Will makes a bet that Carlton wouldn't last a weekend in Jazz' neighborhood, Compton. Carlton starts to fulfill the bet, by not only fitting in, but getting along with the guys in "The Hood". Will has to find a way to stop him from going to MacArthur Park at night, to "Hang with the crew".



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Jazz (as D.J. Jazzy Jeff)
Slick (as Miguel Nunez)
Tiny (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
J'Vonne Pearson ...
Chuck (as J'vonne Pearson)
Richard Gloria ...
Larry Jones ...
Aligaroo (as Rodney Knoll)
Mark Morales ...


When Will and Jazz catch Carlton and his friends harmonizing "Brick House," he accuses him of not being black enough. He bets Carlton that he can't spend two days in Compton. After snookering Uncle Phil into thinking they're on a field trip, Jazz takes him back to his place where he lives with a group of homies that are completely alien to Carlton. Trying to fit in, he makes a fool of himself but when Will and Jazz step out for chicken, the fellas school Carlton in how to act street. In return, he helps them iron the guys iron out problems with their various activities, like doing their taxes. Will is shocked when Carlton reveals that the guys are taking him to MacArthur Park at night - a dangerous neighborhood the is heavy on gang activity. Will has no alternative but to go back home and tell Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv what happened. Aunt Viv flips and decides to drive to Compton to bring Carlton back herself. Jazz's friends find out that Will ratted on Carlton and accuse him of being a... Written by Jerry Roberts <armchairoscars@hotmail.com>

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11 March 1991 (USA)  »

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When seen on WB11, the network dubs out "Compton" with a street name. See more »


When Uncle Phil tells Aunt Viv to put her earrings back on, she is missing the left one, and pantomimes putting the right one on. See more »


Vivian Banks: Carlton, you are not going down to McArthur Park tonight. In fact
[to everyone]
Vivian Banks: none of you are going down to McArthur Park tonight.
Tiny: [stands up] Wait a minute.
Vivian Banks: Boy, do not test me.
Tiny: Yes, ma'am.
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References The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »


Brick House
Written by The Commodores
Performed by Alfonso Ribeiro & "The Alligaroos"
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