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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Tue Jan 22 4:00am
Butler's Son Did It(Season 6, Episode 17) VH1

Geoffrey's life changes overnight when a young man (Craig Kirkwood) claiming to be his son shows up at the mansion and charms everyone---except Will, who discovers the guy's not what he seems. Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell.

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Tue Jan 22 4:30am
Hare Today...(Season 6, Episode 18) VH1

Will is shocked to spy the church's esteemed reverend (Richard Roundtree) making a play for Vivian (Daphne Maxwell Reid). Choirmaster Hawkins: Cal Gibson. Rose: Jeri Gray. Etta: Loretta Jean. Will: Will Smith.

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Tue Jan 22 5:00am
I, Stank Horse(Season 6, Episode 20) VH1

Philip expects Ashley to decline an offer for a degrading role in an ad by a director who could get her into a top school. Frank: Allan Wasserman. Ashley: Tatyana M. Ali. Philip: James Avery. Will: Will Smith.

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Tue Jan 22 5:30am
I, Stank Hole in One(Season 6, Episode 21) VH1

On TV, Hilary subs for Kathie Lee Gifford but doesn't see eye-to-eye with Regis Philbin. Meanwhile, Will gets buddy-buddy with Philip on the golf course. Mercer: Jim Jansen. Bobby: Gibson Frazier. Hilary: Karyn Parsons.

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Tue Jan 22 7:00am
There's the Rub(Season 6, Episode 9) BET

Hilary and Carlton volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving, while the extended family fills up on holiday treats. Part 1 of two. Hattie: Virginia Capers. Vy: Vernee Watson-Johnson. Helen: Jenifer Lewis.

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Tue Jan 22 7:30am
There's the Rub(Season 6, Episode 10) BET

Conclusion. Will and Philip are arrested at a massage parlor on Thanksgiving; Hilary and Carlton get a lesson in humility at the homeless shelter. Tiny: Rosey Brown. Steve: Zachery Ty Bryan. Candy: Jeannie Michelle.

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Wed Jan 23 7:00am
I, Ooh, Baby, Baby(Season 6, Episode 11) BET

Hilary's show goes national, yet she longs for more to make her life complete---like a baby. Duane: Duane Martin. Hilary: Karyn Parsons. Hattie: Virginia Capers. Julie: Rachel Andersen. Will: Will Smith. Jazz: Jeff Townes.

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Wed Jan 23 7:30am
I Know Why the Caged Bird Screams(Season 4, Episode 16) BET

Will and Jazz steal a statue from a rival school, whose team retaliates by kidnapping ULA's lucky charm---Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro), the strutting peacock mascot. Coach Kelly: Jeff Doucette. Amanda: Rana Kirkland.

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Wed Jan 23 8:00am
Eye, Tooth(Season 6, Episode 22) VH1

William Shatner stars as Hilary's talk-show guest---but Will must find a way to beam him from the dentist to the set. Meanwhile, Hilary's show is trekking to New York. West: Steve Ireland. Hilary: Karyn Parsons. Will: Will Smith.

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Wed Jan 23 8:30am
I, Done(Season 6, Episode 23) VH1

Family members are on the go, and everyone's "in the fast lane." Except for Will, who's stuck on life's "soft shoulder." Part 1 of two. Lady: Pat Crawford Brown. Mr. Clark: Christopher Kirby. Jazz: Jeffrey A. Townes.

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Wed Jan 23 9:00am
I, Done(Season 6, Episode 24) VH1

Conclusion. A for-sale sign goes up at the Banks' mansion. Cameos by Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Marla Gibbs, Gary Coleman and Conrad Bain. Will: Will Smith. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro.

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Wed Jan 23 9:30am
Pilot Episode(Season 1, Episode 1) VH1

In the series pilot, Will (Will Smith) arrives in the ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood to live with relatives. Vivian: Janet Hubert. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro. Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell. Hilary: Karyn Parsons. Philip: James Avery. Margaret: Helen Page Camp.

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Wed Jan 23 10:00am
Bang the Drum Ashley(Season 1, Episode 2) VH1

Will (Will Smith) becomes instrumental in convincing fledgling violinist Ashley to march to the beat of a different drummer. Madame Chatchka: Bette Ford. Ashley: Tatyana M. Ali. Philip: James Avery. Jazz: Jeff Townes.

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Wed Jan 23 10:30am
Clubba Hubba(Season 1, Episode 3) VH1

The guys tutor Will in the social graces he needs to impress the daughter (Victoria Rowell) of a country-club bigwig (Richard Roundtree). Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro. Hilary: Karyn Parsons. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Jan 24 4:00am
Not with My Pig, You Don't(Season 1, Episode 4) VH1

A visit from Grandma and Grandpa Banks (Virginia Capers, Gilbert Lewis) enables Will to liven up Uncle Philip's dull image for a reporter profiling the community leader. Philip: James Avery. Ms. Klein: Kathy Griffin. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Jan 24 4:30am
Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy(Season 1, Episode 5) VH1

Will gets a visit from an old pal named Ice Tray (Don Cheadle) who, to Vivian and Phillip's dismay, warms up to Hilary (Karyn Parsons). Vivian: Janet Hubert. Philip: James Avery. Will: Will Smith. Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell.

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Thu Jan 24 5:00am
Mistaken Identity(Season 1, Episode 6) VH1

Carlton's Bel-Air address is of no help when he and Will (Will Smith) are apprehended on suspicion of car theft. Sergeant: Dan Desmond. Policeman: Hank Azaria. Philip: James Avery. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro.

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Thu Jan 24 5:30am
Def Poet's Society(Season 1, Episode 7) VH1

Will is moved by the words---and the girls---at an after-school poetry club. Christina: A.J. Johnson. Jazz: Jeff Townes. Ned: Jonathan Emerson. Elizabeth: Laurel Moglen. Will: Will Smith. Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell.

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Thu Jan 24 7:00am
Boxing Helena(Season 6, Episode 12) BET

When gym-savvy family members take Nicky for boxing lessons, Will gets kayoed by a boxer named Helena (Galyn Gorg). Joel: Jeff Maynard. Stan: Daniel Riordan. Nicky: Ross Bagley. Will: Will Smith.

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Thu Jan 24 7:30am
Butler's Son Did It(Season 6, Episode 17) BET

Geoffrey's life changes overnight when a young man (Craig Kirkwood) claiming to be his son shows up at the mansion and charms everyone---except Will, who discovers the guy's not what he seems. Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell.

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Fri Jan 25 7:00am
Whoops, There It Is(Season 6, Episode 19) BET

Dick Clark has a cameo in this backstage outing that has Will Smith visiting with series stars and screening bloopers. Included: appearances by James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana M. Ali.

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Fri Jan 25 7:30am
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do(Season 6, Episode 15) BET

Conclusion. Will and Carlton ensure that breaking up will be hard to do for Vivian and Philip. Helen: Jenifer Lewis. Vivian: Daphne Maxwell Reid. Philip: James Avery. Will: Will Smith. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro.

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Sat Jan 26 7:00am
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do(Season 6, Episode 15) BET

Conclusion. Will and Carlton ensure that breaking up will be hard to do for Vivian and Philip. Helen: Jenifer Lewis. Vivian: Daphne Maxwell Reid. Philip: James Avery. Will: Will Smith. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro.

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Sat Jan 26 7:30am
I, Clownius(Season 6, Episode 13) BET

A bomb-toting clown (Dorien Wilson) holds Philip hostage on the day of the showbiz madam's sentencing. Bree Walker: Herself. Det. Simms: Donald Welch. Philip: James Avery. Will: Will Smith. Carlton: Alfonso Ribeiro.

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