The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 2 Episode 1

Did the Earth Move For You?

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 09, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

During an earthquake, Will finds out more about his new found love than he ever wanted to know. Kathleen begins to reveal her true self when she and Will are trapped in the basement during the quake. Is Katleen all Will thought she was?

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  • Season 2 was off to a mediocre start

    I loved pretty much every episode of Season 1 and when it was time to start Season 2 I was dead excited. Reading the plot for this episode, it seemed interesting and very promising to be quite a dramatic/funny episode but in the end, I found the episode to be, in honest terms, quite stupid.

    The episode is about Will discovering more about his new girlfriend that make him dislike her but all that happens is that he realizes she wears a wig and so on. This episode could've been a whole lot more than just that. It was a massive disappointment.

    I also found the girl in this episode quite annoying. It made me dislike the episode all the more. In fact, I only liked less than the first half of the episode was when they were referring to the Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Big disappointment for me with a few good laughs. Disappointing plot and attempted to try too hard with little successmoreless
  • Season 2 Premire

    While I have liked this episode, like the season 1 ending, I thought this was lacking. I think it needed a stronger storyline. I did enjoy seeing Will's girlfriend going from normal to crazy. This episode also showed that Will actually wants a girlfriend and not just to date random girls. Like most teen relationships this one ended as fast it started. I also enjoyed seeing Geoffrey act when he was not originally going to the awards show. In Season one, this would not bother him. While not a great start, this episode was is worth watching.moreless
  • this ep was classic

    in this ep of the fresh prince will has been calling this girl named cathleen alot and he thinks he is really in love with her and philp has big news he has tickets to the awards and there going to be sitting next to arnold and other famous celbs and jeffery really wants to go and there is another problem philp and vivan think will is moving to fast and should slow down and when it comes time to go philp forgets the tickets and needs to go back to his work to get them so philp and vivan go and carlton ashley and hilery and jeffry go in another car while will and cathleen go down to the basement turns out while down there two earth quakes happen it was really funny cuz will finds out that cathleen had fake hair and fake nails and other stuff the parents come and find will and ask were is cathleen she is in a pile over there will says lolmoreless
  • Genius

    Maybe not genius, but a funny episode to watch. Will and Kathleen are practically in love with each other without knowing each other well, until they get stuck in a basement during an earthquake. I like how the episode was plotted, and it was hilarious how Will was under a table, shaking and holding his old teddy bear. I liked how he made fun of Kahtleen being fake and wearing fake stuff. In the end, they both realized they were moving too fast, and Will admits that Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian were right. I liked the ending line: "Will admitted we were right, and all it took was an earthquake." Well, I don't know if that's exactly it, but a good episode nevertheless.moreless
  • Hilarious!

    I love this episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"! I think the scenes with Will stuck in the basement are hilrious! Especially, when he's hiding under the table, hugging a teddy bear. That was so funny. I also like the song he sings:

    " I'm stuck in a basement, sitting on a tricycle, girl gettin on my nerves. Goin out of my mind, I thought she was fine, dont know if her body is hers."

    I crack up everytime I hear that! And I like when Kathleen rips off her fake fingernails and lays them in Wil's hand. The look on his face is priceless. Will Smith is hilarious! Especially in this episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: The door is locked when Will and Kathleen get trapped in the basement; however, when Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian arrive, Uncle Phil simply turns the knob and opens it.

    • Goof: Kathleen reaches straight into the freezer and pulls out the can without looking, even though she has never seen inside before.

    • Goof: Philip turns the stereo in his office on even though there is no electricity.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Will: Look, Kathleen. In the last 3 hours, you took your eyeballs, your fingernails, your eyelids and your hair. Now what else on your body can I get at the mall?

    • Hilary: Dad got us all tickets to the Peoples Choice Awards.
      Ashley (looking at Hilary): Thanks for letting me tell them. (then looks at her mom) And the best part is...
      Hilary: We get to sit next to Arnold and Maria.
      Ashley: Hil, you promised I could tell them.
      Hilary: I know. I lied.

    • Geoffrey: Isn't that romantic? He's quoting Elmer Fudd.

    • Will: Maybe we don't know each other as well as we thought. Listen to me, I'm starting to sound like my Uncle Phil. Next thing I know I'm gonna wake up bald and hungry.

    • Will: Ah, my lucky baseball mitt. My Mom taught me how to play. That's why I took up basketball.

    • Kathleen: Could you open this?
      Will: Thought you ain't need me to do nothing for you?
      Kathleen: Just open it.
      Will: What's the magic word?
      Kathleen: NOW!!!
      Will: Errrr, guess again. (tries to open it but can't) Look, I can't open this.
      Kathleen:: I thought you were supposed to be the big man?
      Will: You're the one that's hungry. Use your finger nails.
      Kathleen: Look, look. Here, here, here, here, here. (takes off a nail each time she says here) Knock yourself out. (puts the nails in Will's hand)
      Will: Ugh!

    • Will (singing): I'm stuck in a basement, sitting on a tricycle, girl gettin' on my nerves. Goin' out of my mind, I thought she was fine, don't know if her body is hers.

    • Kathleen: If you mention the word breath mints one more time, I'm going to scream.
      Will (creeps up behind her): Breath mints, breath mints, breath mints, breath mints, breath mints.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Hilary: We get to sit next to Arnold and Maria.
      This is an allusion to California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver.

    • Will: I'm stuck in a basement, sittin' on a tricycle, girl gettin' on my nerves. Goin' outta my mind, I thought she was fine, don't know if her body is hers.
      Will's song about Kathleen is an allusion to Prince's song entitled "Darling Nikki." He even wears Kathleen's weave as Prince does.