Sep. 10, 1990
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 01x08 Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (1)

1x08 Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (1)

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First Aired: Oct. 29, 1990 on NBC
Summary: When the Banks go to the mall to prepare for their costume party, Will and Carlton struggle to find dates.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Will Smith played by Will Smith
Geoffrey Butler played by Joseph Marcell
Cindy played by Tyler Collins
Melinda played by Paris Vaughan
Eugene played by Tim Russ
Girl #1 played by Asha Siewkumar
Ramone played by Jay R. Goldenberg
Pen Salesgirl played by Patricia Clipper


  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Phil is being shown the electronic pencil holder, the cup "says" that only three pencils are left. However, upon closer inspection, you can see that 4 pencils are left in the cup.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): Vivian's lips are out of sync with her singing in the sound booth.


  • Tyler Collins (Cindy) was an R&B singer who had an album out ("Girls Nite Out") at the time of this episode.
  • Part 1 features the extended opening sequence, but unlike other episodes with this opening, Janet Hubert is credited as "Janet Hubert-Whitten".
  • This episode (and Part 2) are the 10th episode(s) to be shot and are the 8th and 9th to be broadcasted.
  • The end credit music is different for this episode (and Part 2).
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