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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Knowledge Is Power

113. Knowledge Is Power

Aired November 26, 1990

After Hilary's loose lips land Will in trouble, he goes looking for dirt on her and finds more than he expected.

Quote from Hilary

Philip: So, Vivian, how were your classes today?
Vivian: Fine. I just wish my students would concentrate more on their work. They're very easily distracted.
Will: I see it every day. Don't you, Hilary?
Hilary: [barks quietly]
Vivian: Did you say something, sweetie?
Hilary: No. [Phil takes a sip of his drink] Will Smith is perfect.
Will: Why, thank you. It's so nice to be appreciated.
Philip: Yes, but perhaps another time. Your mother is trying to say something and I'm sure she would appreciate it if she weren't interrupted again.
Hilary: Sorry.

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Quote from Hilary

Vivian: Anyway, as I was saying- [Phil takes another sip]
Hilary: Will Smith is the king of the universe.
Will: Why, thank you.
Vivian: I'd like to finish my story, if that's okay with you, Hilary. [Hilary barks]
Philip: Hilary? [Hilary barks]
Vivian: Look, I know everyone gets a little silly around midterms but not at the dinner table.
Hilary: I'm sorry, Mom. [Carlton taps his glass] Will Smith is the scum of the earth.
Vivian: Hilary!
Hilary: [barks] [Phil takes a drink] However, Will Smith is the pinnacle of manliness. [Carlton clears his throat; Hilary slaps Will upside the head]
Will: Hilary! [Hilary barks; slaps Will again]
Ashley: What's with Hilary? [Hilary barks] [Carlton clears his throat] [Hilary slaps Will again]
Will: Hilary.
Hilary: [barks] [Carlton clears his throat] [slaps Will again]

Quote from Geoffrey

Will: Yo, G, that was hilarious. Put a Barney Rubble head on, I'd swear it was Flintstones On Ice.
Geoffrey: I'm pleased that I've amused you, Master William. It is the least I can do, given the hours of merriment I have derived from looking at the remarkable way your ears protrude from your head.
Will: [laughs] BWA: Butler With an Attitude.

Quote from Will

Will: Did you memorize that list of things I gave you to do at dinner tonight?
Hilary: Yes.
Will: Well, just to be on the safe side, let's have a little pop quiz. Number one: Any time Uncle Phil takes a drink, what do you do?
Hilary: I compliment you.
Will: Yes! Now, did you memorize the list of compliments?
Hilary: Yes.
Will: Okay, very good. Number two: Any time anyone says "Hilary," what do you do?
Hilary: I bark like a dog.
Will: That's right! See you at dinner.
Hilary: Will, if you have an ounce of compassion, you'll let me off the hook.
Will: Yeah, that's a good point. No, we'll do it anyway.

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: Oh, Hilary?
Hilary: Yes?
Carlton: It's dinner time. Did you memorize our list?
Hilary: Yes.
Carlton: Well, let's just review. What do you do when I hit my glass with my spoon?
Hilary: I insult Will.
Carlton: Good. And what do you do when I clear my throat?
Hilary: I smack Will upside the head.
Carlton: Damn it, you're prepared! Let's go!

Quote from Carlton

Hilary: Oh, and this is his latest: He gave me a list of embarrassing things I have to do at dinner tomorrow night.
Carlton: That's awful. Is he making you clean his room?
Hilary: No.
Carlton: Will you clean mine? [smiles]
Hilary: Carlton.
Carlton: I'm sorry, Hilary, but this is too good to be true. Why should Will have all the fun?
Hilary: Why, you little-
Carlton: Dad?
Hilary: I hate you!
Carlton: Be that as it may, I want these debate cards typed by tomorrow morning. Double-spaced.

Quote from Will

Vivian: Okay. You two have fun at the library. [exits]
Hilary: Bye.
Toni: A library? I thought we were going shopping.
Hilary: We are. I was just saying that to her. Come on. [both exit]
Will: [to camera] What's this I hear, Hilary? Lying to Mommy? I feel that revenge is within my reach. This is a job for Sherlock Homeboy. [holds up magnifying glass]

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: Looks like I am gonna be pulling another all-nighter. I have to get my index cards together for the big debate match next week.
Philip: What's your topic?
Carlton: "When President Bush said he would never raise taxes, was he lying or just kidding?"

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: I've been thinking. And I decided that I'll do whatever you want me to do to make things better.
Philip: And exactly what would that be?
Hilary: I don't know. Whatever you want me to do.
Philip: Hilary, that's the problem. We've been making all the decisions for you. You're 21 years old. It's time for you to make your own decisions. If you weren't getting anything out of college and you wanted to drop out, you should have told us and not tried to hide it like a kid.
Hilary: But I thought you wanted me to go to college.
Vivian: We want you to go to college when you'll appreciate it. But it's not to make us happy. It's to make something of your life. We just want you to be all you can be.
Hilary: You want me to join the Army?

Quote from Will

Will: [rings bell]
Hilary: Yes?
Will: "Yes," what?
Hilary: Yes, Your Highness?
Will: Have you done His Highness' laundry?
Hilary: Yes. [Will stammers] Yes, Your Highness.
Will: Well, you forgot His Highness' overalls, his T-shirt, and of course, his pair of lucky drawers. You're going to want to hand wash these.
Hilary: I am not hand washing your drawers.
Will: Yes, you are. And from now on, you will pronounce the word "draws."

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: All right. Let's make this fast. "Spider-Man. By Stan Lee." The yellow box says: "High above Manhattan." And Spider-Man goes, "My spider-sense is buzzing like a beehive."
Will: Uh, his Highness would like you to describe everything in the picture.
Hilary: Can't you just look at it?
Will: Uncle Phil!
Hilary: I was just asking.
Will: He's sitting on the edge of some stupid building and there are, like, wavy lines coming out of his head so he's hot, or his head smells or something. Anyway...
Will: Hilary. That's his spidey-sense.
Hilary: Okay. There's also something gross coming out of his wrist. Is this the guy you don't want to be standing next to at a party, or what?

Quote from Will

Will: Wow, Uncle Phil! Did you lose a couple of pounds? Man, you're looking chiseled.
Philip: So what do you want the car for, Will?
Will: Public Enemy concert. Jazz got two tickets.
Philip: Will, every time Jazz is in that car he leaves a small collection of chicken bones behind.
Will: Oh, don't worry. Tonight, we're having ribs.

Quote from Will

Hilary: Well... [laughs] Will sat in the back of my physics class. And while he was there... [laughs] Oh, Will, you tell it so much better.
Will: See, I snuck up behind Hilary, right? Well, her head must have been full with all that studying or something because when she saw me she said my head looked like the basic element of physics. [both laugh] What was that technical term again? A quark, right?
Hilary: Right. Exactly. I said his head looked like a quark.
Will: Or was it a neutron?
Hilary: Right, right.
Will: No, it was definitely a quark.
Hilary: Oh, of course. I don't know what I must have been thinking of.
Philip: Well, that was a real scream, Will.

Quote from Will

Will: And His Highness would like to discuss the condition of his royal sneakers. You will clean them with your toothbrush. Not side to side, though. Not up and down. But a smooth circular motion.
Hilary: Do you want me to floss them, too?
Will: Oh, we are not amused. And for this act of treason His Highness would like you to read him a bedtime story.
Hilary: This is getting really annoying, Will.
Will: Okey dokey, have it your way. Uncle Phil! Aunt Viv!
Hilary: Okay, I'll do it!
Will: His Highness would like you to read this Spider-Man comic book.

Quote from Will

Will: You have amused us, but His Highness is tired and would like to go to sleep.
Hilary: Thank God.
Will: But first, His Highness would like to be tucked in.
Hilary: You're kidding.
Will: Yeah, of course, I'm kidding. Uncle Phil! Nice and tight!
Hilary: Not too tight. I wouldn't want you to suffocate.
Will: Oh, and before you go, we would like you to have this. A list of things to do tomorrow night at the dinner table.
Hilary: Like what?
Will: Please, we do not wish them read in our presence. Be gone!

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: Carlton, I'm living a nightmare.
Carlton: Hilary, I'd love to talk to you but I'm staring down the barrel of an all-nighter.
Hilary: Please, Carlton, I need help! I'm coming to you because I know how much you don't like Will.
Carlton: Will Smith is a fine young man.
Hilary: Oh, come off it, Carlton. You're talking to me now. We've let Will wreak havoc in our lives for too long. And now it's time to band against him as brother and sister.
Carlton: What have you got in mind?
Hilary: That's what I need you for. I don't have any plans, I just want to punish him. I'm very vindictive, I'm just not imaginative.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: So anyway, Toni's coming over. We're gonna study for our history midterm together. She really needs some help.
Philip: She's not doing well?
Hilary: Daddy, Toni is a dear friend of mine, but she lacks concentration. I mean, she totally gave up on Twin Peaks.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: Daddy, I wanted to use the car tonight. I'm going to a world peace benefit hosted by Steven Seagal.
Will: Didn't you just hear me ask first?
Hilary: I guess you're right. Besides, I'd feel better knowing you had the car. Especially if you're gonna be out again until 3:00 in the morning?
Philip: 3:00 in the morning?
Hilary: Well, that's what time he got in last night. Oops, did I say that?
Philip: 3 o'clock on a school night?
Will: No, it was for school, Uncle Phil. I'm doing a term paper on owls. [hoots]

Quote from Hilary

Philip: Will, you've broken curfew entirely too many times. You are grounded for a week.
Will: A whole week?
Hilary: Will, being grounded won't be all bad. Maybe you'll find enough time to do your own dishes instead of paying Ashley.
Hilary: Oops again!
Philip: Two weeks.
Will: I'm grounded for two weeks?
Philip: That's right. You're to stay in this house, and you're not to go anywhere near that car.
Hilary: Can he still rent the car to Jazz? Oops, oops, oop.
Philip: Let's make it an even month.
Hilary: Wow, I don't know my own strength.
Will: [to himself] Revenge!

Quote from Will

Hilary: What do you know?
Will: Well, first of all, I know that the basic element of physics is matter. If you were going to do a research paper, you'd probably have to know something they taught on - I don't know - the first day.
Hilary: How did you find out?
Will: Well, I have my methods. And it helps that Toni's roommates have the combined IQ of a raisin.

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