The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Sleepless in Bel-Air

Season 4, Ep 14, Aired 1/3/94
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  • Episode Description
  • Will pays for putting off studying for a midterm until the last minute, and Ashley pays for staying out late on her first date. Do they both loose at their ventures?

  • 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 (4)
  • Will and Carlton study for exans

    By Lostindharma, Aug 24, 2012

  • The perfect example of a high-quality Fresh Prince episode.

    By teh_pwnererer, Jan 12, 2008

  • Sleepless In Bel Air

    By jimbo_001, Jan 01, 2007

  • Will wait too long to study for his mid-terms, and once he finally gets down to craming a lot of distractions occur in the middle of the night, so bad he can't get past the first page.

    By sh811a, Aug 01, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Hilary: (on the dictionary) It's so much fun, it's just full of all kinds of words, big words, little words, abbreviations, common phrases. Can I look up a word for you? Will: Yeah, go away. Hilary: That's two words.

    • Phil: If Ashley tried something like that, I'd throttle her. Will: Wait a minute, throttling isn't anything like killing, is it? Hilary: (coming downstairs reading the dictionary) Not exactly. The second definition of throttle is to strangle: choke. Killing is a result of throttling. (Philip goes upstairs) Carlton: Either way I think we're about to see a demonstration.

    • Will:(imitating a powerful voice) All hail. The King of Cram is about to take his throne!

    • Will: Guys are only after two things. Ashley: I thought they were only after one thing. Will: Well yeah, but they wanna do it more than once.

    • Philip: This will take care of that crickett. Geoffrey: Sir, that's air-freshner. Philip: Well its all we have. It might work. Geoffrey: Yes. Perhaps the scent of sea breeze will recall some painful memory for him, and then he'll commit suicide.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Bezesná noc (Sleepless Night)

    • While hunting down the cricket, Philip accidentally trips over the cord of the laptop, knocking it out of the socket and permanently deleting Carlton's term paper. Carlton is upset but syndication cuts the part where he says that it was only for extra credit.

    Trivia (5)

    • Will tells Ashley that this is her first real date but her first real date was with Tevin Campbell in season one's episode Just Infatuation.

    • In the kitchen after Will says 'check please' if you notice there's a boom mic visible.

    • The girl in the beginning also played Candy in the episode There's The Rub as one of the brothel girls

    • Goof: When Carlton's laptop gets unplugged, he shouldn't of lost all his information because the battery would have prevented the computer from shutting down.

    • Goof: When Carlton is at the kitchen table working on his paper with Will, he opens a bag of chips and takes a bite. The loud crunch bugs Will, but the echo of the chip crunch is audible, so it was obviously a special effect.

    Allusions (3)

    • Will: Ding,Dong the cricket's dead, Ashley's grounded, now y'all go to bed. This was is a play on the famous 1939 musical, The Wizard of Oz. The Munchkins sing: "Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead. Wake up, sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed" when the Wicked Witch of the East gets crushed by Dorothy's house.

    • Uncle Phil compares his search to kill the annoying cricket like that of Captain Ahab searching the whale from the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Of course Geoffry asks between Phil and the cricket, the cricket's the whale, comparing Phil to the large looming whale that terrorizes Ahab.

    • Title: Sleepless in Bel-Air The title of this episode is a take off on the 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

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