The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 3 Episode 24

Six Degrees of Graduation

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 10, 1993 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Vy anticipates Will's graduation with enthusiasm, but there may be discord when she learns Will is failing music. To pass his music class, Will must sing at the graduation ceremony -- with a class of eight-year-olds.

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  • Will graduates from high school or does he?

    While I did enjoy this episode, I thought like with the pregnancy and the re-wedding, this could've been better. This was still a funny episode. Like I have said before Will has always gotten by on his charm. This time it almost caught up to him. Seeing Will dress up in the flower costume was one of the highlights of the season. His performance at the graduation ceremony was also funny. That kid with the curly hair remands me of Ben Savage (Cory from Boy Meets Word) And while the part where Phillp interviews the potential babysitters was funny but too bad they didn't find a nanny. Another good part was seeing Will's mom. It was too bad that not all of Will's aunt could come to the ceremony. Overall despite some flaws this was a good episode to end the season.moreless
  • I really enjoyed this episode

    I loved this episode mostly because of the recital sequence! You could totally make out Will's voice in the song. Carlton's speech was funny too!(Silent snickers) He had You-Know-Who on his paper to "motivate" him. I loved one more thing: when Will was about to fight with the little kid. " You wanna take this out to the monkey bars?" Since this was the "last episode" for Janet Hubert-Whitten, I was really sad. She was a MUCH better actor and more sophisticated. I wish she stuck around for at least one more season. Well, uh that's all I can write...:-)moreless
  • Six Degrees Of Graduation

    As usual, the laughs keep coming in this episode where Will has to do a recital with primary schoolers to graduate, a hilarious plot in itself but when you include Phil trying to find a babysitter on the side, it becomes hilarious. The interviews are hilarious, especially Jazz (“I’m here to look after Hilary!”).

    This episode marks a very important moment in the series as Will and Carlton finish High School, hence the later seasons being in college, which provide equal entertainment.

    Overall, this episode ends one of the funniest seasons on a hilarious note and I believe there are too many hilarious moments to count them all, highlights being the hip recital, Will pointing out he’s not going to have a career in music and Carlton’s valedictory speech.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Janet Hubert-Whitten left the show after finishing the third season. Daphne Maxwell Reid took over her role as Vivian Banks for the final three seasons. Apparently Janet, Will Smith, and the producers were not getting along well. She was offered a contract for the fourth season but she decided not to sign.

    • Goof: During the end credits, Jeff Townes (Jazz) is listed with incorrect information. He is listed as Jeffrey A. Townes as DJ Jazzy Jeff. The name of Jeffrey's character in the show is Jazz, not DJ Jazzy Jeff. Someone confused the name of the character with Jeff's name in music.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Will: Look. All right? Now, I know the 2 of you are upset about me not graduating. Okay? But you'll get over it. Okay? You'll have to! All right? 'Cause I made up my mind, and nothin' either of you can say is gonna change that. Okay? 'Cause I'm a man. All right? With strong man emotions! And there's no way that this man is gon' get up on that stage and embarass himself at graduation! No! No! NO!

    • Mrs. Bassin: Okay, students. Don't forget to get here early tomorrow, so you can be measured for your costumes for the recital.
      (all students leave, except Will, who reacts)
      Will: Recital?
      Mrs. Bassin: That's right.
      Will: Uh, Mrs. Bassin, my sister, listen. I appreciate everything you tryin' to do for me, but look. I'm not about to embarass myself in front of a group of strangers.
      Mrs. Bassin: Mr. Smith, my brother, you're not going to embarass yourself in front of a group of strangers.
      Will: That's what I said.
      Mrs. Bassin: You'll be performing for your friends at graduation.
      Will: What? Are you trippin'?! No way!
      Mrs. Bassin: Then you won't be able to graduate, I'm afraid.
      (she leaves, but Will calls out to her)
      Will: Then I'm afraid I'm not gonna be able to sign your YEARBOOK!!

    • (Will and the kids are nearing the end of Musical Jeopardy!)
      Mrs. Bassin: Now, for the final question. The answer is: a cleft.
      (most of the kids raise their hands, but Will stands up)
      Will: I know! I know! Um, um, what is that thing that Michael Jackson had built into his chin?

    • Will: (after his team failed on Musical Jeopardy!) What you are lookin' at?
      Michael: Not much.
      Will: Hey, look, man, we can take this out to the monkey bars!
      Michael: Anytime, anyplace!
      Will: I'm just kiddin'. You da man.

    • Philip interviewing applicant for babysitting
      Philip: So, Janie, wen did you first deiced you wanted to take care of children?
      Janie: When I was so instructed by the Lord of the Eighth Circle.
      (suspenseful music plays)

    • Will talking about America's obligations to third world countries
      Will: If one child goes hungry, we must feed it. If one child shivers, we must shelter it.

  • NOTES (2)


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