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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 5 Episode 21

Save the Last Trance For Me

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 17, 1995 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Put into a trance by a stage hypnotist, Will behaves like a 4-year-old just as the family gears up for an interview with the admissions head of a private school. Will Will come out of the trance in time?

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  • Will Smith acts like a 4 year old, and in style!

    I love this episode. Will gets put into a trance and acts as a 4 year old boy as Nicky is about to have an interview for his school! The greatest part of the episode happens in the second half and never stops!! Definitely one of the best of the season and a must see. Great acting by Will Smth
  • Will is four years old

    This was a very good episode. Not only were there two stories but both were good and intertwined. Niki has a chance to get into a very good school but no one can take him and Phillp eventually lets Will take Niki along. Will's time in the school were very funny. After that Carlton convinces Will to go to a magic show for a possible entertainer for his bachelor party. Will falls asleep at the show and when Carlton wakes him up they realize that they are let for the family's meeting for Niki to get into the school. It turns out that Will comes under the spell and acts like a four year old whenever he hears a bell. It was more funny that Carlton of the rest of the family finds out this until it's too late. I don't know what's more funny: Will acting as a four year old or Carlton acting like an authority figure to him.

    This was one of the more funnier episode of the season.moreless
  • Just another one of those eps to simply throw your head back and laugh!

    For some reason I remember watching this episode in particular as a kid and it took me a while to track it down again. After watching it again only recently, I realised why I enjoyed it back then - the immaturity.

    Will who was initially cynical about the hypnotist that Carlton wanted to book for his bachelor party was accidently hypnotised to think he was four years old again, referring to the earlier scenes of Nicky trying out for the top kindergartens. This plot brought out not only the immaturity of a hypnotised Will, but also highlighted that of Carlton and even, illustrating that anyone can have that bit of innocence in them that we see in Nicky.moreless
Caitlin Wachs

Caitlin Wachs

Penny Jillette

Guest Star

Max Maven

Max Maven

The Great Mentos

Guest Star

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Mr. Spiegel

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Carlton offers a snickerdoodle to four-year-old Will. A Snickerdoodle is a cookie credited to the Amish. Rather than mixing the spices (cinnamon and sugar) in the dough, the baker rolls the balls of dough into the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

    • Goof: Philip says that he was from the class of 1969. It was established in the first season that he started attending Princeton University in 1963. He should have earned his four-year degree in 1967.

    • When Carlton and Will enter the kitchen as Geoffrey is preparing food, the boom mic is briefly visible in the reflection of the glass cabinet.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Will starts dancing)
      Carlton: What's wrong with you?
      Will: I gotta go potty!
      Carlton: What are ya tellin' me for?
      Will: You gotta take me, please!
      Carlton: Hey! The buddy system stops at the pool mister!

  • NOTES (1)


    • Geoffrey mentions that he found the recipe for the puffs in the Gary Coleman Cookbook. Gary Coleman starred as Arnold Jackson in the TV series Diff'rent Strokes. The series ran from 1978 through 1985.

    • Carlton asks Geoffrey for a bell)
      Geoffrey: Does it look like I have a trolley in my trousers?
      This is an allusion to the 1944 Judy Garland film, Meet Me In St. Louis.

    • The episode title is taken from the song Save the Last Dance performed by The Drifters.