The BEST Episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2020
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 (James Avery), Aunt Vivian (Janet Hubert-Whitten and Daphne Maxwell Reid) and three conceited cousins, Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro), Hilary (Karyn Parsons) and Ashley (Tatyana Ali) - and butler Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell). 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.
#1 - I, Done (2)
Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired May 20, 1996
The Banks move out. The Jeffersons are about to move in. And Will turns out the lights.
#2 - Banks Shot
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 25, 1991
Will crawls to Philip for help after sneaking out on the town and getting hustled by sleazy pool sharks.
#3 - Papa's Got a Brand-New Excuse
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 9, 1994
Life without Father. Will's deadbeat dad shows up full of bright, shiny father-and-son plans.
#4 - Six Degrees of Graduation
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 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.
#5 - The Lucky Charm
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 7, 1991
Philip may lose a superstitious client whom he advises not to make decisions based on Will's spontaneous remarks.
#6 - Mistaken Identity
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 15, 1990
Jailed, Will and Carlton stage a media stunt.
#7 - The Baby Comes Out
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 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.
#8 - Father of the Year
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 1993
Daddy yo! Cooing cooeds flock around "single dad" Will when they think his baby cousin is his son.
#9 - Viva Lost Wages
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 1995
Birthday boy Carlton just can't stop winning at the Vegas tables...until he starts losing. Big.
#10 - There's the Rub (2)
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 1995
Will and Philip are arrested at a massage parlor. The Pilgrim Fathers would not be pleased.
#11 - Just Infatuation
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 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.
#12 - 72 Hours
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 11, 1991
Will challenges Carlton to spend time in a tough neighborhood, trying to survive by masquerading as a financial consultant.
#13 - Bang the Drum, Ashley
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 17, 1990
Will persuades Ashley to pawn her violin for a drum set.
#14 - The Fresh Prince Project
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 10, 1990
Aunt Vivian tries to mediate between her husband Philip and the newly arrived Will.
#15 - Nice Lady
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 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.
#16 - There's the Rub (1)
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 1995
Carlton and Hilary learn a lesson in humanity when they volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving.
#17 - PSAT Pstory
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 1991
Will is a picture of confidence, while Carlton is a frazzled bundle of nerves preparing for college aptitude tests.
#18 - Love at First Fight
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 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.
#19 - Cased Up
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 11, 1991
A pompous lawyer who's dating Hilary is no fan of Will's after he's sideswiped by Will's roadster.
#20 - Granny Gets Busy
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#21 - The Mother of All Battles
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.
#22 - The Ethnic Tip
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 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.
#23 - Knowledge is Power
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 26, 1990
College is, like, soooo hard! Will discovers that Hilary has dropped out of UCLA.
#24 - Not With My Pig, You Don't
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 1990
Will tries to smooth things between Philip and his very rural parents when they visit to see him receive an award.
#25 - Winner Takes Off
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 4, 1993
Will and Carlton convince Geoffrey that he has won a multimillion dollar lottery.