The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 4 Episode 14

Sleepless in Bel-Air

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 03, 1994 on NBC
SUBMIT REVIEW

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

9.2
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  • Will and Carlton study for exans

    8.5
    The first episode of 1994 was pretty good. Both Will and Carlton had exams and in typical fashion and one is ready and the other is not. If you had been watching the whole series or the whole series up to this point, I don't need to tell you. Even though it wasn't much of a story, but Hilary being the spokesperson for the coffee, was pretty funny. The story with Ashley was good as well. You get to see some of Will's teachings that Ashley uses on Phillp. I did find it surprising that Phillp was controlling in this episode then in the previous episode where he didn't seem to care. It was also weird that he never caught onto the lie she told. Phillp and Geoffrey and hunting down the cricket had it moments. The cracks that Geoffrey made were funny. Another funny moment is when Phillp tried to get the cricket and accidentally erased Carlton's paper, his reaction was kind of similar to Kevin from Home Alone.

    While not as good as the first, this was still a good episode.
  • The perfect example of a high-quality Fresh Prince episode.

    10
    Sleepless in Bel-Air revolves around Will's late-night struggle to study for his Chemistry test the next day; however, surrounding Will is a web of chaos, as each member of the family attempts to accomplish their own nocturnal goals. I don't want to spoil any of the jokes, but they are some of the series's finest. This fourth season episode was created during the peak of the show's creative energy, and it clearly shows. The characters are well-defined and the actors are very comfortable in the roles, making this episode one of many during this time period which flow very smoothly and believably from one scene to the next. Even considering the high quantity of good episodes, the sheer amount of action going on in Sleepless in Bel-Air makes it the best example of the comedic energy present in the fourth season.
  • Sleepless In Bel Air

    9.9
    This is definitely a classic episode as Will stays up all night studying for his chemistry test in which he only studies one sentence introducing the book and has so many brilliant and hilarious distractions such as Nicky crying, Carlton’s habits, Hillary’s coffee high, Ashley breaking curfew and the damn crickets chirping.

    From the start with Will faking his saxophone talents to the end where Will cheats then on a second take at Carlton’s request, says that next time he’ll study hard at his local library, the episode is a barrel of laughs with so many plots and gags that it is impossible not to like.
  • Will wait too long to study for his mid-terms, and once he finally gets down to craming a lot of distractions occur in the middle of the night, so bad he can't get past the first page.

    8.7
    Basically it's your simple modernized version of the Assop's Fable The Ant and the Grasshoper with the same moral. But it's funny because of the bizzare circumstances all of the character's around Will suffer from. The funniest being Uncle Phil's and Jeffery's safari hunt for an annoying cricket. Uncle Phil being agressive as usual and Jeffery going in out of his way to be usless and make things harder on Phil. Then there's Hillery being all hyper and Ashley being both rebelious and a jerk at the same time, who has a tendency to play scapegoat despite being aware of the crimes she commited at her free will. And in the end even though Will learned his lession you can't help but get the feeling he might not have learned it all the way.
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