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Knowledge Is Power 

Hilary rats Will out for several things including getting in at 3 in the morning the previous day in order to get the family car instead of Will. Will plans revenge, while going to find out... 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
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Toni
Sarah Buxton ... Kimmy
Beverly Jackson Beverly Jackson ... Cindy
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Hilary rats Will out for several things including getting in at 3 in the morning the previous day in order to get the family car instead of Will. Will plans revenge, while going to find out where Hilary is shopping he learns that she dropped out of college three months ago. Will uses this in order to get Hilary to slave for him while he is punished. Hilary tries to get Carlton to go against Will, but he also uses it against her. Written by Psycho697186

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hilary: [referring to Will blackmailing her to do embarrassing things at dinner] Will, if you have an ounce of compassion, you'll let me off the hook.
Will: That's a good point.
[pauses to think]
Will: Nah! We'll do it anyway.
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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it's bigger than you think..
11 March 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Knowledge Is Power

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 practicality of over-competing with the siblings and the sheer family pressure is the strength of this episode and when it blends in with brilliant performance by Will Smith and cut-throat punch lines that not only draws laugh but earns respect for the writers too.


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