The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 3 Episode 15

Robbing the Banks

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 18, 1993 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Philip is quick to judge an ex-con Will urged him to hire as a handyman. The house is robbed and the first person they accuse is the ex-con.

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  • 'Robbing the Banks' is so far, one of my favorites!

    An absolute classic of an episode is produced here! This episode features an ex-con who is given a chance to work for the Banks' when Geoffrey goes on leave and Vivian leaves but only to find themselves slowly getting robbed.

    Even though the episode was an absolutely hilarious episode such as all of Will's reactions when things go missing to the ex-con himself, the twist of plot was quite predictable.

    Now I won't criticize that because this is no Epic motion picture and I certainly wouldn't lower the rating because everything in this episode worked so well. It was funny at most times making for perhaps one of the most enjoyable episodes of the show so farmoreless
  • The Banks are robbed

    This was a nice episode. On a small note. I like that the ex-con, Luther was also Tom from Lost. The scene with Will in the courtroom was funny. The guy that came before Luther in front of Phillp seemed familiar. Anyway I like that how quickly the family took to Luther. He was enjoyable character. One of the funnier parts of this episode was Phillp's assistant. He remained me of a "whiter" version of Carlton. While I did enjoy the ending, I didn't like that the story of Luther was not wrapped up. Overall a good episode.moreless
  • Robbing The Banks

    This episode has a very entertaining outlook on people’s prejudices against ex-cons and plays it very funnily, with some hilarious scenes involving Will turning Phil’s words against him and the real thief, the brown nosing assistant Will was making great cracks about at the beginning.

    Carlton and Hilary had great responses to the fact that their new handyman was an ex-con and there is great humour that comes out of the senior day aswell.

    Overall, this teaches everyone an important lesson about giving people a second chance (except Ashley destroying a very valuable baseball), and is a very funny episode.moreless
  • the banks get robbed and they blame the ex-con who Will got Uncle phil to hire in court

    funny episode. not one of the better ones but it still had a decent number of jokes. A bit of a surprise to find out that Uncle Phil's assistant was the one who had robbed them instead of Luther. Funny how Ashley took Will's signed Mickey Mantle's and used it batting practise after wiping the signature off the ball. Will manages to convince Uncle Phil to hire an ex-con in court to fix the house which has been ravaged by numerous problems. He was extremely adamant about doing so but Will managed to turn his own words earlier against him. very funny though.moreless
  • Luther's in the house!

    This is episode was very good. I liked it a lot, and it was very funny. I never thought Uncle Phil would hire Luther, but he did thanks to Will. Towards the end of the episode, when the furniture was stolen, I really thought it was Luther. We did find out it wasn't him, but when waiting to see if it was, the suspense was killing me. Other television shows can learn from great episodes such as this one.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When they think Luther robbed them, Philip states that he called the police. Moments later, Will also states that he's going to call the police, and is then surprised when an officer has already arrived at the kitchen door, but he knew Philip already called the police from the previous scene.

    • Will threatens to tell on Carlton for calling 1-900-HORNY, which is obviously not a real number it doesn't contain enough digits.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Will: I'm calling the police man.
      Police show up
      Will: Damn! That was fast! They must've thought we was white folks.

    • Carlton: Forget it Will. I'm not going to the beach, I'm going to the library.
      Will: Oh, really? Well I got 10 spangies here that say you going to the beach.
      Carlton takes the money and hold's it to his ear
      Carlton: They lied. HAHA!
      Carlton runs off

    • Carlton: If it looks like a duck, smells like a duck, and acts like a duck, what is it?
      Will: Your prom date.

    • Carlton: (To Will) Well what do you want me to do? Go up to Luther and say, hey, mister. Can I have my baseball back? And please don't snap my neck like a twig.

    • Will: (screaming at the top of his lungs and doing hilarious body gestures upon discovering that the entire house has been cleaned out)
      Ashley: What happened in here?!
      Will: We've been robbed!
      Hilary: Oh my God. What did they take?!

    • Philip: You have some nerve coming back here after you robbed us.
      Luther: Excuse me? I didn't rob you guys.
      Carlton: Oh please.
      (everyone looks around for Carlton who is hiding behind the wall between the family room and the kitchen)
      Carlton: And...if this wall wasn't here, you'd be sorry.

    • Philip: Well, I suppose we all learned a lesson from this.
      Will: Yeah, don't work for you.

    • Will: Man I wished that Luther was here, 'cause if he was I'd... (Luther walks in) ...scream like a girl! Uncle Phil! Luther's in the house!
      Luther: Yeah! Diggin' with my bad self!

    • Philip: Edward? Officer, there must be a mistake.
      Officer: No, there is no mistake. We saw his liscence plate hanging down, we pulled him over, suspect broke down and confessed to cleaning you out.
      Philip:Why would he want to rob me?
      Officer: Well, he said that he's sick and tired getting you bagels, it's not his job to iron your robes, and you unfairly accused him of calling 1-900-horny.

  • NOTES (3)