Sep. 10, 1990
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 01x16 The Lucky Charm

1x16 The Lucky Charm

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First Aired: Jan. 07, 1991 on NBC
Summary: A superstitious client of Phil's makes decision of financial business according to Will's so called paranormal power. Phil may lose the client when he tells the client not to take the advice.

Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Will Smith played by Will Smith
Geoffrey Butler played by Joseph Marcell
Jameson Whitworth played by Tom O'Rourke
Henry Furth played by John Petlock
Gladys played by Diane Racine
Peter Leonard played by Sandy Frank (II)

Episode Quotes

Jameson: [Jameson is superstisious and thinks Will is a good luck charm. His horoscope says to stay away from leos] My lucky numbers have always been 3 and 7. Will, when is your birthday?
Will: July 3rd.
Jameson: What year?
Will: 1973.
Jameson: So you were born on 7-3-73? My lucky numbers!
Phillip Banks: Jameson, its just a coincidence.
Jameson: Coincidence? I don't think so.
Carlton: I was born August 4th, 1974.
Jameson: [Jumps back] A leo?
Phillip Banks: You are a 17 year old kid and in no position to be giving financial advice.
Vivian Banks: Exactly. That's Sparky's job.


  • Goof (factual errors): The scene on the golf course was on a Saturday and the next scene is the next day when Jameson Whitworth said a stock he was going to buy dropped 10 points. The stock market is not open nor do stocks change value on a Sunday.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Mr Jameson hits a hole-in-one on the golf course. Phil offers to buy him lunch to celebrate. However, the tradition is for the ace golfer to buy drinks for everyone in the clubhouse.


  • We learn Uncle Phil's birthday is January 30th.
  • We learn that Carlton's birthday is 4 August 1974.
  • This episode was shot after "The Ethnic Tip", but aired before it. This is made known by the fact that in "The Lucky Charm", Hilary opens her first paycheck, but in "The Ethnic Tip", she is asking Geoffrey about what to say at her job interview for the same art gallery.
  • We learn Will's birthday is July 3rd.
  • Mr Jameson keeps a stuffed dog on his desk. The production company that made The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is The Stuffed Dog Company.
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