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 stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to move in with his aunt and uncle in their wealthy Bel Air mansion, where his lifestyle often clashes with that of his relatives. The 148 episodes were broadcast over six seasons.
While Carlton is away at a Young Republican camp, Will cooks up a flambÃ© of a disaster on a night when an influential judge is coming to dinner, and Will can only make it through the night with the help of Geoffrey, and other plan is not to make Phil find out.
In competition with Carlton, Will sets out to prove he's the best man for the job on Hilary's TV show by escorting a famous comedian's sister out on the town.
After learning a little something about initiative, Will jumps to Hilarys' aid prior to a key business meeting at the station; an unemployed Carlton subs for Philip on career day at Ashley's school.
The thrill is gone for ""runaway yuppie"" Carlton, who can't handle another disappointment, let alone his long-awaited Princeton interview.
Will decides to book a juror dismissed from Philip's big show-biz madam sex-scandal case for Hilary's show, which results in embarrassment for Judge Banks and some annoying apologies from Will and Hilary.
When Carlton fines the perfect woman for him, he messes up big time and shes out of the picture for sure. So Will suggests Carlton goes with him on a double date, Carlton has doubts but he owed Will big time (He messed up Will's date earlier that day) so Carlton went with him. Will and Carlton's double date goes great -- until the ""Big"" boyfriend of one of the women shows up.
Will and Carlton get a shocking earful when they ""roam the intercom"" system at home and hear Ashley's private conversation -- about sex.
Carlton is on a roll in Vegas, celebrating his birthday at the gaming tables with Will in tow; but suddenly the tables turn, and the duo enter a dance contest to recoup their losses.
Hilary and Carlton volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving, while the extended family fills up on holiday treats.
Will and Philip are arrested at a massage parlor on Thanksgiving; Hilary and Carlton get a lesson in humility at the homeless shelter.
Will plays matchmaker for Hilary, setting her up with his doctor friend, but romance is the last thing on her mind as the anticipates the first national broadcast of ""The Hilary Show"".
Will's New Year's resolution leads him to the gym to get in shape; but when gym-savvy family members take Nicky for some boxing lessons, Will gets cold-cocked by a woman boxer named Helena.
It's no laughing matter when a bomb-toting clown holds Philip hostage in the courtroom on the day of the showbiz madam's sentencing.
Philip's recent political involvement doesn't seem to involve Vivian; meanwhile, the owner of a top-modeling agency ""discovers"" Ashley at a fast-food joint.
Breaking up may not be so hard to do for an angry Vivian, but when Philip finds he's lost without her, Will and Carlton conspire to reunite them.
After being accepted at Princeton, a worried Carlton changes his life plans and retreats to a place where everybody knows his name -- the bowling alley.
Geoffrey's life changes overnight when a man claiming to be his long-lost son shows up and charms everyone -- except Will, who discovers the guy's not what he seems. Meanwhile, Hilary starts writing her autobiography, and an early childhood photo reveals a shocking secret.
The church's widowed reverend is a man of esteemed reputation, but not in the eyes of Will -- who spies him making a play for Aunt Vivian.
Dick Clark has a cameo on this backstage outing that has Will Smith visiting with series stars and screening series bloopers.
Philip expects Ashley to decline an offer for what he considers a degrading role in an ad by a director who could also give her a recommendation to a top New York school.
On Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Hilary subs for Gifford but doesn't see eye-to-eye with co-host Philbin. Meanwhile, Will subs for Carlton in a golf tourney and gets buddy-buddy with Philip, making Carlton jealous.
William Shatner stars as Hilary's talk-show guest, but Will must find a way to beam him from the dentist's chair to the set. Meanwhile, Hilary's show treks to New York and Ashley insists on tagging along.
The series ends its six-year run when the Banks decide to put the mansion up for sale. Family members are on the go, and everyone's ""in the fast lane."" Except for Will, who's stuck on life's ""soft shoulder"" who tells a little lie, that he found a nice apartment. Will lied because he felt that everyone was going on with their lives and he was just staying put in Bel-Air.
The series ends its six-year run when the Banks decide to put the mansion up for sale. Family members are on the go, and everyone's ""in the fast lane."" Except for Will, who's stuck on life's ""soft shoulder"" who tells a little lie, that he found a nice apartment. Will lied because he felt that everyone was going on with their lives and he was just staying put.