Sep. 10, 1990
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans...


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 1 (1990-1991)

1x01 1 1x01 The Fresh Prince Project
Will comes to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air. Phil isn't too impressed by Will's behavior, especially teaching Ashley to rap and ruining his image to his members of the law ...
Sep. 10, 1990
1x02 1 1x02 Bang the Drum, Ashley
To Uncle Phil's dismay, Will encourages Ashley to switch from violin to drums.
Sep. 17, 1990
1x03 1 1x03 Clubba Hubba
Will wants to go out on a date with a girl he met at the country club, but her father is extremely overprotective, dampening Will's chances. He asks for Carlton's help to change him ...
Sep. 24, 1990
1x04 1 1x04 Not With My Pig, You Don't
Will tries to smooth things between Philip and his very rural parents when they visit to see him receive an award.
Oct. 01, 1990
1x05 1 1x05 Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy
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.
Oct. 08, 1990
1x06 1 1x06 Mistaken Identity
Will and Carlton are driving Henry Furth's car to Palm Springs, until they get pulled over by a police officer. They're taken to a station for questioning, where Carlton completely ...
Oct. 15, 1990
1x07 1 1x07 Def Poet's Society
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 ...
Oct. 22, 1990
1x08 1 1x08 Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (1)
When the Banks go to the mall to prepare for their costume party, Will and Carlton struggle to find dates.
Oct. 29, 1990
1x09 1 1x09 Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (2)
A clip show - Will and Carlton are still trying to get a date before each other, when they both see this girl she has to decide. But she chooses Carlton, is she too good to be true ...
Oct. 29, 1990
1x10 1 1x10 Kiss My Butler
Will sets Geoffrey up on a date-and falls for her himself.
Nov. 05, 1990
1x11 1 1x11 Courting Disaster
Will joins the basketball team at school, the same team Carlton's in, and immediately becomes the star player. Carlton starts feeling bad when he feels Phillip is paying more attention ...
Nov. 12, 1990
1x12 1 1x12 Talking Turkey
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 ...
Nov. 19, 1990
1x13 1 1x13 Knowledge is Power
Will gets grounded for a month because of Hilary so he plans to get her back. When he hears that Hilary dropped out of college he takes advantage which lead to hilarious results!
Nov. 26, 1990
1x14 1 1x14 Day Damn One
Will tells Ashley and her friends about his first day at Bel-Air academy-and how he almost got expelled.
Dec. 03, 1990
1x15 1 1x15 Deck the Halls
Will's holiday decorations cause an argument between the Banks' neighbors, including heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield.
Dec. 10, 1990
1x16 1 1x16 The Lucky Charm
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 ...
Jan. 07, 1991
1x17 1 1x17 The Ethnic Tip
Vivian starts teaching black history at Bel-Air Academy.
Jan. 14, 1991
1x18 1 1x18 The Young and the Restless
Will wants to go out to a concert, but Phil doesn't let him. Phil's mother then comes, allowing him to go to the concert, but Phil finds out, and chases after them. Pretty soon, he ...
Jan. 21, 1991
1x19 1 1x19 It Had To Be You
Will agrees to go on a date with Jazz's sister, who turns out to be demanding.
Feb. 04, 1991
1x20 1 1x20 Nice Lady
When Lady Penelope, visiting royalty, acts wild and does not live up according to her title, how will Will react?
Feb. 11, 1991
1x21 1 1x21 Love at First Fight
Will gets another girlfriend, and this time he gets the girls attention away from her studies, which could prove to be bad.
Feb. 18, 1991
1x22 1 1x22 Banks Shot
Will goes to a pool hall without permission. He becomes the 'King of the Table', until he is hustled by a much better player.
Feb. 25, 1991
1x23 1 1x23 72 Hours
Will and Jazz challenge Carlton to live in a rough neighborhood for three days. They are shocked when Carlton fits in.
Mar. 11, 1991
1x24 1 1x24 Just Infatuation
Ashley is surprise by Little T on her birthday.
Apr. 29, 1991
1x25 1 1x25 Working It Out
Queen Latifah is Hillary's new boss, and likes Will. If Will breaks up with her, Hillary is fired.
May. 06, 1991
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Season 1 Characters

Will Smith played by Will Smith
Philip Banks played by James Avery
Vivian Banks played by Janet Hubert
Carlton Banks played by Alfonso Ribeiro
Hilary Banks played by Karyn Parsons
Ashley Banks played by Tatyana Ali
Geoffrey Butler played by Joseph Marcell
Jazz played by DJ Jazzy Jeff
Henry Furth played by John Petlock
Toni played by Lisa Fuller
Chadney Hunt played by Michael Landes
Jonathan Cartwell played by Keith Bogart
Cindy played by Tyler Collins
Himself played by Evander Holyfield
Margaret Furth played by Helen Page Camp
Kellogg Lieberbaum played by Michael Weiner
Hattie Banks played by Virginia Capers
Ned Fellows played by Jonathan Emerson
Eugene played by Tim Russ
Headmaster Wallace Thorvald played by William Cort
Melinda played by Paris Vaughan
Helen played by Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Student played by Steven Saltz
Charlie Mack played by J.D. Hall
Coach Smiley played by Dave Florek

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x01 - The Fresh Prince Project Season 1 / Episode 1: - The Fresh Prince Project

Will: [about the house] Yo, this is better than Love Boat! This boy gonna be maxing and relaxing.
Vivian Banks: Will, we promised your mother you were here to work hard, straighten out, and learn some good old fashion American values.
Hilary Banks: [walks in] Daddy, I need $300. Hilary, your cousin Will is here.
Vivian Banks: Hilary, your cousin Will is here.
Hilary Banks: [to Will] Hi, Will.

Hilary Banks: Daddy, I need $300.
Phillip Banks: That's a lot of money,
Hilary Banks: I need a new hat.
Phillip Banks: For what?
Will: Probably her head.
Hilary Banks: Ok, I'm going on this Save The Ozone Layer Celebrity Bus next Saturday. We're going to take the bus all over town to protest air pollution, and then we're going to motor to the beach and have a big bonfire.

Hilary Banks: What?
Will: I'm not an expert or anything but don't you think that driving a big old bus around town and then having a bonfire sort of adding to the problem pollution?
01x07 - Def Poet's Society Season 1 / Episode 7: - Def Poet's Society

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?
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 01 - Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the pilot episode, Will's character is 17 years old and Ashley is only 9. By a few episodes into the second season, Will is still only 17 yet Ashley has aged to 13.
  • Episode 24 - Carlton mentions his first crush being Tootie from 'The Facts of Life'". Kim Fields, who played Tootie, would later appear on the show in the Season 3, episode 17 "Best Laid Plans" as a love interest of Will.
  • Episode 16 - We learn Uncle Phil's birthday is January 30th.
  • Episode 11 - Goof (continuity error): Carlton and Will are drawing on the basketball chalkboard, teasing each other about their height, brain size, etc. The circle that represents Carlton's big brain changes between shots.
  • Episode 16 - 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.

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