The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1, Episode 6

Mistaken Identity (15 Oct. 1990)

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While Philip and Vivian go on a trip to Palm Springs in Mr. Furth's helicopter, Will and Carlton drive Furth's car there as well. They get pulled over for "stealing" the car. Hilary babysits Ashley as Geoffrey has the weekend off.

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Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
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Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
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Phillip and Vivian are invited on a trip to Palm Springs with Mr. and Mrs. Furth in his helicopter. Mr. Furth suggests that Will and Carlton drive his Mercedes there, but they get pulled over and Carlton's non-stop jabber gets them arrested. At the police station Carlton is dead set on telling the absolute truth but the police don't believe anything they have to say and accuse them of a rash of car thefts in the area. Their phone call yields no help as Mrs. Furth, amid the noise of the party, misinterprets Carton's plea for help as "Getting into Yale." Will attempts to call home, Geoffrey answers but hangs up because he's off duty. Then Will gets the idea of confessing to the thefts so that a news crew will come down and film them in jail, and that Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv will see them on television. It works, and Uncle Phil and Mr. Furth get them released by reminding the police of the boy's rights. Back home Will and Carlton get into a debate over exactly why they were detained. ... Written by Jerry Roberts <armchairoscars@hotmail.com>

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Will dresses up as Freddy Krueger, the antagonist of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films. See more »

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Will was wearing no glasses when he went to jail. When Will goes on live TV, he's now wearing a pair of sunglasses with one lens missing. After the TV broadcast is over, the sunglasses have disappeared. See more »

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Carlton Banks: The police were doing their job. We were detained a couple hours, and dad came and got us out. The system worked.
Will: I hope you like that system, because you're gonna be seeing a lot more of it in your life.
Carlton Banks: Not if I bring a map.
Will: Man, you don't get it, do you? A map is not gonna help you. Neither is your Glee Club, or your fancy Bel-Air address, or who your daddy is. They don't care about any of that. They only see one thing.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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