The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 6 Episode 8

Viva Lost Wages

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 1995 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Just before Will and Carlton leave the casino managers office, Will says Danke Schoen. This is the chorus line of a song Wayne Newton (the casino manager) became famous by singing.

    • Goof: This episode goes against another episode because in episode #16, Carlton says that his birthday is on August the 4th. The timing in the show was passed summertime, so Carlton's birthday couldn't have been at this time.

  • Quotes

    • Hilary: (watching a movie) I just know that one day Thelma and Louise are going to make it to the other end of the canyon.

    • (Carlton flickering the lights on and off)
      Carlton: You know what that is?
      Nicky: Irritating.

    • Will: Alright, you're goin down!
      Nicky: Blackjack.
      Will: Man, that's three in a row! I should be taking you to Vegas with me instead of Carlton.
      Nicky: Ya, ya. Pay me!

    • Carlton: Well I tried to walk away but the craps table kept calling: Carlton, Carlton. And the blackjack table said you can do it! And the slot machines just say: Hey you tall handsome guy come shake my hand! These are ALL MY NEW FRIENDS! My God they're pumping a lot of oxygen in this room!

    • Carlton: Look, Will, it's a sign.
      Will: (in a funny voice) And you're an imbecile, but we still have to call uncle Phil.

    • Carlton: Trust me Will. I will never do anything like that again.
      Will: Ooh look there's a quarter.
      Carlton: Ooh mine, mine! (looks around the ground)
      Will: You're pathetic.
      Carlton: You're right, how can I not see the quarter when you can?
      Will: That's because there is no quarter! (hits him)
      Carlton: Ow!

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Hurá do Las Vegas (Hooray to Las Vegas)

    • The song that plays during the dance contest is Apache by The Sugar Hill Gang. This song (as well as Will and Carlton's dance routine) also featured in I, Whoops, There It Is.

  • Allusions

    • Will (shouts when he wins at craps): Gimme the loot, gimme the loot, I'm a bad boy!
      This is the chorus from the Notorious B.I.G.'s song, Gimme The Loot.

    • The title of this episode is taken from the movie titled "Viva Las Vegas" starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret.

    • Hilary: Like Mickey, only without the big white gloves!
      Mickey Mouse is a popular Disney mouse and an American icon who had trademarked White Gloves and large round ears.

    • Will: We are certainly not in Kansas anymore!
      This is a spoof of The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy says I think we're not in Kansas anymore.