The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (season 6)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (season 6)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 18, 1995 (1995-09-18) – May 20, 1996 (1996-05-20)
Season chronology
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List of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episodes

The sixth and final season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air premiered on September 18, 1995 and aired its final episodes on May 20, 1996. In the series finale, the main characters all move out of the Banks Mansion to move on with their lives. Hilary's talk show moves to New York City; Ashley moves to New York with Hilary; Carlton transfers to Princeton University; Geoffrey moves back to England to be with his son; Philip, Vivian and Nicky move to New York to be closer to the rest of the family; and Will remains in California to finish his college studies. Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, and Joseph Marcell appear in all episodes. Karyn Parsons was absent for one episode (ep. 4). Daphne Maxwell Reid was absent for five episodes and Ross Bagley was absent for eight episodes. DJ Jazzy Jeff appears in five episodes this season.[not verified in body]

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125 1 "Burnin' Down the House" Madeline Cripe Joel Madison & Adam Markowitz September 18, 1995 (1995-09-18) 60101
Philip becomes nervous when he invites his boss to dinner. He informs the family that everything should be perfect, if he has a chance of earning a promotion. However, his plans go out of the window when Will burns down the kitchen, attempting to cook Flambe. Will enlists the help of Geoffrey to disguise the accident so that Philip and his boss do not find out.
126 2 "Get a Job" Shelley Jensen Mort Scrivner September 25, 1995 (1995-09-25) 60102
Hillary's talk show is looking for an assistant talent coordinator. Will and Carlton fight over who gets the job but Will ends up getting it. He gets excited when a famous star, Maurice (Chris Rock) visits their mansion to discuss doing Hilary's show. He gets more excited when he is told to take Maurice's sister out. If the sister is happy, Maurice would do the show. Will rubs the good news in Carlton's face and jumps in joy. But Will ends up getting the bad bone when he sees what Maurice's sister really looks like.
127 3 "Stress Related" Shelley Jensen Larry Wilmore October 2, 1995 (1995-10-02) 60103
Hilary becomes excited when she receives interest from a new sponsor for her prime-time talk show. However, on his date of arrival, Hilary is struck down with a serious case of the flu. When Will gives her medicine, Hillary overdoses and becomes loopy and crazy. It's up to Will to get Hillary back to normal and succeed with the sponsor, Mr. Stimple (Joel Madison). Meanwhile, Carlton awaits a phone call from his boss, who he believes will promote him.
128 4 "Bourgie Sings the Blues" Shelley Jensen Tom Devanney October 9, 1995 (1995-10-09) 60104
Carlton faces a dilemma when his success with the Princeton interviewer falls down. In an attempt to clear his mind, Carlton flees to a blues bar, where B.B. King is playing,[1] and confesses to Will that he no longer wants to attend Princeton and instead wants to live out in the bar. Will is convinced he is talking nonsense, so to secure Carlton his place at Princeton, he poses as him for the interview.
129 5 "The Script Formerly Known As…" Shelley Jensen Felicia D. Henderson October 16, 1995 (1995-10-16) 60105
Philip hits the headlines when two jurors from his latest trial are dismissed, with no reasons given. Upon his search for new guests on Hilary's show, Will encounters one of the jurors (George Wallace) – and invites him on as the next guest.[2] When he reveals his opinions about Phil and the court case live on air, Will and Hilary are left to face the consequences.
130 6 "Not I Barbecue" Madeline Cripe Matt Tarses & Kandace Yvette Williams October 23, 1995 (1995-10-23) 60106
Will and Carlton believe they have struck gold when they encounter two beautiful women (Garcelle Beauvais and Tamala Jones). When the women invite the pair back to their apartment, Will and Carlton get more than they bargained for when Mad Dog (Jaime Cardriche) – the boyfriend of one of the women – arrives. In an attempt to save themselves, the pair hide in the closet – but are soon discovered when they attempt to leave.
131 7 "Not With My Cousin You Don't" Shelley Jensen Adam Markowitz November 6, 1995 (1995-11-06) 60107
In a process of testing out the new intercom in their mansion, Will and Carlton accidentally overhear Ashley talking about having sex with her boyfriend (Jaleel White), who is going to be leaving soon. After Ashley finds out that Will and Carlton overheard her, she becomes furious and storms out of the house and leaves with her boyfriend. Ashley then tells her boyfriend if they are rushing because he is leaving, and they both agree that they are not ready. Will apologizes to Ashley saying he still has trouble seeing her beyond the little girl he first saw when he moved to Bel-Air. Ashley accepts his apology and says that it is not the worst thing to have a cousin who cares too much.
132 8 "Viva Lost Wages" Shelley Jensen Robert Bruce November 13, 1995 (1995-11-13) 60108
Will and Carlton become excited after Phil gives them two tickets to Las Vegas for Carlton's 21st birthday. As soon as they arrive, the pair hit the Casinos, but it soon goes to Carlton's head, and he becomes a gambling addict. When Will discovers that Carlton has spent all of their money – and pawned their airline tickets home – he enters the pair into a talent contest by Wayne Newton in an attempt to win money to fly home.
133 9 "There's the Rub" (Part 1) Shelley Jensen Joel Madison November 20, 1995 (1995-11-20) 60109
Hilary and Carlton volunteer to help out at a Homeless Shelter. Hilary is there so the media gives her a good image on how she likes to "help out" and Carlton wants a signature to help him get accepted into Princeton. Will's cure for Phil's back pain gets them in big trouble when they get arrested along with two prostitutes when they go to a massage parlor that is set up by a sting operation. Vivian, Helen, Vy, ask Will whose stuffing is better. Uncle Phil warned Will about arguments with women, but when Will did not take it, it lands him in some hot water with Vy, Helen, and Vivian.
134 10 "There's the Rub" (Part 2) Shelley Jensen Joel Madison November 20, 1995 (1995-11-20) 60110
Once at the shelter, Hilary hates the work she must do and her manager (a homeless lady who lives there) tells her that what she is doing is not the point of Thanksgiving. Carlton gets bossed around by a young boy and can't take it anymore. They both decide to leave but in the car, they realize that they were misbehaving and decide to return with a huge feast for the homeless people they then learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Phillip defends himself and Will while proving their innocence in jail and they get released on Thanksgiving Day. The Banks family enjoys Thanksgiving Dinner.
135 11 "I, Ooh, Baby, Baby" Alfonso Ribeiro Adam Markowitz & Tom Devanney December 11, 1995 (1995-12-11) 60111
When the Christmas season arrives, the family are delighted when Hilary announces that her show is going to be broadcast nationally. Hilary believes that this is the event that is finally going to make her life complete – but after reaching this milestone she still feels empty. She then makes the erratic decision to have a baby–much to the family's surprise.
136 12 "Boxing Helena" Shelley Jensen Michael Soccio January 8, 1996 (1996-01-08) 60112
When Phil signs the family up for sessions at a health club, Will sees it as his opportunity to meet new women. Nicky expresses an interest in boxing, prompting Will to sign him up for boxing lessons. Will soon encounters the instructor - who teaches him a thing or two about female boxers. Meanwhile, Carlton feels threatened by his personal trainer.
137 13 "I, Clownius" Shelley Jensen Story: David Wyatt
Teleplay: George Tricker
January 15, 1996 (1996-01-15) 60115
When Phillip starts getting threatening messages over a high profile trial he is presiding over (based on Heidi Fleiss), The Banks do whatever they can to keep him safe. When Will, Phillip and Carlton make a trip to the gas station, they get more than they bargained for when Carlton confronts a suspicious looking clown (Dorien Wilson) named Juggles – who reveals that he is wearing a bomb, and if Phillip does not cooperate (help him get a big break on TV), he will detonate it. After a huge scene at the courthouse (where Juggles forced them to take him for a show) it is revealed it was a gag bomb and he is arrested for everything he caused.
138 14 "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" (Part 1) Shelley Jensen Lisa Rosenthal February 12, 1996 (1996-02-12) 60113
Ashley gets a great modeling opportunity by Joan Van Ark if Will and Carlton stay out of the way. Phil's burgeoning political career has an unexpected effect on Vivian. He promises to tell her about it, but when his associates let it slip that he decided to follow through without telling Vivian, Viv leaves him until he can straighten out his act.
139 15 "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" (Part 2) Shelley Jensen Lisa Rosenthal February 19, 1996 (1996-02-19) 60114
Will, Carlton, Ashley and Hilary take drastic measures to get Phil and Vivian to reconcile.
140 16 "I, Bowl Buster" Shelley Jensen Michael Soccio February 26, 1996 (1996-02-26) 60117
Carlton is anxious when he receives a letter from Princeton University - but soon begins celebrations after it is revealed he has secured a place. His excitement soon turns to worry after he realizes that he will never be able to live up to the kind of achievements that Philip made when he attended Princeton. When Will introduces Carlton to the world of bowling, he makes a decision that leaves the whole family in shock. He wants to ditch the Princeton idea to become a professional bowler.
141 17 "The Butler's Son Did It" Madeline Cripe Lisa Rosenthal March 18, 1996 (1996-03-18) 60116
Geoffrey is delighted when his son, Fredrick, comes to stay at the Banks'. He soon becomes a popular figure with Philip and Vivian, leaving Carlton and Will feeling neglected. However, when Will finds out that Fredrick stole his stash of money as well as a few other things, he finds out that Fredrick only wants money from his father and nothing more. Geoffrey gives Fredrick a lot of money to go to Butler School as he thought Fredrick "wanted to follow in my fathers footsteps". He accepts only to go back to England with the pocketed money. Will tells him that even though he is taking a lot of money from his father, he will lose something even more valuable. Fredrick comes back to tell his father and they make amends.
142 18 "Hare Today…" Shelley Jensen Robert Bruce April 8, 1996 (1996-04-08) 60119
When Philip accidentally sits on Nicky's pet rabbit, he encourages the family to attend church to rid them of their sins. However, the reverend (Richard Roundtree) misinterprets Vivian's devotion to the church, and in a moment of passion, declares his feelings for her. Meanwhile, Carlton and Ashley find themselves in competition when a position arises to sing solo at the Easter service. Eventually, Nicky finds out the truth about his rabbit from Phillip, but is untraumatized, accepting that it is a part of life, but comically notes, "What a way to go."
143 19 "I, Whoops, There It Is" Shelley Jensen Tanya Ward & Mary Beth Pemberton April 15, 1996 (1996-04-15) 60124
This is a special episode where Will Smith decides to organize a clip show featuring outtakes and bloopers from the past six seasons of the series. He also records a series of interviews with the cast backstage and sends the footage to Dick Clark, which he hopes will air it on his popular primetime series.
144 20 "I, Stank Horse" Shelley Jensen Tom Devanney April 22, 1996 (1996-04-22) 60120
When Ashley receives a letter from the modeling agency asking her to appear in one of their sexy lingerie commercials, Phil immediately takes a dislike to the request and decides to enlist the help of an older, arrogant model to teach Ashley a lesson. Meanwhile, Carlton and Hilary decide to adopt an aged racehorse that is being offered for sale by a local businessman.
145 21 "I, Stank Hole in One" Werner Walian Matt Tarses & Michael Soccio May 6, 1996 (1996-05-06) 60121
When Philip appeals for a partner for a golf tournament, Carlton reluctantly agrees to give Will the position – but later regrets his decision, after Philip gives Will the position permanently. Meanwhile, Hilary becomes excited when she is offered the position to present a prime-time reality show with television legend, Regis Philbin. However, she must move to New York in order for it to happen.
146 22 "Eye, Tooth" Shelley Jensen Adam Markowitz May 13, 1996 (1996-05-13) 60118
In an attempt to secure a popular guest for her show, Hilary manages to persuade actor William Shatner to appear. However, actions caused by Will and Carlton soon leave Shatner regretting his decision. Meanwhile, Ashley pleads to her father's better side when she announces that she would like to move to New York with Hilary when Hilary's talk show begins broadcasting there.
147 23 "I, Done" (Part 1) Shelley Jensen Jeff Pollack May 20, 1996 (1996-05-20) 60122
As the Banks kids prepare to leave home, Will realizes that he has no plans for his future. Will looks for an apartment, but to no avail. Uncle Phil tells the family that they are planning to sell the house to move closer to Hilary and Ashley. This comes as a huge shock to everyone.
148 24 "I, Done" (Part 2) Shelley Jensen Jeff Pollack May 20, 1996 (1996-05-20) 60123
The Banks family prepares to move away from California, and Will confronts his lack of achievements since he moved in with them. Potential buyers (characters from Diff'rent Strokes as well as The Jeffersons) check out the mansion. Hilary moves to New York as her show has been moved there; Ashley will be living with her and will attend a performing arts school. Carlton goes to Princeton University to continue his education while Geoffrey moves back to London to be with his son. Phillip, Vivian, and Nicky move back East to be near their children. Phillip helps Will get an apartment; Will remains in California to finish off his studies.

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