The BEST Episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2019
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 - Papa's Got a Brand-New Excuse
Season 4 - Episode 24
Life without Father. Will's deadbeat dad shows up full of bright, shiny father-and-son plans.
#2 - I, Done (2)
Season 6 - Episode 24
The Banks move out. The Jeffersons are about to move in. And Will turns out the lights.
#3 - The Fresh Prince Project
Season 1 - Episode 1
Aunt Vivian tries to mediate between her husband Philip and the newly arrived Will.
#4 - Bullets Over Bel-Air
Season 5 - Episode 15
A confrontation with an armed robber at an ATM forever changes Will and Carlton's relationship.
#5 - Mistaken Identity
Season 1 - Episode 6
Jailed, Will and Carlton stage a media stunt.
#6 - Just Say Yo
Season 3 - Episode 19
Will learns a sobering lesson after Carlton pops the wrong pills from Will's locker, mistaking amphetamines for vitamins, and winds up in hospital.
#7 - I, Whoops, There It Is
Season 6 - Episode 19
The blooper episode! Will takes fans behind the scenes to meet the cast and share their funniest flubs.
#8 - Knowledge is Power
Season 1 - Episode 13
College is, like, soooo hard! Will discovers that Hilary has dropped out of UCLA.
#9 - I, Done (1)
Season 6 - Episode 23
The mansion's for sale and everybody's in the fast lane...except Will, who's stuck on life's soft shoulder.
#10 - Talking Turkey
Season 1 - Episode 12
A November to remember. When Will's mother visits for Thanksgiving, the turkey feathers fly.
#11 - Six Degrees of Graduation
Season 3 - Episode 24
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.
#12 - The Lucky Charm
Season 1 - Episode 16
Philip may lose a superstitious client whom he advises not to make decisions based on Will's spontaneous remarks.
#13 - A Night at the Oprah
Season 3 - Episode 9
The Bankses appear on Oprah's show and fail to invite Will on-stage, which may cause Philip to lose the election.
#14 - Bang the Drum, Ashley
Season 1 - Episode 2
Will persuades Ashley to pawn her violin for a drum set.
#15 - Strip-Tease for Two
Season 2 - Episode 24
Will and Carlton lose their shirts investing on a tip -- then take jobs as strippers to recoup their losses and get Vivian's bracelet out of hock.
#16 - Def Poet's Society
Season 1 - Episode 7
Will joins his prep school's poetry club.
#17 - Will is From Mars...
Season 5 - Episode 17
He says kids, she says wait. He says Philly, she says Cleveland. Will and Lisa try marriage counseling.
#18 - What's Will Got to Do With It? (1)
Season 5 - Episode 1
Dough-re-me. Will thinks Ashley can make big bucks in the singing biz if she picks the right manager: him.
#20 - 'M' is for the Many Things She Gave Me
Season 4 - Episode 22
A visit from Philip's college girlfriend makes Vivian wonder if the old flame still flickers.
#21 - Robbing the Banks
Season 3 - Episode 15
Philip is quick to judge an ex-con Will urged him to hire as a handyman and temporary assistant after the house is robbed.
#22 - The Philadelphia Story
Season 4 - Episode 26
Cluck, cluck, cluck. On a trip to Philly, the Banks discover that Will has a hometown rep as a chicken.
#23 - Blood is Thicker Than Mud
Season 4 - Episode 8
A bro with dough? Carlton's upper-class upbringing may make him unwelcome at a black fraternity.
#24 - The Ethnic Tip
Season 1 - Episode 17
Will proposes a black history class be instituted at Bel-Air Academy, and gets a surprise when Aunt Viv arrives to teach it.
#25 - Not With My Pig, You Don't
Season 1 - Episode 4
Will tries to smooth things between Philip and his very rural parents when they visit to see him receive an award.