The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The BEST episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Every episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

A wealthy family living in Bel-Air, California, receives a dubious gift from their poorer relations in Philadelphia when Will Smith arrives as The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. Will shatters the sophisticated serenity of Bel-Air with his streetwise common sense, much to the dismay of his upper-crust uncle, Philip Banks, Aunt Vivian and three conceited cousins, Carlton, Hilary and Ashley - and butler Geoffrey. As the Banks family opens their home - and their checkbook - to their needy relative, Will adapts easily to their indulgent lifestyle. Yet, he reminds everyone that the simplest pleasures of family life can't be bought at any price.

Last Updated: 8/3/2022Network: NBC
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I, Done (2)
star
8.29
338 votes

#1 - I, Done (2)

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/20/1996

The Banks move out. The Jeffersons are about to move in. And Will turns out the lights.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Papa's Got a Brand-New Excuse
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7.99
529 votes

#2 - Papa's Got a Brand-New Excuse

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/9/1994

Life without Father. Will's deadbeat dad shows up full of bright, shiny father-and-son plans.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Banks Shot
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7.94
653 votes

#3 - Banks Shot

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/25/1991

Will crawls to Philip for help after sneaking out on the town and getting hustled by sleazy pool sharks.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Mistaken Identity
star
7.86
1141 votes

#4 - Mistaken Identity

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/1990

Jailed, Will and Carlton stage a media stunt.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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The Lucky Charm
star
7.83
764 votes

#5 - The Lucky Charm

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/7/1991

Philip may lose a superstitious client whom he advises not to make decisions based on Will's spontaneous remarks.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Six Degrees of Graduation
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7.83
501 votes

#6 - Six Degrees of Graduation

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/10/1993

Vy anticipates Will's graduation with enthusiasm, but there may be discord when she learns Will is failing music. To pass his music class, Will must sing at the graduation ceremony -- with a class of eight-year-olds.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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The Baby Comes Out
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7.77
537 votes

#7 - The Baby Comes Out

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/22/1993

Vivian's baby is a week late, but family members and her visiting sisters are nowhere to be found when it's time to rush to the hospital.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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72 Hours
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7.75
686 votes

#8 - 72 Hours

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/11/1991

Will challenges Carlton to spend time in a tough neighborhood, trying to survive by masquerading as a financial consultant.

Directors: Rae Kraus
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The Fresh Prince Project
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7.74
1780 votes

#9 - The Fresh Prince Project

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/1990

Aunt Vivian tries to mediate between her husband Philip and the newly arrived Will.

Directors: Debbie Allen
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Just Infatuation
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7.73
685 votes

#10 - Just Infatuation

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/29/1991

R&B singer Tevin Campbell plays teen idol Little T, who surprises Ashley on her birthday with a special song and an invitation for a date.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Bang the Drum, Ashley
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7.71
1410 votes

#11 - Bang the Drum, Ashley

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/17/1990

Will persuades Ashley to pawn her violin for a drum set.

Directors: Debbie Allen
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Knowledge is Power
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7.68
862 votes

#12 - Knowledge is Power

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/26/1990

College is, like, soooo hard! Will discovers that Hilary has dropped out of UCLA.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Cased Up
star
7.66
674 votes

#13 - Cased Up

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/11/1991

A pompous lawyer who's dating Hilary is no fan of Will's after he's sideswiped by Will's roadster.

Directors: Ellen Falcon
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There's the Rub (2)
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7.66
299 votes

#14 - There's the Rub (2)

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/1995

Will and Philip are arrested at a massage parlor. The Pilgrim Fathers would not be pleased.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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The Ethnic Tip
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7.65
770 votes

#15 - The Ethnic Tip

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/14/1991

Will proposes a black history class be instituted at Bel-Air Academy, and gets a surprise when Aunt Viv arrives to teach it.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Nice Lady
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7.65
692 votes

#16 - Nice Lady

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/11/1991

Fresh Prince Will is on his best behavior for visiting royalty -- the seemingly demure Lady Penelope, who Will hopes to persuade to let herself have a good time at a party.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Winner Takes Off
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7.65
620 votes

#17 - Winner Takes Off

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/4/1993

Will and Carlton convince Geoffrey that he has won a multimillion dollar lottery.

Directors: Werner Walian
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Not With My Pig, You Don't
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7.64
1153 votes

#18 - Not With My Pig, You Don't

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/1/1990

Will tries to smooth things between Philip and his very rural parents when they visit to see him receive an award.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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PSAT Pstory
star
7.63
694 votes

#19 - PSAT Pstory

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/30/1991

Will is a picture of confidence, while Carlton is a frazzled bundle of nerves preparing for college aptitude tests.

Directors: Ellen Falcon
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Father of the Year
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7.62
507 votes

#20 - Father of the Year

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/1993

Daddy yo! Cooing cooeds flock around "single dad" Will when they think his baby cousin is his son.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Viva Lost Wages
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7.62
444 votes

#21 - Viva Lost Wages

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/13/1995

Birthday boy Carlton just can't stop winning at the Vegas tables...until he starts losing. Big.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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It Had to Be You
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7.62
701 votes

#22 - It Had to Be You

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/4/1991

Will has girl problems after a date with Jazz's domineering sister, who's ready to pick out a china pattern before the night is over.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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The Mother of All Battles
star
7.61
697 votes

#23 - The Mother of All Battles

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/1991

Will and Carlton arrive as reinforcements when a bully challenges Ashley to a rumble, but there's real trouble when Philip and Vivian intervene.

Directors: Ellen Falcon
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Love at First Fight
star
7.60
632 votes

#24 - Love at First Fight

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/18/1991

Jasmine Guy plays a scholarship student whose introduction to Will opens up a different world of fun and games -- and romance -- to divert her from her studies.

Directors: Jeff Melman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Granny Gets Busy
star
7.60
692 votes

#25 - Granny Gets Busy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/7/1991

Mortified over spying his mother kiss the handyman, Philip can't bear to think of her having a new man in her life.

Directors: Ellen Falcon
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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