The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Cold War

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 12/7/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Carlton is very depressed after being rejected by Paula, unaware that she has left him for Will. Meanwhile, Philip and Vivian receive an envelope from their doctor containing an ultrasound picture revealing the sex of Vivian's fetus. Not wanting to spoil their surprise in the delivery room, they entrust the sealed envelope to Geoffrey then curiosity gets the better of them. They go in search of the envelope they gave Geoffrey.moreless

  • 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 (5)
  • So many great things in this episode

    By SLionsCricket, Jan 17, 2013

  • Will and Carlton fight over a girl

    By Lostindharma, May 30, 2012

  • this episode is my favorite and one that deserves a 10. this one has a wonderful will and carlton fight,just like a huge huge warfare kindof fight! it is so much better than all fights between those 2....will and carlton. we learned all about carlton!

    By danny_fenton, May 26, 2006

  • This episode is funny!

    By PercytheGreen, Jan 05, 2008

  • The Cold War

    By jimbo_001, Aug 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • (Paula hung up beofre Carlton or Will could reach the phone) Will: You made me miss her call. Carlton: It wasn't for you. It was for me. Will: Carlton, give it up already man. She dumped you. You're like Prince Charles: you got the royal flush.

    • Will: I'm gonna take Uncle Phil's advice. Carlton: You gonna go play in the free-way?

    • Will :(sounding whimpy) You've gone over the line. You don't never call a dude's mom. Carlton: Oh so its ok to steal a guy's girlfriend so long as you don't tell his mommy about it. Will: No no. This is serious. Even in ancient times, they would kill your cattle, they would burn your village, and they would stone your family. But they wouldn't never tell your mother, man.

    • Will: I'm gonna tell you everything that happened between me and Paula. When you first brought her over here man, I thought she was so fine, and I wanted ya'll to break up. Carlton: That's very honest Will. I'm still mad, but I guess I'll have to live with it. Will: Wait, there's more. I told her you had tuberculosis. Carlton: YOU WHAT?! Will: I'm sorry man. It just cam to me. Carlton: I can't believe you did that. I'm gonna dig way doen deep inside and maybe in time, I'll be able to forgive you. Will: Wait, theres more. I told her about her hand puppet. Carlton: You told her about Binky?! I'LL KILL YOU!!! No I won't, I'm bigger than that. I guess I'll be honest too. You remember when Latisha stopped calling you? Will: Yeah... Carlton: Well, I told her you worship Satan. Will: Alright alright, it's cool. I'm a man, I can like with that. Carlton: Wait, theres more. You notice how Ashley's been acting real funny aroud you lately? Will: Yeah... Carlton: Well, I told her you shave your legs. Will: What kind of monster are you? Carlton: I'm sorry Will. I've just been a little jealous of your relationships. Will: NO! No, THATS UNFORGIVABLE! THATS TOTALLY UNFORGIVABLE!!! Carlton: Wait, theres more. You remember your friend Jazz? Will: OH MY GOD!!! What did you do with Jazz?! Carlton: You know that funky smell coming from the basement? (Will looks horrified) PSYCHE! This honesty thing feels great. What do you say we tell Geoffrey why his citizenship never came through? (They turn around and see Geoffrey listening)

    • (opening the Sonogram envelope) Philip: Oh my gosh! Vivian: What is it, a boy or girl? Philip: This isn't a Sonogram. It's a bill for twenty-five thousand dollars. This baby's costing me a fortune! Will: Congratulations, you're having a Hilary!

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    Notes (1)

    • The layout of the pool house is slighly different from what will be the layout on future episodes. In this episode, the kitchen and the entrance to the bedroom are to the right of the windows (when seen from inside the poolhouse), while the area where the audience is seated faces the wall with the main entrance and windows. In all future episodes that feature the pool house, the kitchen and the entrance to the bedroom are facing the main entrance and windows, while the area where the studio audience is seated, is to the right of the windows.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: Will tells Carlton that Paula asked her parents if he could live with them until he got better, but when she calls she says that she just heard he was sick.

    Allusions (1)

    • Title: The Cold War The Cold War (1945-1990) was the psychological tension that rose between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and United States after World War II.

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