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Def Poet's Society 

Will enters into an after school program, following the girls into a Poetry class he makes up a poem on the spot to impress the girls. After creating a poet, Christina asks to bring the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeff Melman

Writers:

Benny Medina (format by), Jeff Pollack (format by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Will Smith ... Will Smith
James Avery ... Philip Banks
Janet Hubert ... Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
Alfonso Ribeiro ... Carlton Banks
Karyn Parsons ... Hilary Banks
Tatyana Ali ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Joseph Marcell ... Geoffrey Butler
DJ Jazzy Jeff ... Jazz (as D.J. Jazzy Jeff)
Jonathan Emerson ... Ned Fellows
A.J. Johnson ... Christina Johnson
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Toni
Laurel Moglen Laurel Moglen ... Elizabeth
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Storyline

Will enters into an after school program, following the girls into a Poetry class he makes up a poem on the spot to impress the girls. After creating a poet, Christina asks to bring the made up poet to Poetry Night. After Jazz doesn't come through with an impostor, Will uses Geoffrey as the fake poet. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode is the 8th episode to be shot but the 7th to be broadcasted. See more »

Goofs

Jeffrey is already at the school when he decides to impersonate De La Ghetto, but somehow he manages to get an outfit and wig to wear as his disguise. See more »

Quotes

Geoffrey: Master William... I applaud your new interest. Poetry is one of my great loves. I won first prize... at the old Devonshire poetry recital of 1963. Master William, you should have been there. The crowd rose to its feet shouting, 'Encore! Encore!'
William 'Will' Smith: That's very interesting but -
Geoffrey: 'Cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them, cannon in front of them, volleyed and thundered'!
Jazz: You need a last line for that?
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Spoofs Dead Poets Society (1989) See more »

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Vogue
Composed by Madonna & Shep Pettibone.
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that was heavy..
9 March 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

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Def Poet's Society

The origin of Will Smith's fame and too many mentions from The Graham Norton Show got me to binge watch this series which I think has a potential to be a typical one-time-watch sitcom. The creators made the relations pretty much clear from the first frame now all one seek and wait for is their character development through this journey with hopefully no dips on content or humor. The relation between Will Smith and Tatyana Ali seems interesting (something to look forward especially when she grows up) and is definitely supposed to bring the laughs whilst with James Avery there is a soft spot hidden in there.

As often happens, the first season is good and demands attention from the viewers wanting them more of the family drama which writers better deliver if not all of it but some of it (its diplomatic to keep big guns for the future) and would be wise of them if they keep an open-end on some tracks to pick up swiftly on season 2.

The poems in Def Poet's Society are hilarious (As mentioned, Jazz's poem definitely works every time) and the plot had enough meat to easily feed off the audience but beyond that it is low on drama and humor resulting into just a mundane one.


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