The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 4 Episode 19

You'd Better Shop Around

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 1994 on NBC
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A car dealer hires Will, then persuades him to drop out of college when he does really well at selling. Will is set to do the car selling but that is no uncle Phil's idea.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Will Sells Cars

    8.0
    This was another funny episode. It was an ideal situation that Will became a car salesman. He is charming and knows how to get along with most people. The scenes where he was selling the cars was pretty funny. My favorite may have been the one with the bigger women. You get to see that Will is such a good seller that he even sold a car to Phillp. You get to see Will sucked into the lifestyle of the money. When Will becomes cocky it comes in a way where you still like him. Other funny scenes include when Will was practicing his sales technique and Hilary acted like this old time actresses with a lot of money. My only problems with this episode were that there was no second story and if I knew Will's boss better, I think i would've like this episode more. That's not a knock on him. I think he did a fine job. The best scenes were when Will's mom came to get Will back to college and the end when Phillp told Will you should do what you love and Will asked him about being lawyer.moreless
  • You’d Better Shop Around

    9.7
    What better way to end Will’s successful full time career as a car salesman than to have his mother show up and threaten him back to college. But the end isn’t the only hilarious moment of the episode, with other classic scenes involving selling a car with a lot of boot room to a gang and Will Smith made quite an impressive car salesman, his firings, dealings and commission all being very amusing, the first scene with Will trying to get Phil to buy a car that isn’t Carlton’s old safe Accountant recommendation.



    Overall, Will’s shortlived career is a very entertaining episode, and has many terrific twists and turns.moreless
  • yet another extremely funny episode. Mrs. Smith is quite a character when she is angry.

    8.9
    hahaha. very funny episode. Will convinces Uncle Phil to buy a car and ends up being employed by that same car dealership to work for them. He starts off working Saturday's and Sunday's but then gets convinced to quit school and work full-time because he is just that good at selling cars. The problem begins when Will tells the Banks about his decision to work full-time which forces Aunt Viv to call his mom. Mrs. Smith quickly flies down and threatens not only Will, but also the manager who tries to interfere. The manager does not want to be beaten by Mrs. Banks and flees to his office to hide under his desk. Will ends up going back to school after his mom threatened to enroll herself. Great episode with numerous jokes.moreless

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    • Phil: (car shopping) Son, when I was your age I drove a manure brown '65 Dodge Dart.
      Will: Why're you taking that out on me?
      Phil: Oh that was a piece of junk, tow trucks used to follow me around like vultures.
      Will: You deserve better, Uncle Phil.

    • Philip: What you do for a living should not be about money. It should tap into that part of you that you feel can give to the world.
      Will: Do you really believe that Uncle Phil?
      Philip: Yes I do.
      Will: Then how do you explain being a lawyer?
      Philip:... Uh... I'm going to go get another piece of sponge.

    • Philip: This fat-free cake isn't bad.
      Geoffrey: Sir, that's a sponge.

    • Philip: What you do for a living, should provide you with a sense of pride and personal fulfillment. It should tap into that part of you that has something valuable to give the world. It shouldn't be just about money.
      Will: You really believe that, Uncle Phil?
      Philip: Yes son, I do.
      Will: Then how do you explain being a lawyer?
      Philip: (Pauses for a minute) I'm going to go get another sponge.

    • Vy (pulls up her sleeves): You ever been beat up by a woman?
      Pete Fletcher: Not without having paid for it first. Will, you handle your mother. I'll be hiding under my desk if you need me.

    • Will: Uncle Phil, you go to college to find out what you want to do, I found that out and it ain't take me no four years.
      Philip: Will, you go to college for more than finding a job, it's also to find yourself.
      Vivian: And it should take more than one day.

    • (Will is putting Philip in a slight trance in a cool-looking car; Philip's eyes are closed)
      Will: There you are, Uncle Phil...25 years younger...thousands of pounds thinner...cruisin' the highway...wind blowing through your big ol' fro...(uses his hand to imitate said sensation)...honeys checkin' you out. They sayin', Mm...there go Philip Banks. He's a BAD mammajamma! Naw, it's okay, Uncle Phil, wave back.
      (slight pause)
      Philip: (enraptured in Will's mental picture, he thrusts an arm into the air) Right on, sistas!

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