The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 2 Episode 4

PSAT Pstory

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Will is the picture of confidence while Carlton is a frazzled bundle of nerves preparing for college aptitude tests. Carlton is basing his whole future on this one test score while Will thinks of it as only a test.

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  • Finally, a PERFECT Season 2 episode

    I thought that this episode was PERFECT! I'm glad there's finally an episode in Season 2 that I can call perfect. I thought the Will/Carlton story was just absurdly entertaining and the short sub-plot with Geoffrey was great little addition. This episode clearly illustrates exactly how Carlton takes studying. I thought that this episode is easily Season 2's funniest up until now and I hope there are more laughs along the way.

    I pretty much laughed at everything that happened in this episode after Will realized he got the higher score in the aptitude test.moreless
  • Will and Carlton take the PSAT

    I liked this episode. For the first time two story lines were good. Like with his uncle, Will has a complicated relationship with Carlton. If you had been watching the whole series up to this point, the result of their PSAT scores should not be that much of a surprise. It's a callback to the end of the pilot to Will's smarts. The scene with Will, Carlton, the teacher, and the principal shows how Will is charming. While at this point, Will and Carlton are not friends if this had happened before, Will would not help Carlton this much. The second part was good too. G has always been a faithful servant and been loyal to the Banks family and Will. I liked how he step up for himself. He was not doing it to mean or trying to cheat the Banks family. He was doing for what he thought was fair. This was a good episode and kept the improvement of Season 2.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the fresh prince its psat time at school and carlton has been preparing for weeks and will has just been longing around all week and relaxing carlton has been telling will this test is really important and will just thinks of it as a regular test and when they go take the test and results come back carlton thinks will got a really bad score but will read it wrong and he got a better score then carlton but carlton can take the fact he got beat and so he ends up getting caught cheating in class and will trys to get him out of it but carlton gives it away and at the end will tells carlton the stuff he is better at himmoreless
  • Carlton never accept the fact that Will,got an great score and he didn't.

    As Will and Carlton,prepare themselves for the PSAT.Carlton thinks that its based on their future and stuff.Will thinks its only just an test.Meanwhile Geoffrey,while listening to another butler,who told them what his boss gave them.He begin to asked Philip for an raise.However of course Phil,doesn't accept making Geoffrey quit his job.When the test came.Carlton begin to think that he has an higher score,than Will.However when he looked again.He discovered that Will,got an higher score.Which broken Carlton spirit of course.Vivian and Philip begin to work their negotion with Geoffrey to come back,and work for them again.Will tells Carlton that there are things that he is better at than he is.

    Excellent episode funny.moreless
  • PSAT Pstory

    This is one entertaining episode with Will beating Carlton in a test by one point, Carlton’s reaction being priceless and Will hanging it over his head is also a very funny addition to the plot. My favourite bit would have to be the Spiro-whatever he said sports injury excuse Will comes up with for Carlton’s cheating which was quite funny with some great quotes from Coach Smiley and Carlton stupidly thanking Will for getting him out of cheating while they were still in the room.

    The other plot of Geoffrey leaving was also entertaining with great gags about the family doing the work and the battle of the butlers at the start.

    Overall, this episode strengthens the relationship between Will and Carlton as Will actually sticks to his cousin even after he cheated off him.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the scene where Will and Carlton are in the Principle's office, Will's tie goes back and forth between being tucked into his pants and hanging loose.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Will: Carlton, man, I think it's time for you to come out of the closet.
      Coach Smiley: Whoa! No, there's no need for that in here boys.

    • Vivian (after Geoffrey quit): Philip, we have got to get him back and I don't care if we have to beg.
      Hilary: Yeah Daddy.
      Philip: I don't get down on my knees and beg to anyone.
      (explosions come from the oven)
      Vivian: Oh no!
      Philip: But I'm not averse to sitting up and begging.

    • Coach Smiley: I went through four years of school on a football scholarship and graduated with honors, so I know a thing or two about cheating.

    • Carlton: Admit it Will, I beat you in gym.
      Will: Okay, fine Carlton, you can get your shorts on way faster than me.
      Carlton: Right.
      Will: Of course, yours have a lot shorter way to travel.

    • Carlton: Busy, Will?
      Will: Ah, I was about to jet the Riviera with Whitney Houston but since I'm grounded. I guess I can spare five or six months.

    • Vivian: That supermarket was a snake pit. I almost got thrown out of the express lane for being ONE item over the limit. You'd be surprised how fast you can eat a sponge cake when you have to.

    • Vivian: Boys, what do you think your punishment should be?
      (Carlton raises his hand)
      Will: Don't. It's a set-up.

    • Carlton: I'm more responsible than you. Everyone knows I have better manners than you.
      Will: Carlton, there's one more thing you do better than me.
      Carlton: Really? What?
      Will: You irritate the hell outta me. Get out of my room.

    • Carlton: Will, if I were you, I'd spend the weekend studying.
      Will: And if I were you, I'd get a red nose and some big shoes and call it a day.

    • Philip: Carlton just wants to be prepared for the PSATs.
      Carlton: Prepared: from the Latin word 'prepari'.
      Philip: Carlton, shut up.
      Hilary: Shut up: from the big guy, your father.

    • Philip: There I was in the middle of an arbitration between two of my biggest clients and I get pulled out because Butch-Cassady and the Sundance Kid here want to pull a fast one.

    • (Will and Carlton enter the kitchen with cleaning equipment)
      Carlton (about the PSAT): I don't believe it. You couldn't have done better than me. Somewhere, there's an Asian Will Smith and he's really ticked.
      Will: Carlton, it was one measly little percentile point, alright. But, I won't hesitate to throw it in your face if you don't leave me alone.
      Carlton: Well, everyone still knows I have the superior intellect.
      (sprays the kitchen window)
      Will: Then why are you using car wax on the window?

    • Philip: Carlton, you can wear my old Princeton sweater today for good luck.
      Will: Or he could throw it in the air and plug up that big hole in the ozone.

    • Hilary: Geoffrey just looked back and gave a sad little wave.
      Will (to Ashley): And fortunately, you're too young to know what he was waving.

    • Geoffrey (mockingly, after Philip makes an offer for a small raise): Thank you, sir, and with my new-found wealth, I shall be able to treat myself to a Happy Meal.

  • NOTES (1)