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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 4 Episode 22

M is For the Many Things She Gave Me

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 25, 1994 on NBC
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Episode Summary

It's double trouble for Will when Philip's old flame visits with her daughter, who's attracted to Will. Does Will act and react on her advances?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Phillp's college friend visits

    In past episodes, we found that when Phillp was in college, he protested many things that were unfair. The last time the producers did this, it was a friend of both Phillp and Viv. This time it was just a friend of Phillp. We also find out that they came close to dating but never did. The women who played her, Pam Greer did a great job. There was a subtitle hint what would happen later when Will left with her daughter. We all knew that Will had game but both mother, and daughter? Wow. It was funny when Phillp accidentally spilled the beans Will and Janice to everyone. I also enjoyed how Will tried to stop Janice from doing anything even from the start. I like that Phillp spurned the advances of Janice. I like that it never came to anything and shows he made the right choice.moreless
  • “M” is for the Many Things She Gave Me

    This episode is ridiculous, a Graduate parody being slightly amusing but not one that can be sustained an entire episode, though the minor plots really made the episode a lot funnier, such as the bet that Will and Carlton made that is a sure thing, Will getting the girl, as Geoffrey points out, and Phil flirting with Janice causing Vivian to move him from the couch to the lawn.

    While Will has been known to give into temptation and put up a reasonably good fight this time, it still seems out of character for him to sleep with the mother, though there are some funny moments that come out of the plot but overall the episode is just average.moreless
  • This episode is about Phil's former girlfriend coming to visit and she brings her daughter. Will falls for her daughter but she is attracted to Will.

    I absolutely looove this episode because Will being the

    eye of Pam Grier's character affection is hilarious. She

    played the character really good and made her realistic.

    Elise Neal also played the daughter very good and I just

    loove her as an actress. Will and Uncle Phil both were the

    object of Pam Grier's character seduction. Once again I

    forgot Pam Grier's character name sorry!

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Will: Oh, yeah, Cleopatra Jones is a super bad ass sister.
      Cleopatra Jones was a character played by Tamara Dobson in two Blaxploitation films: Cleopatra Jones and Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold.

    • Wendy: Who do you think would win in a street fight: Cleopatra Jones or Grace Jones?
      Grace Jones is a model, singer, and actress. She played strong female characters in films such as Conan the Destroyer and A View to a Kill.

    • William Thomas Jr. is the fifth person who appears on The Fresh Prince, from The Cosby Show. The first was Macolm Jamal-Warner, the second was Raven Symone and the third was Allen Payne, and the fourth was Karen Malina White.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • (Will and Carlton are betting on who Janice's daughter will go out with)
      Geoffrrey: May I get in on this? Sure things don't come along every day. One hundred dollars on Master William.
      Carlton: What? Why him?
      Geoffrey: Well, I've seen you with women and quite frankly... you're an idiot.

    • Will: I'm 19 years old, and I have made some mistakes.
      Philip: Yeah, I'm 45, and I make them too. The secret is to learn from them.
      Will: Yeah, I learned my lesson. From now on I'm only dating girls with ugly moms.

    • Janice: Too bad, we could have had something special.
      Philip: I have something special.
      ( Philip looks at Vivian)

    • Philip: Do you know what it's like to go after a girl and not get her?
      Will: No.
      Philip: Well finally after two years I learned that Janice was never going to have me so, I settled for Vivian.
      (Vivian walks in and hears, then storms upstairs)
      Philip: Oh Vivian. I meant with, sweetheart that came out wrong, honey! Honey! Baby?!
      (Geoffrey walks in)
      Will: Geoffrey, prepare Mr.Banks' couch.

    • Carlton: Well, well, well. And where have you been all night mister?
      Will: I'm sorry. I only answer to people over five feet.
      (Will leaves)
      Philip: You're over five feet, aren't you?

    • Philip: The trick is to learn from your mistakes.
      Will: I learned from mine. From now on, I'm only dating women with ugly moms.

    • Philip: Will?
      Will: (screaming) OH MY GOD, Uncle Phil! (calms down) what are you doing sleeping out here?
      Philip: Your Aunt Vivian thought the couch was too good for me.

    • Philip: Vivian I'm just being friendly, that's all.
      Vivian: Saint Bernard's are friendly, but even they don't slobber as much as you do.

    • Will: Uncle Phil, you can not go to the hotel with that women.
      Philip: Its just a friendly little dinner.
      Will: Then dessert, the likes of which even you ain't never seen. Uncle Phil, Janice is the one that got away, right?
      Philip: Yeah.
      Will: Well, she didn't get away from me.
      Philip: Will, what are you talking about?
      Will: Okay Uncle Phil, the other night when I dropped off Wendy, I ran into Janice. She wanted to talk about the quake, so I went into her room. Then she said she wanted to slip into something more comfortable. Then we was talking and she showed me some pictures of San, San....something, and before I knew it...(fidgeting) TA-DOW.
      Philip: Ta-dow?
      Will: Taaa-dow.
      Philip: Taaa-d...oh, OH! YOU SLEPT WITH JANICE!
      (Everyone stands in shock)
      Ashley (imitating Philip): Ashley go to your room!
      Carlton: OH, I LOVE THIS!
      Ashley: And take Carlton with you.
      Carlton: Hey, I'm not going anywhere.
      Philip: You heard what I said!

    • Will: Hey hey I may have fallen for you last night. (falls onto the couch) But I am never falling for you again.

    • Carlton: Hold your permit, mister. What makes you think her daughter is gonna opt for you when she can have me?
      Will: Well, number one: 'cause I won't be saying stuff like "opt." Number two: 'cause Geoffrey still has to cut up your food.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The Ms. Robertson in this episode was likely inspired by the Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, a 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman as a clueless teen who is seduced by his girlfriend's 40-something mother.