The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1, Episode 2

Bang the Drum, Ashley (17 Sep. 1990)

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After Ashley reveals to him that she does not enjoy playing the violin he takes her to and trades her violin in for a drum set. Then reveals that he has already hired Ashley a teacher. Jazz.

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Uncle Phil gives Will one simple task: Take Ashley and her friends to their violin lesson, sit, wait, and bring her home again. However, during class, Ashley confesses that she doesn't like the violin, so Will takes her to a pawn shop in East L.A. and swaps it out for a set of drums. As expected, Uncle Phil is furious, but Aunt Viv reasons that he should let her play whatever instruments she wants to play. On top of changing instruments, Will also brings in his buddy Jazz as a new music teacher. Then Will is disappointed when Ashley admits that she doesn't like the drums. Then Aunt Viv is disappointed when Ashley admits that she doesn't like ballet either. She just never told anyone because she didn't want to disappoint them. Written by Jerry Roberts <armchairoscars@hotmail.com>

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The scene where Jazz is thrown out of the house in this episode is the same exact clip used in every Fresh Prince episode that features him being thrown out of the front door. See more »

Goofs

Phillip asks Geoffrey to put on "the Brandenburg Concerto". However, there are six of them. Phillip considers himself a lover of classical music and should have known to ask for one by number. (In any event, they play the opening notes for the Brandenburg Concerto Number 2.) See more »

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Vivian Banks: [after Philip kicking Jazz out of the house] Philip, you drop-kicked a human being across the front lawn.
Philip Banks: It felt good, damn it! Back in the saddle again.
Vivian Banks: I think living down the street from the Reagans has had a very bad effect on you.
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