The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I, Clownius

Season 6, Ep 13, Aired 1/15/96
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  • Episode Description
  • It's no laughing matter when a bomb-toting clown holds Philip hostage in the courtroom on the day of the Showbiz Madam's sentencing. Will is the only one who thinks he can help. Will Philip be able to tame the savage clown?

  • 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)
  • A clown tries to stop the trial

    By Lostindharma, Feb 03, 2013

  • A clown takes Uncle Phil hostage

    By exterminator25, Apr 20, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Carlton: I say we treat this as a code-1 priority. We need to seal the perimeter. I want four cars on 24 hour servalience, sharpshooters on the roof, and a K-9 team. And remember... we're working with a nut here. Detective Simmis: And who are you? Will: He's the nut we're working with.

    • (Will looks through infared-goggles) Will:(to Carlton) I can see right through your clothes with these things... No wonder you're so shy.

    • (Carlton brought in a stuffed dummy) Carlton: Safety-Guy is a life sized simulated man. Will: And you're a pint sized simulated man.

    • Carlton:(to Philip) Until we get you to the court-house, we will be watching your every move and protecting you at all costs. Trust me: we are a well oiled machine. (cut to a scene in a car) Will: Looks like you're well oiled machine just ran out of gas.

    • (Geoffrey hands Carlton a note) Carlton: It says "I'm gonna kill you Banks." Will: Yo, its a death-threat against Uncle Phil. Vivian: What?! Carlton: Dad? Oh, thank God. I thought it was for me.

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    Notes (2)

    • When Carlton uses the word bastard, it's censored in the UK airing; however, it still appears in the subtitles.

    • This was the only episode to use a Teleplay By & Story By billing.

    Trivia (1)

    • In this episode, there are news cameras in Uncle Phil's court room. But in The Script Formerly Known As, no cameras were allowed in his court room.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the Robert Graves novel titled, I, Claudius. It was first printed in 1934 and presented the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius. In 1976, the BBC adapted the book and its sequel into a television series.

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