The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 2 Episode 3

Will Gets a Job

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

When Philip calls Will by Carlton's name several times Will becomes paranoid that he is becoming like Carlton and living totally off Uncle Phil. Homecoming is on the way and Philip offers Will money for it. Will decides to take matters into his own hands isntead of accepting his uncle's assistance.moreless

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  • Will Finds Out was another decent episode of Season 2

    In my opinion, Season 2 is definitely not as good as Season 1 and this is another episode that sorta disappointed me for many reasons. I found the story good and it was good to see Will's character develop a little and I had a few laughs but in the end this episode was still a disappointment. Was I expecting too much from this season? I dunno
  • Will gets a job

    The more things change the more they stay the same. Will has changed some since the pilot. In some ways he has not. One way he has not changed is wanting to be like Carlton. He is still very sensitive to this. It happened in the pilot and happened here. When Phillp says he is like Carlton when he asked for money and later on when he walks into the room, Will tries to prove that his still the same person we saw in the pilot. I think he trying to prove to himself that is the same person more. Any episode that Will and Phillp is in is always a good one. The second story with Carlton and Ashley's friend was funny as well. Carlton has never been a ladies man and it's kind of funny when a girl who does like him is 12. This is a good episode and this season keeps getting better.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the fresh prince its home coming time and will needs money but he really does not want to ask phillp for money but he does anyway and carlton and hillery are tring to tell him ways to ask but phillp knows right away so he writes him a check but phillp tells hime that he is becoming like his own kids and will does not like that until he reallizes that will and carlton like the sandwich the same way and phillp keeps calling him carlton. and so will decides he is going to get a job and phillp thinks will is seeking out and doing stuff and will does not belive he got a job until he grounds him and ashley picks the restraunt that will works at and will makes jokes on all of them accept ashely and vivan and will final shows philp that its him and philp final realizes will was telling the truth and is sorry . this was a good epmoreless
  • Will gets a job

    Will gets a job because he feels insulted when Philip tells him he is just like Carlton. He feels that he has become a sissy and that he needs to do things on his own to be a man. Instead of taking the money Philip gave him for homecoming, he gets a job. This episode was funny, like when Ashley's friend developed a crush on Carlton and how Will insulted Philip at the restaurant, but it also showed character development in both Will and Philip. Will is trying to become more responsible, but he learns that he doesn't have to do everything on his own. Philip swallows his pride and apologizes to Will for not believing him about his job, but he also offers valuable advice that Will isn't less of a man if he accepts other's help.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Carlton: I am irresistible to woman. Now I know what Tom Jones feels like.
      Tom Jones is one of the most famous singers of all-time. "It's Not Unusual" is one of his most popular songs and is a favorite of Carlton's.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Philip (to Will): You would, boy, if he said that he was a big rap star whose album just went platinum.

    • Philip (after Will's explanation of why he got a job): That's the biggest load of bull I've heard since I left the farm. Nobody does anything without help. People open doors for me and I've worked hard to open doors for you. It doesn't make you any less of a man to walk through them.

    • Will: If there's anybody that's not anything like Carlton, (hitting his chest) it's this guy right here man.
      (Carlton enters the kitchen)
      Carlton: Geoffrey, I'm famished. Can you make a gargonzola sandwich on a croissant for me? Heavy on the Grey Poupon.
      Will: (seemingly outraged): Uncle Phil is right. I'm turning into Carlton man. I'm gettin' soft. Yo, that's it man. No more of these sissy sandwiches, no more preppy parties, and no more hittin' Uncle Phil up for handouts. And you know what? You see this check? (tearing up the check) Now you see it, now you don't. The Funky Fresh is back in the flesh with a vengeance, holmes.
      (Geoffrey begins to walk away with the sandwich originally meant for Will, but Will stops him)
      Will: I'm gon' eat that though. I'm just not gonna enjoy it.

    • Carlton: No Tina. I don't care if you can get in for half price, I am not taking you to see Jungle Fever.

    • Philip (talking to a man dressed in a pirate costume thinking it is Will): Can I talk to you? This isn't easy for me to say, but I'm really sorry about how I acted. I'm only human. Tonight you showed me you are becoming a fine young man and I hope we can grow closer together.
      ( man turns around and it's not Will)
      Waiter: What did you say pervert?
      Philip: Oh. I'm sorry.
      Waiter: Look man, this is 'Treasure Island', not 'Pleasure Island'. that's a block down the street.

    • Philip: Waiter, this cola is flat.
      Will: You don't say sir. (blows bubbles in the cola) There you are.
      Philip: That is it. You are the rudest, most imcompetent waiter I have ever met.
      Will (after removing his eyepatch and bandana): I'm not a waiter. According to my uncle, I don't even have a job.

    • Will: Let's get one thing straight. I don't look like Carlton, I don't act like Carlton, and, most importantly, I don't look like Carlton.

    • Will: Hey, I know where I'm coming from. I'm from Philly and I'm proud of that. Can I get a croissant.
      Geoffrey: Certainly.

    • Tina: He's so funny. I like his beard.
      Carlton: I doubt that beard is real. Look, there's a French fry in it.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Jak si Will našel práci (How Will Found a Job)

    • The scene where Philip goes into the kitchen at the restaurant and begins asking a man he thinks is Will why he got a job in secrecy is edited from the episode in the syndication broadcast.