Sep. 10, 1990
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 01x12 Talking Turkey

1x12 Talking Turkey

3/5 (1 vote)
First Aired: Nov. 19, 1990 on NBC
Summary: Will's mom comes to visit the Banks residence. She gets annoyed when she finds out the children are spoiled, forcing her to take drastic action. Vivian later agrees to that, and makes them cook Thanksgiving dinner, which nearly turns into a disaster.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Will Smith played by Will Smith
Geoffrey Butler played by Joseph Marcell
Viola 'Vy' Smith played by Vernee Watson
Ned Fellows played by Jonathan Emerson
Jesse played by Israel Juarbe

Episode Quotes

Vivian Banks: Do you know what my sister just said? You are not gonna believe this. She said our kids are spoiled.
Philip Banks: [sarcastically] Oh, news flash.
Vivian Banks: You mean you agree with her?
Philip Banks: Vivian, I'm the one who says they should be doing more work around the house. You're the one who is too easy on them.
Vivian Banks: Oh, really? Does this sound familiar? [imitates Hilary] Daddy, I need $300 dollars.
Viola: [to Carlton] Oh, my goodness, aren't you handsome and looking less and less like your daddy every day.
Carlton Banks: Ouch. Run for cover, Dad.
William 'Will' Smith: Where is he gonna hide at?
Vivian Banks: You hurt my feelings the other day, saying I spoil my kids.
Viola: I said meaner things to you when we were growing up, and you just took it. Seems living in California has made you real sensitive.


  • Goof (continuity error): When Will complains about having to mow the lawn, Will's mom tells him he used to do it all the time and had no problem with it back home in Philadelphia. But in the last episode of season 4 "The Philadelphia Story" when they go and visit Will's home in Philly, there was no lawn to mow because he lived in an upstairs apartment. And when they show the outside of the apartment building, there was no lawn in the first place, just a concrete sidewalk.


  • This is the first (of many) episodes to feature Vernee Watson as Vy Smith, Will's mother.
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