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Blood Is Thicker Than Mud 

Both Will and Carlton try out for the same frat house at college. Everyone likes Will, and finds Carlton a bit of a geek.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vivian Banks (as Daphne Maxwell Reid)
Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Geoffrey Butler
Jackie Ames (as Tyra)
Mushond Lee ...
Tanya Baetz ...
David Drew Gallagher ...
Nerdy Frat Guy
Ryan Holihan ...
Nerdy Frat Guy
Nerdy Frat Guy


Both Will and Carlton try out for the same frat house at college. Everyone likes Will, and finds Carlton a bit of a geek.

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1 November 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Steppers are all members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, and part of the Southern California All-Star Step Team. This is the same fraternity as Actor Hill Harper, Hall of Fame Football Player Charles Haley, and Martin Luther King, Jr to name a few. Will and Alphonso even tried to learn some of their steps between takes. The addition of Stepping to the episode made it one of the more popular episodes of 1993 as well as the series. See more »


In one episode Carlton says his house is across the road from the Aaron Spelling mansion, but in a later episode, Uncle Phil says that Aunt Viv has gone round to the Aaron Spelling mansion next door. See more »


Ashley Banks: [to Vivian and Hilary] Listen to yourselves. You're caught up in the lives of make-believe characters. I'll tell you what, Mom, I'll watch the baby, go to a museum and take Hilary with you.
Vivian Banks: Ashley, the only reason we get involved in this kind of stuff is that real life sometimes is kind of boring.
[hears the sound of a motorcycle engine]
Vivian Banks: What's that?
Hilary Banks: Harley-Davidson '58 panhead.
[Ashley and Vivian look at her]
Hilary Banks: I used to date a biker.
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Spoofs All My Children (1970) See more »


Working In The Coal Mine
written by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Devo
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Look at Yourself In the Mirror Top Dog
26 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I am a Nigerian woman and I have read and studied what African Americans went through to get equal rights and end segregation. It especially broke my heart reading about Ruby Bridges, who because of her skin colour, parents withdrew their children from the elementary school, all the teachers except one refused to teach her and she had to be taken to school and taken home every day by four federal marshals for her protection. Therefore I was furious with the President of the fraternity Will and Carlton wanted to join. True, Carlton is sheltered and privileged but he represents how far Civil Rights had gone- how many boys before he was born were allowed to go to a top class prep school? The idea of rising through your humble beginnings and work hard is to make a better life for yourself, not look down on those who have and then call them sell outs. People like Top Dog will blame white people, saying they are the ones holding the black man down, when in fact it's people like him who are guilty of it! A very good episode.

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