The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 4 Episode 17

When You Hit Upon a Star

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 1994 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Will becomes a jet-setter while dating a pop star. A birthday party is planned, Does he make it home in time to celebrate?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Will's birthday

    This was a better episode from the last one, which is not saying much. This episode standing alone is still a good episode. In the past four seasons, we have seen Will dated many women. Many times Will has strung them along and they both went their separate ways. This time it was different. Again you get to see Will's charm on a girl, however this time she was famous. He quickly falls in the celebrity lifestyle. That and the fact he lived in a mansion for four years helped him get a big head. Maybe I am wrong about this, but I think this was bit of a callback to a previous episode earlier in the series when Will helped with Phillp's client. I think another callback is when Carlton tried to impress Michelle by saying her music sucked too. (remember when Carlton had the interview with the Princeton allum)

    I thought it was interesting that Phillp got a little caught up in what Will was doing. One of the funnier scenes is when Carlton got mad at Will about the cake. The song he sung was so funny. At the end it was a different result with Will and the girls he dates. This time he got played.moreless
  • When You Hit Upon a Star

    This episode is terrific and certainly one of my favourites with Will dating a celebrity and getting too attached to Michelle who dates a few guys at a time and there are so many hilarious scenes such as the limousine, Will’s honesty about her latest album and of course the climax at the big fight where Will gets in an even more publicised fight.

    Carlton’s cake order for Will’s surprise party and his recital of the advertisement jingle is one of the funniest scenes in the series and just one of the hilarious moments of the episode.

    The ending was quite well plotted and a standard break-up would have been cliché, which finished a very amusing episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • End Credits: The family gathers around Will, having forgiven him for being absent for his party. Then the scene becomes a blooper when Alfonso pours (what seems to be) the melted remnants of the Sonny the Seal cake on Will's head.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Carlton: And to think I laid out 50 big ones for your damn cake. And not just any cake, but I got you the really, really, neat one in those commercials. You know the one that goes (C singing): Sonny the seal, your tummy will squeal, for 49.95 oh what a deal, it's Sonny!

    • Will: She has a yacht, a private jet, a...
      Hilary: Does she have a brother?

    • Philip: Hilary, is the cost clear?
      Hilary: No, there's going to be a patchy morning fog with limited visibility.
      (Philip gives Hilary a strange look)
      Philip: I meant is Will gone.

    • Will: You know what Uncle Phil? I really think I loved her.
      Philip: Really? Bull! You didn't love her! It's the life style you were in love with.
      Will: So you're saying I only loved her for her money and what she could do for me? Well then, I love you too, Uncle Phil!

  • NOTES (1)