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Father Knows Best

‘Father Knows Best’

Season 5, Episode 7 - Aired October 24, 1994

After Will finds out that Ashley has switched schools without her parents' knowledge, he pretends to be Ashley's father to meet her teacher, Miss Sharpe (Renée Jones).

Quote from Will

Will: Hey, come on, Uncle Phil. Why don't you be reasonable. When's the last time a teacher from Bel-Air Academy came to the house?
Philip: Look, the girl went and changed schools behind my back. Now, in this house, that constitutes a capital crime.
Will: But she had a good reason, Uncle Phil.
Philip: Look, my wife's nephew. I want Ashley in Bel-Air Academy where there's a controlled environment. I know who's there. But, more importantly, I know who's not.
Will: Listen, I'm telling you, man. Listen, I went to both public and private schools and I'm saying in public school, it's more different kinds of people, you know. In Bel-Air Academy, everybody cut from the same mold. Hey, if you ask me, you acting like a...
[After Uncle Phil inches towards Will, he goes and hides behind the table]
Will: Snob. I'm gonna just go.

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Quote from Philip

Vivian: Philip, look here. Morris High School is fourth in the country among magnet schools.
Philip: Magnet schools? Maybe that's why they need metal detectors, huh? Ha-ha-ha.

Quote from Vivian

Vivian: This is important. Don't make jokes.
Philip: Vivian, we've made our decision.
Vivian: We? No, you've made a decision. I'm a college professor. You didn't even ask my opinion.
Philip: Didn't I? I'm sure I did. I'm sorry, honey. What do you think?
Vivian: I think we should at least consider it. You know, sometimes I think we work so hard to give our kids what we didn't have, sometimes we forget to give them what we did have.

Quote from Philip

Philip: Where are you going?
Ashley: School.
Philip: Since when do you wear a uniform to public school?
Ashley: What are you talking about?
Philip: Well, your mother and I had a long talk last night. I called Miss Sharpe and made an appointment to check it out. Now, if- If I'm satisfied with what I see, you can give it a shot for a semester.
Ashley: Oh, Daddy, thank you. [hugs Uncle Phil]
Philip: We're gonna be late. Go change.
Ashley: Okay.
Will: Oh, Uncle Phil, thank you. [hugs Uncle Phil]

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