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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Bourgie Sings the Blues

604. Bourgie Sings the Blues

Aired October 9, 1995

When Carlton runs away ahead of an interview with an old Princeton friend of Phil's, he takes refuge at a bar where Pappy (B.B. King) is playing the blues. Meanwhile, Ashley throws a party.

Quote from Carlton

Will: What's up, C?
Carlton: Oh, dear mother of God. This can't continue.
Will: What's wrong, man?
Carlton: Would you look? Red, yellow, brown, green. That's the way I understood it to be. But now, blue. Has the world gone mad?
Will: They're just M&M's, C.

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Quote from Will

Carlton: Will, I'm not in the mood for this.
Will: Oh. You not in the mood for this, huh? Well, look here, too short, if you wanna sit around and wallow in the stench of your own self-pity then you go right ahead.
Carlton: Will, you don't understand.
Will: Oh, no, I understand, you big baby. "My sweater shrunk. My grades are low. My head is too small for my body."
Carlton: It is?
Will: Oh, shut up, Carlton. Now, I'm gonna tell you something. I am not gonna sit around here with your stank-robe-wearing, slipper-shuffling, resume-polishing, little-kids-don't-like-me blues. Now, I'm about to go out and I'm gonna get me a 16-piece nugget dinner. And when I get back, I wanna see a new attitude, mister. And for God's sakes, clean yourself up.

Quote from Will

Carlton: Will, you couldn't possibly understand. I mean, how could you? You've got everything. You have the job, you have the girls, and damn it, you've got the height. You don't know the blues. How could you?
Will: Oh, heh. Oh, I don't know the blues, huh?
Carlton: That's right.
Will: Oh, yeah, like everything's been perfect for me. You know, like growing up in the projects.
Pappy: [sings and plays guitar] Growing up in the projects
Will: Never having any money.
Pappy: Ain't never had a dime
Will: Never knowing whether my father was gonna come home.
Pappy: He left and he ain't come back yet
Will: Excuse me, Pappy, why don't you take a nappy?

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: [on the phone] What? I can't be a Big Brother? They didn't like me? Well, you tell those little brats I don't like them either.

Quote from Will

Will: What the heck is that?
Carlton: It's a fiber shake. I've got an interview with an old Princeton chum of Dad's. I need to be strong. I need to be alert. And I need to be regular.
Will: Ain't nothing in the world gonna make you regular, man.

Quote from Will

Philip: Oh, Geoffrey, are my sandwiches ready yet?
Vivian: Philip, for God's sake, we're going to SeaWorld. There's gonna be food stands everywhere.
Will: Oh, yeah, that may be true, Aunt Viv, but there ain't gonna be no food stand in the Volvo. You know, you better let that man eat and give him food or he'll mess around and chew one of your arms off in the car.

Quote from Will

Philip: Carlton, I had a talk with Frank Bradley this morning from Princeton. You ready for your big interview tomorrow?
Carlton: Am I ever. I've been enhancing my resume all week. I applied for a job at Dole headquarters. And yesterday, I went down to the rec center to become a Big Brother.
Will: Now, why you go and do that? You certainly ain't big, and as far as being a brother.... [laughs]

Quote from Will

Carlton: Will, this sweater will work for my interview tomorrow, right?
Will: Uh, that depends, are you going as Archie or Jughead?

Quote from Will

Will: [answers the phone] Hello? Dole headquarters? No, man, we don't want no pineapples.

Quote from Ashley

Will: Hey, Ashley? What's up?
Ashley: [talking on the phone] That's right, 8:00. Sure, bring whoever you want. Music? Are you kidding? Of course. There's gonna be wall-to-wall music.
Will: Whoa, hey, hey, hey. What do you think you're doing, young lady?
Ashley: [to Will] My parents are away, I have the house to myself. I'm having a party, duh.

Quote from Will

Ashley: Will, what are you doing?
Will: I gotta get barbecue sauce. Dude tried to play me down there. You know, they give you the same amount whether you get six or 16.

Quote from Carlton

Pappy: [plays guitar and sings] Nobody loves me but my mother And she could be jivin' too Now you know why I act funny with you, baby When you do the things you do
Carlton: I'm home.

Quote from Will

Mr. Bradley: As you know, your father and I were classmates at Princeton. He was quite the big man on
campus.
Will: Well, he's even bigger now.
Mr. Bradley: [laughs] Yeah, well, aren't we all? [both laugh] I was very impressed with your application. Particularly cogent was your essay on the fall of Eastern Europe.
Will: Mm. If you like Eastern Europe in the fall you should see it in the spring, it's beautiful.
Mr. Bradley: Oh, you. [laughs] Oh, you've got a good sense of humor. Obviously, you got that from your dad.
Will: Oh, you know my Dad?
Mr. Bradley: Well, yes, didn't I just mention that a moment ago?
Will: Ah! Oh, yeah. Of course. Of course. Big man on campus.
Mr. Bradley: I see here that you've worked for a lot of charities. Which one meant the most to you?
Will: Um... The second one. But this has all been about me, Mr. Bradley. Me, me, me. Frank, is there a Mrs. Bradley? A couple of baby Bradleys? Hey, have you seen Braveheart?

Quote from Carlton

Pappy: Look, friend, we can talk about candy all day but you ain't gonna convince me that blue was a bad way to go. By the way I hear that whistle blowing. I got a train to catch.
Carlton: Well, let's go.
Pappy: Hey, hold on there, Sparky. Before you catch any train, how about you telling me what you're running away from?
Carlton: Okay. But this won't be pretty.

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: But I guess the signs were always there. Oh, sure these chiseled good looks and striking personality opened the doors of opportunity quickly but lately, they've been closing even quicker. Oh, heck, who am I kidding? Look at me, I'm not Princeton material. Like the song says, Pappy "You gotta know when to fold them." It's my time to fold.
Pappy: Sounds like, to me, you're giving up.
Carlton: You're a smart man, Pappy.
Pappy: Listen, Carlton, it's one thing to throw in the hand but it's another thing to get up from the table and quit the game.

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