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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Fresh Prince Project

101. The Fresh Prince Project

Aired September 10, 1990

Will is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air.

Quote from Philip

Will: Look, man, I don't have the problem, alright? You have the problem. I remind you of where you came from and what you used to be. Now, I don't know, somewhere between Princeton or the office, you got soft. You forgot who you are and where you came from.
Philip: You think you're so wise. [Will turns away] Look at me when I'm talking to you. Let me tell you something, son. I grew up on the streets just like you. I encountered bigotry you could not imagine. Now, you have a nice poster of Malcolm X on your wall. I heard the brother speak. I read every word he wrote. Believe me, I know where I come from.
Will: You actually heard Malcolm speak, man?
Philip: That's right. So before you criticize somebody, you find out what he's all about.

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Quote from Hilary

Hilary: Anyway, Bruce, Demi and I all feel that the ozone layer must be protected. I mean, every square foot of rain forest that's cut down brings us just one step closer to global warming. We have to learn to protect the earth. Not just for ourselves and not just for our children but for the future of all mankind.
Woman: Oh, I had no idea it was such a serious problem. I really commend you for getting involved in such a good cause.
Hilary: Thanks. It's my passion.
Woman: Where can I send a donation?
Hilary: [scoffs] I don't know.

Quote from Ashley

Will: You know, you should try rapping. When you're rapping, you mess up the words and make up some new ones right there on the spot. So let's try this. I'll sing one line, you make up a line to rhyme it.
Ashley: Okay.
Will: All right. Let's see. ''You didn't get into Miss Berkley's chorus''...
Ashley: [silent] I'm thinking, all right?
Will: That's all right. We got all day.
Ashley: Okay, I've got it.
Will: Here we go. ''You didn't get into Miss Berkley's chorus''
Ashley: ''I'd like to hit her in the head with Roget's Thesaurus''
Will: Yeah. ''Don't need no choir when you're a rapper''
Ashley: ''Gonna hunt Miss Berkley down and zap her''
Will: ''Got this whole town of Bel-Air buzzing''
Ashley: ''Get a load of me and my rapping cousin''

Quote from Ashley

Vivian: Sweetie, would you say grace, please?
Ashley: Yes, Mommy. [clears throat] ''Hey, there, Lord My name is Ashley Banks My family and friends Want to give you some thanks So before this dinner's All swallowed and chewed Thank you, God, for this stupid food''

Quote from Geoffrey

Will: Hey, look who's here. Benson.
Geoffrey: This is for you.
Will: But I didn't get you anything.
Geoffrey: Your uncle has invited several of the partners from his law firm to dinner. At the time of the invitation, he did not realize you'd be descending upon him today. And regrettably, it was too late to cancel.
Will: Yo, are we having a party? So we're gonna get stupid, right?
Geoffrey: For some of us, that will require very little effort indeed.

Quote from Geoffrey

Will: Hey, Geoffrey, home butler. I am glad to see you, man.
Geoffrey: It is a special thrill for me as well.
Will: Yo, check this out. I'm gonna be down here for a while. Why don't you hop on in the kitchen and get me some cocoa?
Geoffrey: Master William, while it is my natural inclination to accede to your every demand, I officially go off duty at 9:00 p.m. And if you care to look at your watch, you will note that the long hand is on 12, and the short hand is on 9. It is 9:00, Master William. And do you know what that means? Masterpiece Theatre is on.

Quote from Will

Carlton: That's a really neat tux, isn't it, Will?
Will: Oh, yes. It's definitely the cat's meow.
Carlton: Wait till we come downstairs in those tuxes. People may not think we're twins, but I bet they'll think we're brothers.
Will: You know, I don't think you have to worry about anybody mistaking you for a brother.
Carlton: Touche.

Quote from Will

Geoffrey: Come with me, Master William.
Will: Yo, yo, yo, G. Let me rap to you for a second. All this Master William stuff, I'm not down with that, man. Make it sound like we're back on the plantation, like: ''Massa William! Massa William!'' Let's come up with something better that you could call me.
Geoffrey: What would you prefer?
Will: Check this: ''His Royal Freshness.'' That's dope.
Geoffrey: Master William, walk this way.
Will: [chuckles] No.

Quote from Vivian

Philip: Did you see the way he was dressed?
Vivian: What's wrong with it?
Philip: You hear that language?
Vivian: Oh, we used slang when we were kids. Do you remember our first date? You took one look at me and said: ''That is a bad dress.'' Now, you could've just said it was a good dress.
Philip: I could have, if I liked it. Actually, it was a bad dress.
Vivian: That's stupid. Now, take it for whatever meaning you want.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: Okay, like, I'm going on the Save the Ozone celebrity bus next Saturday. It's gonna be Bruce Willis and Demi, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez or Charlie Sheen, I can't remember which. We're gonna take the bus all over town to protest air pollution and then we're gonna motor to the beach and have a big bonfire. [Will raises his hand] What?
Will: I'm not an expert or anything, but don't you think driving a big old bus around town and then having a bonfire is sort of adding to the problem of pollution? What do you think? I don't know...
Hilary: Look, if this weren't a good idea I really, really don't think Ally Sheedy would be involved.

Quote from Ashley

Ashley: I'm really glad you're living here, Will.
Will: Thanks, Ash.
Ashley: You're like the big brother I never had.
Will: Well, what are you talking about? You got Carl- Oh, you're right. I see your point.

Quote from Vivian

Philip: Where is he?
Vivian: He's upstairs changing.
Philip: Not Will. President Reagan.
Vivian: You didn't?
Philip: What do you mean, I didn't?
Vivian: You invited him again.
Philip: Well, why not? He's our neighbor.
Vivian: Philip, he's turned down the last 16 invitations. When are you gonna take a hint?
Philip: Maybe I should call his house.
Vivian: Philip, don't. I don't want him here.
Philip: Why not?
Vivian: Because he'll bring her.

Quote from Will

Philip: Oh, my God!
Vivian: Philip. Philip, don't make a big thing out of it. If this is how he feels comfortable. He's not killing anybody. Aren't you going to introduce Will? Introduce him.
Philip: Well, Steve, David, Henry. This is Will, my nephew by marriage. Will, these are my partners in the law firm of Furth, Winn and Meyer.
Will: Hey, Earth, Wind & Fire! When's your next album coming out?
Vivian: Oh, Will is going to go to Bel-Air Academy with Carlton.
Man: Oh, good for you, Will. I used to fence at Bel-Air.
Will: Really? How much do you think we could get for that stereo?

Quote from Will

Will: Hey, Uncle Phil! Oh, man! How are you doing?
Geoffrey: I am not your uncle Philip.
Will: Oh, uh, my fault, man. I must have got the wrong crib. Hey, I didn't know there were so many brothers living in this neighborhood. We're doing all right, huh?
Geoffrey: You have the right house. I am Geoffrey, your uncle's butler.
Will: [British accent] Okay, well, l... Cheerio and all that rot. Bring the horses round, would you?

Quote from Geoffrey

Geoffrey: If you will follow me, I will show you to your room, Master William.
Will: Hey, man, it's cool if you just call me Will.
Geoffrey: Master William... tradition dictates that a clean, unbreakable line be drawn between a family and their butler. Therefore, it is necessary for the operation of a household that you address me as Geoffrey and I, in turn, address you by your proper title: Master William.
Will: Who are you, Robo-butler, man?

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