The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 4 Episode 6

Will Goes a-Courtin'

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 1993 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Philip sues Will and Carlton for rent. They all go to court to sort this out but who is telling the truth? The judge questions Philip as to why he took his family to court.

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  • Will and Carlton vs Phillp

    Will and Carlton have been living in the pool house for a while now but have not been paying rent. My only quib about this episode is that if the issue was about the rent, why didn't just Carlton paid it and be done with it. Of course if he did, there would be no episode.

    This was a classic TV storyline where two stories are told but with a lot of lies. Both were very funny. I don't know which one was more (or is it less) believable. The only bad part there was not much of a 2nd storyline The ending was nice.moreless
  • Viewpoint

    The plot itself is pritty typical, it's mainly when the characters start to take their problem to the court room and duke it out, thats when things really begin taking off. And of course these guys make lets just say court room history, from the hilarious dialog down to the Phil and Will telling in "Rashimon" style their version of what happened. And just like in the film "Rashimon" their perspectives of the truth aren't truthful and over the top since they seem to make one person weak and the other tyranical. In Phil's perspective Will and Carlton are made into gang lords and in Will's Phil is made into a major tyranical soap opera villian. Even what happens around their enviorment in the stories reflects their perspectives. From Phil's point of view, the pool party was wild and corupt and in Will's perspective it's was inocent fun like some sort of Mexican fiesta.

    The verdict for this episode is guilty for being so darn funny.moreless
  • Will Goes a-Courtin’

    This is one of my favourite episodes of the Fresh Prince because it is hilarious to see Will and Phil recount their sides of the pool party incident and Carlton’s attempts at going up against his father, which are hilariously unsuccessful. Teaching a lesson by taking the kids to court was an original idea that works very well with Philip Banks’ character and the witness testimonies were hilarious, both Carlton and Hillary’s and the fact that neither Will or Phil learnt a lesson was a brilliant end to the episode.

    Overall, a very memorable episode with great jokes about Carlton’s swimming and Hilary’s pool house experiences makes for entertainment that always comes with the show.moreless
  • This is a funny episode in the series.

    In this episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Will Goes A Courtin) Uncle Phil sues Will and Carlton for unpaid rent.

    Will and Carlton throw a pool party and Uncle Phil sues them for unpaid rent. Uncle Phil didn't think that they were going to show up to court but they do. Will, Carlton, and Uncle Phil each tell different stories of what happened that night. The different stories and the whole episode itself is really funny. This is a great episode and if you are a fan of the series this is one episode that you got to watch. This episode is now avalible on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air season 4 DVD which is good.moreless
  • One of the funniest

    This was just a classic. The banter between Will and Uncle Phil was spot on. The best part though was Uncle Phil in the court room saying to the judge that Will and Carlton would be at home preparing apologies and they entered in full suits with briefcases and sat down banged their cases on the desk and rested their chins in their hands in perfect unison with determined looks on their faces. The Perry Mason theme being played over it just made it even better.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Phillip: You'll get the air when I get the rent.
      Carlton: You'll get the rent when we get the air.

    • Philip (Philip comes out and sees Carlton, Will and their friends): I see you're having a gathering. Isn't that wonderful? (Steps on Carlton's duck float)
      Carlton : Hey Pops! You popped my duck!
      Philip : I'm sorry son. Here, here's a 100 dollars.
      Carlton (Takes the money): That's more like it!

    • Philip: How dare you two defy me!
      Carlton: Now see here big guy!
      (Philip pokes Carlton's duck tube causing it to pop)
      Carlton: Oh my god! Howard! (Runs away crying)

    • Will: G, listen, how upset was Uncle Phil last night?
      Geoffrey: Well, he did something I've never seen him do in all the years I've been here.
      Will: What? A sit-up?
      Geoffrey: It's a bit more serious than that I'm afraid. You know the cherry cheesecake, candied yams, and the barbecue ribs left over from yesterday?
      Carlton: Yeah.
      (Geoffrey opens refrigerator)
      Will (Will and Carlton jump back shocked): Oh my god, it's still there!

    • Steffi: Hi, Mr. Banks.
      Philip: Steffi, do your parents know you're here?
      Steffi: The hell with my parents! Will taught me that.

    • Steffi: Hi, Mr. Banks.
      Philip: Steffi, do your parents know you're here?
      Steffi: I don't think so. They're in Aspen.
      (she sees a guy pass by)
      Steffi: And I'm in heaven!

    • Carlton: Steffi, go home. You're not age appropriate for this party. (Carlton puts on duck floatie) I'm going swimming.

    • Carlton: Will, have you seen Dad anywhere around?
      (Will looks around for Philip and eventually spots him)
      Will: Well, that's either him or a rhino that got his horn chopped off.

    • Judge: However, air conditioning is considered a luxury. Rent cannot be withheld from a malfunctioning appliance!
      Will: Meaning?
      Judge: Meaning you'll have to pay the rent!

    • (Will gives Philip a handshake)
      Phil: I don't want your hand, I want my rent.
      Will: Oh come on, Uncle Phil, haven't you learned anything from all of this?
      Phil: Yeah, never rent from relatives.

    • Will: What I offer, is the truth!
      Philip: Oh shut up Will! Your honor, he is making a mockery of the entire legal system!
      Will: And he is making a mockery of an finely-cut Italian suit!

  • NOTES (3)


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