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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Working It Out

125. Working It Out

Aired May 6, 1991

Hilary gets a new job as an assistant to a movie star, Marissa Redman (Queen Latifah).

Quote from Hilary

Vivian: Hilary, you were doing so well at the art gallery.
Hilary: Yeah, but, Mom, it's not really a cool job. I mean, when I was a little girl, I always had this dream that when I grew up, I'd have a glamorous job in a glamorous office. And I'd go to parties and people would ask what I did and I'd tell them. And then I'd imagine them turning pea-green with envy and blurting out: "You are so lucky," and walking away eaten up inside because I had a fabulous job and they didn't.
Carlton: They say Gandhi had a very similar childhood dream.

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Quote from Jazz

Jazz: Hey, beautiful. [Hilary swats Jazz with a magazine] I love a woman with good reflexes. Makes me crazy.
Hilary: Get out.
Jazz: Your mouth is saying "get out," but your eyes are saying "get busy."
Hilary: Daddy.
Will: Bup, bup. That's not going to work this time, Hil, darling. See, Uncle Phil went to the supermarket, so he's going to be gone for at least a week.
Hilary: Mom.
Will: [laughs] She went with him.
Hilary: Geoffrey.
Jazz: Ooh.
Geoffrey: Yes, Miss Hilary?
Hilary: You know the drill.
Jazz: Uh-oh.
[Geoffrey throws Jazz out of the house]

Quote from Will

Hilary: Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be the personal assistant to Marissa Redman.
Ashley: The movie star?
Carlton: Wow, she's really big.
Will: What? She ain't do nothing good in years.
Hilary: That's not true. She's one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood. She won an Oscar.
Will: Nominated.
Hilary: And she was in one of the top 10 movies of all time.
Will: Eight years ago.
Hilary: And she needs a new assistant because she just got back from a well-deserved year off.
Will: Nose job.
Hilary: How did you know all of that?
Will: I have an inquiring mind.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: [on the phone] Miss Tony Fisher, please. Hi, Tony. It's Hil. How's your job going? Guess where I'm calling from. No, guess. No, guess again. What do you mean you give up? This is fun. No, guess again. No, don't hang up, Tony. Do not hang up now. Come on, guess. No, guess again. Okay, I'm in Marissa Redman's office. No, it's my first day. What's she like? Tony, I have to tell you, you'd never know she was a movie star. I mean, she's so grounded. She's so real.
Marissa Redman: [enters] I don't care if you have other appointments, clown. My cat needs acupuncture.

Quote from Jazz

Hilary: Will, what are you doing here? [Jazz enters] Jazz.
Jazz: Congratulations on your new job, Hilary. Flowers, a Kit Kat and a song.
Will: All the way from Compton, California the king of the keyboard himself, just for you, Hilary. It's Jazz!

Quote from Will

Hilary: Will, please. Marissa said if I can't get you to go out on a date with her, she'll fire me.
Will: Perfect. All she does is yell at you, boss you around and treat you like dirt.
Hilary: I know but... I'm the envy of all my friends. [sobs]
Will: Hilary, come on, don't cry. Don't cry. Okay. All right. All right. Okay. I guess it won't kill me to go out with Marissa Redman.
Hilary: [stops sobbing] Oh, Will, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Will: And I guess it won't kill you to go out with Jazz. [Hilary sobs again]

Quote from Philip

Carlton: I can't believe that you agreed to go on this date with Jazz.
Hilary: Shut up, Carlton. I had to, or I'd lose my job. Touchy. [Carton hums "Here Comes the Bride"] Cut it out!
Ashley: I can see it now. Mr. and Mrs. Jazz. Does Jazz have a last name?
Vivian: I believe it's Matazz.
Philip: Will you three cut it out?
Vivian: Philip, we don't mean anything by it.
Philip: I don't see the destruction of our gene pool as something to joke about.

Quote from Jazz

Marissa Redman: [to Hilary] Look, I work so hard. I mean, I work harder than anybody, and I'm very underpaid, and it does not help when the person who is supposed to be my assistant is a total idiot.
Jazz: You're the idiot.
Will: Well, date's over.
Jazz: Look, I don't care how many movies you make. Nobody don't talk like that to Hilary. She's smart, sweet, and the most beautiful woman in the cosmos and she's been very nice to me tonight. And she's been nice to you, even though you didn't deserve it. So you just tell her you're sorry because I'm about to get pretty mad.
Marissa Redman: Oh, shut up.

Quote from Jazz

Will: Hilary, why is it so hard for you to be nice to Jazz? You know he likes you.
Hilary: Oh, I'm supposed to be nice to everyone who likes me? How much time do you think I have?
Will: Oh, so that's the reason for you to be mean to Jazz?
Hilary: Look, Jazz will be fine.
Will: Oh, you think so? Well, I don't. You don't know Jazz the way I know him. He's a very sensitive person. And he has feelings that are very deep. And when you had Geoffrey throw him out, I think that was the last straw. I don't think he'll ever be the same.
Hilary: Really?
Jazz: [enters] Want to kiss my boo-boo?

Quote from Jazz

Geoffrey: I hope that you didn't take my throwing you out of the house personally, Mr. Jazz. It was strictly business.
Jazz: That's cool. If you grab me in that place again, we're engaged.

Quote from Jazz

Will: Look, Jazz, if you want to get with Hilary, man, you got to have a plan.
Jazz: You mean mine hasn't been working?
Will: Jazz, that's the 18th time she threw you out of the house.
Jazz: All a part of my plan.
Philip: [o.s.] We're home.
Jazz: Later.

Quote from Carlton

Ashley: Well, Carlton has sunk to a new low.
Will: What? Carlton, what's up with the crutches?
Carlton: I'm practicing my new scam. Girls love a guy with a sports injury.
Will: Carlton, I can't see too many honeys being impressed by: "Hey, babe, I busted myself up playing peewee football."

Quote from Will

Hilary: Mom, Dad, I'm so glad you're home. I have exciting news about my job.
Philip: What is it?
Hilary: Well, I'm not going to just tell you. That's no fun. Guess.
Ashley: Did you sell a painting at the gallery?
Hilary: No.
Philip: Did you get a promotion?
Hilary: No.
Will: Did you get fired?
Hilary: No, I quit.
Phil & Vivian: What?
Will: Yo, I was definitely the closest.

Quote from Will

Vivian: Will, please. Hilary's obviously very excited about this job. Be a little more supportive.
Will: You're right. I'm sorry.
Philip: Oh, Hilary, I loved her in that musical she did. God, what a voice.
Will: Lip-synch.

Quote from Jazz

Jazz: Psst.
Will: Jazz, I thought you left.
Jazz: Why?
Will: Because you walked out the door and you said, "Later."
Jazz: All a part of my plan.

Quote from Jazz

Will: Did you hear the news about Hilary?
Jazz: Yeah. I'm so proud of her.
Will: Okay, tomorrow's her first day at work. I think I got a little plan that will make Hilary like you. Tomorrow we'll go down there and you're gonna surprise her with flowers and candy.
Jazz: Cool.
Will: Meet you here tomorrow at 9:00 sharp.
Jazz: You got it, man. Don't forget the candy and flowers.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: Marissa.
Marissa Redman: Heather.
Hilary: Hilary.
Marissa Redman: Now, let's get one thing straight. My last assistant quit on me because I never learned her name. Now, is that going to be a problem?
Hilary: No, no.
Marissa Redman: Good.
Hilary: I'm so excited. I want to learn all about the movie business.
Marissa Redman: And you will. The key is to be positive. I like positive people. Are you positive?
Hilary: Oh, yes! Yes, yes, yes. Yes.
Marissa Redman: Remember, this is a process. You do realize it's a process?
Hilary: Oh, yes. I'm positive it's a process. [chuckles] [phone rings] Oh, I'll get that.
Marissa Redman: You got that right.

Quote from Hilary

Hilary: [answers phone] Miss Redman's office. I'm afraid Miss Redman's on the other line now, Mr. Haskell... But I'll see if she's finishing up.
Marissa Redman: It's my agent. [takes phone] Hello, Sam. This better be good news. So you're saying I didn't get the part? I know the part called for a Meryl Streep type. And yes, I am a Meryl Streep type if I want to be. It's called acting, Sam. So what fool got the part? Meryl Streep. Ain't that cozy? [hangs up]
Hilary: I'm sorry you didn't get the part, Marissa. But let's be positive. After all, this is a process.
Marissa Redman: Oh, shut up.

Quote from Hilary

Marissa Redman: Now, look, I have to go to a restaurant opening tonight. So I need you to pick up my clothes from the cleaners. Oh, and I'm not speaking to my tired boyfriend, so I'll need someone to go with. I wonder if that cute little Johnny Gill is free.
Hilary: Isn't he, like, my age?
Marissa Redman: Oh, I see. I get it. First, I'm too Black to play Meryl Streep's parts and now I'm too old to date a 20-year-old. Cher can do it, but I can't?
Hilary: No, Marissa, I didn't mean anything like that.
Marissa Redman: Everyone's trying to fit me into their nice, neat little box, aren't they? Well, you're walking a fine line, Helena. A very fine line.

Quote from Will

Hilary: [on the phone] Hello, I'm calling from Marissa Redman's office. Is her dry-cleaning ready? It says here on the ticket: "Three dresses, two blouses, four silk brassieres "and eight pair of underwear." Fantastic.
I'll be right over to pick them up.
Will: Glamour, glamour, glamour. You know, Hilary, while you're down there you may even get to see Dustin Hoffman's drawers.

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