The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Granny Gets Busy

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 10/7/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Philip can't bear to think of having a new man in his mother's life. He feels this way after spying on his mother kissing the handyman. Will Philip speak up or stay silent?

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Avery (I)

    Philip Banks

  • Alfonso Ribeiro

    Carlton Banks

  • Will Smith

    Will Smith

  • Janet Hubert-Whitten

    Vivian Banks

  • Karyn Parsons

    Hilary Banks

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • The main plot was boring for me, the Sub plot was PERFECT!

    By SLionsCricket, Jan 11, 2013

  • Phillp's mom gets a boyfriend

    By Lostindharma, Feb 17, 2012

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Apr 21, 2011

  • Granny Gets Busy

    By jimbo_001, Apr 22, 2006

  • It was a good episode because you get to see Vivian Banks' butt.

    By ReginaFalangi, Aug 09, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Vivian: So, Ed, Hattie tells us that you grew up on a farm. Ed: That's right, a horse farm. Philip: My daddy had a horse. Carlton: Uh, um, Mr. Downer, what breed did you raise? Ed: Appaloosas. They have the most beautiful spotted coats. Philip: My dad had a spotted coat. Then he had it cleaned. Ashley: Did you have any other animals on your farm? Ed: Of course. We had chickens, cows, and a great old dog named Brownie. Philip: My dad loved brownies. He once ate a whole pan full. Will (to Carlton): That explains a lot. Hilary (to Ed): So what happened to your farm? Ed: My son's there. I passed it on to him, like my dad got it from his parents. Philip: My dad had parents. We called them Grand-mom and Grand-pop. Hattie: Uh, Zeke, honey, it smells like my dessert is ready. Would you go check on it for me, please? Ed: Mmm, smells like sweet potato pie. Philip: My dad liked... Will, Carlton, Ashley, Vivian, and Hilary: SWEET POTATO PIE!

    • Hattie (seeing Carlton in a dress): Six years of Oprah and this is still a shock.

    • Philip: Mama wasn't playing cards with Ms.Sweeding last night. She was out with Ed the handuman. I saw them kissing good night. Vivian: Uh, Philip, I realize you're upset, but your parents had a long, wonderful marriage, but your mother's been alone for almost a year now. Can you imagine how lonely she must be? If she's found someone, can't you be happy for her? Philip: No. Vivian: Philip, think about it. If you died tomorrow, what would you want me to do? Philip: Jump in with me and bring the kids. Vivian: Oh, you don't really mean that. Philip: You're right. Leave the kids.

    • (Will and Carlton see Hilary and Ashley's progress assembling an exercise bike) Will: Carlton, this is the saddest site I've ever seen, other than your girlfriend in biker shorts. Ashley: Hilary and I are doing just fine. Hilary: As a matter of fact, when we get it put together we'll be done. Carlton (to Will): When did you see my girlfriend in biker shorts? Geoffrey: Last Thursday at the tennis courts. Magnificant server.

    • Philip: Son...(sees Carlton wearing a dress) ...and I use that term loosely. What's going on? Carlton: Dad, it's not what it looks like. Will and I are making a dress. Philip: That's exactly what it looks like.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - ProblĂ©my s babičkou (Troubles with Granny)

    • On the night that this episode aired, Will Smith appeared as himself on Blossom.

    Allusions (4)

    • When Carlton models his dress, Hilary asks, Want some fries with the shake? This is an allusion to those who work in fast-food restaurants. They are required to ask, Do you want fries with that?

    • When the family sits down to dinner, Hattie Banks tells 'Mr. Ed' where to sit. This is an allusion to the TV series titled, Mr Ed. The TV show ran from 1961 through 1966. The pun is interesting...the guest/handyman said he owned a horse once.

    • Hattie Banks mentions Arsenio Hall long face. He, like Oprah Winfrey , had a talk show. It ran from 1989 through 1994.

    • In the beginning of this episode, the guys challenge the girls. There is an allusion to the TV series, The Brady Bunch . The series ran from 1969 through 1974 and starred Ann B. Davis as the house keeper, Alice . Ashley makes the mistake to call G by the name of Alice.

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