The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 4 Episode 21

The Harder They Fall

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 14, 1994 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Will is dating a girl named Lisa in this episode. Coincidentally, in the following season Will begins a dating another Lisa (Nia Long), who he will go on to become engaged to and nearly marries.

  • Quotes

    • Augustus: Aha! Civilization! 2 backpacks. And look! A broken radio! All we gotta do is stay here until these guys come back.
      Will: They are back.
      Augustus: They are? Where? Where?
      Will: THIS IS OUR STUFF!!!

    • Lisa: That is my boyfriend and my father out there!
      Clerk: So you are going to be twice as upset if they are dead, huh?

    • (after the plane has crash-landed)
      Will: I made it! I'm alive! (laughs) I can't believe it!
      Augustus: I can't believe it, either. Your damn chute wasn't supposed to open.

    • (after the plane stalls out)
      Augustus: Uh-oh. The engine's dead!
      Will: What?! (not surprised) Yeah. Oh, so I guess we're going down, huh?
      Augustus: Faster than a bucket of chicken at Oprah's!
      Will: Oh, so I should probably just confess all the nasty things I've done with your daughter, huh? Especially seein' as how in any second now, we're gonna be splattering all over those mountains down there.
      (Augustus opens the plane door and is about to jump)
      Will: Lemme tell you somethin', man. I'm from Philly. You have to wake up pretty early in the mornin' to get me with some ol'...
      (the door slams, and Will looks behind him to see that Augustus is gone)
      Will: Dad? Mr. Adams? Mr. Adams!
      (he stays still and thinks, until he screams while the plane flies down)

    • Carlton: Oh Will, have you no shame?
      Will: Of course, I'm ashamed of you.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Pád z výšky (Fall From Heights)

    • Cree Summer co-starred along with Will Smith's future wife
      Jada Pinkett-Smith on the NBC series A Different World.
      Smith would also star opposite Summer's best friend, Lisa Bonet, in the 1998 thriller Enemy Of The State.

  • Allusions

    • Title: The Harder They Fall
      The title of this episode is an allusion to the 1956 film The Harder They Fall starring Humphrey Bogart.