The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 6 Episode 17

The Butler's Son Did It

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 18, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode it's disclosed that Geoffrey Butler's middle name is Barbara.

    • On the wall beside the pool house, you can see 2 picture holders hanging. On the left picture holder, the bottom left picture is the Platinum First Edition of the comic book titled Static, a Milestone/DC teenage character who could control electricity, and one of the few black superheroes ever.

  • Quotes

    • Will: Geoffrey doesn't fall for anything.
      (Fredrick knocks at the back door and Geoffrey answers it)
      Fredrick: Are you Geoffrey?
      Geoffrey: I am.
      Fredrick: Than you must be my father.
      (Geoffrey faints)
      Nicky: He fell for that.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Návštěva ze Starého světa (Visit from the Old World)

  • Allusions

    • Will says that Fredrick has the same interests as Miss July. This is an allusion to the magazine, Playboy.

    • Philip tells Hilary that her story is a riches-to-riches story. This is an allusion to the term Rags to Riches. The common example is Horatio Alger Jr., a fictional character. An actual person who went from rags to riches is Abraham Lincoln. In both cases, the person went from nothing to something substantial.

    • The title of this episode is taken from the phrase The Butler Did It from the Milton Bradley board game Clue.