The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 1 Episode 23

72 Hours

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 1991 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Will challenges Carlton to spend time in a tough part of town. Will doesn't think that Carlton will do it. When Carlton sells himself as a financial consultant, the gang begins to like him. Is Will got to be able to stop him?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Carlton goes to Compton

    This was another episode I enjoyed. The relationship of Will and Carlton has was never easy. Both come from different backgrounds and take shoots at each other. I think this episode goes a long way to building that realtionship. Seeing Carlton go a "street" was interesting to see. I think it was funny how quickly he was accepted into Jazz's group of friends. I also enjoyed that while Carlton was "street" he was still the same Carlton with what he teaches Jazz's friend. This episode was a bit of reversal of roles. Carlton, a little careless and Will the concerned one. This episode shows how much he has changed. I don't think he would have told Viv and Phillp in the pilot. I also enjoyed the dream Will had of Carlton coming back to the house. It was over the top, but it was worth seeing. The funniest part was when Viv came and got Carlton and "Boy do not test me." This episode was a sold showing.moreless
  • this was a very funny ep

    in this ep of the fresh prince will challenges carlton to spend a few days in the rough part of town and carlton accepts the bet and so he goes and at first the guys in the getto hate him and will thinks this is going to be a sure win for him and then the next the next day the guys in the getto like him because he is helping them cheat the system and doing all there bills and stuff will cant belive carton is dressing like them and talking like them and the guys seem to take a disliking to will cuz he wants carlton to go home and then will does not know what to do so he calls his parents and they come down and get him and the guys think will stinch on him. this was a very funny epmoreless
  • Another funny episode

    All of my reviews on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air episodes are practically the same, but I do find them all hilarious. I liked the insults Will kept bothering Carlton with, and how they made a bet to live at Jazz's apartment for the weekend. The ruse they use to fool Vivian and Philip that it was a school field trip was also entertaining. The way Carlton caught on to living in Jazz's home was also funny, and Will's dream of Uncle Phil choking him and Carlton becoming a gang member was downright hilarious. I liked Phil's message in the end, though, telling Carlton that courage is being who you are no matter what anyone thinks.moreless
  • Just a hilarious episode in so many ways!!!! Aurely a series classic.

    Carlton has become fed up with Will and Jazz, after declaring he is not less black because of his lifestyle. Jazz makes another cheap shot at him, and so they place a bet: can Carlton survive a weekend in Compton. Will and Carlton trick their parents into thinking they'll be in San Fransisco on a field trip and head out. Will and Jazz go to get food, and expect to come back to a dead Carlton. But instead come back to the financial consultant Ceno, dressed to fit, and able to speak the part. But when Will learns Carlton plans on going to McArthur park the next night he returns home to tell Phil and Vivian. He soon finds Vivian down in Compton to get Carlton home. It is soon realized, back in Bel Air, that both Will and Carlton had points about teasing eachother.moreless
  • Love this episode!

    72 Hours is a hilarious episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air! It was absolutely funny to see Carlton trying to be all "gangsta". I laughed so hard during the whole episode! And the way Carlton was dressing was great! I honestly didn't think that Carlton could ever last the weekend in Jazz's neighborhood! But I have to say he did a pretty awesome job for himself! I also thought it was so funny when Aunt Viv and Uncle Phil drive down there to take Carlton home! That was great! Anyways this is an awesome episode of the Fresh Brince of Bel Air!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • You can see that on Jazz's wall by the door he has a picture of Hilary.

    • Goof: In the first shot where Will and Jazz walk in the door, Carlton or C-note as he's known in Compton, is not there. In the next shot, he comes out from the spot easily seen by the camera that was empty in the previous shot.

    • Goof: In the scene when Will went to tell Vivian and Phil about Carlton, Vivian took off the earring in her right ear to go get Carlton. Later in the scene, Vivian tries to go get Carlton again, and the earring is back on, but the left one is missing.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Will: (pulling Carlton) Look! You have no idea what MacArthur Park is like, it's dangerous man!
      Carlton: Oh look Will, if there's any trouble I'll call the park rangers.
      Will: (looking down with annoyance) It's not that kind of park, Boo-boo!

    • Carlton: Will, just so I don't need to tell you later, I did win the bet.
      Will: Whoa-whoa-whoa. No, you did not!
      Carlton: Yes, I did.
      Will: No. No. Wait. Our bet was that you couldn't spend the weekend in Compton, and you didn't.
      Carlton: That's only because you came and got me.
      Will: But if I hadn't come and got you, you'd-a got yourself killed!
      Carlton: And why was that important to you?
      Will: It wasn't.
      Carlton: Yes, it was. Admit it, Will. You care about me.
      Will: I do not!
      Carlton: Yes, you do. You like me. You like havin' me around.
      Will: Hey, Carlton, take it back, man!
      Carlton: Face it. You've just gotta face it. You love me.
      Will: My brother, you wanna take this outside?!

    • Hilary: Have Mom and Dad talked to you yet?
      Will: No, but I think I heard Uncle Phil upstairs testin' his belts out.
      Hilary: Look, guys, I know you're worried. But earlier, I was upstairs with Mom and Dad. And even though they were initially upset, now I really think they're willing to overlook the whole thing.
      Will and Carlton: Really?
      Hilary: What? Are you kidding? They're gonna kill you guys.

    • Vivian (to Will): Now, none of this would've happened if you hadn't insisted on making fun of your cousin. Now, you know, for a person who's always going around saying "I wish people would let me act the way I want", you were awfully hard on Carlton.
      Carlton: That was my point.
      Philip: That's no excuse, Carlton. Just because Will teases you, you have to do something this foolish?
      Carlton: Dad, I know it seemed foolish, but I had to show him that I had the courage to survive down there.
      Philip: That's not courage. Courage is being the way you are no matter what anybody says about you. Will teases me, but you don't see me goin' "Yo, yo, yo, homey, yo."
      Carlton: There's no "yo" at the end of it. I'm pretty sure of it.

    • Carlton: Yo, I'm gonna sleep on the floor.
      (the guys put a matress down for him to sleep on)

    • (Will and Jazz have heard Carlton and his friends singing Brick House)
      Jazz: Man, y'all butchered that song.
      Will: Hey, C, I'm tellin' you, if the Commodores heard you singin', they'd tie you down to the tracks and run you over with the Soul Train.
      (he and Jazz laugh and high-5)

    • Philip: I'm tired of bailing you out. Why should I always be the heavy?
      Will (starts to say something but stops): No, I'm in enough trouble as it is.

    • Vivian: What Geoffrey does on his days off is none of our business.
      (Geoffrey walks in dressed like a thug)
      Geoffrey (singing): Oh, justify my love.
      Vivian: Geoffrey?
      Geoffrey: Madam, I'd assumed you'd be at church by now.
      Philip: Maybe you should come with us.

    • Tiny: Hey, leave C-Note alone man. He ain't leavin till he does my taxes.

    • Will: Let's get some grub.
      Carlton: What do I do while you're gone?
      Will (looks through notecards): Ah, here we go...chill.

    • Will: Here we are. Jazz's crib.
      Carlton: Crib: dwelling, home, place of residence. (holds up note cards, which Will takes)
      Will: Hip-hop flashcards?

    • Carlton: Look. I never judge you for being the way you are, but you always act like I don't measure up to some role of blackness that you carry around.
      Will: Whoa, whoa. Hold it. Hold it. Wait a minute. You don't judge me? You do everything but carry around a big ol' gavel around. I mean, you treat me like I'm some kinda idiot just 'cause I talk different.
      Carlton: Differently.

    • Vivian: Carlton, You are not going down to McArthur Park tonight. In fact, (to everyone) none of you are going down to McArthur Park tonight.
      Tiny (stands up): Wait a minute.
      Vivian: Boy, do not test me.
      Tiny: Yes ma'am. (sits down)

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