The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 1 Episode 17

The Ethnic Tip

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 1991 on NBC

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  • Viv becomes a teacher at Will and Carlton's School

    A very solid episode. One of the best of the season. We get to explore into the character of Vivian more. This episode made you appreciate it more. You also appreciate Will more. Someone who talks about this history of black people gets a lesson from his aunt, a very powerful one. This also showed while Will appreciates black history it does show how lazy he is but also how smart he can be when Will applies himself. (see the meeting scene) This episode also had some funny parts to balance out the seriousness. Seeing the other students (all white) was a sight to see. The best part was at the end when Viv told Will how she feels about it. It was not a lecture or a talk down but a way to Will to open his eyes. This episode showed that a comedy can have serious endings. This episode is probably top 5 if not 3 of season 1.