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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 4 Episode 8

Blood is Thicker Than Mud

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 1993 on NBC
9.1
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Will and Carlton try to get accepted into an African-American fraternity. Will proves to be just what they want in a pledge, but one of the brothers sees Carlton as a prep-school, Bel Air-bred sellout.

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  • Will and Carlton join a fraternity

    9.0
    This episode was great in that it would the first of a few episodes that took a serious side. When Carlton tried to join the fraternity with Will, he did more work then the others. I enjoyed that Carlton didn't complain. That shows how much he as grown since the pilot. I also liked that the work the pledges had to do did not have to do with alcohol. There were some funny stuff in this episode like the work Will and Carlton had to do. Another good part of this episode was how Will stood up to Carlton. The ending was perfect to this episode. Phillp asks the perfect question to end the series.moreless
  • Blood is Thicker Than Mud

    8.9
    Fraternities are a funny thing… especially when Will and Carlton are involved. I found this episode to not only be hilarious with the harder tasks set for Carlton, the soapie watching family and Carlton’s priceless dancing but was also very interesting that not only did Will stand up for Carlton, but more surprisingly, Carlton stood up for himself and while I thought the last scene could have ended on a joke, it did convey an important message about sell-outs (you wait in line forever and then when you get to the front there’s nothing there!) and that success and money shouldn’t separate you from the pack.moreless

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Top Dog (to Carlton): It's you we don't want.
      Carlton: Why? I did everything you asked. I washed your laundry, mopped the floors, scrubbed the toilets.
      Top Dog: Everything your butler does for you.

    • Top Dog: Pledge Banks, you only speak when you are spoken to.
      Carlton: Well are you speaking to me now or..?

    • Will: In the words of my cousin, I'm gonna make like a tree and leave.
      Carlton: It's make like a banana and split.
      Will: I'll keep that in mind.

    • Carlton: You think I'm a sellout. Why? Because I live in a big house or dress a certain way? Or maybe it's because I like Barry Manilow? Being black isn't what I'm trying to be, it's what I am. I'm running the same race and jumping the same hurdles you are, so why are you tripping me up? You said we need to stick together, but you don't even know what that means. If you ask me, you're the real sellout.

    • Philip: You know, this really irritates me. I have worked very hard to give my family a good life, and suddenly, somebody tells me there's a penalty for success? (to Carlton) I'm sorry you had to go through that, son. When are we going to stop doing this to each other?

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