey: Unhand me, you ruffian.
Geoffrey: 'Come through the jaws of Death.' Silence you ungrateful children. When you're ready to be quiet and listen, I shall return.


  • Goof (plot holes): Jeffrey is already at the school when he decides to impersonate De La Ghetto, but somehow he manages to get an outfit and wig to wear as his disguise.


  • At the beginning of this episode, Will asks "Well, how am I suppose to meet Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show)?". The two would end up working together in Enemy of the State (1998).
  • This episode is the 8th episode to be shot but the 7th to be broadcasted.
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