The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 6 Episode 13

I, Clownius

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 1996 on NBC
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Episode Summary

It's no laughing matter when a bomb-toting clown holds Philip hostage in the courtroom on the day of the Showbiz Madam's sentencing. Will is the only one who thinks he can help. Will Philip be able to tame the savage clown?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • A clown tries to stop the trial

    At the start of this season, Phillp is assigned to a big trial. Now comes to the end of it. I wish there could've been seen with the trial. I understand that Will is the main star but I wish at least some of the trial would've been shown. When Phillp makes a decision to have the showbiz madam as guilty, he gets death threats and also some happy faxes. The fax from the guy who thought he had pretty lips was amusing. This leads to Phillp getting a security team. I find it curious that .a security team doesn't accompany Phillp to the court room. Of course the the story wouldn't have advanced. Still there could've been something with the security team. Anyways this leads Phillp, Carlton, and Will at the gas station running into a clown who takes them hostage. Not to pile on, but I wish the clown would have some connection to the trial. I find it funny that Carlton again and again continues the whole adventure. The fact that the clown's hostage situation fit with the story. It's also a little bit funny. Yes there were some flaws and no second story but there were more good things then bad things to this episode.moreless
  • A clown takes Uncle Phil hostage

    Uncle Phil is on a TV court punishing a celebrity, then he gets loads of hate mail, so Carlton and Will start to protect him as bodyguards. Then during a stop at a gas station, a clown named Juggles takes them 3 hostage with a bomb strapped to his chest. He gets Uncle Phil, Will and carlton to help him out while he trys to prove in the courtroom how good a clown he is. At the end, Will tells Juggles he sucks and Juggles activates the bomb, with a flagcoming out of it saying Bang. Man, he does suck. Juggles gets arrested. Hooray!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, there are news cameras in Uncle Phil's court room. But in The Script Formerly Known As, no cameras were allowed in his court room.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Carlton: I say we treat this as a code-1 priority. We need to seal the perimeter. I want four cars on 24 hour servalience, sharpshooters on the roof, and a K-9 team. And remember... we're working with a nut here.
      Detective Simmis: And who are you?
      Will: He's the nut we're working with.

    • (Will looks through infared-goggles)
      Will:(to Carlton) I can see right through your clothes with these things... No wonder you're so shy.

    • (Carlton brought in a stuffed dummy)
      Carlton: Safety-Guy is a life sized simulated man.
      Will: And you're a pint sized simulated man.

    • Carlton:(to Philip) Until we get you to the court-house, we will be watching your every move and protecting you at all costs. Trust me: we are a well oiled machine.
      (cut to a scene in a car)
      Will: Looks like you're well oiled machine just ran out of gas.

    • (Geoffrey hands Carlton a note)
      Carlton: It says "I'm gonna kill you Banks."
      Will: Yo, its a death-threat against Uncle Phil.
      Vivian: What?!
      Carlton: Dad? Oh, thank God. I thought it was for me.

    • (Carlton walks in with the safety guy dummy)
      Carlton: Look who I found.
      Ashley: Its the dummy.
      Will: And he found safety guy.

    • Carlton: At least I'm trying to obey the law unlike somebody else in this car.
      Juggles: Hey, hey, hey. Don't make me get rid of you.
      Carlton: How do you plan on doing that? Throw me out the window like you did Safety Guy. Deep underneath the chiseled body was a man of his word and you got him run over by an 18-wheeler. You BASTARD!

    • Carlton: Dad grounded me for a month for coming home late.
      Will: You deserved it. You got everyone's hopes up, than came back.

    • Carlton: Alright pal state your name and business.
      Juggles the Clown: Who the heck are you?
      Carlton: Never mind who I am and wipe that smile off your face and tell me your name.
      Juggles the Clown (in a kind of voice): Juggles.
      Carlton: Well look (juggles), take what you're here for and get out of here. So come on. Lets go, move it out.

    • Will: Now Juggles, I'm going tell you something as a friend. You suck. It's not because people don't like you or they won't give you a chance. It's because you suck.

    • Carlton: Will I got a plan. You go create a diversion, while dad and I go slip out the back.
      Will: And where does that leave me?
      Carlton (with a disappointing look): You are so selfish.

  • NOTES (2)


    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the Robert Graves novel titled, I, Claudius. It was first printed in 1934 and presented the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius. In 1976, the BBC adapted the book and its sequel into a television series.