The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel-Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, his cousins– spoiled Hilary, preppy Carlton and young Ashley– and their sophisticated British butler, Geoffrey. Though Will’s antics and upbringing contrast greatly with the upper-class lifestyle of his extended relatives, he soon finds himself right at home as a loved part of the family.
Will moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel-Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, his cousins– spoiled Hilary, preppy Carlton and young Ashley– and their sophisticated British butler, Geoffrey. Though Will’s antics and upbringing contrast greatly with the upper-class lifestyle of his extended relatives, he soon finds himself right at home as a loved part of the family.

Season 1 (25 episodes)

  • 1. The Fresh Prince Project (Pilot)

    Original air date: 09/10/1990 Runtime: 22:09 min.

    Original air date: 09/10/1990 Runtime: 22:09 min. Will Smith is transplanted from the tough streets of Philadelphia to live with his wealthy relatives in Bel Air, causing everyone to make major adjustments in their way of living and in their their way of thinking.

  • 2. Bang the Drum, Ashley

    Original air date: 09/17/1990 Runtime: 23:49 min.

    Original air date: 09/17/1990 Runtime: 23:49 min. Ashley's father wants her to continue with her violin lessons, but Will has other ideas.

  • 3. Clubba Hubba

    Original air date: 09/24/1990 Runtime: 21:07 min.

    Original air date: 09/24/1990 Runtime: 21:07 min. 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.

  • 4. Not With My Pig, You Don't

    Original air date: 10/01/1990 Runtime: 23:50 min.

    Original air date: 10/01/1990 Runtime: 23:50 min. When Philip's parents visit from North Carolina, they embarrass him with stories of his poor rural background and his pet pig.

  • 5. Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy

    Original air date: 10/08/1990 Runtime: 23:11 min.

    Original air date: 10/08/1990 Runtime: 23:11 min. A shady character named "Ice Tray" (DON CHEADLE), one of Will's "homeboys" from Philadelphia, comes to Bel-Air for a visit.

  • 6. Mistaken Identity

    Original air date: 10/15/1990 Runtime: 23:19 min.

    Original air date: 10/15/1990 Runtime: 23:19 min. Will and Carlton are arrested and accused of committing a string of auto thefts.

  • 7. Def Poet's Society

    Original air date: 10/22/1990 Runtime: 23:44 min.

    Original air date: 10/22/1990 Runtime: 23:44 min. At Uncle Philip's insistence Will joins his prep school's poetry club, and he enlists Geoffrey's help when he must present a "poet" for a reading.

  • 8. Someday Your Prince Will Be In Effect (part I)

    Original air date: 10/29/1990 Runtime: 23:53 min.

    Original air date: 10/29/1990 Runtime: 23:53 min. Will and Carlton compete to get a date for a family Halloween party. Football and baseball player BO JACKSON and musician QUINCY JONES guest star as themselves. (Part 1 of 2)

  • 9. Someday Your Prince Will Be In Effect (part II)

    Original air date: 10/29/1990 Runtime: 24:07 min.

    Original air date: 10/29/1990 Runtime: 24:07 min. Will and Carlton compete to get a date for a family Halloween party. Football and baseball player BO JACKSON and musician QUINCY JONES guest star as themselves. (Part 2 of 2)

  • 10. Kiss My Butler

    Original air date: 11/05/1990 Runtime: 23:52 min.

    Original air date: 11/05/1990 Runtime: 23:52 min. Will falls for a blind date of Geoffrey's and tries to impress her. But, to Will's surprise, Geoffrey outshines him. Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL guest stars.

  • 11. Courting Disaster

    Original air date: 11/12/1990 Runtime: 23:39 min.

    Original air date: 11/12/1990 Runtime: 23:39 min. When Will becomes the superstar of Carlton's high school basketball team, his success goes to his head.

  • 12. Talking Turkey

    Original air date: 11/19/1990 Runtime: 23:48 min.

    Original air date: 11/19/1990 Runtime: 23:48 min. When Viola Smith visits her son, Will, in Bel-Air for Thanksgiving, she fears he's not being taught the value of work and turns the household upside-down to correct the situation.

  • 13. Knowledge Is Power

    Original air date: 11/26/1990 Runtime: 23:54 min.

    Original air date: 11/26/1990 Runtime: 23:54 min. When Will and Carlton find out that Hilary has dropped out of college without telling her parents, the boys force her to do whatever they want.

  • 14. Day Damn One

    Original air date: 12/03/1990 Runtime: 23:20 min.

    Original air date: 12/03/1990 Runtime: 23:20 min. Will, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," gets into trouble during his very first day at Bel-Air Prep School.

  • 15. Deck the Halls

    Original air date: 12/10/1990 Runtime: 23:40 min.

    Original air date: 12/10/1990 Runtime: 23:40 min. Will's plan to get Ashley Banks into the Christmas spirit by garishly decorating the exterior of the Banks residence only succeeds in upsetting the neighbors.

  • 16. Lucky Charm

    Original air date: 01/07/1991 Runtime: 23:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/07/1991 Runtime: 23:32 min. Philip risks losing a big account when he advises a superstitious client to stop allowing Will's spontaneous remarks to influence business decisions.

  • 17. The Ethnic Tip

    Original air date: 01/14/1991 Runtime: 23:45 min.

    Original air date: 01/14/1991 Runtime: 23:45 min. When Will complains that no black history is taught in his school, Vivian Banks takes on the job temporarily, and both Will and Carlton find out they are in for a lot of hard work.

  • 18. The Young And The Restless

    Original air date: 01/21/1991 Runtime: 23:48 min.

    Original air date: 01/21/1991 Runtime: 23:48 min. Will sneaks out with Philip's mother to a rap concert. Despite his anger, Philip realizes he must worry less about his mother's health and allow her to live life as she wants.

  • 19. It Had to Be You

    Original air date: 02/04/1991 Runtime: 23:51 min.

    Original air date: 02/04/1991 Runtime: 23:51 min. Jazz fixes Will up with his beautiful sister, Janet (VIVICA A. FOX), who turns out to be extremely bossy.

  • 20. Nice Lady

    Original air date: 02/11/1991 Runtime: 23:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/11/1991 Runtime: 23:32 min. Will feels responsible enough to take the family car to Nevada for a concert, but when he escorts the teenage daughter of a British lord, he finds himself out of his element.

  • 21. Love At First Fight

    Original air date: 02/18/1991 Runtime: 23:50 min.

    Original air date: 02/18/1991 Runtime: 23:50 min. When one of Vivian's brightest college students (JASMINE GUY) begins dating Will, her grades slide, threatening her scholarship.

  • 22. Banks Shot

    Original air date: 02/25/1991 Runtime: 23:52 min.

    Original air date: 02/25/1991 Runtime: 23:52 min. Will gets hustled in a pool hall and almost loses the family Mercedes, but Philip comes to his rescue, out-hustling the sharks.

  • 23. 72 Hours

    Original air date: 03/11/1991 Runtime: 23:52 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/1991 Runtime: 23:52 min. Determined to prove that he's just as "black" as his cousin, Carlton accepts Will's challenge to survive for two days in a very tough Los Angeles neighborhood.

  • 24. Just Infatuation

    Original air date: 04/29/1991 Runtime: 23:10 min.

    Original air date: 04/29/1991 Runtime: 23:10 min. Will and Carlton spy on Ashley when she goes on her "first date" with a famous young rap singer named Little T.

  • 25. Working It Out

    Original air date: 05/06/1991 Runtime: 23:20 min.

    Original air date: 05/06/1991 Runtime: 23:20 min. To keep her new job as personal assistant to a movie star (QUEEN LATIFAH), Hilary has to accept a date with Will's best friend, Jazz.