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?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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.