The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 3 Episode 17

The Best Laid Plans

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 01, 1993 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Will tries to dupe a girl into intimacy. Will has the good and evil in him though. Does he go through with his plans?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Typical Will falls in love with a girl!

    Here in this episode, Will has a strong desire to get in bed with a girl but her conscience doesn't want to go through with it. Upon Uncle Phil's trust that Will will make the right decision, he goes and fake proposes to her by Father Jazz!

    This episode is a typical Will Smith classic! Its funny, its sad, its plain stupid and it makes it great. Had this episode been done in Season 2, it would've been pretty bad but under the authority and direction of Season 3, it fits in perfectly. A definite worth a watchmoreless
  • Will gets "married"

    As we have seen in the past Will has been a ladies man. Sometimes he strikes out other times he is successful. Most times he is successful. He is also is someone that generally doesn't go over the line. This time he crosses the line. Will meets a girl who doesn't want to have sex until she is married. The "marriage" was funny. You didn't realize the "pastor" was Jazz until the camera panned on him. What Will did cross the line but he didn't cross it too far that made u hate him. There were some funny moments like the wedding. There was also the discussion about "cars" was also good. Overall, this was a good episode.moreless
  • 317

    "The Best Laid Plans" is the episode title here, an obvious play on words as Will tried to dupe a girl into bed.

    The high points here were Will and Uncle Phil's sex metaphors, an appearance by Jazz as a phony priest marrying Will and his girlfriend. The woman they got for this part was fugly and I think that hurt the episode because I could not believe that somebody would go to extraordinary lengths to get with her.

    There are better episodes out there, but this installment of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was definitely good for a few laughs.moreless
  • The Best Laid Plans

    This episode is very funny, especially the revelation that Jazz was the minister and the wedding was clearly fake (he didn’t get thrown out of the chapel though) and Will’s plans don’t go exactly as expected when he tells the truth and gets punched in the face when he would have got laid if he’d continued lying.

    Jazz’s pickup line as a minister is brilliant and he is hilarious as usual, as is Will and Phil, his evil plan to haunt Will until he came up with a plan wicked enough being a great end to this very amusing episode.

    Hilary and Carlton’s interpretation of the situation after hearing the three words is a hilarious moment and I think that this is well deserving of a superb score.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When will takes Monique to the hotel, it shows that the hotel is one where the door entrance to the rooms are on the outside. But when Will carries Monique into their hotel room, they enter from an inside hallway, as if the hotel was one where the room entrances are inside.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Will talking to Philip about sex and using cars as a euphemism)
      Will: Hey Uncle Phil, can I talk to you for a second?
      Philip: Do you have to?
      Will: Come on Uncle Phil. This is serious man. I need to talk to you
      Philip: Cars?! Well I guess it's about time that you and I started talking Oh no! This car isn't in trouble is it?
      Will: Oh no, no, no, no. Never been off the lot as far as I can tell.
      Philip: Look Will, driving is serious business. Now, these days you got to think about safety. You never want to go for a ride in your car without your seat belt. And uh, use your breaks, don't floor it. Because, then you throw a rod, you flood your carburetor, you crack your block, do you understand what I am saying?
      Will: No man.
      Philip: No sex before marriage.
      Will: Come on Uncle Phil, it's the nineties.
      Philip: Take a cold shower.
      Will: I've been doing that since the eighties. It don't work no more.
      Philip: Look Will, I know I am talking to teenage hormones from hell, but, if care about this young lady, you don't want to do anything to damage the relationship. And intimacy requires a real commitment.

    • (Geoffrey enters carrying flowers)
      Geoffrey (handing flowers to Vivian): Here you are, madam. I am guessing they're not from me. I haven't put out in years.

    • Will: Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Jean-Claude Van DAMN, I'm fine!!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Title: The Best Laid Plans
      This is taken from the saying, which is adapted from a line in To a Mouse, by Robert Burns, "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley." It means that no matter how carefully something is planned, there is always something that goes wrong.