The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Season 3, Ep 1, Aired 9/14/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Will returns home from spending the summer in Philadelphia with a new look that doesn't sit well with Uncle Phil. It angers Philip even more when Ashley starts to pick up Wills habits. Does Will go back to his regular dress? Does Ashley?

  • 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 (4)
  • This episode made me laugh more than all of Season 2 put together- No joke- PERFECT return to a series!

    By SLionsCricket, Jan 16, 2013

  • Season 3 begins

    By Lostindharma, Apr 23, 2012

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 02, 2011

  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    By jimbo_001, Aug 27, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • (Will sees an elderly woman with several bags trying to open her door) Will: Oh. I'll help you with those, ma'am. (he takes one bag, but the woman takes it back) Woman: No, you won't, Worm Head! (she kicks Will on the leg) Woman: And there's more where that come from, chump.

    • Philip: Will, there will be no beepers worn in this house. Will: Yo, what's up Uncle Phil, my mom let me wear it in Philly. Phillp: That's because she's your mother and she loves you. I'm your uncle, I just try not to hurt you.

    • Hilary: Dad, I need five hundred dollars. Vivian: If its for the barbeque, we have already paid you. Hilary: Its not for the barbeque. I just want five hundred dollars.

    • Jazz: Weren't you just here? Will: I've been gone all summer. Isn't there something else you'd like to say to me? Jazz: Now that you mention it, yeah. You dating Whoopi Goldberg?

    • Jazz: What's up, man? Will: What's up, J? Jazz: When did you get back? Will: I just got back this morning, man. Jazz: Man, welcome home. Later (Slams door in Will's face)

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    Notes (6)

    • When Will goes to Jazz's apartment, it is a completely different building than in season 1(72 hours).

    • Just as she did in the pilot, Hilary enters by asking her father for hundreds of dollars, quickly greets Will, then asks for the money again.

    • Will returns from Philly with a constantly beeping beeper and a jailsuit outfit.

    • During this season, Jeff Townes (Jazz) is credited differently. He was listed as DJ Jazzy Jeff as Jazz in prior seasons. Now he appears as Jeffrey A. Townes as DJ Jazzy Jeff. This information is not correct as Jeff's character in the show is called Jazz, not DJ Jazzy Jeff, which happens to be Jeff's name in music. This error persists during the whole third season and is finally corrected in season four.

    • The railing on the stairway in the living room is now a wood texture. In season 2, it was white and dark brown.

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    Trivia (2)

    • At the end of the episode, Phil grounds all 3 of his kids, except Hilary is an adult, and is too old to be grounded.

    • Goof: Carlton said that he wants to go to Yale and that he doesn't want to go to Princeton, but in previous episodes, he has his heart set on Princeton.

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