The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 5 Episode 10

Will's Up a Dirt Road

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 1994 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Will tries his hand at journalism to prove something to Lisa, but his efforts get him sued for libel by Jay Leno. Will Will be able to weasle out of this situation?

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Jay Leno is on TFBOBA!

    Another episode with a reference to Jay than a reference actually! I loved how funny this episode was and how much of it there was in it! Some interesting written characters and some truly outstanding moments, especially the driving scene with Will and Carlton!
  • Will and Jay Leno

    Will gets rattled when Lisa calls him goofy. This was an accurate description of him. He has been like this in the whole series. It was funny when Will asked the family to describe him in one word and then everyone had a different word then Will said what Lisa said to him and they all agreed at once. Will tries to prove that is he not goofy by being journalist. He does it by doing a photo book with celebrities houses at Night. Typical Will he doesn't think it through and sells them to a tabloid. This does show how much Will has grown. In most situations Will would not have minded that he sold the videos. I like that Will tried to fix the situation by going on Jay Leno. I also enjoyed that it looks like the scene with Will and Jay was actually filmed on the actual Jay Leno set. Even with baby steps I think Will did grow up a bit at least for this episode.moreless
Jay Leno

Jay Leno


Guest Star

Nicole Black

Nicole Black


Guest Star

Ian Patrick Williams

Ian Patrick Williams

Johnny Soccio

Guest Star

Nia Long

Nia Long


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • 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.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Will: If y'all could sum me up in like one word, how would y'all describe me?
      Philip: Undependable.
      Hilary: Cheap.
      Carlton: Freeloader.
      Ashley: Lazy.
      (everybody arguing with each other)
      Will: Hey! I said one word!
      Philip: What's this for, Will?
      Will: The other day, Lisa said I was kind of, goofy.
      Everybody: YES! That's it!
      Philip: We're going to go with goofy, Will.

    • Jay Leno: Thank you Smith for clearing that up. I really appreciate it.
      Will: Well well, my friends call me Will.
      Jay Leno: Thanks a lot Smith, I really appreciated it.

    • Will: (to Carlton) Man, you know the routine when's a sock in the door you sleep on the lawn!

    • Will: Lisa, there is only one word that describes you.
      Carlton: (turns the light on) Scum!

  • NOTES (1)


    • T.V. Reporter: ... and that one tree that grows in Brooklyn.
      This is an allusion to the 1943 Betty Smith novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

    • Magazine Title: The National Inquizator
      The title is a parody of the The National Enquirer tabloid magazine.

    • Will asks his family to name one word to describe him and his family keeps coming up with names and at the end they all agree on one. This is an allusion to the game show, Family Feud.