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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Big Four-Oh

207. The Big Four-Oh

Aired October 21, 1991

Vivian is less than thrilled to be turning 40.

Quote from Philip

Vivian: Philip, do you think I'm old?
Philip: Of course not.
Vivian: Do you think I'm pretty?
Philip: Woman, look in that mirror and tell me what you see.
Vivian: I don't know.
Philip: Well, let me tell you. I see every great thing a man could possibly want in a woman. Eyes so dark and deep a man could get lost in them. Skin the color of mahogany, soft as satin. A body fit for a goddess. Look how beautiful you are. Look. Look how beautiful you are. Why do you think I make it home by 6:00 every night?
Vivian: I thought it was for those little cheese things Geoffrey makes.
Philip: [chuckles] Well, it's not.

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Quote from Vivian

Philip: So, you're home. So, is there anything, you know, new? Audition go okay?
Vivian: Oh, it was better than okay. It was great. They offered me one of the lead roles!
Will: That's great, Aunt Viv. Hold up. When's the cast party? I wanna sit next to that honey that was doing the splits.
Vivian: Hold it, guys. I am not gonna do the show. I turned down the part.
Philip: All right. I mean, if that's okay with you.
Vivian: Philip, for the last 20 years I have wondered if I could have made it as a dancer. And now I know I could have... twenty years ago. Boy, these have been the hardest three weeks of my life. There isn't a part of my body that isn't aching for Bengay. But I miss books. I miss my kids. And do you know what I miss the most?
Philip: [chuckles] What, honey?
Vivian: Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: Two returns in two days. How humiliating. The second time I had to pretend I was my own twin.

Quote from Vivian

Vivian: Philip, this skirt used to look better, didn't it? This didn't used to be here. Does this look better?
Philip: Oh, yeah. Now you look just like Yul Brynner in The King and l. Vivian. You look great and you always will. You are the best-looking 40-year-old woman in this hemisphere.
Vivian: Philip, I am not 40. I will not be 40 until 7:08 tonight. 7:09 if you count my feet.
Philip: One hour later you and your feet are gonna be at the world's greatest birthday party.

Quote from Ashley

Ashley: Will, I thought about it all weekend and I've decided to sign up for cheerleader tryouts.
Carlton: Are you sure, Ashley? You'll have to wear an indecently short skirt make a spectacle of yourself in front of your whole school and ride on a bus with a bunch of sweaty teenage boys.
Ashley: Gosh, I hope I get it.

Quote from Vivian

Vivian: Well, this is it. The audition. I guess I'd better get going, huh? I guess I'm a little nervous, but that's silly. Why should I be nervous? I just have to do a few dance steps in front of a professional choreographer and a room full of 20-year-olds who've been dancing their whole lives. I'm gonna go to bed and eat a cheesecake.

Quote from Philip

Vivian: Oh, Philip, you've gone to so much trouble. I'm so sorry I'm such a grouch.
Philip: Oh, baby, that's okay. Nobody's thrilled about getting... not young. But look what you've accomplished. You're a full professor, you've got three great kids and a husband who's tall, dark, and loaded. I mean, how many people can say that at your... ZlP code?

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: Well, I spent the entire day shopping for the perfect gift for us to give Mother. But it was worth the sacrifice, she is going to love it. Ta-da! Oh, no, wait. That's for me. Oops! For me again. Ooh, here it is.
Will: What's wrong with you, girl? I gave you two weeks salary and you got a pot holder?

Quote from Hilary

All: Happy Birthday!
Vivian: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Here, Hilary, sweetie, these are for you. I don't think short skirts are appropriate for me anymore.
Hilary: Mother, I've been meaning to talk to you about how you look in diamonds.

Quote from Carlton

Will: Remember 1951? Remember Chuck Berry? Remember Hula-Hoops? Me neither! Hold up, yo. Well, that was the year that Vivian Smith was born. Eat your heart out, LaToya.
Ashley: In just a few short years, little Vivian starred in her first dance recital. Over a quarter of a century ago. The seasons came and went.
Hilary: The 60s. The Dark Ages of fashion. Yet, Vivian braved the afro, the dashiki, and the platform shoe. She went off to college with dreams of being a dancer. Time marched on.
Ashley: As the days turned into years, Vivian got a teaching degree, got married, and moved to California. The years rolled by.
Carlton: Today, Vivian Banks has matured into a successful college professor, outstanding wife and mother, and a tribute to middle age.

Quote from Vivian

Vivian: Well, I'm all set for dance class. Has anybody seen my keys? Where's my purse? Where's my car?
Philip: Aunt Viv, maybe I should drive you. I gotta go down to Jazz's anyway.
Vivian: Oh, I'd appreciate that, Will.
Ashley: Mom, before you go, could you sign this so I can go to cheerleader tryouts?
Vivian: Oh, Ashley, I am so proud of you. Sweety, I know you've wanted to do this since you were a child. But just remember: no matter how nervous you get don't give up. No matter what the odds. Even if you feel foolish leaving an important position at your school. You have to hold your head up high, walk out that door, get in your car, and follow your dream. [exits]
Will: Y'all remember that movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

Quote from Will

Will: Hey, hey, hey! Say hello to Miss Pompom!
Vivian: Ashley, you made cheerleader?
Ashley: Yes! Will's cheer did it.
Will: Okay, go on, show them your moves.
Ashley: Okay, Will, but you'll have to fill in for little Bobby Greenspan.
Will: Okay, that'll be swell. One, two, three, four.
Will & Ashley: [sing] Woof woof Woof woof Your school is whack Your school is whack Wherever y'all came from Just take your butts back

Quote from Will

Ashley: Well, they're kind of having cheerleader tryouts at school and I sort of thought about going. But, you know, that's kind of a stupid idea, so I sort of blew it off.
Will: Oh well, I think that being a cheerleader is a kind of, you know, a sort of a good idea.
Ashley: Do you think I have a chance?
Will: Of course you do. Yo, back in Philly the girls had this cheer, right that, yo, really got the crowd hyped. They used to be like this. They used to, like: "We beat them, we dissed them, we kicked they butt good. But that was kind of stupid, y'all, we in they neighborhood! Run!"

Quote from Will

Will: Man, Carlton, that's kind of a smooth tie you've got there, man. Here, let me check that joint out.
Carlton: Sure. It's silk twill, hand sewn in Italy. [whips tie] That spider been getting on my nerves all day, man. Check this out! I dotted the "l" on Armani!

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: There's Stacey Cooper, the dean's daughter. You know, I heard her mother had some extensive plastic surgery.
Ashley: Carlton, that is her mother.
Will: What happened to the rest of her chins? Oh, yo, they look good down there.

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