Pilot. Season 1, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/10/1990
The Fresh Prince Project
Will comes to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air. Philip isn’t too impressed by Will’s behavior, especially teaching Ashley to rap and ruining his image with the members of the law firm. Vivian tries to remain neutral in all this. Carlton and Hilary look at Will with disdain.
Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/17/1990
Bang the Drum, Ashley
Will starts getting used to his new lifestyle and persuades Ashley to spice up her life and stop playing the violin. He takes her to a pawn shop and she gets a new set of drums instead. Shocked by this, Philip insists on Ashley keeping up her lessons. Vivian is for it until Ashley want to give up ballet.
Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/24/1990
Will wants to go out with a beautiful girl he meets at the country club, but first he must figure out how to impress her extremely snobbish and very protective father. In order to do this, he seeks advice from cousin Carlton on becoming preppie. He must then rely on his street smarts to gain her attention.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/1/1990
Not With My Pig, You Don’t
Will tries to smooth things over between Philip and Philip’s very rural parents when they visit to see Philip receive an award. The family finds out many things they did now know about Uncle Phil. When an interview goes awry, Will steps in and Philip wants to step out when his secret is told.
Season 1, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/8/1990
Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy
Will gets a visit from an old pal named Ice Tray (another guy from the streets) who, to Vivian and Philip’s dismay, warms up to Hilary. Hilary also takes an interest in Tray. Will she head off in the direction Tray is headed?
Season 1, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/15/1990
Will and Carlton voluntarily drive Mr. Firth’s car to Palm Springs. They get lost and drive slow to find the street. They get pulled over and arrested because they meet the description of local car thieves for whom the local law enforcement officers had been searching. Will and Carlton state a confession on live TV in an attempt to be released from jail.
Season 1, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/22/1990
Def Poet’s Society
Will joins the poetry club to impress a girl because he’s not fitting in with this girl as he would like. What will he do the unthinkable to pull off the ruse?
Season 1, Episode 8 – Aired: 10/29/1990
Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (1)
The family goes to the mall to get costumes for Hilary’s Halloween party. Will and Carlton compete to find a date for the party. Philip gets caught up at the gadget shop. Hilary and Ashley are detained for possible theft. Will and Vivian are discovered as singing talent.
Season 1, Episode 9 – Aired: 10/29/1990
Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (2)
When Will and Carlton compete for dates for a Halloween party, Will boasts of knowing famous people and Carlton weaves his tall tales. Who will win the girl? Will she be worth winning? Will and Carlton will find out.
Season 1, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/5/1990
Kiss My Butler
Will surprises Geoffrey on his birthday with a gorgeous blind date whom Will promptly falls for only to be upstaged by Geoffrey. Does Geoffrey act as old as he is during his date? Does Will get the girl?
Season 1, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/12/1990
Carlton feels overshadowed by Will, who’s become a basketball star at school. The competition between the two continues throughout the entire episode, but the last shot of the game will determine who is king. Is Will’s conscience going to allow him to do the right thing?
Season 1, Episode 12 – Aired: 11/19/1990
Will’s mom visits for the Thanksgiving weekend. When she sees that the children don’t do any of the work she tells all the children to make dinner this year which turns into a disaster. Can any of the children do anything for themselves? Are they able to fix dinner? What excuses do they use to defend themselves?
Season 1, Episode 13 – Aired: 11/26/1990
Knowledge is Power
Will overhears Hilary tell Vivian that she was going to go study at the library with her friend, Kimmy. After Vivian leaves the room, Hilary tells her friend she lied about going to the library and mentions she had dropped out of UCLA and lied to get away with going out elsewhere. When Will hears this, he plans to play a trick. Carlton finds out and he has a plan of his own.
Season 1, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/3/1990
Day Damn One
Will tells Ashley’s slumber-party guests a scary tale about his first day at Bel-Air Academy. He uses a little bit of truth but embellishes quite a bit to frighten the girls. Will the girls fall for his story? Will they be scared or will they see through his story?
Season 1, Episode 15 – Aired: 12/10/1990
Deck the Halls
Will decorates the mansion for the holidays, but it’s garish and the neighbors are dismayed, including heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield. The neighbors want band together to try and convince the Banks’ to remove the decorations. Will they win their argument or will the Banks’ holiday decor stay?
Season 1, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/7/1991
The Lucky Charm
Philip may lose a superstitious client whom he advises not to make decisions based on Will’s spontaneous remarks. Does Philip rely on a horoscope to make his decisions for the day?
Season 1, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/14/1991
The Ethnic Tip
Will proposes a black history class be instituted at Bel-Air Academy and gets a surprise when his Aunt Viv arrives to teach it. Will learns quite a lesson from Aunt Viv and also learns one from Uncle Phil. Will thinks he knows it all, but watch to see what all he doesn’t know.
Season 1, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/21/1991
The Young and the Restless
When Philip’s elderly mother comes for a visit, they have different ideas on how she should recover from a cold. Philip wants mom to act her age and recover quietly while Granny has a different idea. Who wins in this battle against wills?
Season 1, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/4/1991
It Had To Be You
Will has girl problems after a date with Jazz’s domineering sister who’s ready to pick out a china pattern before the night is over. Even though Will thinks she’s ‘fine’ he tries to pass her off to Carlton.
Season 1, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/11/1991
Will is on his best behavior for visiting royalty. The seemingly demure Lady Penelope has a wilder, hidden agenda in mind, though. A night on the town is more to her liking then a night at the opera. Can Will keep tabs on this wild one?
Season 1, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/18/1991
Love at First Fight
Kayla Samuels is a scholarship student whose introduction to Will opens up a different world of fun and games and romance to divert her from her studies. Does she give into Will’s ways or keep up with her studies?
Season 1, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/25/1991
With Vivian gone for the weekend and Hilary in charge, it’s a sure bet Will is going to get himself into trouble. When Will finds himself in debt to a pool hustler, he turns to Uncle Phil for help.
Season 1, Episode 23 – Aired: 3/11/1991
Will challenges Carlton to spend time in a tough part of town. Will doesn’t think that Carlton will do it. When Carlton sells himself as a financial consultant, the gang begins to like him. Is Will got to be able to stop him?
Season 1, Episode 24 – Aired: 4/29/1991
R&B singer Tevin Campbell plays teen idol Little T, who surprises Ashley on her birthday with a special song and an invitation for a date. Are Little T’s intentions good? Will Ashley be able to convince Philip to let her go on a date?
Season 1, Episode 25 – Aired: 5/6/1991
Working It Out
Marissa Redman is Hilary’s new actress boss who wants Will as her boy toy or Hilary’s glamorous job is over.
Season 2, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/9/1991
Did the Earth Move For You?
During an earthquake, Will finds out more about his new found love than he ever wanted to know. Kathleen begins to reveal her true self when she and Will are trapped in the basement during the quake. Is Katleen all Will thought she was?
Season 2, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/16/1991
The Mother of All Battles
Ashley is having trouble with a girl at school. She goes to Will for advice on what to do. Will tries to teach Ashley to fight while Carlton steps in to teach her to bribe. Which does Ashley choose?
Season 2, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/23/1991
Will Gets a Job
When Philip calls Will by Carlton’s name several times Will becomes paranoid that he is becoming like Carlton and living totally off Uncle Phil. Homecoming is on the way and Philip offers Will money for it. Will decides to take matters into his own hands isntead of accepting his uncle’s assistance.
Season 2, Episode 4 – Aired: 9/30/1991
Will is the picture of confidence while Carlton is a frazzled bundle of nerves preparing for college aptitude tests. Carlton is basing his whole future on this one test score while Will thinks of it as only a test.
Season 2, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/7/1991
Granny Gets Busy
Philip can’t bear to think of having a new man in his mother’s life. He feels this way after spying on his mother kissing the handyman. Will Philip speak up or stay silent?
Season 2, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/14/1991
Guess Who’s Coming to Marry?
Tensions spill over just before the wedding of Will’s Aunt Janice when Will’s mom meets Janice’s fiance. With Vy not accepting Janice’s soon to be husband she also forbids Will to attend the interracial wedding. Does Will listen to his mom or follow his heart?
Season 2, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/21/1991
The Big Four-Oh
Vivian is terrified of turning 40 years old. She thinks of her past; what some of her goals were, what she has achieved, and what she has not acheived. She remembers back to a time when her soul and main purpose was to be a dancer. Does she fulfill her dream?
Season 2, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/4/1991
She Ain’t Heavy
Will hits it off with the full-figured friend named Dee-Dee, but her size keeps him from asking her to the dance. Though they both have a lot in common as soon as his friends start teasing him he takes the shallow way out. When he sees her at the dance with another guy does he see more clearly that it’s what’s on the inside that counts more than the outside?
Season 2, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/11/1991
Hilary finally meets the man of Philip’s dreams and he’s a chip off Philip’s block. He is young, dashing and rich, which are the things that Hilary is looking for in a man. All is going well until there is a small car accident and he sues the Banks family.
Season 2, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/18/1991
When Vivian has a guest over and her grandmother’s silverwear turns up missing, Will and Carlton assume the silver was stolen by the guest. They barge into the guest’s home to investigate.
Season 2, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/25/1991
The Butler Did It
Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins shoot a video at the Banks house, courtesy of Carlton, who rents the house to them while his parents are away. Philip and Vivian decide to come home early and the children hurry to try and put the house back together before they arrive.
Season 2, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/9/1991
Something For Nothing
Will and Philip both learn a valuable lesson. After winning big at the Monte Carlo night fund raiser at the Country club, Will discovers he is expected to do certain things with his winnings. Philip learns that charity doesn’t always mean an organized program.
Season 2, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/16/1991
While Philip and the rest of the adults are out on the town, the kids stay at home. When the doorbell rings trouble begins. The Banks are forced to give each other gifts from the heart when their material gifts are stolen.
Season 2, Episode 14 – Aired: 1/6/1992
Hilary Gets a Life
After reviewing his credit card bill, Phil decides that Hilary is too dependent on her parents’ money. He cuts up her credit cards and forces her to get a job. Not knowing what to do or how to look for a job, Hilary struggles.
Season 2, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/13/1992
My Brother’s Keeper
On the basketball court, winning is everything to Will, as it is to an opponent from Malibu Prep, who can’t afford to lose. Does Will realise what the scolarship would mean to the other guy or will he act selfish and greedy?
Season 2, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/20/1992
Geoffrey Cleans Up
Geoffrey falls for a neighbor he believes is a housekeeper but she turns out to be wealthy. Will Geoffrey continue to see her or will his station in life stop him.
Season 2, Episode 17 – Aired: 2/3/1992
When Hilary is ordered to do community service at a free clinic, the doctor in charge becomes the antidote for her marriage-mindedness.
Season 2, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/10/1992
The family fears a steamy exposé when Geoffrey begins his memoirs, while Will fears the scalpel when he enters the hospital, kicking and screaming, for a tonsillectomy.
Season 2, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/17/1992
Eyes on the Prize
Needing a game show partner, Will must choose between bickering friends. Who does Will choose? Both are bickering to see who is Will’s best friend.
Season 2, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/24/1992
Those Were the Days
Philip and Vivian welcome a ’60s radical, who arouses the FBI’s interest and influences Will and Carlton to take action over the firing of a nonconformist teacher. What does Philip and Vivian do while they flashback?
Season 2, Episode 21 – Aired: 3/2/1992
Vying for Attention
Will dislikes his mother’s new boyfriend. though Robert does everything to get Will to accept him, Will is in some ways frightened to share his mom. Does Will make the adjustment to his mom’s new way of life now that she has been dating Robert?
Season 2, Episode 22 – Aired: 3/23/1992
The Aunt Who Came to Dinner
Aunt Helen arrives unexpectedly, and upsets Will and Carlton’s plans for a rendezvous with two French women. What will Carlton and Will do now that their plans are foiled?
Season 2, Episode 23 – Aired: 4/27/1992
Be My Baby Tonight
Ashley cringes when the family oohs and aahs over her relationship with Kevin , but Will chokes when she asks him about sex — and her curiosity about reproduction sends Will to a pregnancy counseling center.
Season 2, Episode 24 – Aired: 5/4/1992
Strip-Tease for Two
Will and Carlton lose their shirts investing on a insider trading tip then take jobs as strippers to recoup their losses and get Vivian’s bracelet out of hock. Does Philip find out what the two are up to?
Season 3, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/14/1992
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Will returns home from spending the summer in Philadelphia with a new look that doesn’t sit well with Uncle Phil. It angers Philip even more when Ashley starts to pick up Wills habits. Does Will go back to his regular dress? Does Ashley?
Season 3, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/21/1992
Will Gets Committed
Philip and Vivian organize a cleanup effort in the riot-torn remains of their old LA neighborhood. Will helps and learns a valuable lesson.
Season 3, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/28/1992
That’s No Lady, That’s My Cousin
Enrolled at the newly coed Bel-Air Prep, Ashley begins dressing to entice guys, using Will’s preferences in women as her examples; Will and Carlton’s prep school goes coed.
Season 3, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/5/1992
Hilary Gets a Job
Hilary gets a job reporting weather on television, but doesn’t know a thing about being a weathergirl. How does she do on TV.
Season 3, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/12/1992
Mama’s Baby, Carlton’s Maybe
Carlton prepares for a dinner date with his former girlfriend, Cindy, forgiving her for rejecting him several months earlier, but when she arrives with a newborn baby named Carlton Jr.,
Season 3, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/24/1992
P.S. I Love You
Philip intends to railroad off the bench ineffectual Judge Robertson; and Will becomes the ‘love slave’ of a flamboyantly generous plain student.
Season 3, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/26/1992
Here Comes the Judge
Will gets arrested for numerous parking tickets as Phil runs for judge against incumbent Judge Robertson . Will Will’s tickets affect Philips chances to become a judge?
Season 3, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/5/1992
Boyz in the Woods
Philip takes Will and Carlton on a camping trip that turns out to be a disaster when snow traps the unhappy campers. How will they survive? What do they find? What do they burn to stay warm?
Season 3, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/9/1992
A Night at the Oprah
The Banks are invited onto Oprah as a replacement family, but what Will doesn’t know is that there isn’t room for him to go on. What does Will do to get on TV?
Season 3, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/16/1992
Asses to Ashes
Election results are in and Philip fights to remain cool amid lies by Judge Robertson, which prompt Will to confront the outspoken incumbent. Will Will go to far? Will he say what everyone is feeling? Will Judge Robertson be able to take it?
Season 3, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/23/1992
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
At Vivian’s Lamaze class, Will cozies up to a pregnant sportswriter, who takes him to a game and delivers more than just fun. Does Will step up to the plate or does he strike out?
Season 3, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/7/1992
The Cold War
Carlton is very depressed after being rejected by Paula, unaware that she has left him for Will. Meanwhile, Philip and Vivian receive an envelope from their doctor containing an ultrasound picture revealing the sex of Vivian’s fetus. Not wanting to spoil their surprise in the delivery room, they entrust the sealed envelope to Geoffrey then curiosity gets the better of them. They go in search of the envelope they gave Geoffrey.
Season 3, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/14/1992
Will’s mother tells Will that she’s broken her engagement to Robert and eagerly awaits her son’s graduation so they can return to Philadelphia together. A shocked Will is afraid to tell her that he wants to attend college in California and remain with his Bel-Air family and friends, and suffers a nightmarish fantasy of what it would be like still living with his mother when he’s 60 years old.
Season 3, Episode 14 – Aired: 1/4/1993
Winner Takes Off
Will and Carlton convince Geoffrey that he has won a multimillion dollar lottery. But much to their surprise Geoffrey quits his job because of their stunt. Can the two of them fix their error?
Season 3, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/18/1993
Robbing the Banks
Philip is quick to judge an ex-con Will urged him to hire as a handyman. The house is robbed and the first person they accuse is the ex-con.
Season 3, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/25/1993
Bundle of Joy
As Vivian’s delivery date approaches, the family fantasizes about what the baby will mean to each of them: Ashley feels all but invisible, Geoffrey feels overwhelmed by the family’s demands, and Vivian feels like she’s having triplets.
Season 3, Episode 17 – Aired: 2/1/1993
The Best Laid Plans
Will tries to dupe a girl into intimacy. Will has the good and evil in him though. Does he go through with his plans?
Season 3, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/8/1993
The Alma Matter
Princeton accepts Will but rejects Carlton whose guardian angel helps him see the light. Does Carlton finally go to Princeton? Does Will?
Season 3, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/15/1993
Just Say Yo
Will learns a sobering lesson after Carlton pops the wrong pills from Will’s locker, mistaking amphetamines for vitamins, and winds up in hospital. Does Will accept glory or admit the truth?
Season 3, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/22/1993
The Baby Comes Out
Vivian’s baby is a week late, but family members and her visiting sisters are nowhere to be found when it’s time to rush to the hospital. The only people left in the house is Ashley who is to young to drive. Where is Philip and Will?
Season 3, Episode 21 – Aired: 3/1/1993
You Bet Your Life
Heavyweight boxing champ Riddick Brown reaks havoc with Carlton’s mind and Will’s face at a funky cafe-casino in Nevada, where the cousins have stopped on their way to check out a college for Will.
Season 3, Episode 22 – Aired: 4/12/1993
Ain’t No Business Like Show Business
Will lands a spot in a comedy showcase after accompanying a comic friend to an audition. Does Will wow them or does he bomb?
Season 3, Episode 23 – Aired: 5/3/1993
The Way We Were
Series clips illustrate family recollections as the kids put together a scrapbook for Vivian and Philip, who want to renew their vows on their anniversary.
Season 3, Episode 24 – Aired: 5/10/1993
Six Degrees of Graduation
Vy anticipates Will’s graduation with enthusiasm, but there may be discord when she learns Will is failing music. To pass his music class, Will must sing at the graduation ceremony — with a class of eight-year-olds.
Season 4, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/20/1993
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way (1)
College-bound Will and Carlton settle into their new L.A. party pad, to which Carlton brings the woman of his dreams — Jackie. Unfortunately, it is also soon overrun with partygoers.
Season 4, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/20/1993
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way (2)
Will brings Carlton shocking news that Jackie is an old friend of his from Philly; the two guys get evicted from their apartment; and Hilary asks for a special proposal from Trevor and gets it.
Season 4, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/27/1993
All Guts, No Glory
Registration day finds Will signing up for no-brainer classes, plus one that might truly challenge him a philosophy course he takes to meet a girl.
Season 4, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/4/1993
Father of the Year
Stuck with caring for Nicky for the day, Will soon discovers the benefits of baby-sitting: he’s suddenly a big man on campus with the women so long as he poses as a single dad.
Season 4, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/11/1993
It’s Better to Have Loved and Lost It…
After Will’s friends guys rib Carlton about being a virgin, Miss Right (Belcon) appears and sweeps Carlton off his feet. Elsewhere, Geoffrey confesses a secret of his own.
Season 4, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/18/1993
Will Goes a-Courtin’
Philip sues Will and Carlton for rent. They all go to court to sort this out but who is telling the truth? The judge questions Philip as to why he took his family to court.
Season 4, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/25/1993
Hex and the Single Guy
Hilary summons an outrageous TV psychic and spirit channeler who arranges a séance to communicate with the dead and enable Hilary to get over Trevor once and for all — and hexes a disbelieving Will.
Season 4, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/1/1993
Blood is Thicker Than Mud
Will and Carlton try to get accepted into an African-American fraternity. Will proves to be just what they want in a pledge, but one of the brothers sees Carlton as a prep-school, Bel Air-bred sellout.
Season 4, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/8/1993
Fresh Prince After Dark
Will breaks a date with Jackie with a lie to go with Hillary to the Playboy Mansion. Can he get away with it?
Season 4, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/15/1993
Home is Where the Heart Attack Is
Philip isn’t allowed greasy food. his heart won’t take it. Will sneaks Philip food. At what cost does this have? Will anybody find out?
Season 4, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/22/1993
Take My Cousin — Please
On academic probation, Will schemes to improve his grades by fixing up a newly divorced English professor with Hilary, who soon finds fault with the man, further jeopardizing Will’s academic future.
Season 4, Episode 12 – Aired: 11/29/1993
You’ve Got To Be a Football Hero
Will uses booze to prove his manliness while competing with a hulking football hero who wants to score points with Jackie, and his fraternity brothers leave drunken Will in a cemetery, where he is haunted. Meanwhile, Ashley learns that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Season 4, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/20/1993
‘Twas the Night Before Christening
Vivian promises god-motherhood of her child to both of her sisters, while Will hatches a harebrained scheme to get Boyz II Men to perform at baby Nicky’s christening.
Season 4, Episode 14 – Aired: 1/3/1994
Sleepless in Bel-Air
Will pays for putting off studying for a midterm until the last minute, and Ashley pays for staying out late on her first date. Do they both loose at their ventures?
Season 4, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/10/1994
Who’s the Boss
Business drops off at the Peacock Stop when Carlton takes over as manager; elsewhere, an I Hate Hilary newsletter precipitates stormy weather.
Season 4, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/24/1993
I Know Why the Caged Bird Screams
Will and Jazz steal a statue from a rival school, whose team retaliates by kidnapping ULA’s lucky charm Carlton, the strutting peacock mascot.
Season 4, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/31/1994
When You Hit Upon a Star
Will becomes a jet-setter while dating a pop star. A birthday party is planned, Does he make it home in time to celebrate?
Season 4, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/14/1994
Stop Will! In the Name of Love
A Valentine’s double date finds Will treating Ashley like a kid and Ashley is demanding r-e-s-p-e-c-t. Does Will act more like a father then a cousin?
Season 4, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/21/1994
You’d Better Shop Around
A car dealer hires Will, then persuades him to drop out of college when he does really well at selling. Will is set to do the car selling but that is no uncle Phil’s idea.
Season 4, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/28/1994
The Ol’ Ball and Chain
Philip foots the bill when Jazz decides to marry a jailbird. Unsure of her qualifications as to be Jazz’s wife she moves in on Will.
Season 4, Episode 21 – Aired: 3/14/1994
The Harder They Fall
Lisa’s overprotective dad takes Will flying to scare him out of getting too serious with his daughter. Will loves her. Will dad be able to scare him?
Season 4, Episode 22 – Aired: 4/25/1994
M is For the Many Things She Gave Me
It’s double trouble for Will when Philip’s old flame visits with her daughter, who’s attracted to Will. Does Will act and react on her advances?
Season 4, Episode 23 – Aired: 5/2/1994
Newlyweds Jazz and Jewel try to start a family, but it turns out they’re going to need a little help from Will. Will is not sure if wants to help or not. Phil urges the kids to give Vivian thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts.
Season 4, Episode 24 – Aired: 5/9/1994 i>
Papa’s Got a Brand-New Excuse
Will’s long-lost father, Lou, breezes into town and promises Will the moon, which angers Phil and Vivian, who give him the cold shoulder for walking out on Will and Vy. When Will was 4 years old, his father went to get a pack of cigarettes and never came back. Years later he became a trucker, but Will was going to college by then. When his father abandons him a second time, Will accepts the fact that Uncle Phil is the closest thing to a father that he has ever had.
Season 4, Episode 25 – Aired: 5/16/1994
For Sale By Owner
Donald Trump makes a generous offer for the Banks estate, which prompts the family to reminisce about their good times there.
Season 4, Episode 26 – Aired: 5/23/1994
The Philadelphia Story
Will returns to the City of Brotherly Love and discovers he’s the butt of old friends’ jokes, prompting him to go into training to settle an old score and clear his reputation as a chicken. Does the boy/man even remember Will?
Season 5, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/19/1994
What’s Will Got to Do With It? (1)
Will manages the rising singing career of Ashley, who becomes a prima donna. Does Ashley get discovered? Does she change her ways?
Season 5, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/19/1994
The Client (2)
Philip and Will don’t see eye to eye on Ashley’s singing career, but record producer Gordy Berry is all ears. Will discovered Ashley, will he get credit? Does somebody else help Ashley to to top or does she end at the bottom?
Season 5, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/26/1994
Will loses points as a role model for Nicky while visiting an ever-positive kiddie hero who brings joy to youngsters but not to Will. Does the hero live up to Will standards?
Season 5, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/3/1994
Grumpy Young Men
Will blasts Carlton for stealing his woman while on a double date, and their ensuing fight lasts for days until Will gets knocked unconscious. Philip and Hilary teach Ashley to drive. They don’t do very well teaching Ashley.
Season 5, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/10/1994
Fresh Prince: The Movie
Will tells a tall tale about seeing a mob killing, then being placed in a witness-protection program in the backwoods of Alabama. What happens to Will in this story? Does Will go to far to fool Jazz?
Season 5, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/17/1994
Will may soon regret using one of his phony lines to snag a sorority recruit. Its hard to live up to what is said. Geoffrey considers legal action for an on-the-job injury. Will Geoffrey sue?
Season 5, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/24/1994
Father Knows Best
Ashley secretly abandons her private-school education for the real world of public education, thanks to inspiration from Will. Reality sets in to Ashley. Hilary tries to broaden her talk show’s demographics.
Season 5, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/7/1994
An invitation to a Soul Trainreunion has Vivian feeling romantic recalling Philip’s marriage proposal on the show 25 years earlier but has Philip feeling like a dinosaur. Meanwhile, Carlton competes with Will in a dance contest.
Season 5, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/14/1994
Lisa humiliates Will by knocking out a guy with her self-defense moves. Will sets out to prove he is The Man.
Season 5, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/21/1994
Will’s Up a Dirt Road
Will tries his hand at journalism to prove something to Lisa, but his efforts get him sued for libel by Jay Leno. Will Will be able to weasle out of this situation?
Season 5, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/28/1994
Will Steps Out
While on a date with another woman, Will feels the power of love for Lisa. And, in a weighted suit, he feels what fitness guru Susan Powter hopes will be empathy for Uncle Philip. Will Will get caught in the suit by Lisa?
Season 5, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/12/1994
Same Game, Next Season
Will goes overboard to make a good first impression on Lisa’s father and soon regrets it. Does Lisa’s dad take a liking to Will. Meanwhile, Carlton, Ashley and Hilary try to find out who is daddy’s favorite by searching for his will.
Season 5, Episode 13 – Aired: 1/9/1995
Three’s a Crowd
Will gets roped into a weekend ski trip with Carlton that quickly turns to disaster when their party arrives. Will had invited Lisa. Meanwhile, back home, Hilary prepares to leave the nest.
Season 5, Episode 14 – Aired: 1/23/1995
It’s a Wonderful Lie
Will and Lisa each lie about their evening plans. Both feel guilty about the lie. They then wind up at the same party. Ashley is found in the coat room with a football player. Will goes nuts.
Season 5, Episode 15 – Aired: 2/6/1995
Bullets Over Bel-Air
A planned camping trip is cut short for Carlton and Will when a robber approaches them at an automated bank-teller machine and fires a gun. Who will get shot?
Season 5, Episode 16 – Aired: 2/13/1995
A Decent Proposal
After getting shot, Will proposes marriage to Lisa in a moment of vulnerability; but she shoots him down with no for an answer. Meanwhile, accident-prone Hilary prolongs Will’s recovery. Will Will ever get out of the hospital? Will Lisa ever say yes?
Season 5, Episode 17 – Aired: 2/20/1995
Will is From Mars…
Thanks to relationship counseling, Will and Lisa hope to move on up to a new understanding in preparation for marriage. Meanwhile Hilary wants Geoffrey to work at her new home. Geoffrey tells her he has a job but Hilary won’t listen.
Season 5, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/27/1995
The Wedding Show (Psyche!)
Will and Lisa have their hearts set on a small wedding, but plans get out of hand when Lisa’s dad can’t agree on the arrangements so the couple tries to elope to Las Vegas. Meanwhile, while Carlton helps Hilary with taxes, a financial adviser falls for Carlton.
Season 5, Episode 19 – Aired: 3/13/1995
Slum Like It … Not!
Will wows Philip with his sound investment advice to buy Jazz’s apartment building — but the tenants scream slumlord after Philip acts on Will’s moneymaking tip. Will the apartment get fixed?
Season 5, Episode 20 – Aired: 4/10/1995
As the Will Turns
Will inadvertently finds himself in the right place at the right time and lands a part in a daytime soap opera. Does Will keep the job or give it up on moral principles due to what he has to do.
Season 5, Episode 21 – Aired: 4/17/1995
Save the Last Trance For Me
Put into a trance by a stage hypnotist, Will behaves like a 4-year-old just as the family gears up for an interview with the admissions head of a private school. Will Will come out of the trance in time?
Season 5, Episode 22 – Aired: 4/24/1995
To Thine Own Self Be Blue … and Gold
A dream job for Will with a businessman friend of Philip’s turns into a nightmare when the man offers him a bonus to help bribe a councilman. Will Will take the money or will his conscious kick in.
Season 5, Episode 23 – Aired: 5/1/1995
Cold Feet, Hot Body
It’s double trouble for Will when a temptress schemes to make him forget his fiancée — and also befriends Lisa. Can Will pass on the temptation? Will Lisa find out what her friend Denise is up to?
Season 5, Episode 24 – Aired: 5/8/1995
Love in an Elevator
While en route to his bachelor party, Will gets trapped in an elevator with the feuding Carlton and Jazz. While in the elevator his life with the women in his past flashes before him. Is Will making the right decision?
Season 5, Episode 25 – Aired: 5/15/1995
For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll
Just before the wedding, as tempers heat up between Vy and Fred, Will gets cold feet about marrying Lisa whom he feels he may not really know. He will go through with the wedding as he is not the one with cold feet.
Season 6, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/18/1995
Burnin’ Down the House
While Carlton is away at a Young Republican camp, Will cooks up a flambé of a disaster on a night when an influential judge is coming to dinner, and Will can only make it through the night with the help of Geoffrey, and other plan is not to make Phil find out.
Season 6, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/25/1995
Get a Job
In competition with Carlton, Will sets out to prove he’s the best man for the job on Hilary’s TV show by escorting a famous comedian’s sister out on the town. Will Will keep his end of the bargin.
Season 6, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/2/1995
After learning a little something about initiative, Will jumps to Hilarys’ aid prior to a key business meeting at the station; an unemployed Carlton subs for Philip on career day at Ashley’s school. How does he do?
Season 6, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/9/1995
Bourgie Sings the Blues
The thrill is gone for runaway yuppie Carlton, who can’t handle another disappointment, let alone his long-awaited Princeton interview. Carlton acts up in his interview due to his nervousness.
Season 6, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/16/1995
The Script Formerly Known As
Will decides to book a juror dismissed from Philip’s big show-biz madam sex-scandal case for Hilary’s show, Will is up to his usual antics,which results in embarrassment for Judge Banks and some annoying apologies from Will and Hilary.
Season 6, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/23/1995
Not, I Barbecue
When Carlton fines the perfect woman for him, he messes up big time and she’s out of the picture for sure. So Will suggests Carlton goes with him on a double date, Carlton has doubts but he owed Will big time (He messed up Will’s date earlier that day) so Carlton went with him. Will and Carlton’s double date goes great until the Big boyfriend of one of the women shows up.
Season 6, Episode 7 – Aired: 11/6/1995
Not With My Cousin You Don’t
Carlton insists on installing an intercom. Will and Carlton get a shocking earful when they roam the intercom system at home and hear Ashley’s private conversation about sex.
Season 6, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/13/1995
Viva Lost Wages
Carlton is on a roll in Vegas, celebrating his birthday at the gaming tables with Will in tow; but suddenly the tables turn, and they lose everything they have won, so the duo enter a dance contest to recoup their losses.
Season 6, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/20/1995
There’s the Rub (1)
Hilary and Carlton volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving, they learn a great lesson while there. The extended family fills up on holiday treats. Did they learn their lesson?
Season 6, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/20/1995
There’s the Rub (2)
Will and Philip are arrested at a massage parlor on Thanksgiving; Hilary and Carlton get a lesson in humility at the homeless shelter. Will and Phillp have to wiggle out of their situation, Hilary and Carlton work at the shelter.
Season 6, Episode 11 – Aired: 12/11/1995
I, Ooh, Baby, Baby
Will plays matchmaker for Hilary, setting her up with his doctor friend who would be perfect for Hilary. But romance is the last thing on her mind as the anticipates the first national broadcast of The Hilary Show.
Season 6, Episode 12 – Aired: 1/8/1996
Will’s New Year’s resolution leads him to the gym to get in shape; but when gym-savvy family members take Nicky for some boxing lessons, Will gets cold-cocked by a woman boxer named Helena. Will won’t fight back because he has learned not to hit a girl. His lesson is tested with Helena.
Season 6, Episode 13 – Aired: 1/15/1996
It’s no laughing matter when a bomb-toting clown holds Philip hostage in the courtroom on the day of the Showbiz Madam’s sentencing. Will is the only one who thinks he can help. Will Philip be able to tame the savage clown?
Season 6, Episode 14 – Aired: 2/12/1996
Breaking Up is Hard To Do (1)
Philip’s recent political involvement doesn’t seem to involve Vivian, Vivian is not happy about this, meanwhile, the owner of a top-modeling agency discovers Ashley at a fast-food joint. Does everyone maintain their current activities or do they change to fit the times and schedules?
Season 6, Episode 15 – Aired: 2/19/1996
Breaking Up is Hard To Do (2)
Breaking up may not be so hard to do for an angry Vivian, but when Philip finds he’s lost without her. Life is not the same with the two of them apart. Will and Carlton conspire to reunite them. Will Carlton and Will succeed in their plan?
Season 6, Episode 16 – Aired: 2/26/1996
I, Bowl Buster
After being accepted at Princeton, a worried Carlton changes his life plans and retreats to a place where everybody knows his name the bowling alley. Carlton doesn’t think he can live up to his fathers expectations. Will Carlton choose Princeton or is it Philip’s dream?
Season 6, Episode 17 – Aired: 3/18/1996
The Butler’s Son Did It
Geoffrey’s life changes overnight when a man claiming to be his long-lost son shows up and charms everyone except Will, who discovers the guy’s not what he seems. It is only Will who tries to reveal this, but Geoffrey has a surprise of his own. Meanwhile, Hilary starts writing her autobiography, and an early childhood photo reveals a shocking secret.
Season 6, Episode 18 – Aired: 4/8/1996
The church’s widowed reverend is a man of esteemed reputation, but not in the eyes of Will who spies on him. Will is suspicious because he makes a play for Viv. Is Will getting the whole picture?
Season 6, Episode 19 – Aired: 4/15/1996
I, Whoops, There It Is
Dick Clark has a cameo on this backstage outing that has Will Smith visiting with series stars and screening series bloopers. This takes place in preparation for the series finale.
Season 6, Episode 20 – Aired: 4/22/1996
I, Stank Horse
Philip expects Ashley to decline an offer for what he considers a degrading role in an ad by a director who could also give her a recommendation to a top New York school. Will interferes, and Hilary and Carlton try to protect a horse on death row.
Season 6, Episode 21 – Aired: 5/6/1996
I, Stank Hole in One
On Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Hilary subs for Gifford but doesn’t see eye-to-eye with co-host Philbin. Meanwhile, Will subs for Carlton in a golf tourney and gets buddy-buddy with Philip, making Carlton jealous.
Season 6, Episode 22 – Aired: 5/13/1996
William Shatner stars as Hilary’s talk-show guest, but Will must find a way to beam him from the dentist’s chair to the set. Meanwhile, Hilary’s show treks to New York and Ashley insists on tagging along. Is William happy on happy gas? Can Will pull this off?
Season 6, Episode 23 – Aired: 5/20/1996
I, Done (1)
The series ends its six-year run when the Banks decide to put the mansion up for sale. Family members are on the go, and everyone’s in the fast lane. Except for Will, who’s stuck on life’s soft shoulder who tells a little lie, that he found a nice apartment. Will lied because he felt that everyone was going on with their lives and he was just staying put in Bel-Air.
Season 6, Episode 24 – Aired: 5/20/1996
I, Done (2)
The two-part series finale comes to a close when Hilary and Ashley move to New York, Hilary for her talk show and Ashley for her ad role and her education. Carlton is going to Princeton, and Philip, Vivian, and Nicky are moving out east. After Will can’t find an apartment, he confesses that he lied and that he needs help.