The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Vying for Attention

Season 2, Ep 21, Aired 3/2/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Will dislikes his mother's new boyfriend. though Robert does everything to get Will to accept him, Will is in some ways frightened to share his mom. Does Will make the adjustment to his mom's new way of life now that she has been dating Robert?

  • 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 (4)
  • Didn't like this episode either

    By SLionsCricket, Jan 14, 2013

  • Will's mother shows off her boyfriend

    By Lostindharma, Apr 08, 2012

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 02, 2011

  • Vying For Attention

    By jimbo_001, Apr 26, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Will: I know my Ma, she's just trying to get to her retirement plan and her rocking chair. Carlton: Is that why she's moonwalking up the driveway?

    • Vivian: I just hate saying goodbye, it's the only time I cry. Vy: Sister please, you cry more than Richard Simmons.

    • Vivian: So, how's the chicken holding up? Geoffrey: I'm afraid it's drier than happy hour at the Betty Ford Center, madam.

    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Touha po pozornosti (Desire for Attention)

    • Raven-Symone would later star as Eddie Murphy's daughter in 2001's Dr. Dolittle 2. In that film, Raven's character, Charisse's boyfriend's father was played by James Avery. James Avery also guest starred on the episode Opportunity Shocks of Raven's show.

    • At the time this episode aired,guest star Raven-Symone was a cast member of The Cosby Show as Olivia Kendall. Raven's cast mate Malcolm-Jamal Warner directed this episode (Warner guest starred on an earlier episode as Hilary's attorney beau).

    Allusions (1)

    • Geoffrey mentions the Betty Ford Center while discussing the turkey. The Betty Ford Center, founded in 1982, is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Rancho Mirage, California, co-founded by Betty Ford, the wife of former president Gerald Ford .

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