The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 4 Episode 12

You've Got To Be a Football Hero

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 29, 1993 on NBC
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Will uses booze to prove his manliness while competing with a hulking football hero who wants to score points with Jackie, and his fraternity brothers leave drunken Will in a cemetery, where he is haunted. Meanwhile, Ashley learns that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.moreless

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  • Will goes drinking

    9.0
    This was another episode that had some serious over tones. The B Story with Ashley and Hilary was nice but could've been better. I did find it interesting that Phillp didn't try to stop Ashley from dating the guy. This was the last episode of Jackie. It's too bad we don't get to see her again but I understand. Will tries to impress Jackie by getting into a drinking contest with a football player and suffers the consequences. The scene with the kid was touching even though it was a dream. What I did like about this episode was that it was just a dream. I also liked that Carlton brought Will back down to earth after his drinking binge. Another good part was that Phillp was not involved This was an episode that would set up one of the more serious episode near the end of the season.moreless
  • You’ve Got to Be a Football Hero

    8.0
    Jackie is a great recurring character this season, and Will going to the party was a hilarious start that would become a surreal graveyard dream that is also amusing albeit a little out of the usual Fresh Prince theme and we also see Will learn a lesson about how to live your life, which is a little after school special but dealt with in an adult manner with great humour to go with it, a drunk Will being quite entertaining.



    There weren’t a lot of stand out scenes in the episode but that doesn’t keep it from being funny but there are a lot of better episodes out there.moreless

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    • Will: (after learning one guy drove off a cliff, another guy fought a fatal fight after being given a warning by his doctor, and a woman worked herself to death in her upper class job) Don't take this the wrong way or anything but y'all died for some pretty stupid reasons.
      Judith: That's where you're wrong. We may have paid the ultimate price, but at least we had everybody's respect.
      Will: Yes, their last respect.

    • Dead man: Ah, drinking contest are no good. You want to prove you are a real man you play Chicken. Two guys drive towards a cliff, the first one that stops looses. That's how I got here, I won!
      Will: I'm sorry let's review here. You went flying off a cliff, the guy who didn't is probably laying up under your woman right now. And you're stuck here playing eternal poker with no chips. Nice going buddy.

    • Will: You know Hank Farley is not your type. You strip away the shoulder pads, the muscles, and the dimples, and what you got?
      Jackie: You.

    • Carlton: (takes Will's keys) I'm going to drive Jackie home, you stay here.
      Will: Okay. (Carlton leaves) Hope you have fun driving my gym locker.

    • Carlton: Freeze! Will, what the heck do you think you're doing?! You can't drink!
      Will: Why not?!
      Carlton: Because you're underage! It's against the law mister!
      Will: Thank you McGruff the Crime Dog.

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