The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Between early success as a rapper and later on the big screen, Will Smith headlined this hit sitcom about a streetwise Philadelphia youth living with wealthy relatives in L.A. The cultural clashes that inevitably arose resulted in life lessons for all.

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Wed Oct 18 8:00am
Courting Disaster(Season 1, Episode 11) VH1

The future of Bel-Air Academy's new gym rides on basketball star Will, who jumps through hoops to outdo Carlton. Isiah Thomas has a cameo. Coach: Dave Florek. Thorvald: Bill Cort. O'Donnell: Ron Perkins. Jazz: Jeffrey A. Townes. Will: Will Smith.

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Wed Oct 18 8:30am
Talking Turkey(Season 1, Episode 12) VH1

A holiday visit from Will's taskmaster mother (Vernee Watson-Johnson) puts the kibosh on conspicuous consumption and puts the kids to work preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Ned: Jonathan Emerson. Will: Will Smith.

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Wed Oct 18 9:00am
Knowledge Is Power(Season 1, Episode 13) VH1

Will uses the knowledge that Hilary (Karyn Parsons) has dropped out of school to make her his personal gofer. Toni: Lisa Fuller. Kimmy: Sarah Buxton. Cindy: Beverly Jackson. Will: Will Smith. Philip: James Avery.

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Wed Oct 18 9:30am
Day Damn One(Season 1, Episode 14) VH1

Carlton is surprised when freshman Will (Will Smith) carves a cozy niche for himself at Bel-Air Academy. Dr. Oates: James Tolkan. Kellogg: Michael Weiner. Fellows: Jonathan Emerson. Simon: Patrick Van Horn.

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Wed Oct 18 2:30pm
Vying for Attention(Season 2, Episode 21) BET

Will is reluctant to share his mother when she visits with her new man and his daughter. Vy: Vernee Watson-Johnson. Will: Will Smith. Vivian: Janet Hubert-Whitten. Philip: James Avery.

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Wed Oct 18 3:00pm
Aunt Who Came to Dinner(Season 2, Episode 22) BET

Aunt Helen arrives unexpectedly, and throws Will and Carlton's plans for romance into limbo. Lester: Felton Perry. Monique: Kent Masters-King. Renee: Monique Mannen. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro.

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Wed Oct 18 3:30pm
Be My Baby Tonight(Season 2, Episode 23) BET

Ashley cringes when the family oohs and aahs over her relationship with Kevin (Marc Robinson), but Will chokes when she asks him about sex. Ms. Rinkoff: B.J. Jefferson. Will: Will Smith.

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Wed Oct 18 4:00pm
Striptease for Two(Season 2, Episode 24) BET

Will and Carlton lose their shirts investing on a tip---then take jobs as strippers to recoup their losses. Agnes: Mother Love. Mrs. De Wynter: Marge Kotlisky. Jacques: Marius Mazmanian. Will: Will Smith.

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Wed Oct 18 10:00pm
Where There's a Will, There's a Way(Season 4, Episode 1) NIK

Will and Carlton settle into their new L.A. party pad, where Carlton brings the woman of his dreams---coed Jackie (Tyra). Part 1 of two. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro. Will: Will Smith. Latanya: Nichole Carter. Jazz: Jeffrey A. Townes.

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Wed Oct 18 10:30pm
Where There's a Will, There's a Way(Season 4, Episode 2) NIK

Conclusion. Will brings Carlton shocking news that Jackie (Tyra) is an old friend from Philly; and Hilary (Karyn Parsons) requests a "special" proposal from Trevor. Jazz: Jeffrey A. Townes. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Oct 19 2:06am
Father of the Year(Season 4, Episode 4) NIK

While caring for Nicky, Will soon discovers he's a big man on campus with the women. Candace: Juliette Jeffers. Todd: David Coburn. Jake: James Gleason. Jackie: Tyra. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Oct 19 2:40am
It's Better to Have Loved and Lost It...(Season 4, Episode 5) NIK

Carlton gets ribbed about his virginity, then meets Miss Right (Natalie Venetia Belcon). Elsewhere, Geoffrey confesses a secret. Dean Morgan: Robert Hooks. Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell.

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Thu Oct 19 8:00am
Deck the Halls(Season 1, Episode 15) VH1

Boxing champ Evander Holyfield appears as one of the Banks' neighbors, some of whom object to Will's garish Christmas decorations. Reagan Impersonator: John Roarke. Vic: Taylor Negron. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Oct 19 8:30am
Lucky Charm(Season 1, Episode 16) VH1

Will's slick tips and financial advice pay off in good luck for a superstitious client being wooed by Philip. Jameson: Tom O'Rourke. Leonard: Sandy Frank. Henry: John Petlock. Gladys: Diane Racine. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Oct 19 9:00am
Ethnic Tip(Season 1, Episode 17) VH1

A failing grade in history prompts Will to challenge a curriculum lacking in black history---and an instructor to teach it. Coach Smiley: Dave Florek. Armstrong: Edward Edwards. Chadney: Michael Landes. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Oct 19 9:30am
Young and the Restless(Season 1, Episode 18) VH1

A visit from Grandma (Virginia Capers) has the family scrambling to make her comfortable, but she'd rather attend a concert with Will. Will: Will Smith. Philip: James Avery. Hilary: Karyn Parsons. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro.

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Thu Oct 19 2:30pm
How I Spent My Summer Vacation(Season 3, Episode 1) BET

Will returns from a summer in Philly and is kicked out of the mansion for defying Uncle Phil (James Avery). Vivian: Janet Hubert-Whitten. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro. Ashley: Tatyana M. Ali.

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Thu Oct 19 3:00pm
Will Gets Committed(Season 3, Episode 2) BET

Philip and Vivian organize a cleanup effort in the riot-torn remains of their old L.A. neighborhood. Hector: Gregory Sierra. Noah: Shavar Ross. Simone: Rosemarie Jackson.

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Thu Oct 19 3:30pm
That's No Lady, That's My Cousin(Season 3, Episode 3) BET

Enrolled at the newly coed Bel-Air Prep, Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali) begins dressing to entice guys, using Will's preferences in women as her examples. Kenny: Larenz Tate. Veronica: Garcelle Beauvais.

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Thu Oct 19 4:00pm
Hilary Gets a Job(Season 3, Episode 4) BET

Hilary lands a job and Will learns the art of negotiation in a TV newsroom where he lobbies to save a recreation center. Trevor: Brian Mitchell. Howard: Ken Ober. Carla: Mindy Seeger.

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Thu Oct 19 10:00pm
Father of the Year(Season 4, Episode 4) NIK

While caring for Nicky, Will soon discovers he's a big man on campus with the women. Candace: Juliette Jeffers. Todd: David Coburn. Jake: James Gleason. Jackie: Tyra. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Oct 19 10:30pm
It's Better to Have Loved and Lost It...(Season 4, Episode 5) NIK

Carlton gets ribbed about his virginity, then meets Miss Right (Natalie Venetia Belcon). Elsewhere, Geoffrey confesses a secret. Dean Morgan: Robert Hooks. Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell.

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Fri Oct 20 2:06am
Will Goes a Courtin'(Season 4, Episode 6) NIK

Philip challenges Will and Carlton on his own turf---the courtroom---when the guys refuse to pay the rent. Judge Reynolds: Armelia McQueen. Will: Will Smith.

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Fri Oct 20 2:40am
Hex and the Single Guy(Season 4, Episode 7) NIK

An outrageous psychic (Glenn Shadix) arranges a séance for Hilary to communicate with the dead and get over Trevor once and for all. Hilary: Karyn Parsons. Jazz: Jeffrey A. Townes. Will: Will Smith. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro.

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