The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 3 Episode 20

The Baby Comes Out

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 1993 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Vivian's baby is a week late, but family members and her visiting sisters are nowhere to be found when it's time to rush to the hospital. The only people left in the house is Ashley who is to young to drive. Where is Philip and Will?

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  • The episode that changes the future for the Banks is simply an incredible one

    As we know, in this episode Vivian is finally having the baby. The whole episode is filled with mayhem after mayhem, joke after joke and it all works great. The scenes with Will and Phil in the elevator were just priceless, the scenes at the saloon were just hilarious and all the injuries done to the arm were just priceless. This episode is one of the few episodes I laughed all 22 minutes straight. it was that good and everything in this episode was priceless. Definitely a future defining episode of the showmoreless
  • Viv has a baby

    You can't follow a previous episode like the last one. I am glad the producers realize this could not happen. My only complaint is that I think they should have done this a little latter and have more buildup to it. The episode itself was funny from start to end. The start of the episode was one of the funnier I have seen in a while. It was funny how scared Will was by it. I also like that two of Viv's sister came to help. Too bad Helen was not there. The scenes between the salon, elevator and the baby being bore were blended greatly together. While some bumps here and there and no official name this was a good episode.moreless
  • A very funny, yet family changing episode of Fresh Prince!

    This episode starts out with Phil waking everybody up to come with Vivian to the hospital but Phil's not wearing any clothes, not even underwear! And that scares Will for the rest of the day! "Poor mom? Poor me! I saw Uncle Phil naked! And he was running!"

    Vivian had so painful contractions that she hurt everybody's hands and ripped a pillow almost in half! I thought it was funny when the elevator broke down and Phil threatened that guy to give him and Will his phone. "Give me that d**n phone or I'm gonna rip your liver out and eat it... raw."

    And 2 things we've learned from watching this episode are 1. Never break someone's cigarette in half and stomp on it in the elevator or it will break down and 2. When a woman says "Drop dead, troll", it means she doesn't want you.

    Overall, a great, funny episode yet family changing because baby Nicholas Andrew Banks was born in this episode. I have this episode on audio tape because it was so funny. My favorite episode of Fresh Prince!moreless
  • Vivian is pregnant . . .

    Though in almost every family show, someone is pregnant, that show always tries to make it a unique episode, like The fresh Prince of Bel-Air's 'pregnant' episode. But, like in every show, at least one thing goes completely wrong. Like when Phil and Will got stranded in the elevator. Then Vivian hurts almost everyone's hands in the episode. Ouch! But I liked how some good decisions and remarks were good. Like when Phil and Will caught that man smoking in the elevator . . . Then Phil takes the cigarette and drops it on the ground and steps on it. That was good. (Though it caused the elevator to break down) But moving on to when Vivan, man, Vivian, (I keep on forgetting to add the extra 'i' in 'Vivian') kept waking everybody up in the middle of the night. Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!moreless
  • The Baby Comes Out

    This episode is very important as Nicky, Will’s fourth cousin is born in this episode and it could not have been handled better with the wave of hand crushing destruction, the elevator trapped and Ashley driving to the hospital.

    Hilary’s opinion of Vy’s aging and Carlton following the beauty girls around the salon were great bits of the subplot and the way that everything comes together at the end is very well written.

    I love Geoffrey’s crack about not knowing from looking which of Phil and Vivian looked pregnant and that is just one of many hilarious moments in this pivotal episode where Vivian finally has her baby.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This is the last time we see Vivian's sister, Janice.

    • Goof: When Philip falls over the Hospital Trolley and disappears out of camera shot, his legs can still be seen on the floor right beneath Carlton and Hilary, trying to get out of the cameras site. And even before he does we can already hear things being smashed and Carlton and Hilary are already looking straight ahead and reacting to the chaos he's caused.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Carlton: That girl wanted me, Aunt Janice.
      Janice: Carlton, when a woman says, "Drop dead, troll," it usually means she's not interested.

    • Philip: (calls out to the elevator repairman) 'EY! Hey, how much longer before somebody gets us outta here?! My wife's havin' a baby!
      Repairman: She ain't in there with ya, is she?
      Philip: No!
      Repairman: Good! 'Cause I'm goin' on a break.
      Philip: WHAT?!!
      (everyone in the elevator rants at the repairman)
      Repairman: Just kiddin'. Little elevator humor there.
      Man: Oh, man!
      Repairman: All right. I'll get ya outta there as soon as I can.

    • (Will looks at his beeper)
      Will: Whoa. Uncle Phil, that's Aunt Viv!
      Philip: Oh, my God. Somebody get us outta here! I'M HAVIN' A BABY!!

    • Janice: I took her some honey for her tea. She tells me she does not want honey from California. She wants honey from New Mexico!
      Vy: Puh-lease! Diva needs to get her butt out of Bel-Air a little more often!
      Will: If it get any bigger, it'll be in and outta Bel-Air the same time.
      (Vivian rings the bell again; everyone else groans)
      Will: All right. Come on, y'all. This ain't easy on Aunt Viv. I mean, the baby's a week late.
      (Vivian rings the bell over again)
      Will: All right. Dat bell is MINE! Who's with me?!!

    • Geoffrey: (enters in response to Vivian's bell) What a novel idea, that little bell.
      Vivian: Geoffrey, would you get us all something to eat, please?
      Geoffrey: Oh, golly, yes! Gee, it's great to be working in the big house!
      (he goes on about his work)
      Will: You've all met our butler. Chicken George?

    • Vivian: Wait a minute. Where's Helen?
      Vy: Oh, well, she couldn't come. She had to go to court with Lester.
      Vivian: Well, I thought the divorce was final months ago.
      Janice: That's right. And everything was going so well, until she saw Lester with another woman. And that's when she snatched off the wig.
      Vivian: (surprised) She snatched off the woman's wig?
      Janice: No. Lester's!
      (they all laugh)

    • Vivian: You can't drive.
      Ashley: Grow up. I've been taking the car since I was twelve.

    • Vivian: PHILIP!
      Philip: VIVIAN?!
      Vivian: PHILIP!
      Philip: VIVIAN!!
      Will: WILMA!!

    • (Philip is chewing Geoffrey out over the phone)
      Geoffrey: Yes sir, I'm a very very bad butler. In fact, I'm going to punish myself: no phone privliges for a week.
      (he hangs up on Philip)

    • (everyone in the living room is annoyed by the sound of Vivian's bell)
      Will, Philip, Carlton, Hilary, Ashley, Vy, and Janice: (all scream) STOP WITH THE DAMN BELL!!!!!!
      Janice: That's it! I'm never goin' back up there again.
      Philip: I'm sorry I ever went up there in the first place.

    • Vivian: I feel like I ate a Buick.
      Will: Looks like a Winnebago from here.

    • Will: I mean, getting woke up in the middle of the night by a naked man running around the house.
      Geoffrey: I'm sorry, I thought you were all asleep.
      Will: Not you, G.
      Geoffrey: Oh, never mind.

    • Philip: Get up! Hurry! Everybody, get up!
      Will: Yo! What's the matter, Uncle Phil--?
      (he screams)
      Philip: Calm down, Will! Calm down! It's Aunt Vivian! She's having the baby!
      Will: That ain't what scarin' me. You ain't got no drawers on!

    • Vivian (thinking she is going into labor): Philip, put on your damn pants and lets go!

    • Philip: (calls out to the elevator repairman) 'EY! Hey, how much longer before somebody gets us outta here?! My wife's havin' a baby!
      Repairman: She ain't in there with ya, is she?
      Philip: No!
      Repairman: Good! 'Cause I'm goin' on a break.
      Philip: WHAT?!!
      (everyone in the elevator rants at the repairman)
      Repairman: Just kiddin'. Little elevator humor there.
      Man: Oh, man!
      Repairman: All right. I'll get ya outta there as soon as I can.

    • Janice: What happened to Hilary?
      Vy: (runs back to the doorway to fetch Hilary)Hilary Violet Banks! GET YO' BUTT IN HERE! (drags Hilary inside and they walk up to the nurse, whose hand has been severely injured by Vivian's strong grip)
      Nurse: My hand!
      Carlton: I'm pretty sure Mom's been here.

    • Hilary: I can't go into a hospital looking like this. The place is full of doctors!
      Vy: Hilary, please don't tell me you're that superficial!
      Hilary: Well, it may be superficial to you, but I'm young. I can still get a husband.
      Vy: Not without any teeth, you won't!

    • Janice: Diva needs to get her butt out of Bel-Air more often!
      Will: If it was any bigger it would be in and out of it at the same time.

    • (nobody's around to take Vivan to the hospital so Ashley grabs the keys)
      Vivian: Ashley you can't drive!
      Ashley: Oh grow up, I've been taking the car since I was 12!

    • (Earlier, Philip destroyed a man's cigarette. Now, that man has a cell phone and Philip and Will need to call Aunt Vivian)
      Will (to Philip): Where I come from, when we want something, we step up on it and take it. Observe. (does a little jig) Look, if you don't let me use your phone, I'll start singing Paula Abdul's greatest hits.
      Man: You must want to use this phone really bad. Well, not as bad as I wanted that cigarette.
      Will: Stop. Ghetto time!
      (Philip grabs Will and pins him against the wall before he can do anything)
      Philip: Will, calm down. Now I've trained as a lawyer for many years. I was trained in the art of negotiation. Okay? Observe. (Philip walks up to the man) Sir? (The man turns around and Philip grabs the man by his jacket and pulls him close) Gimme that damn phone or I'm gonna rip your liver out and eat it raw.
      Will (to the man): That's right boy and he about due for a snack.
      Man (handing his cell phone to Philip): Yes sir.

    • Ashley: Poor mom.
      Will: Poor mom? Poor me! I saw uncle Phil naked! And he was running!

    • Philip: (to man smoking a cigarette in the elevator) Excuse me, sir, would you mind putting out that cigarette?
      Man: Hey. It's a free country.
      Philip: That's right. It certainly is. But it's against the law to smoke cigarettes in elevators.
      (the man puffs smoke into Philip's face; Philip takes the cigarette out of man's mouth, breaks it in half, and stomps on it; Will and the other people in the elevator applaud)
      Will: That's right, boy! This a New Jack City! (hi-5's Philip) You da man! You da man!
      (the elevator suddenly stops, and the lights go out)
      Will: You da BIG man that broke the elevator!

    • Carlton: If I'm not back in 20 minutes, be really happy for me!

  • NOTES (4)


    • Will: And whatever you do, never ever feed her after midnight!

      This is a reference to the '80s movie, "Gremlins". The protagonist of the movie is given strange little cute furry creatures as pets, with three rules, the last of which is to never feed them after midnight. When he does, the creatures begin to morph into evil monsters who wreak havoc on everything around them.

    • Will: If you don't give me the phone, I'm going to start singing Paula Abdul's greatest hits.
      This is a reference to the 1980s pop singer Paula Abdul.

    • Vivian: PHILIP!
      Philip: VIVIAN!
      Vivian: PHILIP!
      Philip: VIVIAN!
      Will: WILMA!
      This is an allusion to the The Flintstones cartoon in which Fred always yells WILMA! which is his wife's name.