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      Season 5 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

      1994 Comedy List
      Reviews 87% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Will Smith more or less plays himself in this good-natured NBC sitcom. As the show's popular theme song explains, fictional Will's mom sends him away from his rough Philadelphia neighborhood to live with wealthy Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian in Bel-Air. Will often has fun at the expense of stuck-up cousins Carlton and Hilary. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Mar 23 Buy Now

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 19, 1994 The Client Will (Will Smith) becomes Ashley's (Tatyana M. Ali) manager after discovering her talent for singing. With James Avery. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 19, 1994 What's Will Got to Do With It? Will (Will Smith) begins to realize how expendable he is when Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali) develops a big ego. With James Avery. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 26, 1994 Reality Bites Will (Will Smith) blows his top when Nicky's favorite TV character (Monty Hoffman) refuses to appear at a mall. With Ross Bagley. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 3, 1994 Grumpy Young Men Will's date falls for Carlton; Philip and Hilary teach Ashley to drive. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 10, 1994 Fresh Prince, The Movie Will (Will Smith) is sent to the backwoods of Alabama by the FBI's Witness Protection Program. With James Avery. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 17, 1994 Will's Misery Will (Will Smith) courts pain when he dates the new sorority pledge (Alexia Robinson); Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell) has a job-related injury. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 24, 1994 Father Knows Best Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali) turns to Will (Will Smith) for help after she drops out of Bel-Air Academy to attend public school. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 7, 1994 Soooooooul Train Carlton and Will (Alfonso Ribeiro, Will Smith) compete against each other in a dance contest. With Don Cornelius. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 14, 1994 Love Hurts While on their date, Will (Will Smith) discovers Lisa (Nia Long) can hold her own when another man hits on her. Guest stars: Ken Griffey Jr. and Pat Morita. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 21, 1994 Will's Up the Dirt Road Will submits a candid photo of Jay Leno to the National Inquisitor and ends up in a heated legal battle. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 28, 1994 Will Steps Out The Banks family buys the services of Susan Powter (guest starring as herself) for Uncle Philip (James Avery). Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 12, 1994 Same Game, Next Season Will (Will Smith) gets more than he bargained for when Lisa's dad (John Amos) makes him his new best friend. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 9, 1995 Three's a Crowd Lisa (Nia Long) comes between Will and Carlton (Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro) when they take their annual male-bonding ski trip. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 23, 1995 It's a Wonderful Lie After lying about their plans, Will and Lisa wind up at the same party. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 6, 1995 Bullets Over Bel-Air Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) buys a gun when he and Will (Will Smith) are robbed at gunpoint. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 13, 1995 A Decent Proposal After Lisa (Nia Long) expresses some reservations, Will (Will Smith) must work hard to persuade her to marry him. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 20, 1995 Will Is From Mars ... Will and Lisa (Will Smith, Nia Long) meet the bickering George and Louise Jefferson (Sherman Helmsley, Isabel Sanford) when they attend couples' counseling. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 27, 1995 The Wedding Show (Psyche!) Will and Lisa (Will Smith, Nia Long) decide to elope in Las Vegas when Uncle Phil and Lisa's father (James Avery, John Amos) bicker. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 13, 1995 Slum Like It ... Not! Uncle Phil (James Avery) takes a tip from Will (Will Smith) and buys an apartment building without seeing it. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 10, 1995 As the Will Turns The lead actress (guest star Leann Hunley) in a soap opera demands that Will (Will Smith) be hired for the leading male role. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 17, 1995 Save the Last Trance for Me Nicky's chance of acceptance into a private school is jeopardized when Will escorts him to the interview. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 24, 1995 To Thine Own Self Be Blue ... And Gold Will (Will Smith) is placed in an ethical dilemma by Uncle Phil's friend (guest star Charlie Robinson). With James Avery. Details Episode 23 Aired May 1, 1995 Cold Feet, Hot Body A new student (guest star Robin Givens) turns up the heat when she decides to put the moves on Will (Will Smith). Details Episode 24 Aired May 8, 1995 Love in an Elevator Will reminisces about the women in his life when he is stranded in an elevator with Carlton and Jazz. Details Episode 25 Aired May 15, 1995 For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll Will's mother and Lisa's father (guest stars Vernee Watson-Johnson, John Amos) battle it out before the wedding. Details

      Critics Reviews

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      Richard S. Ginell Variety It's still an entertaining show, turning black stereotypes on their heads, showing hints of understanding on both sides of the cultural generation gap. Sep 4, 2018 Full Review Morgan Jeffery Digital Spy Crucially, it worked because it was knowingly silly. Smith and cast broke the fourth wall countless times throughout the show's run, most memorably when a panicked Carlton ran off the set and straight into the studio audience. Sep 4, 2018 Full Review Chris Hicks Deseret News (Salt Lake City) This season offers a good amount of humor and heart for Will Smith in his pre-movie star days, especially when he becomes engaged to Nia Long and confronts her father, played by the always excellent John Amos. Sep 4, 2018 Full Review

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      Audience Member I've thoroughly enjoyed two sitcoms in my entire life, both before my "time" and this is one of them. Hilarious and fun. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member With the comedy shining through, as well as some serious and emotional moments, it is another good season of this great television show. Just because it was good overall, doesn't mean there weren't any bad things about it, specifically Lisa and Will's relationship. I wasn't the biggest fan of Lisa anyways, but to see them almost get married, the season-long relationship arc brought the season quality's down. My favorite episode of the season is Episode 7, "Father Knows Best". Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member are there any pornos of tat uncle phil guy Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Fresh Prince season 5's jokes sometimes feel a little tired, but overall the show is still thoroughly enjoyable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Shelley Jensen
      Executive Producer
      Quincy Jones, Gary H. Miller, Cheryl Gard
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 19, 1994