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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: What's Will Got to Do with It?

502. What's Will Got to Do with It?

Aired September 19, 1994

When Will gets in over his head managing Ashley, the record company replaces him.

Quote from Hilary

Will: Hey, Hil. I got a great idea for your talk show. Divas: Past, present and future. On the same show you have Aretha, Whitney and Ashley.
Hilary: Who's Ashley?
Will: Your sister.
Hilary: Well, Ashley hasn't even released a single yet. I need guests who can deliver ratings. I mean, if she wants to come sit in the audience or something, you know...

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Quote from Geoffrey

Will: Hey, yo, man, is Ashley really that bad?
Geoffrey: I'm afraid so, Master William. Perhaps later on we could pour some water on her and watch her melt.

Quote from Will

Will: [on the phone] Six is completely unacceptable. It's Will Smith you talking to. I want 10. Oh, no, no, no. You got to give me 10 or I'm taking Ashley Banks elsewhere. That's what I thought. You're a very smart man. No, no, love you. Ciao. [hangs up]
Carlton: Negotiating for a bigger royalty?
Will: No, a better table. I got a business meeting tomorrow night at the Roxy. Boy, this management thing is love. Trust me. People tripping all over themselves just to make you happy. Hey, now I know how Hammer must have felt the week he was famous.

Quote from Will

Carlton: Look at you, Will. These insincere, sycophants ply you with gifts shower you with money, and why? Is it because you have any discernible talents? No. It's because you control someone else who does.
Will: You want a job, don't you?
Carlton: Yes.
Will: Well, I ain't got no problem keeping it in the family. You can handle the money, business manager.
Carlton: Yes! You're gonna be watching me, aren't you?
Will: Like White folks watch Wings.

Quote from Will

Will: Now, Gordy...
Gordy: Yeah?
Will: What is the best way to launch a new act?
Gordy: Well, I've always found...
Will: Ease up a second there, bro. That was one of them there rhetorical questions, you know? Ain't that right, Carlton? [Carlton nods] All right. We are gonna introduce Ashley to the world in person. Announcing the Ashley Banks North American tour. [Carlton unveils a map of the United States] Right. Okay. Now, we gonna start right here in New York. And then blang, over to Phoenix. Then bap, bap, bap, bladow, over to Orlando. Then blip-bloop, we gonna slide up to Seattle. Next we...
Gordy: Will, Will. We would need a jet to meet that kind of schedule. I mean, we simply don't have those kind of resources.
Will: Y'all got a couple of weeks to come up with the funds. I got dates in all these cities.
Gordy: You've already booked the tour?
Will: Oh, no, no, no, bro, I said "I got dates." See, I got Tina in New York. I got Beth in Seattle. Ooh. Actually, I might need a couple days in Seattle. Beth is a big girl, you know? Oh, you laughing. You must like them a little rotund yourself.

Quote from Will

Will: You know what I'm talking about, Uncle Phil. I got the deal, then I got the shaft.
Philip: Alright, I understand you're angry, but I'm asking you to come home.
Will: Home? I have no home.
Philip: All right. You cannot live here forever.
Will: I ain't planning on living here forever. Just till I'm dead.
Mr. Weisman: Smith, we gotta talk.
Will: Look, not now, Mr. Weisman, I'm in the middle of a meeting.
Mr. Weisman: No, you're not. Your lease ran out last week. I want you out of here by the end of today. I got the worst luck with tenants.

Quote from Will

Will: All right, let me do all the talking. All you got to do is agree with everything I say and disagree with everything they say.
Carlton: Why don't I just smile and nod?
Will: Better.

Quote from Will

Gordy: Will, Will, Will, this is quite an office you've got here.
Will: You like it? Actually, I'm not even finished yet. I'm having a bust of my head made. It's getting helicoptered in on Thursday.

Quote from Carlton

Gordy: Will, now wouldn't it be more effective to shoot a video for Ashley?
Will: Oh, come on, Gordy, video is dead, man. Ain't that right, Carlton?
Carlton: Absolutely. Most of the arcades are losing money. I mean... [nods]

Quote from Will

Will: Next, I got a publicity stunt planned for Ashley. We gonna set up lunch with her and Tevin Campbell. Midway through, she gonna stand up, take a drink and splash it in his face. Right? Then she slap him, call him a punk. Just "punk." Just scream it out. Next, we plant a story that Tevin been sleeping outside her crib with a rifle. Now, it ain't gonna do too much for Tevin's career but Ashley becomes America's favorite victim.
Gordy: Now, Will, Tevin is a great kid.
Will: Oh, no, no, no, this just business here.
Gordy: He's also my godson.
Will: Then you can be there for him. Why don't you sleep on it? Let that marinate a little bit, all right?

Quote from Will

Gordy: Uh... This meeting has been very interesting.
Will: Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Hey, this is just the first of many, man.
Gordy: Okay.
Will: Hey, Gordy.
Gordy: Yeah?
Will: I can feel it. We are gonna make history.
Gordy: History? That's just the word I was thinking. Goodbye, Will.

Quote from Will

Will: Who are you?
Jerry: Jerry DeCarlo. Gordy thought you might need help from a more experienced manager. But you're the man, Will. You're the man. I'm just the man behind the man.
Will: Oh, uh-huh. And what you doing back there?
Jerry: Will, we'd like you to focus on one of our more established clients.
Will: Oh, really? Who?
Jerry: Tito, Jermaine. Your pick.
Will: Look here, buddy. I don't think you quite understand what's going on here. I run all this, okay? And Ashley is not having this at all, right? So you need to get to going, all right?

Quote from Will

Philip: Will, I want you to come home.
Will: Home? Oh, I have no home.
Philip: Oh, come on, the whole family misses you.
Will: Family? Oh, I have no family.
Philip: All right, you made your point.
Will: Point? I have no... Very clever, Uncle Phil. But then again, you are this big-time lawyer.

Quote from Philip

Philip: Will, this wasn't an easy thing for me to agree with. We both know that you were in over your head. I was just trying to do the best thing I could for Ashley.
Will: You can push me out and take everything over, but we both know I made Ashley Banks.
Philip: Well, gee, I could have sworn that Vivian and I had something to do with it.

Quote from Philip

Will: Can I still come home?
Philip: Home? I thought you had no home.
Will: Uncle Phil.
Philip: Uncle? What? I thought you had no uncle.
Will: Tell me where the car is.
Philip: I have no car.

Quote from Vivian

Vivian: Will.
Will: Hey, Aunt Viv. You happy to see me?
Vivian: Yes. It's so hard to smack you upside your head when you're not here.

Quote from Philip

Philip: Come on, now, Vivian. We can't blame Will for what's happened to Ashley.
Will: Okay, wait, wait. Time out. What happened to Ashley?
Vivian: This singing contract has gone straight to her head.
Philip: Well, these new managers are putting pressure on her and she's doing the best she can with it. I mean, after all, they must be doing something right. She is in heavy rotation on The Box, [chuckles] whatever that is.
Vivian: I'm glad you're okay with this because I don't like it. Not one little bit.
Philip: Gee, she hides it so well.

Quote from Ashley

Ashley: Carlton, do you hear that?
Carlton: You mean your song on the radio?
Ashley: No, I mean the cash registers racking up my record sales. [both laugh]
Carlton: Isn't she funny?

Quote from Ashley

Hilary: There she is, America's sweetheart.
Carlton: Watch the hair!
Hilary: I have some very exciting news for you.
Carlton: Make it quick. Miss Banks has to mentally prepare for her appearance tomorrow at Dad's record store.
Hilary: I have the greatest idea for my talk show. It's a salute to divas. Past, present and future.
Will: Hilary, that is my idea.
Hilary: Right, just like you launched Ashley's career? So how about it, Ash?
Ashley: Hilary, it sounds really wonderful and I'd love to do it but, well, my managers have this silly little idea about me only doing important shows.
Will: Oh, so, what you doing, 60 Minutes?
Ashley: So young, so bitter.

Quote from Will

Hilary: Oh, she is so self-centered.
Will: I hear that. After everything I've done for her.
Hilary: You? Who's talking about you?
Will: Well, I'm talking about Miss Thing. Somebody need to snatch her big helium head down out the stratosphere.

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