The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will Goes a-Courtin'

Season 4, Ep 6, Aired 10/18/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Philip sues Will and Carlton for rent. They all go to court to sort this out but who is telling the truth? The judge questions Philip as to why he took his family to court.

  • 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 (6)
  • Will and Carlton vs Phillp

    By Lostindharma, Aug 01, 2012

  • Viewpoint

    By sh811a, Jul 17, 2006

  • Will Goes a-Courtin’

    By jimbo_001, Jan 01, 2007

  • This is a funny episode in the series.

    By judog1, Sep 05, 2006

  • One of the funniest

    By apnoakes, Sep 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Phillip: You'll get the air when I get the rent. Carlton: You'll get the rent when we get the air.

    • Philip (Philip comes out and sees Carlton, Will and their friends): I see you're having a gathering. Isn't that wonderful? (Steps on Carlton's duck float) Carlton : Hey Pops! You popped my duck! Philip : I'm sorry son. Here, here's a 100 dollars. Carlton (Takes the money): That's more like it!

    • Philip: How dare you two defy me! Carlton: Now see here big guy! (Philip pokes Carlton's duck tube causing it to pop) Carlton: Oh my god! Howard! (Runs away crying)

    • Will: G, listen, how upset was Uncle Phil last night? Geoffrey: Well, he did something I've never seen him do in all the years I've been here. Will: What? A sit-up? Geoffrey: It's a bit more serious than that I'm afraid. You know the cherry cheesecake, candied yams, and the barbecue ribs left over from yesterday? Carlton: Yeah. (Geoffrey opens refrigerator) Will (Will and Carlton jump back shocked): Oh my god, it's still there!

    • Steffi: Hi, Mr. Banks. Philip: Steffi, do your parents know you're here? Steffi: The hell with my parents! Will taught me that.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Will v hlavnĂ­ roli (Will in the Leading Role)

    • This is Daphne Maxwell Reid's first ever absence since she assumed the role as Vivian Banks. Since the character was never quite the same, Vivian would face many more absences throughout her run.

    • Neither Vivian, Ashley nor Nicky appear in this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • When in the courtroom each one tells a story of what happened. Each story is different.

    • Running Gag: Carlton mumbling something under his breath, then quickly covering up when asked to repeat it.

    Allusions (3)

    • The music playing when Will and Carlton enter the courtroom is similar to the opening theme from the 1950s crime series Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr.

    • The shaking glass of water is an allusion to the film Jurassic Park .

    • Carlton: Oh my god! Howard! (Runs away crying) This is an allusion to the comic book series Howard the Duck .

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