The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 3 Episode 9

A Night at the Oprah

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 09, 1992 on NBC
9.3
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The Banks are invited onto Oprah as a replacement family, but what Will doesn't know is that there isn't room for him to go on. What does Will do to get on TV?

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  • A much more serious tone to another greatly made episode

    9.5
    By now, its definitely safe to assume that Season 3 is far to superior to the first two seasons of this show. In this episode, Will and the Banks' are going to Oprah but when they find out only the immediate family can go, they must find a way to break the troubling news to Will, who is suddenly very grateful for everything his aunt and uncle have done for him and gets on his best behaviour.



    As much as I love this episode, I've completely surprised, as in this is a plot hole, why wouldn't Carlton simply shove it in his face? Or why didn't Hilary? That being said, I loved the episode as a whole, especially Will's questions.



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  • The Family goes on Oprah

    7.5
    This was a nice episode. It was bit of a downer from the last one, which was hard to do. I liked how serious Will was being on the show. When he found out that he was not going to be on the show, I liked how he annoyed Oprah but like he did with Phillp at home. The show itself was disaster to see and I mean that in a good way. I think Oprah did a good job on this episode considering that she does not do much acting. The women who was responsible for good. I liked that she was very similar to Hilary and you find out why Trevor is dating her. I liked this this episode went back to the election.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the fresh prince hilery gets them onto the opera show as a replacement family and will cant wait to meet her then he finds out that he is not going since its only the family invited and so he is really upset until he makes it on the show as a gust in the addudence and he keeps asking questions towards the family until opera realizes he must know the family and be apart of the family this was a very funny ep i thought and it was whole lot of laughs i thought . enjoyed itmoreless
  • Oprah guest stars.

    8.5
    Oprah Winfrey made a highly publicized guest spot on "Believe in the Stars" a season three episode of 30 Rock. While it ranks on this website as one of the highest in series history, it to me was a train wreck and the quintessential example of when stunt casting goes wrong.



    This earlier episode of an NBC sitcom featuring Oprah Winfrey was better, but not because of her, but rather the Fresh Prince writers who were able to capture an entire generation and the greatness that was the 90's.



    This produced some legitimate lol moments and could only have been better with a bigger Jazz appearance.moreless
  • A Night At the Oprah

    9.2
    This episode is definitely a classic Fresh Prince episode, one of the most memorable ones in the series, where the Banks go on Oprah to improve Philip's judge votes (unsuccessfully).



    Will's improved advertisement is a hilarious start to the episode and the humour remains consistent throughout with the reluctance to tell Will and Philip finally coming up with a plan to come clean.



    The episode is very funny because we see just how bad things can get for Philip during his campaign, and for Oprah when Will Smith is in the audience and overall, this episode is definitely considered a classic.moreless
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Oprah Winfrey

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Lou Felder

Lou Felder

Howard Marshall

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Victoria Morsell

Victoria Morsell

Lydia Marshall

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Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Trevor

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Jeff Townes

Jeff Townes

Jazz

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