The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1, Episode 17

The Ethnic Tip (14 Jan. 1991)

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Will proposes a black history class be instituted at Bel-Air Academy, and gets a surprise when Aunt Viv arrives to teach it.

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Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
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Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
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When Will is having trouble with history he tries to pass the blame on the school for not including black history in their curriculum. Viv offers to teach and Will is hoping for an easy ride but instead Viv works him to the bone. And when she's about to leave, the entire class except Will asks her to stay on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Vivian Banks: [sings] Follow the drinking gourd, follow the drinking gourd for the old man's waiting to carry me to freedom.
[stops singing]
Vivian Banks: Now, who can tell me what that song means?
William 'Will' Smith: I can, this is something I definitely know about. Spirituals were sung so that the slaves could keep their spirits up and their minds on God during times of hard oppression.
Vivian Banks: That was very well put, Mr. Smith, but you're wrong.
William 'Will' Smith: Beg pardon?
Vivian Banks: Who can tell me what the Underground Railroad was?
William 'Will' Smith: This I can... the Underground Railroad ...
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