The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 2 Episode 5

Granny Gets Busy

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 1991 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Vivian: So, Ed, Hattie tells us that you grew up on a farm.
      Ed: That's right, a horse farm.
      Philip: My daddy had a horse.
      Carlton: Uh, um, Mr. Downer, what breed did you raise?
      Ed: Appaloosas. They have the most beautiful spotted coats.
      Philip: My dad had a spotted coat. Then he had it cleaned.
      Ashley: Did you have any other animals on your farm?
      Ed: Of course. We had chickens, cows, and a great old dog named Brownie.
      Philip: My dad loved brownies. He once ate a whole pan full.
      Will (to Carlton): That explains a lot.
      Hilary (to Ed): So what happened to your farm?
      Ed: My son's there. I passed it on to him, like my dad got it from his parents.
      Philip: My dad had parents. We called them Grand-mom and Grand-pop.
      Hattie: Uh, Zeke, honey, it smells like my dessert is ready. Would you go check on it for me, please?
      Ed: Mmm, smells like sweet potato pie.
      Philip: My dad liked...
      Will, Carlton, Ashley, Vivian, and Hilary: SWEET POTATO PIE!

    • Hattie (seeing Carlton in a dress): Six years of Oprah and this is still a shock.

    • Philip: Mama wasn't playing cards with Ms.Sweeding last night. She was out with Ed the handuman. I saw them kissing good night.
      Vivian: Uh, Philip, I realize you're upset, but your parents had a long, wonderful marriage, but your mother's been alone for almost a year now. Can you imagine how lonely she must be? If she's found someone, can't you be happy for her?
      Philip: No.
      Vivian: Philip, think about it. If you died tomorrow, what would you want me to do?
      Philip: Jump in with me and bring the kids.
      Vivian: Oh, you don't really mean that.
      Philip: You're right. Leave the kids.

    • (Will and Carlton see Hilary and Ashley's progress assembling an exercise bike)
      Will: Carlton, this is the saddest site I've ever seen, other than your girlfriend in biker shorts.
      Ashley: Hilary and I are doing just fine.
      Hilary: As a matter of fact, when we get it put together we'll be done.
      Carlton (to Will): When did you see my girlfriend in biker shorts?
      Geoffrey: Last Thursday at the tennis courts. Magnificant server.

    • Philip: Son...(sees Carlton wearing a dress) ...and I use that term loosely. What's going on?
      Carlton: Dad, it's not what it looks like. Will and I are making a dress.
      Philip: That's exactly what it looks like.

    • Hattie: You miss your father a lot, don't you Zeke?
      Philip (sounding bitter): Somebody has to.
      Hattie: What is that supposed to mean?
      Philip: I was standing right there. I saw you kiss Ed good night. Now, he's sitting in my daddy's place.
      Hattie: You're the one who invited him and I'm sure glad you did.
      Philip (sounding angry): Don't you feel anything for Daddy? Anything at all?
      Hattie: You really want to know? I'll tell you. I'm angry, Zeke.
      Philip: Angry? Why Mama?
      Hattie: Because he promised he'd never leave me. Crazy as it may seem, I believed him. One morning I got up early, went down singing, got a big breakfast on the stove. Suddenly, I realized I was the only one there to eat it. Remembering is easy for me, Zeke. Its the times I forget he's gone that I can't stand.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • When Carlton models his dress, Hilary asks, Want some fries with the shake? This is an allusion to those who work in fast-food restaurants. They are required to ask, Do you want fries with that?

    • When the family sits down to dinner, Hattie Banks tells 'Mr. Ed' where to sit. This is an allusion to the TV series titled, Mr Ed. The TV show ran from 1961 through 1966. The pun is interesting...the guest/handyman said he owned a horse once.

    • Hattie Banks mentions Arsenio Hall long face. He, like Oprah Winfrey , had a talk show. It ran from 1989 through 1994.

    • In the beginning of this episode, the guys challenge the girls. There is an allusion to the TV series, The Brady Bunch . The series ran from 1969 through 1974 and starred Ann B. Davis as the house keeper, Alice . Ashley makes the mistake to call G by the name of Alice.

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