The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Blood is Thicker Than Mud

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 11/1/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Will and Carlton try to get accepted into an African-American fraternity. Will proves to be just what they want in a pledge, but one of the brothers sees Carlton as a prep-school, Bel Air-bred sellout.

  • 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 (2)
  • Will and Carlton join a fraternity

    By Lostindharma, Aug 08, 2012

  • Blood is Thicker Than Mud

    By jimbo_001, Jan 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Top Dog (to Carlton): It's you we don't want. Carlton: Why? I did everything you asked. I washed your laundry, mopped the floors, scrubbed the toilets. Top Dog: Everything your butler does for you.

    • Top Dog: Pledge Banks, you only speak when you are spoken to. Carlton: Well are you speaking to me now or..?

    • Will: In the words of my cousin, I'm gonna make like a tree and leave. Carlton: It's make like a banana and split. Will: I'll keep that in mind.

    • Carlton: You think I'm a sellout. Why? Because I live in a big house or dress a certain way? Or maybe it's because I like Barry Manilow? Being black isn't what I'm trying to be, it's what I am. I'm running the same race and jumping the same hurdles you are, so why are you tripping me up? You said we need to stick together, but you don't even know what that means. If you ask me, you're the real sellout.

    • Philip: You know, this really irritates me. I have worked very hard to give my family a good life, and suddenly, somebody tells me there's a penalty for success? (to Carlton) I'm sorry you had to go through that, son. When are we going to stop doing this to each other?

    Notes (1)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Krev nenĂ­ voda (Blood Is Not Water)

    Allusions (1)

    • Title: Blood is Thicker Than Mud This is a paraphrase of the old saying Blood is thicker than water.

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