The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 3 Episode 19

Just Say Yo

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 1993 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Will learns a sobering lesson after Carlton pops the wrong pills from Will's locker, mistaking amphetamines for vitamins, and winds up in hospital. Does Will accept glory or admit the truth?

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  • The episode was funny, but the ending was sad.

    The ending was good because Will realize that Carlton would've died because of Will's drugs (he was using them to help stay awake). After apologizing to The Banks, Philip comforts Will, who's starting to have a breakdown.
  • A very touching episode! Made me cry :'(

    In this episode, Carlton accidentally takes a drug called 'Speed' that Will unintentionally gave and ends up in hospital. What I liked about this episode, despite the fact that it took a while to get the main premise going is that this episode was very serious and emotional. You can tell clearly that Will felt guilty for the whole thing and the last scene of this episode made me cry. It was a superb episode, crafted with skill and The Fresh Prince is now a more serious show than it has ever beenmoreless
  • At the Prom

    Brilliant. This episode was amazing. Will has always had potential and never seemed to unearth it. I am glad that Will was trying to do too much at once thinking he actually he can. How Will was trying to stay awake was funny until the incident. Carlton was also funny before the incident.

    Now the incident. What happened from when Carlton fell down to the end. There was some great acting by Will. Normally when something bad happens in a episode and people hug it feels fake. This time it worked. Will's acting was one of best I have seen. Believe it or not this was not the best acting he has done in this series. I love how Carlton does not rat out Will or blame him for what happened. It shows how far their relationship has grown. I also like how Will quickly tells Phillp what happened after he gave him the gift. The best part was Will's acting. Yes, I mentioned it three times, it's that good. I think this was best episode of the season and probably top 5 of the series.moreless
  • A funny episode with a sad ending

    I have seen every single episode of this show but I don't feel like reviewing episodes of this show for some weird reason. I'm running out of things to review so I figured just go all out and review this episode. I thought that this was an excellent episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". This episode was very funny but it also had a sad ending to it. It's interesting how sometimes the episodes of this show can have emotional endings. This proves that even sitcoms can have emotional moments/endings. Anyways, I was laughing very hard at this episodes. All of the jokes were well done. Carlton goes through Will's locker thinking that they were vitamin pills but it turned out that the pills were drugs. At the dance, Carlton becomes very hyper by dancing and all that stuff. The funniest part was definitely when Carlton is dancing crazy because of those drug pills that he took. Carlton ends up in the hospital after he passes out at the dance. The hospital scene was definitely very funny because that nurse said a lot of hilarious lines. Now this is where I get to the emotional ending. I thought the ending was very sad because Will was confessing to the whole family about Carlton taking the pills that turned out to be drugs and then Will was crying. The dramatic ending was a well done touch to this episode. Overall, an excellent episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" with a very sad ending. 10/10moreless
  • Carlton ends up in hospital after mistaking speed for vitamin pills.

    Very moving and touching episode. I cannot say this is THE thing that convinced me not to do drugs, 'cause (and don't attack me for this, people!) drugs can cause so much more than one night in a hospital. But nevertheless it was a very good episode. The last scene was very powerful, when Will broke down and actually cried (I think for the first time in the series). You could just SEE Will's guilt throughout the episode, and that also made me realize what a good actor Will Smith is. All in all an episode that is both humourous and serious, balancing it perfectly.moreless

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  • QUOTES (14)

    • Will: God, if you let Carlton be okay, I swear, I'll never make fun of him again. I'll go to church every Sunday. I'll even give up women.
      Carlton: (awakens) Will, is that you?
      Will: (notices, then turns back up) Y'know, I was just kiddin' about that "woman" part, right?

    • Geoffrey: Here you are, Master William. Maybe this'll help. It's an old remedy passed down in my family from generation to generation.
      (Will takes a sip, then takes a closer look)
      Will: G, it's coffee.
      Geoffrey: No! It's Folgers Crystals.

    • Philip: Maybe you should take a little time off from work. You're gonna wear yourself out.
      Geoffrey: Thank you, sir! It's nice to know that all my labors haven't gone unnoticed.
      Philip: I was talking to Will.
      Geoffrey: And I, apparently, was talking to myself.

    • Carlton: Every time I have a big date I get a big pimple.
      Will: Well, judging by the size of that thing, you must be going out with Nell Carter.

    • Hilary: This is gross (referring to a bag of trash). I don't touch greasy, disgusting things.
      Will: Well, just pretend it's buying you dinner afterwards.
      Hilary: You take it.
      Will: Yo, girl!
      Hilary: And for your information dinner comes first.

    • Carlton: Ashley, you take out the garbage.
      Ashley: Why me?
      Carlton: Because I'm bigger than you.
      Will: See, that's not fair. That's only 'cause you got them show lifts in today.

    • Will: Carlton, I have some bad news.
      Carlton: What could be worse than finding out you're still a virgin?
      Will: Those weren't vitamins you took. It was speed.
      Carlton: Oh, my God! I'm a drug addict and a virgin!

    • Carlton: Will, how long have you been on drugs?
      Will: I haven't been taken no drugs. I mean I thought about it... you wouldn't understand.
      Carlton: Will, you're not the only person whose thought about taking drugs.
      Will: You're kidding.
      Carlton: Hey I've got a wild side. I don't always wear shower shoes to the gym.
      Will: I can't believe you thought about it.
      Carlton: Yeah. But after last night, I never will again.

    • Will: I had basketball practice and everything, and one of the guys at school offer me these pills to help me stay awake, and then Carlton...look, all I know is that somebody very close to me that I love a whole lot could be dead right now, and it'd be all my fault.

    • Will: I had basketball practice and school and work...
      Philip: Welcome to the real world, Will. That's no excuse. There's never an excuse!

    • Will: Does he look like a drug addict?
      Nurse: Do I?
      Will: Can we stick to the subject please?
      Nurse: (to Carlton) Listen sweetie, the first time I came to this hospital it was on a stretcher. I've been from Yale to jail and from Park Avenue to park bench. But now I'm clean and sober.

    • Carlton: Can't I get moved to another room? I have a reputation to maintain, what about when I go into political office?
      Nurse: I'll tell you the same thing I told the last guy who asked me that. Just tell them you didn't inhale.

    • Will: Carlton doesn't take drugs, he hates drugs, we still have to mix his aspirin in with applesauce.
      Nurse: Well, that wasn't applesauce we pumped out of his stomach.

    • (Carlton enters kitchen distressed)
      Carlton: Look at my face!
      Will: Oh please, man! We eatin'!
      Phillip: Will!
      Carlton: This is serious. The prom's only three days away and I got a pimple! (Points his pimple on the right side of his forehead)
      Phillip: Carlton, we're eating!

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