The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1, Episode 12

Talking Turkey (19 Nov. 1990)

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Will's mom comes to the Banks' for Thanksgiving. She gets angry that the kids of the house leave all of the work to Geoffrey. After Vy criticizes Vivian for being to easy on the kids, she ... See full summary »

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Will's mom comes to the Banks' for Thanksgiving. She gets angry that the kids of the house leave all of the work to Geoffrey. After Vy criticizes Vivian for being to easy on the kids, she decides to make them cook Thanksgiving dinner. Carlton also invites his English teacher to the dinner. Written by Psycho697186

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This is the first (of many) episodes to feature Vernee Watson-Johnson as Vy Smith, Will's mother. See more »

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When Will complains about having to mow the lawn, Will's mom tells him he used to do it all the time and had no problem with it back home in Philadelphia. But in the last episode of season 4 "The Philadelphia Story" when they go and visit Will's home in Philly, there was no lawn to mow because he lived in an upstairs apartment. And when they show the outside of the apartment building, there was no lawn in the first place, just a concrete sidewalk. See more »

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Vivian Banks: You know, Vi, I wish you could've told me before you let the gardener take the day off.
Viola: Well, girl, it's the day before Thanksgiving.
Vivian Banks: Well, it's a nice idea, but it's the same thing with telling Geoffrey not to clear the table. I just thought they would feel uncomfortable for taking orders from someone they don't know.
Viola: Uh-huh, and they rather take orders from a seventeen-year-old boy?
Vivian Banks: What do you mean?
Viola: Well, honey, I don't mean to be critical, but I don't like what I saw today. Will's got a ...
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Performed by The Temptations
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