The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 10/12/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Carlton prepares for a dinner date with his former girlfriend, Cindy, forgiving her for rejecting him several months earlier, but when she arrives with a newborn baby named Carlton Jr.,

  • 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 (11)
  • As brilliant Season 3 has been so far, this is the first strange episode

    By SLionsCricket, Jan 17, 2013

  • Carlton a dad? No

    By Lostindharma, May 03, 2012

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 02, 2011

  • As funny as this episode is, it sets a wrong tone and leaves a bad aftertaste.

    By RCC2K5, Sep 21, 2005

  • 305

    By thefanof, Aug 14, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Philip: This time, Cindy's parents are gonna talk to me. Vivian: Now Philip, stay calm. Now, I'm sure they're lovely people. Just because they let their daughter run wild and take advantage of our only son and flush his life down the toilet. (shouting)Give me the damn phone, Philip! (Philip wrestles the phone away from Vivian and then calls someone) Philip: Ah, yes hello. Hey, don't you dare try to hang up on me! What kind of low lives are you, throwing a minor out on the street and endangering a helpless infant?! Well, I'm gonna do everything I can to see you behind bars! (shouting) Now, what do you have to say for yourself? Uh, so when will your mommy and daddy be home?

    • Carlton: I'm a virgin. Will: What? Carlton: I'm a virgin! Groom: (sets off for home) It's nice to know somebody still is!

    • Vivian: Where have you been? Will: At the fridge. Philip At this hour? Will: It's 8 o' clock. Vivian: Listen to us, Philip, we're overreacting. Philip: This is Will, there's no such thing as overreacting. Will: Adolf, Eva, why don't you just take it easy?

    • Will: I would like to point out that Uncle Phil's head is about to explode... and for once it ain't my fault!

    • Ashely: Carlton a father? He won't even let Ken and Barbie sleep in the same shoe box.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Matka je jistá vždy, otec nikdy (Mother Is Certain Always, Father Never)

    • By the time this episode aired, Lark Voorhies was a cast member on NBC's Saved by the Bell as Lisa Turtle .

    • Alfonso Ribeiro and Lark Voorhies later played lovers on the UPN sitcom In the House.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: When Carlton climbs out of his window and is about to sneak out with Cindy, he walks towards the house. If he was sneaking out of the house, he wouldn't walk back into the house where he could get caught. He should have turned around and walked out the back.

    Allusions (3)

    • Will: Adolf, Eva, why don't you just take it easy? This is an allusion to German dictator, Adolf Hitler, and his lover Eva Braun.

    • Will: You're lucky I ain't gonna do you like Kunta Kinte and cut off your foot.
      Kunta Kinte is a character in Alex Haley, Roots . He (as a slave runs away) and his master cuts off his foot to keep it from happening again.

    • Title: Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe This title is a pun on one episode of Sanford and Son entitled Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe.

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