The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 5 Episode 2

The Client (2)

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 19, 1994 on NBC
8.8
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Episode Summary

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Philip and Will don't see eye to eye on Ashley's singing career, but record producer Gordy Berry is all ears. Will discovered Ashley, will he get credit? Does somebody else help Ashley to to top or does she end at the bottom?

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Fine ep

    8.5
    Part 2 of this 2 part episode is clearly the better part. The story is more entertaining and there are clearly, more moments that made me laugh. The fact that Ashley has grown up does irritate me at times but this is a truly great episode
  • Season 5 starts part 2

    8.0
    This was an episode shown was one episode. I think the first part may have been better then the second. I will ignore that this season and the next were not as good as the first four and say this was an enjoyable episode. However I do have some things to say against episode. I think this episode would've been better if this was dragged out over a few episodes not one episode or two-part episode. You never get to see Ashley go from sweet Ashley to Ashley with a confidence that makes Hilary's small by comparison. Then again fame is fleeting. I wonder how the other pop stars went from nice to arrogant.

    You get to see that Will's ideas for Ashley were not the best, but I think with what happened may have set him up for something he would do later on. I like that Phillp never got mad at Will for Ashley turning into a diva. Other good moments include Bahley, (Ashley's real life sister, hallowen episode season 1) and Carlton being a lackey to first Will and then I Ashley. I did enjoy that Ashley was brought back down to earth. Despite some flaws this episode was still worth watching, but if you watch this, watch both parts together.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Anastasia Ali who plays Bashley is Tatyana Ali's younger sister who also was in the episode Someday your prince will be in effect as one of the trick or treaters.

    • Goof: After Ashley becomes a big-time diva, we see Will at the Peacock interviewing new talent for a replacement for Ashley with a sign that says, "Ashley Bank's Former Agent Seeking New Talent". It should say "Ashley Banks' Former Agent Seeking New Talent".

    • Goof: In the beginning scene, Uncle Phil tells Nicky to go use the restroom before they leave and Nicky goes, but towards the end of the scene Phil says that's everyone even though Nicky hasn't returned yet.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Will: We gotta do the tour, I got dates in all these cities.
      Gordy Barry: You booked the tour already?
      Will: No I'm sayin I got dates in all these cities!

    • Ashley: And Will, you're small potatoes.
      Will: Small potatoes? I'll show you how small my potatoes are.

  • NOTES (1)

    • In the original airing, this episode was shown together with the previous episode, What's Will Got to Do With It?, as a one-hour season premiere.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Will (to Carlton): Pour some water on her and she'll melt.
      Will is alluding to the 1939 film entitled The Wizard Of Oz. In the film, Dorothy (Judy Garland) throws water on the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) and the witch melts.

    • Will (to Gordy's associates): Hey Rob Fab, blame it on the rain brothers.
      Will was talking about Milli Vanilli who were a pop music duo that fraudulently released music in the 1980s.

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