The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 3 Episode 3

That's No Lady, That's My Cousin

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 28, 1992 on NBC
9.2
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Episode Summary

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Enrolled at the newly coed Bel-Air Prep, Ashley begins dressing to entice guys, using Will's preferences in women as her examples; Will and Carlton's prep school goes coed.

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  • Another memorable episode!

    9.5
    This episode focuses on Ashley attending Bel Air prep, which has now been turned into a mixed school. Ashley starts to grow up and becomes popular only to learn a valuable lesson later on



    This episode seems to me, as if it is the turning point of the show. Vivian and Phil are dealing with troubling times ahead of their baby. Hilary needs to find a place to stay. Ashley is beginning to grow up and Carlton himself is changing



    Again, the script to the episode was absolutely fantastic as was the story. It really shows that this show is now turning on its head into a much more entertaining show. This season so far has clearly showed that.



    A lot of great jokes and a very entertaining episode. However, the lip stick Ashley was too hard to look at LOL

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  • Ashley is growing up

    7.5
    In the pilot, we see Ashley as a young girl that Will takes under his wing. Slowly, but surely we see her grow up. Since the end of last season, it has happened more often and this was a bigger step toward that. It's interesting to see her kind of disobey Will like that. I like that Phillp and Viv didn't get too heavily involved. The funnier parts of the episode are Hilary trying to find an apartment and Will and Carlton "judging the women at Bel-Air Prep. The best part might have been the ending.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show fresh prince will and carlton find out that there school is going to now be coed and there really excited to check out the prospects and there all looking at the girls when they walk in and ashley whos is now going t obe going to the school and she cant seem to find friends and she wants to hang out with will but it cramps there style and she then goes and dress kinda sluty and all the guys are going after her but she thinks she is popular but will knows the real reason they want to have sex with her and she final finds out the truth . this was a good epmoreless
  • That's No Lady, That's My Cousin

    9.4
    From the video recording at the start to Will (almost) realising how superficial he is at the end, this episode is a barrel of laughs.



    The subplot of Hillary apartment hunting is very funny, Phil realising that Hillary was still managing to win by moving into the pool house, showing that it is very hard to get rid of her.



    Ashley trying to be popular was also a terrific plot, Carlton more concerned with the benefits of the co-ed school than comforting his sister and Will being the cousin to the rescue again.



    Overall, this episode is very funny and is one that has both a solid plot and a moral that the character doesn't learn at the end.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • For this episode it shows that Bel Air Academy is going coed but in the second season it shows that there are already girls attending Bel air academy so the writers must have made a mistake.

    • Goof: When Kenny is hitting on Ashley, a hotter girl walks by and he runs after her ditching Ashley. The girl and Kenny run down the hallway and then turn left. Carlton sees what happens and instead of comforting Ashley he runs after the hot girl as well. He turns right instead of left, even though he clearly saw where they went.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Ashley: Kenny wanted the girl with back.
      Will: Well you see Kenny's a special case.
      Ashley: Carlton went after the same girl.
      Will: Carlton's a basket case.

    • Will: Real guys appreciate girls like you for what you are.
      Ashley: Well what about the guys in the hallway yesterday?
      Will: Well...
      Ashley: And all the guys in the beer commercials?
      Will: Well...
      Ashley: And all the guys who take Hillary out?

    • (Philip is telling Willand Carlton about his freshman year at Princeton)
      Philip: For extra money, I had to work for the Princeton Daily. My first assignment was to interview the town's most famous stripper: Boom-Boom Lasalle.
      (they start laughing)
      Will: I wonder why they called her that.
      Philip: For some reason, she took a liking to me. So she invited me to come with her and her sister to her dressing room for drinks.
      Will: You the man, Uncle Phil!
      Philip: Anyway, one thing led to another and before you know it, this old country boy...(Vivian slams a plate of food on the table in front of him) finished his Yoohoo and went right home.

    • Carlton: (women are everywhere in his school now) Its a disgrace. Its a scandal. Its an outrage. (A hot woman walks past him) Its the mother of my children.

    • (Ashley is worried about her first day at a new school)
      Ashley: What if no one likes me?
      Will: Just do what Carlton does: give them money.

    • Will: Or maybe I'm more obessed with breasts and thighs as Colonel Sanders ever was.

    • Will(to Ashley): What did you have for breakfast, hormones?

    • Kenny: Baby I'm telling you. You got more moves than a bowl of jello. And there's always room for jello.
      Ashley: Wow!
      Will: Dude sounds like a jackass.
      Carlton: Actually Will he sounds like you.
      Ashley: So when are we going out?
      Kenny: Oh, I don't know baby. You have to let me check my book and I'll get back to you. You see, I wanna make sure I can give you, my undivided attention.
      Carlton: Actually Will he's better than you.
      Kenny: I mean look at you. You got it going on. You got sweet hips, lips, and finger tips. (beautiful girl walks by) But baby got back! (to Ashley) Bye baby. (while running to other girl) Whoa! Whoa! Wait a minute!
      Carlton: Look I know my sister needs me, but that girl is babe-a-licious!
      Will: Carlton, I think you know what you have to do.
      Carlton: I know. But still, I would have like to have been there for Ashley. (runs after the beautiful girl)

    • (A hot chick just passed by Will)
      Will: Girl. I know your feet must be tired, cause you been walking through my mind all day. Come 'ere.

    • Carlton: Wow! She's cool, she's hot, she's...
      Will: Your baby sister man!
      Carlton: Ahhhhhhhhh!

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Will: Or maybe I'm more obsessed with breasts and thighs as Colonel Sanders ever was.
      An obvious spoof to Colonel Sanders, the man who single handedly built the KFC franchise today.

    • Will: I have fallen and I can't get up.
      Will's line is a popular catchphrase of 1990s culture based upon a rather cruel joke. The phrase was originally used in a TV commercial for a medical emergency service called Life Alert. It featured an elderly lady named Mrs. Fletcher who had fallen in her home and used the device to call for help.

    • Kenny: There's always room for Jell-O.
      This line is a from the famous Jell-O advertising slogan.

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