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It's Better to Have Loved and Lost It... 

Carlton loses his virginity to whom he believes to be Miss Right, then he finds out she isn't.


Shelley Jensen


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

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Episode cast overview:
Will Smith ... Will Smith
James Avery ... Philip Banks
Daphne Reid ... Vivian Banks (as Daphne Maxwell Reid)
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 Jeffrey A. Townes)
Duane Martin ... Duane
Robert Hooks ... Dean Morgan
Natalie Venetia Belcon Natalie Venetia Belcon ... Joann Morgan
Vicki Bakken Vicki Bakken ... Queen of England


Carlton loses his virginity to whom he believes to be Miss Right, then he finds out she isn't.

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Release Date:

11 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is a play on the phrase "tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all" See more »


Carlton Banks: I did it.
Will: You mean you and Joann...
[Ashley walks in the room]
Will: made the deal?
Ashley Banks: What are you talking about?
Will: Business, Ash. Have some breakfast.
[to Carlton]
Will: So, who put the offer on the table?
Carlton Banks: She did, and the terms were so attractive I jumped on at it right away, and don't worry... I protected my investment.
[Will and Carlton run out of the room laughing as Hilary walks in]
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During the end credits, a blooper of Will & Carlton is shown. See more »


Featured in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Love in an Elevator (1995) See more »


Song of Joy
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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6 May 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

It's Better To Have Loved And Lost It..

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.

After third season one can easily deduce that the bonding between Alfonso Rebeiro and Will Smith despite of being polar opposite in nature and taste that they rely upon. Having said that, the other characters are left undercooked except for James Avery whose portrayal as a disturbed father of teen kids is brilliant. Karyn Parsons' same old stucked ideology may provide a laugh here and there but it can also annoy you.

It goes into a place where they have been earlier before but still doesn't walk or rely upon same material which is refreshing to encounter for on terms of something beyond its shallow concept which is exactly what it looks like, it surprisingly has a gripping screenplay.

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