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Will's Up a Dirt Road 

Will, in an attempt to impress Lisa, makes a photo of Jay Leno by night and sells the picture to an editor. However, Will doesn't know the editor works for a sleazy gossip magazine and ends up being sued for libel by Jay Leno.

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Shelley Jensen

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
Daphne Reid ... Vivian Banks (as Daphne Maxwell Reid) (credit only)
Alfonso Ribeiro ... Carlton Banks
Karyn Parsons ... Hilary Banks
Tatyana Ali ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Joseph Marcell ... Geoffrey Butler
Ross Bagley ... Nicky Banks (credit only)
Jay Leno ... Himself
Nia Long ... Lisa Wilkes
Ian Patrick Williams ... Johnny Soccio
Nicole Niblack Nicole Niblack ... Reporter
John Ridley ... Himself
James Reeder James Reeder ... Deputy
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Will, in an attempt to impress Lisa, makes a photo of Jay Leno by night and sells the picture to an editor. However, Will doesn't know the editor works for a sleazy gossip magazine and ends up being sued for libel by Jay Leno.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Will gets kicked out of "The Tonight Show" studio, he runs and jumps out himself. See more »

Quotes

Jay Leno: Thank you Smith for clearing that up. I really appreciate it.
William 'Will' Smith: Well well, my friends call me Will.
Jay Leno: Thanks a lot Smith, I really appreciated it.
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Features The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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we're gonna go with goofy..
18 May 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Will's Up A Dirt Road

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 thought had a potential to be a typical one-time-watch sitcom, but turned out to be something more than that. 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, that it fortunately delivers till the end. The relation between Will Smith and Tatyana Ali seemed interesting on earlier season where the writers could have gone easily (but wasn't explored to that extent) and instead were directed towards Alfonso Rebeiro that draws out the laughs from your typical "sibling rivalry" formula whilst with James Avery there is a soft spot hidden in there that binds it all.

The fourth season is probably the best season up till now as it goes bold and doesn't even flinch on taking huge decisions by visiting new places, tracks and characters that are interesting, emotional, humorous and more importantly sensible. And they also began this eerie approach on the characters and their awareness of the outer world that is flat out hilarious.

Will's Up A Dirt Road might not make sense and be full of plot holes but it is new and flat out hilarious with enough content to feed off the audience for more than its runtime.


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