The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (1)

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 10/29/90
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  • Episode Description
  • The family goes to the mall to get costumes for Hilary's Halloween party. Will and Carlton compete to find a date for the party. Philip gets caught up at the gadget shop. Hilary and Ashley are detained for possible theft. Will and Vivian are discovered as singing talent.

  • 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 (9)
  • Of all clip shows I've seen, this is the worst unfortunately

    By SLionsCricket, Dec 31, 2012

  • Part one

    By Lostindharma, Dec 16, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 11, 2010

  • Weird

    By futuramarama, Dec 04, 2009

  • Great episode. This definately made this a great show.

    By bobbobachoo1, Nov 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Vivian: Can't you at least get into the Halloween spirit? Philip (dully): Boo.

    • (Vivian trying to persuade Philip to buy a costume at the mall) Philip: Aw, Vivian, can't I just put on a black robe and go as Thurgood Marshall?

    • Will: Yeah, I got a date. Carlton: (holds up model magazine) Who? Page 42?

    Notes (7)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Jako v poh√°dce (Like in a Fairy Tale)

    • In syndication, this episode is part 1 of 2. On the season 1 DVD set, it is a single episode.

    • The end credit music for this episode is different.

    • On the Season 1 DVD set, several scenes from this episode are in a different sequence on the DVD version than they are in the syndicated version, e.g., some scenes that are aired in part 1 appear in what is part 2 in the syndicated version.

    • Part 1 features the extended opening sequence, but unlike other episodes with this opening, Janet Hubert is credited as Janet Hubert-Whitten.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Tyler Collins (Cindy) is an R&B singer who had an album out, Girls Nite Out, at the time of this episode.

    • Goof: When Phil is being shown the electronic pencil holder, the cup says that only three pencils are left, but 4 pencils are visible in the cup.

    • The song that was heard in this episode was DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince song Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble .

    Allusions (2)

    • Will(to Phil) "Maybe you can get a hairpiece and go as Mr. T".

      Will was talking about actor Mr. T, who starred on the 1980s TV show The A-Team, and always wore a Mohawk.

    • Title: Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect The title alludes to the song Some Day My Prince Will Come from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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