The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1, Episode 19

It Had to Be You (4 Feb. 1991)

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Jazz asks Will the favor of taking his sister out on a date after she moves into town, Will turns it down until Jazz introduces the two. Will takes her on a date and learns that she has her whole life planned out for the two already.



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Episode credited cast:
Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Fuller ...
Carol-Ann Jeffers ...
Jazz (as DJ Jazzy Jeff)


Jazz asks Will to take out his sister Janet, which he is reluctant to until she gets a look at her (he and Uncle Phil assumed she looked like Jazz with long hair). On the date, things seem to be going well until Janet is revealed to not only be a controlling nag, but to have mapped out their entire future before their first date is even underway. When he confronts Jazz about it, he admits that his only intention was to get rid of her because she was getting on his nerves. He suggests that the best way to get her off their backs is to set her up with another sucker - possibly a square cousin. At dinner, Carlton stands up to her and his defensive attitude makes her fall for him. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Five years later, Will Smith and Vivica A. Fox would co-star as a couple in Independence Day (1996). See more »


Janet: I need more ice.
Carlton: You need more ice, *what*?
Janet: I need more ice in my warm soda.
Carlton: [corrects Janet] You need more ice, *please*.
Janet: What did you say to me?
Waitress: He said, you need more ice, *please*.
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

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