List of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episodes

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996. The show starred Will Smith as a street-smart teenager (a fictitious version of himself) from West Philadelphia who is sent to live with his wealthy relatives in their Bel Air, Los Angeles mansion. His way of life often clashes with his relatives' life. 148 episodes were produced for six seasons.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratings[1]
First airedLast airedRankRating
125September 10, 1990 (1990-09-10)May 6, 1991 (1991-05-06)1917
224September 9, 1991 (1991-09-09)May 4, 1992 (1992-05-04)2214.3[A]
324September 14, 1992 (1992-09-14)May 10, 1993 (1993-05-10)1614.6[B]
426September 20, 1993 (1993-09-20)May 23, 1994 (1994-05-23)2113.7[C]
525September 19, 1994 (1994-09-19)May 15, 1995 (1995-05-15)N/AN/A
624September 18, 1995 (1995-09-18)May 20, 1996 (1996-05-20)N/AN/A

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1990–91)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"The Fresh Prince Project"Debbie AllenAndy Borowitz & Susan BorowitzSeptember 10, 1990 (1990-09-10)446801
22"Bang the Drum, Ashley"Debbie AllenShannon GaughanSeptember 17, 1990 (1990-09-17)446802
33"Clubba Hubba"Jeff MelmanRob EdwardsSeptember 24, 1990 (1990-09-24)446805
44"Not with My Pig, You Don't"Jeff MelmanLisa RosenthalOctober 1, 1990 (1990-10-01)446806
55"Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy"Jeff MelmanSamm-Art WilliamsOctober 8, 1990 (1990-10-08)446804
66"Mistaken Identity"Jeff MelmanSusan Borowitz & Andy BorowitzOctober 15, 1990 (1990-10-15)446807
77"Def Poet's Society"Jeff MelmanJohn BowmanOctober 22, 1990 (1990-10-22)446808
8
9
8
9
"Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect"Jeff MelmanStory by : Bennie Richburg, Jr.
Teleplay by : Cheryl Gard & Shannon Gaughan
October 29, 1990 (1990-10-29)446810A
446810B
1010"Kiss My Butler"Rita Rogers BlyeSandy FrankNovember 5, 1990 (1990-11-05)446809
1111"Courting Disaster"Jeff MelmanSandy Frank & Lisa RosenthalNovember 12, 1990 (1990-11-12)446811
1212"Talking Turkey"Jeff MelmanCheryl GardNovember 19, 1990 (1990-11-19)446812
1313"Knowledge is Power"Jeff MelmanRob EdwardsNovember 26, 1990 (1990-11-26)446813
1414"Day Damn One"Jeff MelmanCheryl GardDecember 3, 1990 (1990-12-03)446803
1515"Deck the Halls"Jeff MelmanShannon GaughanDecember 10, 1990 (1990-12-10)446814
1616"Lucky Charm"Jeff MelmanSamm-Art WilliamsJanuary 7, 1991 (1991-01-07)446816
1717"The Ethnic Tip"Jeff MelmanBenny Medina & Jeff PollackJanuary 14, 1991 (1991-01-14)446815
1818"The Young and the Restless"Jeff MelmanLisa RosenthalJanuary 21, 1991 (1991-01-21)446817
1919"It Had to Be You"Jeff MelmanCheryl GardFebruary 4, 1991 (1991-02-04)446818
2020"Nice Lady"Jeff MelmanSandy FrankFebruary 11, 1991 (1991-02-11)446819
2121"Love at First Fight"Jeff MelmanLisa Rosenthal & Samm-Art WilliamsFebruary 18, 1991 (1991-02-18)446820
2222"Banks Shot"Jeff MelmanBennie Richburg, Jr.February 25, 1991 (1991-02-25)446821
2323"72 Hours"Rea KrausRob EdwardsMarch 11, 1991 (1991-03-11)446822
2424"Just Infatuation"Jeff MelmanJeff Pollack & Benny MedinaApril 29, 1991 (1991-04-29)446824
2525"Working It Out"Rita Rogers BlyeShannon GaughanMay 6, 1991 (1991-05-06)446823

Season 2 (1991–92)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
261"Did the Earth Move for You?"Ellen FalconWinifred Hervey StallworthSeptember 9, 1991 (1991-09-09)446901
272"The Mother of All Battles"Ellen FalconBryan WinterSeptember 16, 1991 (1991-09-16)446902
283"Will Gets a Job"Ellen FalconEfrem SeegerSeptember 23, 1991 (1991-09-23)446903
294"PSAT Pstory"Ellen FalconMarcus Jamal GainesSeptember 30, 1991 (1991-09-30)446904
305"Granny Gets Busy"Ellen FalconCheryl GardOctober 7, 1991 (1991-10-07)446906
316"Guess Who's Coming to Marry?"Ellen FalconSamm-Art WilliamsOctober 14, 1991 (1991-10-14)446905
327"The Big Four-Oh"Ellen FalconLisa RosenthalOctober 21, 1991 (1991-10-21)446907
338"She Ain't Heavy"Ellen FalconLisa RosenthalNovember 4, 1991 (1991-11-04)446908
349"Cased Up"Ellen FalconBennie R. Richburg, Jr.November 11, 1991 (1991-11-11)446909
3510"Hi-Ho Silver"Ellen FalconElaine Newman & Ed BurnhamNovember 18, 1991 (1991-11-18)446910
3611"The Butler Did It"Ellen FalconBryan WinterNovember 25, 1991 (1991-11-25)446911
3712"Something for Nothing"Ellen FalconBill StreibDecember 9, 1991 (1991-12-09)446912
3813"Will's Christmas Show"Ellen FalconWinifred Hervey StallworthDecember 16, 1991 (1991-12-16)446913
3914"Hilary Gets a Life"Shelley JensenEunetta T. Boone & P. Karen RaperJanuary 6, 1992 (1992-01-06)446914
4015"My Brother's Keeper"Ellen FalconBennie Richburg, Jr.January 13, 1992 (1992-01-13)446915
4116"Geoffrey Cleans Up"Ellen FalconLisa RosenthalJanuary 20, 1992 (1992-01-20)446916
4217"Community Action"Ellen FalconCheryl GardFebruary 3, 1992 (1992-02-03)446917
4318"Ill Will"Ellen FalconLeslie Ray & David Steven SimonFebruary 10, 1992 (1992-02-10)446918
4419"Eyes on the Prize"Ellen FalconBryan WinterFebruary 17, 1992 (1992-02-17)446919
4520"Those Were the Days"Rita Rogers-BlyeSamm-Art WilliamsFebruary 24, 1992 (1992-02-24)446920
4621"Vying for Attention"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerEfrem SeegerMarch 2, 1992 (1992-03-02)446921
4722"The Aunt Who Came to Dinner"Rae KrausJerry RossMarch 23, 1992 (1992-03-23)446922
4823"Be My Baby Tonight"Shelley JensenLisa RosenthalApril 27, 1992 (1992-04-27)446923
4924"Striptease for Two"Shelley JensenLeslie Ray & David Steven SimonMay 4, 1992 (1992-05-04)446924

Season 3 (1992–93)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
501"How I Spent My Summer Vacation"Shelley JensenWinifred Hervey StallworthSeptember 14, 1992 (1992-09-14)446951
512"Will Gets Committed"Shelley JensenLeslie Ray & David Steven SimonSeptember 21, 1992 (1992-09-21)446952
523"That's No Lady, That's My Cousin"Shelley JensenBryan WinterSeptember 28, 1992 (1992-09-28)446953
534"Hilary Gets a Job"Shelley JensenEfrem SeegerOctober 5, 1992 (1992-10-05)446954
545"Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe"Shelley JensenMichael FryOctober 12, 1992 (1992-10-12)446956
556"P.S. I Love You"Shelley JensenLinda M. YearwoodOctober 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)446955
567"Here Comes the Judge"Shelley JensenSamm-Art WilliamsOctober 26, 1992 (1992-10-26)446958
578"Boyz in the Woods"Chuck VinsonSamm-Art WilliamsNovember 5, 1992 (1992-11-05)446957
589"A Night at the Oprah"Shelley JensenLeslie Ray & David Steven SimonNovember 9, 1992 (1992-11-09)446959
5910"Asses to Ashes"Shelley JensenBryan WinterNovember 16, 1992 (1992-11-16)446960
6011"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"Shelley JensenLeslie Ray & David Steven SimonNovember 23, 1992 (1992-11-23)446961
6112"The Cold War"Michael PetersDavid Steven SimonDecember 7, 1992 (1992-12-07)446962
6213"Mommy Nearest"Shelley JensenEfrem SeegerDecember 14, 1992 (1992-12-14)446963
6314"Winner Takes Off"Shelley JensenCasey Maxwell ClairJanuary 4, 1993 (1993-01-04)446964
6415"Robbing the Banks"Shelley JensenWinifred Hervey StallworthJanuary 18, 1993 (1993-01-18)446966
6516"Bundle of Joy"Shelley JensenMyles Avery Mapp & K. SnyderJanuary 25, 1993 (1993-01-25)446974
6617"Best Laid Plans"Shelley JensenLeslie Ray & David Steven SimonFebruary 1, 1993 (1993-02-01)446965
6718"The Alma Matter"Shelley JensenBryan WinterFebruary 8, 1993 (1993-02-08)446968
6819"Just Say Yo"Shelley JensenEfrem SeegerFebruary 15, 1993 (1993-02-15)446969
6920"The Baby Comes Out"Shelley JensenWinifred Hervey StallworthFebruary 22, 1993 (1993-02-22)446967
7021"You Bet Your Life"Chuck VinsonSamm-Art WilliamsMarch 1, 1993 (1993-03-01)446970
7122"Ain't No Business Like Show Business"Shelley JensenStory by : Jeff Pollack & Will Smith
Teleplay by : Jeff Pollack
April 12, 1993 (1993-04-12)446971
7223"The Way We Were"Maynard C. VirgilMichael FryMay 3, 1993 (1993-05-03)446973
7324"Six Degrees of Graduation"Shelley JensenBryan Winter & Efrem SeegerMay 10, 1993 (1993-05-10)446972

Season 4 (1993–94)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
74
75
1
2
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way"Shelley JensenGary H. MillerSeptember 20, 1993 (1993-09-20)60031
60032
763"All Guts, No Glory"Shelley JensenMaiya WilliamsSeptember 27, 1993 (1993-09-27)60033
774"Father of the Year"Shelley JensenLeslie Ray & David Steven SimonOctober 4, 1993 (1993-10-04)60034
785"It's Better to Have Loved and Lost It..."Shelley JensenDavid ZuckermanOctober 11, 1993 (1993-10-11)60036
796"Will Goes a Courtin'"Shelley JensenBill BoulwareOctober 18, 1993 (1993-10-18)60037
807"Hex and the Single Guy"Shelley JensenBarry Gurstein & David PitlikOctober 25, 1993 (1993-10-25)60038
818"Blood is Thicker Than Mud"Chuck VinsonDevon ShepardNovember 1, 1993 (1993-11-01)60039
829"Fresh Prince After Dark"Shelley JensenEddie GorodetskyNovember 8, 1993 (1993-11-08)60035
8310"Home is Where the Heart Attack Is"Shelley JensenEddie GorodetskyNovember 15, 1993 (1993-11-15)60040
8411"Take My Cousin – Please"Shelley JensenDavid ZuckermanNovember 22, 1993 (1993-11-22)60041
8512"You've Got to Be a Football Hero"Shelley JensenBill BoulwareNovember 29, 1993 (1993-11-29)60042
8613"Twas the Night Before Christening"Shelley JensenMaiya Williams & Eddie GorodetskyDecember 20, 1993 (1993-12-20)60043
8714"Sleepless in Bel-Air"Shelley JensenMaiya WilliamsJanuary 3, 1994 (1994-01-03)60054
8815"Who's the Boss"Shelley JensenDavid Pitlik & Barry GursteinJanuary 10, 1994 (1994-01-10)60044
8916"I Know Why the Caged Bird Screams"Shelley JensenBill Boulware & David ZuckermanJanuary 24, 1994 (1994-01-24)60045
9017"When You Hit Upon a Star"Shelley JensenMichael SoccioJanuary 31, 1994 (1994-01-31)60046
9118"Stop Will! In the Name of Love"Maynard C. Virgil IStory by : Gayle Abrams
Teleplay by : Gayle Abrams & Jenji Kohan
February 14, 1994 (1994-02-14)60048
9219"You'd Better Shop Around"Shelley JensenDevon Shepard & K. SnyderFebruary 21, 1994 (1994-02-21)60047
9320"The Ol' Ball and Chain"Shelley JensenArnold Rudnick & Rich HosekFebruary 28, 1994 (1994-02-28)60049
9421"The Harder They Fall"Shelley JensenDevon ShepardMarch 14, 1994 (1994-03-14)60050
9522"M is for the Many Things She Gave Me"Shelley JensenGary H. MillerApril 25, 1994 (1994-04-25)60060
9623"Mother's Day"Madeline CripeLeslie Ray & David Steven SimonMay 2, 1994 (1994-05-02)60051
9724"Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse"Shelley JensenBill Boulware & David ZuckermanMay 9, 1994 (1994-05-09)60053
9825"For Sale by Owner"Shelley JensenHarrison BoydMay 16, 1994 (1994-05-16)60061
9926"The Philadelphia Story"Shelley JensenMaiya Williams & Eddie GorodetskyMay 23, 1994 (1994-05-23)60052

Season 5 (1994–95)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
100
101
1
2
"What's Will Got to Do with It?"
"The Client"
Shelley JensenBarry Gurstein & David Pitlik
David Zuckerman & John Ridley
September 19, 1994 (1994-09-19)60064
60065
1023"Reality Bites"Shelley JensenDavid ZuckermanSeptember 26, 1994 (1994-09-26)60063
1034"Grumpy Young Men"Shelley JensenMichael SoccioOctober 3, 1994 (1994-10-03)60066
1045"Fresh Prince, the Movie"Shelley JensenGary H. MillerOctober 10, 1994 (1994-10-10)60062
1056"Will's Misery"Shelley JensenEddie GorodetskyOctober 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)60067
1067"Father Knows Best"Shelley JensenAndrea AllenOctober 24, 1994 (1994-10-24)60068
1078"Soul Train"Shelley JensenJohn RidleyNovember 7, 1994 (1994-11-07)60069
1089"Love Hurts"Shelley JensenBarry Gurstein & David PitlikNovember 14, 1994 (1994-11-14)60070
10910"Will's Up the Dirt Road"Shelley JensenBennie R. Richburg, Jr.November 21, 1994 (1994-11-21)60071
11011"Will Steps Out"Shelley JensenMaiya WilliamsNovember 28, 1994 (1994-11-28)60072
11112"Same Game, Next Season"Shelley JensenDavid ZuckermanDecember 12, 1994 (1994-12-12)60073
11213"Three's a Crowd"Shelley JensenJosh GoldsteinJanuary 9, 1995 (1995-01-09)60074
11314"It's a Wonderful Lie"Chuck VinsonGayle AbramsJanuary 23, 1995 (1995-01-23)60075
11415"Bullets over Bel-Air"Shelley JensenMaiya Williams & Eddie GorodetskyFebruary 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)60076
11516"A Decent Proposal"Shelley JensenDavid Pitlik & Barry GursteinFebruary 13, 1995 (1995-02-13)60077
11617"Will Is from Mars"Shelley JensenMichael Soccio & Andrea AllenFebruary 20, 1995 (1995-02-20)60078
11718"The Wedding Show (Psyche!) [sic]"Shelley JensenMaiya Williams & David ZuckermanFebruary 27, 1995 (1995-02-27)60079
11819"Slum Like It… Not!"Shelley JensenBennie R. Richburg, Jr.March 13, 1995 (1995-03-13)60080
11920"As the Will Turns"Shelley JensenDavid Pitlik & Barry GursteinApril 10, 1995 (1995-04-10)60081
12021"Save the Last Trance for Me"Shelley JensenMaiya Williams & Eddie GorodetskyApril 17, 1995 (1995-04-17)60082
12122"To Thine Own Self Be Blue…and Gold"Shelley JensenStory by : Roger Garrett
Teleplay by : Ernest "Tron" Anderson
April 24, 1995 (1995-04-24)60083
12223"Cold Feet, Hot Body"Shelley JensenRon BurlaMay 1, 1995 (1995-05-01)60084
12324"Love in an Elevator"Maynard C. Virgil, IDavid Hoge & Dan CrossMay 8, 1995 (1995-05-08)60085
12425"For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll"Shelley JensenLeilani DownerMay 15, 1995 (1995-05-15)60086

Season 6 (1995–96)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
1251"Burnin' Down the House"Madeline CripeJoel Madison & Adam MarkowitzSeptember 18, 1995 (1995-09-18)60101
1262"Get a Job"Shelley JensenMort ScrivnerSeptember 25, 1995 (1995-09-25)60102
1273"Stress Related"Shelley JensenLarry WilmoreOctober 2, 1995 (1995-10-02)60103
1284"Bourgie Sings the Blues"Shelley JensenTom DevanneyOctober 9, 1995 (1995-10-09)60104
1295"The Script Formerly Known As…"Shelley JensenFelicia D. HendersonOctober 16, 1995 (1995-10-16)60105
1306"Not, I Barbecue"Madeline CripeKandace Yvette Williams & Matt TarsesOctober 23, 1995 (1995-10-23)60106
1317"Not With My Cousin You Don't"Shelley JensenAdam MarkowitzNovember 6, 1995 (1995-11-06)60107
1328"Viva Lost Wages"Shelley JensenRobert BruceNovember 13, 1995 (1995-11-13)60108
133
134
9
10
"There's the Rub"Shelley JensenJoel MadisonNovember 20, 1995 (1995-11-20)60109
60110
13511"I, Ooh, Baby Baby"Alfonso RibeiroTom Devanney & Adam MarkowitzDecember 11, 1995 (1995-12-11)60111
13612"Boxing Helena"Shelley JensenMichael SoccioJanuary 8, 1996 (1996-01-08)60112
13713"I, Clownius"Shelley JensenStory by : David Wyatt
Teleplay by : George Tricker
January 15, 1996 (1996-01-15)60115
13814"Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Part 1"Shelley JensenLisa RosenthalFebruary 12, 1996 (1996-02-12)60113
13915"Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Part 2"Shelley JensenLisa RosenthalFebruary 19, 1996 (1996-02-19)60114
14016"I, Bowl Buster"Shelley JensenMichael SoccioFebruary 26, 1996 (1996-02-26)60117
14117"The Butler's Son Did It"Madeline CripeLisa RosenthalMarch 18, 1996 (1996-03-18)60116
14218"Hare Today…"Shelley JensenRobert BruceApril 8, 1996 (1996-04-08)60119
14319"Whoops, There It Is"Shelley JensenMary Beth Pemberton & Tanya WardApril 15, 1996 (1996-04-15)60124
14420"I, Stank Horse"Shelley JensenTom DevanneyApril 22, 1996 (1996-04-22)60120
14521"I, Stank Hole in One"Werner WalianMichael Soccio & Matt TarsesMay 6, 1996 (1996-05-06)60121
14622"Eye, Tooth"Shelley JensenAdam MarkowitzMay 13, 1996 (1996-05-13)60118
147
148
23
24
"I, Done"Shelley JensenJeff PollackMay 20, 1996 (1996-05-20)60122
60123

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1693. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.

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