|A Night at the Oprah|
|Season 03, Episode 09|
|Air Date||November 9, 1992|
|Writer|| Leslie Ray|
David Steven Simon
|Previous||Boyz in the Woods|
|Next||Asses to Ashes|
A Night at the Oprah is the ninth episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's third season which was first broadcast on November 9, 1992.
After humiliating Uncle Phil with strange video recording, Will gets thrown out of the house. Later when the Banks family traveled to Chicago to be on Oprah, Philip and Vivian try to get Will to understand that he cannot go with them on stage.
- Syndication cuts the scene where Will goes backstage to apologize to Oprah.
- This is the first and only appearence of Trevors old girlfriend, Alexus.
- Irony: Will thinks his family didn't want on the show with him, but the real reason he couldn't be on the show was because there wasn't enough room for him. Although, they never bothered to try to get him on, as
Uncle Phil said that it was good anyway that he wasn't coming on the show, as he already ruined Uncle Phil's campaign. Ironically, him getting onto the show made it even worse for Uncle Phil.
- Running Gag: Will asking the same question over and over again.
- Carlton's dance is shortened when aired in syndication.
- This episode's title is an allusion to the 1935 movie, A Night at the Opera, starring Groucho Marx.
- When Will answers the phone, he says "Home of the Whopper. What's your beef?" "Home of the Whopper" is the tag line for the Burger King fast food chain. "Where's the beef?" was used in one of the restaurant's ads.
- Senator Howard's line "I love your Leslie Uggams." is a reference to the actress and singer, Leslie Uggams.
- This episode continues Phil's running campaign story arc following from the episode "Here comes the Judge".
- When Will first comes into the audience for the Oprah Winfrey Show, he takes an outside seat, but later on when he was asked again for a question, he is sitting in the middle of a group of chairs in the front row. He probably must've moved there, however.
- Shelly Jensen
- Leslie Ray & David Steven Simon