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The Harder They Fall

‘The Harder They Fall’

Season 4, Episode 21 -  Aired March 14, 1994

Will wants to take his girlfriend Lisa (Cree Summer) to Palm Springs, but he must first win the approval of her father, Augustus (John Witherspoon).

Quote from Will

Carlton: Hey, Will, what's going on?
Will: Oh, Lisa's coming over. We're gonna watch a couple action-adventure flicks tonight. Maybe if I get lucky we'll have a little action adventure of our own. You know what I'm saying?
Carlton: So, what movies did you rent, Casanova?
Will: Oh, we got Terminator 2, Lethal Weapon 3 and, my personal favorite, Maniac Cop VII.
Carlton: Sounds like a romantic evening. What's Lisa going to do?
Will: Lookie here, lookie here, Spanky. Now, I'm the man. You see what I'm saying? I'm the Man-dingo. Lisa will watch what I tell her to watch and she will enjoy it. And that, as they say, is that. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's about to get X-rated in here. You know what I mean? [Carlton exits]
Lisa: Hey, baby.
Will: Hey! What's up girl?
Lisa: So, what movies did you get? Terms of Endearment, Fried Green Tomatoes and The Joy Luck Club. Shall I get us some hankies?


Quote from Carlton

Carlton: Well, while you're wallowing in your sordid filth of a life I'll be pursuing some culture. I bought tickets to The Jeffersons live on stage. It includes dinner with Sherman Hemsley and an autograph picture of both Lionels.
Will: Swell. That will go great with your Weezy collectible cups.

Quote from Hilary

Ranger: Don't worry, we've got the best in modern equipment. I'll send out a search party immediately.
Hilary: Look, a party sounds like a lot of fun, but can we please find Will first?

Quote from Geoffrey

Geoffrey: Oh, and sir, the limbo bar is set at three feet when you're ready.
Philip: Excellent. [exits]
Geoffrey: He couldn't make that lying flat on his back.

Quote from Will

Will: Okay, look, look. We just got to get down from here, man.
Augustus: Let me tell you what you gotta do, boy. You gotta get your "mominimum" and knock me out of this tree.
Will: Mominimum?
Augustus: Don't you understand English, boy? Mominimum. Now, knock me out of this damn tree.

Quote from Will

[After Philip enters the kitchen in a plain red shirt and shorts]
Will: Hey, Kool-Aid!
Philip: I got your Kool-Aid, all right?
Ashley: Daddy, you look so good. You are gonna be a hit at the Bahamas.
Philip: I can't wait to see your mother down there. I've been practicing my limbo.
Ashley: I don't know, Dad, that limbo bar gets as low as 13 inches.
Will: Wow, Carlton, you could just walk right under.

Quote from Will

Augustus: You see these pictures? That's my baby. There's nothing in the world I won't do for her.
Will: And I really respect that, sir. And if you don't mind me saying so, that is a lovely picture of your wife. I see where Lisa gets her good looks from.
Augustus: That's not my wife. That's my sister-in-law Cecilia. She's so ugly, she'd make an onion cry.
Will: Actually, I was being polite. She is a dog. [barks] Hey, hey, she's so ugly, she could make a freight train take a dirt road. It'd be like...
Augustus: You talking about my family, boy?
Will: Um... Well, no, I just figured you... You was so...

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: Oh, this is a tragedy.
Ashley: Oh, Don't worry, Carlton. I'm sure everything's gonna be okay.
Carlton: Okay? I'm missing The Jeffersons live on stage. Right now I bet George is calling somebody a jive turkey.

Quote from Will

Ashley: What are you so happy about?
Will: Oh, I just made the weekend reservations at Palm Springs for me and Lisa.
Hilary: Lisa? You've been seeing a lot of her lately.
Will: Oh, yeah, and if it goes the way I plan I'll be seeing the rest of her this weekend, you know what I'm saying?
Carlton: Have you no shame?
Will: Yeah, I'm ashamed of you.

Quote from Philip

Carlton: Will's shacking up with some girl in Palm Springs. You're gonna get it now, mister.
Philip: Have fun.
Carlton: Wait. Is that all you're gonna say to him?
Philip: Am I paying for your little trip?
Carlton: Well, no.
Philip: Five up top.

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