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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Vying for Attention

221. Vying for Attention

Aired March 2, 1992

Will feels jealous when his mother, Vy (Vernee Watson), arrives with her new boyfriend, Robert (Bill Overton), and his daughter, Claudia (Raven-Symoné).

Quote from Geoffrey

Vivian: I'm sorry, Geoffrey, you better reheat the asparagus. Will's still not here. So, how's the chicken holding up?
Geoffrey: I'm afraid it's drier than happy hour at the Betty Ford Center, madam.

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Quote from Vy

Vy: He's just hard-headed! I don't know where he gets it from.
Vivian: I do: He gets it from you. I am the understanding sister. Helen is the loud one, Janice is the flighty one and you are the hard-headed one.
Vy: I thought I was the sweet one.
Vivian: You said you were the sweet one. When we tried to tell you you weren't you wouldn't listen because you're too hard-headed.
Carlton: As much as I enjoy these wonderful walks down memory lane, I'm pooped. I'm going to bed.
Vivian: Look, why don't we try to enjoy what's left of dinner?
Vy: Wait a minute. How can you eat at a time like this? Vivian, I can't get this out of my mind. How can you say that I am hard-headed?
Vivian: Gee, Vy, I don't know where I could have gotten that idea.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: I had the hardest time deciding what to wear to meet Aunt Vy's new boyfriend. I've never known anyone in construction. Except for that guy in the Village People.

Quote from Ashley

Ashley: Yeah, well, his daughter can sleep in my room, but if she touches my stuff I'm stuffing her in the clothes hamper. What? It's not like Hilary never did it.

Quote from Will

Will: Hey, you must be Robert.
Claudia: You're funny. You must be Carlton.
Will: Well, no, you see, actually, Carlton is the funny-looking one over there. See, I'm Will. But you can just call me Your Majesty.
Claudia: I may be small, but I'm not ignorant.

Quote from Will

Claudia: I like your bracelet. I bet it would look very cute on my little wrist.
Will: Sorry, a friend gave this to me.
Claudia: That's cool. I'm not down with O.P.P. anyway. You wanna see some pictures?
Will: Yeah, sure. Whoa, that's you and my mom.
Claudia: My dad took it in the back yard. We were having a barbecue.
Will: Claudia, now, after this barbecue you know, you guys had the junk and all the stuff in your teeth. Did my mom have to go home to use her toothbrush or did she already have one there?
[After Claudia smiles knowingly, Will smiles too. Claudia's smile drops as she gets serious.]
Claudia: She used dental floss.
Will: Okay, is my mom over your house more during Good Morning America or Arsenio? Or, is she like there for Arsenio and then still there for Good Morning America?
Claudia: Are you trying to trick me to find out how serious they are?
Will: [scoffs] So, what, you think they're pretty serious?
Claudia: Will, I know how you feel. Believe me, I've been there. Let's face it: Those two kids are nuts about each other. My brother, it's time you wake up and smell the Play-Doh.

Quote from Vy

Vy: Hi, baby.
Will: Oh, Mom! You half-naked! Come on, you don't want Robert to get the wrong idea.
Vy: You damn straight! You don't think I'm doing these butt-busters for my health?
Will: Okay, that's it, young lady. You go to your room... in Philly.
Vy: Boy, hush up and help me move this table.

Quote from Will

Will: Where'd you meet my mom?
Robert: She picked me up in a bar.
Will: Hey, man!
Robert: It was an oyster bar. You see, I was a little shy, so. Luckily, she came up and she talked to me.
Will: So, what'd she talk about?
Robert: You. Is it true you took your diaper off and ran around Sears naked?
Will: You're damn right, and I'd do it again if I had to.

Quote from Philip

Philip: Congratulations, Robert. Landing a government contract is a hell of a deal. I'd like to impart some words that I've always lived by: Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money.
Carlton: That's beautiful, Dad.

Quote from Geoffrey

Robert: I have to admit, success is sweet. But having three beautiful women to share it with makes it even sweeter.
Geoffrey: Especially when they're triplets. Oh. I'll get the munchies.

Quote from Will

Vy: This is such a big night for Robert. I wanna make him a special dinner.
Vivian: Honey, save the rice. You'll be needing it for the wedding.
Will: What? Whoa, come on. Mom, now look, I didn't want to bring this up, but I was standing behind Robert in the mirror. Dude ain't got no reflection!
Vy: Stop fooling around. Now, I really wanna fix Robert something special.

Quote from Will

Vy: What should I make?
Hilary: How about reservations?
Carlton: Hey, what about Will's favorite dish? It's not every day he gets to have his mom prepare him a home-cooked meal.
Vy: You know, Carlton, you're right. So, what would my son like for dinner?
Will: l feel like something exotic.
Vy: Okay.
Will: How about Lebanese? You think Robert will mind swinging by Beirut?

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: The Willster must be feeling pretty low to pull a stunt like this. I haven't seen him this upset since someone told him he looked like me.

Quote from Carlton

Carlton: Will, look, I know how you feel about Robert but you're not the only one who gets jealous. I mean, how do you think I felt when you moved in?
Will: What, you was jealous of me?
Carlton: Sure. You're tall, you're good at basketball, the babes love you. Of course, none of that will help you in the corporate world, but for the next year or so you're sitting pretty.
Will: You know, it was real nice of you to come down here, man. You ain't seeing my girlfriend or nothing, are you?
Carlton: Will, I just want you to know if your mom abandons you and gets married you'll always have me. Because well, you're like the brother I've always wanted.

Quote from Vy

Vy: William, you have ruined what was supposed to be a very special evening.
Will: Yeah, well, you ruined what was supposed to be a very special visit. I mean, it ain't like I get to see you all the time. Why you have to bring them, anyway?
Vy: I brought them because they're important to me and I wanted them to meet the most important person in my life.
Will: Mom, did you ever think about what I wanted? I mean, "Robert's my man. Claudia's so adorable." You went off and started a whole new family without me.
Vy: Baby, don't you know there is no family without you? Nobody can take your place. I'm your mother. But I'm human, honey, I have needs, too. Do you expect me to be alone forever?
Will: Yeah. I mean, you done good this far.
Vy: I think you're being very immature.
Will: Am not. You're the only parent I got, and I don't want to share you.
Vy: Well, I'm sorry, baby, that is not your decision. Will, listen, I am not with Robert because he makes you feel bad. I'm with him because he makes me feel good. You're my son, baby. I love you, I care about you but I have got to live my own life. Now, you can ruin what's left of this trip, or you can make it work. It's up to you. But, that's all that's up to you.

Quote from Ashley

Ashley: I'm gonna miss you, Claudia.
Claudia: I'm gonna miss you, too. Thanks for letting me polish your shoes, hang up your clothes, and vacuum your room. It was really fun playing Geoffrey.
Ashley: What? It's not like Hilary never did it.

Quote from Will

Carlton: Having breakfast with Rico Suave?
Will: No, Mom and Robert sent me this from the time they was in Mexico.
Geoffrey: That looks just like the hat you gave me for my birthday.
Will: Don't worry, G. I'll have it back in your room in an hour, man.

Quote from Philip

Vivian: Geoffrey, would you put these in a vase for me please?
Geoffrey: Yes, madam.
Vivian: I got all of Vy's favorite things: Pineapple juice, brownies. How did this Playboy get in here?
Philip: Uh, l bought it. It's a special legal edition. The centerfold wants to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Quote from Will

Vivian: Well, I am so excited. This is the first time Vy's brought anybody home to meet the family. Could be serious.
Will: No, no, no. Not with my mom. All she's trying to do is get to her retirement plan and her rocking chair.
Carlton: Is that why she's moonwalking up the driveway?

Quote from Will

Hilary: Hi, Claudia, I'm Hilary.
Carlton: Hi, Hilary.
Hilary: Oh, my God! Isn't she the cutest little thing you've ever seen?
Ashley: Not really.
Vy: And I would like for you to meet Robert.
Hilary: And isn't he the biggest hunk you've ever seen?
Will: Not really.

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