The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Winner Takes Off

Season 3, Ep 14, Aired 1/4/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Will and Carlton convince Geoffrey that he has won a multimillion dollar lottery. But much to their surprise Geoffrey quits his job because of their stunt. Can the two of them fix their error?

  • 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 (7)
  • This episode is a ride of laughs!

    By SLionsCricket, Jan 17, 2013

  • Geoffrey "wins" the lottery

    By Lostindharma, Jun 03, 2012

  • Winner Takes Off

    By jimbo_001, Aug 31, 2006

  • One prank and prank after the other amounts to too many pranks.

    By sh811a, Jul 17, 2006

  • A prank gone too far.

    By packymaster, Mar 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Philip: (after finding out what Will and Carlton had done) You did what?! Are you outta your horny, little, adolescent minds?! Carlton: I know I am, Dad.

    • (2 women point and smile at Carlton) Carlton: (to Will) This happens all the time. They think I'm Bryant Gumbel. (one of the women comes up) Woman: Are you the guy from Webster? Carlton: No. Woman: (walks back to the other woman) I told you it was the guy from Diff'rent Strokes.

    • Geoffrey: Ashley, how does a Mercedes sound? Ashley: Vroom, vroom. Goefrrey: Great! I'll get you two! Hilary: Voom, vroom, vroom! Geoffrey: Nice try.

    • Geoffrey : Philip, I've got a thousand dollars with you name on it. Do the family a favor; get Vivian some cooking lessons!

    • Philip (to Will): You take your square-headed cousin and you find Geoffrey, or they'll never find your bodies, and I'm a judge. I can make it happen. (Philip walks away) Will: Man, I don't mind him yelling, but does he have to spit?

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    Notes (1)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - ČernĂ¡ bere (Black Wins)

    Trivia (3)

    • The scene in which Will and Carlton try to convince Geoffrey to quit his job at the restaurant is reminiscent of a scene in The Blues Brothers , where Jake and Elwood are trying to get Mr. Fabulous to quit his job as a Maitre d'.

    • When asking Geoffrey to make him a sandwich, Carlton refers to him as "G" for the first time in the series. The butler's nickname is more often heard from Will, who first coined it.

    • Goof: In the scene where Will and Carlton hustle Geoffrey, Geoffrey loses the game because he picks up a red queen instead of a black one. However, when the card is facing the camera, it is very clearly the Queen of Spades, which is one of the two black queens in the deck. Geoffrey actually won the game.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the saying Winner-take-all. It summarizes the principle of the Plurality voting system.

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