The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

As the Will Turns

Season 5, Ep 20, Aired 4/10/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Will inadvertently finds himself in the right place at the right time and lands a part in a daytime soap opera. Does Will keep the job or give it up on moral principles due to what he has to do.

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Avery (I)

    Philip Banks

  • Alfonso Ribeiro

    Carlton Banks

  • Will Smith

    Will Smith

  • Daphne Maxwell Reid

    Vivian Banks

  • Karyn Parsons

    Hilary Banks

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • A great episode

    By SLionsCricket, May 04, 2013

  • Will on the soaps

    By Lostindharma, Nov 28, 2012

  • Will is an a soap!

    By FanOfDegrassi, Jul 26, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Will: (to Lisa) The only reason I took this job is to put that ring on your finger and make you happy so if I have to crawl into bed with 10 beautiful women, that's just a sacrifice I'm going to have to make.

    • Lisa: I mean it's just like you said, I might as well be kissing Flavor Flav gold teeth and all. Geoffrey: Of course, that was when Flavor Flav was a woman.

    Notes (3)

    • Keith Hamilton Cobb is not the only one who has experience with soap operas. Leann Hunley not only played Anna DiMera on Days of our Lives from 1982 to 1985 (and again in 2007), but she played Tamara Jacobs in Season 1 of the prime time soap Dawson's Creek.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Televizn√≠ kari√©ra (Television Career)

    • Keith Hamilton Cobb actually has a history of appearing on daytime soap operas. He's played Noah Keefer on ABC's All My Children and currently plays Damon Porter on CBS's The Young and the Restless.

    Allusions (4)

    • Title:As the Will Turns The title of this episode is an allusion to the title of a soap opera As the World Turns.

    • Will: In fact, I shot the sheriff! But I did not shoot the Deputy! I Shot The Sheriff is a Bob Marley song that was made popular by Eric Clapton. The first lyrics are: "I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy."

    • (Will Starring on a TV Show) Will: I got a part on the soap opera Now and Forever Philip: Oh please, they hired you, somebody who has never acted a day on his life to star on a network TV show? Will: It happens. This is in allusion to Will's real life as, according to the documentary from the DVD set for season 1, this is how Will came to star on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air for the NBC network TV station.

    • Will: I might as well be kissing Flavor Flav, gold teeth and all.
      Flavor Flav (nee William Drayton) is a rap artist and a member of the influential rap group Public Enemy.

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