Since Will's mother and Lisa's father married each other they became stepbrother and stepsister.
Lisa's real first name is Buela. Lisa is her middle name.
Jazz's wife Jewel apparently lied about her whole life to Jazz, and it's revealed that, her name is really Hortense. Needless to say, Jazz and his wife get a divorce.
Carlton offers a snickerdoodle to four-year-old Will. A Snickerdoodle is a cookie credited to the Amish. Rather than mixing the spices (cinnamon and sugar) in the dough, the baker rolls the balls of dough into the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Goof: Philip says that he was from the class of 1969. It was established in the first season that he started attending Princeton University in 1963. He should have earned his four-year degree in 1967.
When Carlton and Will enter the kitchen as Geoffrey is preparing food, the boom mic is briefly visible in the reflection of the glass cabinet.
Goof: Will asks the nurse if he will be able to slam dunk, and the nurse says yes, but Will says he never could. But, Will played basketball for the high school basketball team till he graduated, and slammed dunked the rim in the episode where he and Jazz show up the team Carlton is on.
Goof: At one point when Will, Carlton, and Ashley are watching TV, Carlton has on a striped sweater. The camera moves to something else for a second then back to Carlton and he has on a yellow sweater. Then he has on the striped sweater again a few seconds later.
Goof: The level of punch in Will's punch cup changes before and after Will makes his announcement of he and Lisa's engagement at his surprise party.
Viola came to the hospital to see Will after Will is shot. Viola came from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in a short time, less than 3 hours. Coming from Philadelphia to Los Angeles by plane would take 6 hours plus driving from Viola's house to the airport and then from the LA airport to the hospital would add one hour more. So how Viola came to LA in a very short time?
Will: Looks like this suit got the Lorena Bobbit treatment.
Lorena Bobbit is a woman who cut off and threw away her husband's genitalia in response to his cheating on her, abusing her and forcing her to get an abortion.
When Will tells Lisa in the letter to turn on the music it is the same music that was used in the episodes Not I, Barbecue and Did The Earth Move For You.
Will schemes to get John Ridley bumped off the Tonight Show's venue. John Ridley is a story writer for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
After the scuffle in the bowling alley, Will and Lisa have this exchange:
Lisa: Will, I've been meaning to tell you that I'm a
Will: A what!? A Power Ranger!?
It is interesting to note that in the original pilot episode of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, the main characters actually fought off a few bullies in a bowling alley. The conflicts in both episodes started by a random male hitting on a female character (In Fresh Prince, Lisa; in Power Rangers, Kimberly). Another interesting fact is that the role of Trini, the Yellow Ranger, was played by Audrey DuBois, who bore a similar resemblance to Nia Long.
Phillip proposed to Vivian on Soul Train 25 years ago which be around 1969 but Soul Train began in 1971.
Don Cornelius played himself in this episode as the host of Soul Train. Except he left the show in 1993.
Title: Sooooooooul Train
The title is fashioned after the way the announcer introduces the beginning of each episode of Soul Train
Goof: There are not enough letters on the scrabble board for Philip to spell out his marriage proposal.
The live audience can be seen as well as the sets and stage crew as Carlton runs around frantically at the end.
The mask Jazz has on in the final scene actually looks nothing like Brad Garrett. This is clear if the 'unmasking' shot is played in slow motion.