The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (season 2)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original channel NBC
Original run September 9, 1991 (1991-09-09) – May 4, 1992 (1992-05-04)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11)[1]
Season chronology
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List of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episodes

The second season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air premiered on September 9, 1991 and aired its season finale on May 4, 1992. In this season, the kitchen and living room sets of the Banks mansion (which is where most the shows scenes were shot) were rebuilt much larger with a more contemporary style as opposed to the much more formal style of the first season. They were connected directly by an archway, allowing scenes to be shot continuously between the sets.

Will Smith, James Avery, Janet Hubert-Whitten, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana M. Ali were present for all episodes. Joseph Marcell was absent for two episodes.


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
26 1 "Did the Earth Move for You?" Ellen Falcon Winifred Hervey September 9, 1991 (1991-09-09) 446901
During an earthquake Will finds out more about his newfound love than he wanted to. Kathleen (Tisha Campbell) begins to reveal her true self when she and Will are trapped in the basement during the quake. They decide at the end of it to separate because they're incompatible. This episode is referenced in M is for the Many Things She Gave Me in season four.
27 2 "The Mother of All Battles" Ellen Falcon Bryan Winter September 16, 1991 (1991-09-16) 446902
Ashley is being bullied by a girl at her school and turns to Will and Carlton for help. Will attempts to teach her how to fight while Carlton tries to teach her how to bribe. The bully's parents visit Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv and the two sets of parents also clash. After a yo Momma joke directed at Uncle Phil that takes things too far, Uncle Phil punches the bully's father.
28 3 "Will Gets a Job" Ellen Falcon Efrem Seeger September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23) 446903
Phillip calls Will 'Carlton' accidentally several times and offers to pay for Will's Homecoming dance expenses, causing Will to become paranoid that he is becoming exactly like Carlton and totally living off of Uncle Phil. Will decides to secretly get a job at a pirate-themed restaurant. Due to his costume, Uncle Phil originally doesn't recognize him and Will tries to get away with some insults. In the end they make up once Uncle Phil realizes why Will wanted to get a job and Will realizes it is okay to get help to succeed.
29 4 "PSAT Pstory" Ellen Falcon Marcus Jamal Gaines September 30, 1991 (1991-09-30) 446904
Will is a picture of confidence, while Carlton is a frazzled bundle of nerves in preparing for college aptitude tests. Carlton is basing his whole future on this one test score while Will does not think too much of it. Will beats Carlton, scoring in the 91% tier while Carlton scores in the 90% tier. Next week, during a pop quiz set by Coach Smiley, Carlton copies Will's paper. Meanwhile Geoffery works hard towards getting a bonus, and when he does not get one, he quits.
30 5 "Granny Gets Busy" Ellen Falcon Cheryl Gard October 7, 1991 (1991-10-07) 446906
Phillip can't bear to think of having a new man in his mother's life and is shocked when he spies on her and finds her kissing the handyman.
31 6 "Guess Who's Coming to Marry?" Ellen Falcon Samm-Art Williams October 14, 1991 (1991-10-14) 446905
Tensions spill over just before the wedding of Will's Aunt Janice when Will's mom meets Janice's intended, who is a white man. Vy refuses to attend the interracial wedding and forbids Will too but she is eventually convinced to go and Aunt Janice happily marries her fiancee.
32 7 "The Big Four-Oh" Ellen Falcon Lisa Rosenthal October 21, 1991 (1991-10-21) 446907
Vivian is terrified to turn 40 years old. She rethinks her past and what some of her goals were. She remembers back to a time when her soul and main purpose was to be a dancer. She rededicates herself to dance and manages to pull off a star performance at an audition, although she returns to being a professor.
33 8 "She Ain't Heavy" Ellen Falcon Lisa Rosenthal November 4, 1991 (1991-11-04) 446908
Will hits it off with the full-figured friend named Dee Dee (Queen Latifah), but her size keeps Will from asking her to the dance. Though Will likes her, he takes the shallow way out as soon as his friends start teasing him. When he sees her at the dance with another guy, does he see more clearly that it's what's on the inside that counts more than the outside?
34 9 "Cased Up" Ellen Falcon Bennie R. Richburg, Jr. November 11, 1991 (1991-11-11) 446909
Hilary finally meets the man Uncle Phil was wanting her to date, Eric. Eric is young, dashing and rich and the things that Hilary is looking for in a man. All is going well until there is a small car accident caused by Will's new car. Since Will is underage and uninsured, Eric sues the Banks instead.
35 10 "Hi-Ho Silver" Ellen Falcon Ed Burnham & Elaine Newman November 18, 1991 (1991-11-18) 446910
When Viv has a guest over and the silverware turns up missing, Will and Carlton assume the silver was stolen by the guest. Will and Carlton do a little investigating of their own to find the culprit.
36 11 "The Butler Did It" Ellen Falcon Bryan Winter November 25, 1991 (1991-11-25) 446911
Bell Biv DeVoe all as themselves, shoot a video at the Banks', courtesy of Carlton, who rents the house while his parents are away. However, Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv decide to return early and the boys scramble to put the house back in order.
37 12 "Something for Nothing" Ellen Falcon Bill Streib December 9, 1991 (1991-12-09) 446912
After winning big at the Monte Carlo night fund raiser at the country club, Will learns there is certain things expected of him and his winnings. Phillip learns that charity doesn't always mean an organized program.
38 13 "Will's Christmas Show" Ellen Falcon Winifred Hervey December 16, 1991 (1991-12-16) 446913
On a family ski trip, the Banks find that they must come up with Christmas gifts from the heart after their belongings are stolen.
39 14 "Hilary Gets a Life" Shelley Jensen Eunetta T. Boone & P. Karen Raper January 6, 1992 (1992-01-06) 446914
After viewing the credit card bill, Phil snaps Hilary's credit cards in half to prevent her from over-spending anymore on shoes. Not knowing what to do or how to look for a job, Hillary asks Will and his friend Tyriq to help her.
40 15 "My Brother's Keeper" Ellen Falcon Bennie R. Richburg Jr. January 13, 1992 (1992-01-13) 446915
On the basketball court, winning is everything to Will, as it is to an opponent from Malibu Prep, who can't afford to lose due to need for a scholarship. Will is torn between wanting the glory of winning for himself and letting the other player have his chance at success.
41 16 "Geoffrey Cleans Up" Ellen Falcon Lisa Rosenthal January 20, 1992 (1992-01-20) 446916
Geoffrey falls hard for a neighbor he believes is a housekeeper, but who turns out to be very wealthy.
42 17 "Community Action" Ellen Falcon Cheryl Gard February 3, 1992 (1992-02-03) 446917
When Hillary is ordered to do community service at a free clinic, the doctor in charge becomes the antidote for her marriage-mindedness. Jazz abuses the Banks' generosity by sleeping in the pool house with Carlton's supposed girlfriend, stealing Uncle Phil's bathrobe and Ashley's CD player.
43 18 "Ill Will" Ellen Falcon Leslie Ray & David Steven Simon February 10, 1992 (1992-02-10) 446918
The family fears a steamy exposé when Geoffrey begins to write his memoirs, while Will fears the scalpel when he enters the hospital for a tonsillectomy.
44 19 "Eyes on the Prize" Ellen Falcon Bryan Winter February 17, 1992 (1992-02-17) 446919
Needing a game show partner, Will must choose between his bickering friends.
Guest Star: Bob Eubanks
45 20 "Those Were the Days" Rita Rogers Samm-Art Williams February 24, 1992 (1992-02-24) 446920
Philip and Vivian welcome a '60s radical, who arouses the FBI's interest and influences Will and Carlton to take action over the firing of a nonconformist teacher.
46 21 "Vying for Attention" Malcolm-Jamal Warner Efrem Seeger March 2, 1992 (1992-03-02) 446921
Will dislikes his mother's new boyfriend though Robert does everything to get Will to accept him. As it turns out, Will is afraid of sharing his mother with someone else.
47 22 "The Aunt Who Came to Dinner" Rae Kraus Jerry Ross March 23, 1992 (1992-03-23) 446922
Aunt Helen arrives unexpectedly and upsets Will and Carlton's plans for a rendezvous with two gorgeous French women.
48 23 "Be My Baby Tonight" Shelley Jensen Lisa Rosenthal April 27, 1992 (1992-04-27) 446923
Ashley cringes when the family oohs and aahs over her relationship with Kevin. Ashley keeps trying to ask Will about sex but he keeps choking and choking every time. He and Carlton visit the pregnancy counseling center to learn how to give a proper sex talk.
49 24 "Striptease for Two" Shelley Jensen Leslie Ray & David Steven Simon May 4, 1992 (1992-05-04) 446924
Will and Carlton accidentally lose their shirts investing on an insider trading tip and take jobs as strippers to recoup their losses and get Vivian's bracelet back.


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