The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 1 Episode 18

The Young and the Restless

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 21, 1991 on NBC
out of 10
User Rating
67 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

When Philip's elderly mother comes for a visit, they have different ideas on how she should recover from a cold. Philip wants mom to act her age and recover quietly while Granny has a different idea. Who wins in this battle against wills?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Phillp's mom visits again

    I liked this episode and it had some good moments. I always liked the character of Hattie. I love how she treats Will like one of her own grandchildren. I also enjoyed the part with Phillp and his mom.. About how Phillp, while intentioned does not know what's always best for his mom. I also liked that despite her age she can kick it with younger people. Like in the past episode, the ending was serious (but as serious as the last one). A good episode that is worth seeing.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the fresh prince phillps mother is coming over to the house to stay there for few days cuz she has a cold and philp is excited and is planning activits that he thinks his mother should be doing but she seems to want to do that cuz she starts to hangout with wil and they go to a concert and have loads fun and phillp is very angry but his mother tells him how it is and he final accepts that phillp tells her how he is worried and only wants the best of care for hermoreless
  • mama

    During the first season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air the show had a little bit too many serious moments during their show, and the end of this episode was one of them. There was no need for that, "Then let me live!" comment.

    The mama calling Uncle Phil Zeke was funny, but her performance as a whole brought the episode down. Thankfully there were some good Will bits during this episode that made it worth watching, as well as the hilarious King Tut statuette in place of Will in his bed.

    Not a tremendous episode here, but definitely a funny one.moreless
  • The Young and The Restless

    Even funnier than the first appearance of Phil’s mother, this episode focuses on the relationship between her and Will and has very funny scenes such as Will’s foolproof escape plan and the concert scenes.

    The ending seemed a little predictable but was quite well done and shows again that through their complicated relationship, Phil and his mother care for each other though Philip cares too much to let her out of the house.

    Overall, this is a great episode which has great lines from all of the characters, and a few proposals from Will, and is very funny in most of the scenes,, especially Phil on stage.moreless
Gregory Alan Williams

Gregory Alan Williams

Security Guard

Guest Star

Tom Holiday

Tom Holiday

Handsome Man

Guest Star

Shaun Baker

Shaun Baker


Guest Star

Virginia Capers

Virginia Capers

Hattie Banks

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When will asks Hattie if she brought the picture of Phil and the goat, it should have been a picture of the pig because that's what he really had when he was younger explain in Not With My Pig You Don't.

    • Grandma tells the family to be careful of the wet floor as they enter the kitchen but she dances on the same floor with Will to a Heavy D tape.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Philip: Will, you're grounded!
      Will: Aw, just for playing music loud? Shouldn't that just be like no dessert?

    • Hattie: Hilary, tomorrow we're gonna go get those facials!
      Hilary: Grandma, you haven't lived until you've had a mud mask!
      Hattie: What people don't pay for in Beverly Hills!

    • Carlton (after finding Will's snoring tape): I can't believe how low Will would stoop to decieve you. With this tape, who knows how many times he could sneak out of the house for a whole night completely unnoticed?
      (puts the tape in his pocket)

    • Hattie: I can't believe them charging $10 for these T-shirts.
      Will: I'll still never figure out how you managed to talk him down to $1.25 and a picture of Grandpa.

    • Hattie: Now, don't go giving me that look Zeke. That's the same look you gave me at the county fair when I wouldn't let you climb up the greasy pole. Now, you're not all that mad at me, are you?
      Philip: Well mama, yes I am. I try to set some rules down for Will and you undermine my authority. I know how to handle things. I am an adult.
      Hattie: I am too, Zeke.
      Phil: I know that.
      Hattie: Do you? How many adults do you tell to take a nap?
      Philip: Mama, I was just worried about you.
      Hattie: But I'm fine baby.
      Philip: I know. When you had the flu and I talked to you on the phone, you sounded so small. I just want you to live a long time.
      Hattie: Than Zeke, let me live.

    • Will: Do you think it'll work?
      Hattie: Will, I've sneaked out to more barn dances, hay rides, and midnight skinny dips than a bird has pecks.

    • Will: Okay Ashley, first we'll take Grandma to see the llamas, and then we'll go on the roller coaster and the Ferris wheel.
      Ashley: Will for the last time, we are NOT breaking in to Michael Jackson's house!

    • Hattie: But I want to go swimming.
      Phil: You shouldn't be swimming when you're recovering from the flu, everybody let your grandmother rest so she can take a nap.
      Hattie: Take a nap...why doesn't he just throw me in a playpen?

    • Hattie: Your uncle gave me one of these books to find all the words in it, well I found them all, now what do I do with them?

    • (Geoffrey drapes a large blanket over Hattie's shoulders)
      Hattie: Did I just win the Kentucky Derby?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Will (to Hattie): Good work double-O-7!
      This is an allusion to James Bond, the fictional British spy created by Ian Fleming in 1953. Bond's code name is 007.