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...


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Vivian: Our family had its share of surprises. You remember the time Uncle Reuben came out the closet?
Helen: How can I forget? He was wearing my purple suit.
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Geoffrey: Miss Hilary, please, I'm still exhausted from last night.
Hilary: Last night? Please. All I asked you to do was a little yard work.
Geoffrey: I don't believe blacktopping your tennis court falls into that category.
Hilary: You are so lazy.
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Specials Trivia

  • Janet Hubert and James Avery have stated in interviews that they'd never heard of the Fresh Prince before they signed on for the series.
  • The mascot at Will and Carlton's college, ULA, is a peacock. This is a reference to the show's network, NBC, which had used a peacock as its logo for years.
  • Goof (continuity error): In the beginning of the episode where Aunt Viv and Uncle Phil go to Palm Springs for the weekend and Will can't go, he is wearing an inner tube that is under the left arm. In the next shot it is under the right and keeps moving back and forth.
  • "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990) {Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse (#4.24)} is claimed to be the most emotional episode, due to the fact of how Will Smith felt about his relationship with his father, both in the show and in reality. Although his real-life father was the
  • Goof (revealing mistake): In the first episode ( "The Fresh Prince Project") Will is using a staple gun to put up a poster of Malcolm X. He repeatedly jumps towards the wall and punches the staple gun to secure the poster. Numerous times, when he hits the wall, you can see the wall shaking.

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