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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: 72 Hours

123. 72 Hours

Aired March 11, 1991

Will bets Carlton that he wouldn't last a day in Jazz's neighborhood, Compton.

Quote from Will

Jazz: Man, y'all butchered that song.
Will: Hey, C, I'm telling you, if the Commodores heard you singing they'd tie you down to the tracks and run you over with the soul train.
Carlton: You know, I can understand why you're threatened. After all, you two possess absolutely no musical ability. Face it, you're so jealous, you're green.
Will: All right, but just out of curiosity, Carlton, what color are you?
Carlton: Oh, here we go again. Look, just because I grew up in the best neighborhoods and pronounce the "i-n-g"s at the end of my words doesn't make me any less Black than you.
Jazz: No. It's that tie that does it.
Will: Face it, C, I'm telling you. If you went down to Jazz's neighborhood looking the way you look and talking the way you talk you wouldn't come home walking the way you walk.
Carlton: And what neighborhood is that?
Will: Compton.
Jazz: And if you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere.

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Quote from Carlton

Will: Well, here we are, C. Jazz's crib.
Carlton: Crib: house, dwelling, domicile.
Will: How did you know that? Hip-hop flash cards?
Carlton: I made them myself. I've been cramming all night. I just hope I can get it out of my head before I take the SATs.

Quote from Vivian

Will: Aunt Viv, what are you doing here?
Vivian: What does it look like I'm doing here? I came to get my boy.
Carlton: Mom, I can explain. We were on our way to San Francisco when I realized I had a Sociology report to do...
Vivian: Don't even try, Carlton. Will told me everything. [others groan]
Carlton: It was a bet.
Vivian: A bet? I don't care. Carlton, you are not going to MacArthur Park tonight. In fact, none of you are going to MacArthur Park tonight.
Tiny: Wait a minute.
Vivian: Boy, do not test me.
Tiny: Yes, ma'am.
Vivian: Carlton, Will, get your things. I will be waiting downstairs in the car. And another thing, this place is a disgrace. You have a trashcan, honey. Use it.

Quote from Carlton

Will: I'm gonna go test the lock on my door. Good night, Carlton.
Carlton: What do you mean, "Good night"? This is my time to gloat.
Will: Gloat?
Carlton: I won the bet. I humiliated you in front of your peers. Plus, you said I couldn't handle Compton, and I did. I'd say it's time to gloat.
Will: Good night, Carlton.
Carlton: See, you're just embarrassed because I beat you at your own game. Look, I never judge you for being the way you are, but you always act like I don't measure up to some rule of blackness that you carry around.
Will: Hold up. Wait a minute. You don't judge me? You do everything but carry a big old gavel around. I mean, you treat me like some kind of idiot just 'cause I talk different.
Carlton: Differently.

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: Yo, what's up?
Will: Carlton- Carlton, what the hell are you wearing?
Carlton: Yo, this?
Will: Carlton, you look like a pirate.
Carlton: Yo, stop fronting. You know this gear is chill.
Will: Why are you talking like that?
Carlton: Yo, how you playing me, Prince?
Will: What?
Carlton: Yo, you dissing me.
Will: Come on, man, stop it.
Tiny: Hey, Prince, lay off of him, man. We like C-note.

Quote from Geoffrey

Hilary: Hello, everybody. It looks like the working girl is poised for a promotion.
Philip: What's up, sweetheart?
Hilary: I just sold my first picture at the art gallery. I think I'm going to get a raise.
Geoffrey: Excellent, Miss Hilary. You must let me know what that feels like.

Quote from Carlton

Will: Carlton, if you wanna go to Compton, you gotta go through with this.
Carlton: But I've never lied to my parents. It even gave me the willies when Beaver used to do it.

Quote from Carlton

Will: You're going to MacArthur Park at night?
Carlton: Yeah. My squad's going to sell some Gucci bags. It's a sales bonanza. Sorry. There's no hip-hop word for sales bonanza.
Will: C, I don't go to MacArthur Park.
Carlton: What's up, Will? Not man enough to swing with the brothers? [high-fives Chuck] Get over here, man. You have no idea what MacArthur Park is like. It's dangerous, man.
Carlton: Oh, Will, if there's any danger, I'll call the park rangers.
Will: It's not that kind of park, Boo Boo.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: I'm ready to go, but we can't drive too fast because things haven't set yet.
Philip: Well, if we hurry, we'll get there before the service starts, but we'll have to sit toward the back.
Hilary: The back row? No, the light is completely different there. I have to change.

Quote from Will

Carlton: I'd do just fine and dandy in Compton, thank you very much.
Will: You know, C, talk is cheap. What do you say to a bet?
Carlton: Name it.
Will: I'll bet you you wouldn't last a day in Compton.
Carlton: All right. And if I do, you have to stop making those cheap shots at me.
Will: Gee, I don't know. That's my whole reason for living. Better make it two days.
Carlton: Two days? Piece of cake. And I guarantee, when I get to Compton, I'll fit right in. [sings] 'Round 'round get around I get around yeah round
Will: Damn! Why didn't we bet money?

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: Uh, Dad, did you sign our permission slips yet?
Philip: I'm sorry, son, I don't know what you're talking about.
Carlton: I'm talking about two weeks ago, when Will and I gave you a permission slip for our field trip this weekend. You said you'd think about it and sign it later.
Philip: It doesn't ring a bell. [Will whistles]
Carlton: Dad, you're always saying how important these opportunities are. And when they come up, you completely ignore them. It's like you don't even care.
Vivian: Philip.
Philip: Oh, pfft, I remember.
Vivian: Where are you going, baby?
Carlton: Mr. Fellows is taking the class to San Francisco to visit Mark Twain's house, and all the literary sites. I don't know. I thought it was important.
Vivian: Philip, how could you forget something like that?
Philip: I didn't forget, Vivian. Now, where did I put those permission slips?
Carlton: Dad, don't bother looking. I found it in the trash can, underneath a banana.

Quote from Carlton

Will: Yo, J.
Jazz: Prince.
Carlton: Hi, roomie. That's called leaving me hanging because my hand is literally left hanging in the air.

Quote from Jazz

Carlton: Oh, where do I put my things?
Jazz: Oh, let me have my butler get them. [laughs] Psych. I crack myself up. No, you can put them on the floor, but watch out for my carpet 'cause it's imported from Persia. [laughs] I could do this all day.

Quote from Geoffrey

[Will's dream:]
Ashley: Mom, when are Carlton and Will coming home?
Vivian: They should be here any minute.
Geoffrey: Ah, these two days have just flown right by.
Vivian: Geoffrey, did you really enjoy having Will out of the house that much?
Geoffrey: The closest I'll ever get to a bonus.

Quote from Jazz

Will: Carlton!
Jazz: Grab a seat, man. Dude's about to explain variable rate mortgages.

Quote from Will

Carlton: You went home and told Mom and Dad?
Jazz: You dimed him out.
Will: Wait, I did the right thing. Carlton was acting irresponsibly.
Tiny: Carlton was acting in what? In Cosby? Prince used a school word.
Slick: You 5-0'd your own cousin.
Chuck: Yo, man, you're getting soft. Sellout.
Will: Hey, man, you're about to catch an eye jammy.
Slick: You're getting a little pale on us, ain't you?
Will: My brother, you wanna take this outside?
Jazz: Yo, yo, Prince, chill out.
Will: J, I can't let him say that stuff about me, man.
Carlton: Well, maybe now you know what it feels like.

Quote from Philip

Vivian: Will, sit down. Now, none of this would have happened if you hadn't insisted on making fun of your cousin. Now, you know for a person who's always going around saying "l wish people would let me act the way I want" you're awfully hard on Carlton.
Carlton: That was my point.
Philip: That's no excuse, Carlton. Just because Will teases you, you have to do something this foolish?
Carlton: Dad, I know it seemed foolish but I had to show him I had the courage to survive down there.
Philip: That's not courage. Courage is being the way you are, no matter what anybody says about you. Will teases me but you don't see me going, "Yo, yo, yo, homey, yo."
Carlton: There's no "yo" at the end of it. I'm pretty sure of it.
Vivian: Well, I'm glad you two had such a fun time down in the 'hood. Because we're going to have a fun time dreaming up your punishment.
Philip: Peace out.

Quote from Carlton

Tiny: What's up?
Carlton: Don't mind me. I'm just here on a bet. Just give me some time to acclimate myself.
Tiny: Applegate? That sounds like a school word. I don't like school words. I can't applegate myself to them.
Carlton: That's very funny.
Tiny: It ain't supposed to be.
Carlton: Sorry.
Tiny: I don't like you.
Carlton: Well, that's kind of a snap decision, isn't it? You've hardly had time to form an opinion. [Tiny grabs Carlton] Oh, that's real mature.

Quote from Carlton

Chuck: Yo, my brother, want to buy a Gucci bag?
Hilary: No, thanks. My sister already has about eight of them.
Chuck: $20.
Carlton: I'm really not-
Chuck: $2.
Carlton: I don't really need-
Chuck: 50 cents.
Carlton: What are you talking about?
Chuck: 20 cents.
Carlton: 20 cents? That's not really a Gucci bag, is it?
Chuck: Yeah, well, maybe it is. Maybe it ain't.
Carlton: All right, look, homey. You're never going to sell bags that way. Now, maybe if you went out and bought a well-tailored suit and lost the earring, then you'd look like a real salesman. And that grammar. Sheesh!
Carlton: What?
Chuck: Are you trying to suggest that I don't know how to run my business?

Quote from Jazz

Will: I don't know, Jazz. I just feel bad for Carlton, man. What does he know about living in the 'hood? I just spent half the ride trying to convince him not to say, "Dyn-o-mite." I just feel like I'm tossing him to the lions or something. You know what I mean?
Jazz: The Detroit Lions still got those cheerleaders?
Will: Open the door, man.

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