The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 5 Episode 5

Fresh Prince: The Movie

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 10, 1994 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Will tells a tall tale about seeing a mob killing, then being placed in a witness-protection program in the backwoods of Alabama. What happens to Will in this story? Does Will go to far to fool Jazz?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • I never knew that an episode depicting a never happened could be awesome

    22 minutes that don't mean anything to the show but are downright hilarious. I loved how this episode turned out and how this was a unique storyline for the show. I love the different characters that the Banks' played and how hilarious the whole situation turned out to be. It even intimidated me and I found it, absolutely hilarious
  • A fake story

    I have seen this episode a few times and I have come away disappointed each time. This time because I was reviewing it I decided to take a closer look at it. It was better but not as good as other episodes. I wish that the producers could've been more clearer that Will's story was fake. I also wish that the story would've had an ending. It was funny seeing those hicks and the Banks family dress up all country. What made this episode a little bit better was the the subtle signs that Will and Carlton's story were fake. It was good seeing Jazz get hooked in the story and that his talent (probably only talent) that he is good at poker. If this were another season this episode would be rated lower but since this episode was in season 5 a season that was not supposed to happen, it gets a 7.moreless
  • Not really a movie, but just as good as one!

    One of the best episodes yet of Fresh Prince. Will and Carlton know that they need to distract Jazz, so they tell a story about how Will witnessed a murder and got put in the witness protection program. AS he tells it though, he tells even more things that happen, like how Uncle Phil comes and scares him half to death, then yells at him for witnessing this murder. And not only was this episode cool and exciting to watch, but it was also very funny! There was no sub plot, but this episode was filled with so much adventure it didn't need one. And it was a really great story, that is for just making it up on the spot.moreless
  • "If you were me you\'d be good-looking.\"

    This was funny. From the beginning when Will woke up to Uncle Phil in his room to the end when Jazz scares Will. Even Jewel and Jazz\'s pottery lesson. One drawback was the lack of Geoffery. But it was good. Hil\'s letter was very funny. I am going to make words now and sprout random words.PICKLE! PIE! CUBIC ZIRCONIUM!! WALLA WALLA WASHINGTON! Elvarg the Magic Dragon... Lives by the sea... He spends his days eating folk... And dies occaisionally.... a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s. I\'m done.moreless
  • Great story telling episode!

    Will and Carlton tell Jazz a tale about a mob killing that Will witnessed back in Philly.

    Will was supposedly put into the witness protection program, along with the rest of his Bel Air family.

    At first Jazz isn't buying it, but the more Will tells the more Jazz believes.

    In the end Will reveals that they are just messing with him.

    Jazz comes back later that night in a mask dressed like a mobster.

    I love this episode. It is really funny.

    I like it when Will gets stuck out in the country while in the witness protection program. He tells the man in charge that he is a city boy and likes to go dancing. Later another man that lives in the country with him asks him "So you like to go dancing?"

    It is hilarious!moreless
Brad Garrett (I)

Brad Garrett (I)

John "Fingers" O'Neill

Guest Star

Dennis Burkley

Dennis Burkley


Guest Star

Jim Fyfe

Jim Fyfe

Agent Moore

Guest Star

Jeff Townes

Jeff Townes


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The mask Jazz has on in the final scene actually looks nothing like Brad Garrett. This is clear if the 'unmasking' shot is played in slow motion.

    • Goof: In the last scene, it's obvious how they switched actors when the mob killer comes to the pool house looking for Will. When the killer first enters the pool house, the mob killer is so tall that his head almost reaches the basketball hoop mounted above the door. Then, after Will screams, we see that it's Jazz wearing a mask, but Jeff Townes isn't as tall as Brad Garet and he doesn't come nearly as close to the basketball hoop as was Brad did.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Will finds his family in Alabama with him)
      Ashley:(angry) The FBI found out that your hit man was going to try to get to you through us. So they put us in the witness protection program too.
      Carlton: You see Mom, I always said Will would be the ruin of this family. But did you listen to me? Does anybody ever listen to me?
      Will: What are you babbling about Carlton?
      Carlton: Carlton? There's no Carlton here. Thanks to you, "Carlton Banks" no longer exists. He's now "Little Zeke from Cabin Creek!"

    • Will: (narrating, after he and Curtis saw Duke's dead body) I had never seen a dead body before. But Curtis sees them all the time: he works at the post office.

    • Philip: Where's the bathroom?
      Will: Through that door.
      (Philip opens the door)
      Philip: It leads outside.
      Will: I know. And you better take this stick. Something is living in there.

    • Will: Uncle Phil. Hey man, what are you doing here?
      Philip: I'll tell you what I'm doing here. Years ago, I fell in love with and married a wonderful woman named Vivian. Vivian had a sister named Vy. Vy gave birth to a child named Will, whose sole purpose in life is to MAKE MINE A LIVING HELL!!! Now you have done a lot to me these last four years, but how you managed to have me ripped out of my wonderful life in Bel-Air and relocated to this landfill BOGGLES MY MIND!!!

    • Mob Killer: If I were you, I'd run.
      Will: If you were me, you'd be good looking.

    • Will: Look Jazz, I just don't feel comfortable telling you anymore, man. Who knows, your life could be in danger.
      Jazz: What life? I'm a married man.

  • NOTES (1)