Clubba Hubba
Season 1, Episode 3
Air Date September 24, 1990
Writer(s) Rob Edwards
Director Jeff Melman
Previous Bang the Drum, Ashley
Next Not with My Pig, You Don't

Clubba Hubba is episode three of the first season from the television sitcom on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. This show was originally aired from NBC on September 24, 1990. It was directed by Jeff Melman and written by Rob Edwards.

Plot Edit

Will tries to impress a girl's father so that he can date her, so Philip, Carlton, and Geoffrey try to teach him how to be a gentleman in a la My Fair Lady.

While he impresses the girl's father as "Kipp Smithers", Will finds out that Mimi prefers bad boys "from the hood". Will spends the night alternating between his images before realizing that being oneself is more important than impressing others.

Synopsis Edit

At the country club, Will becomes attracted to a girl named Mimi Mumford, whose father is nicknamed "Dr. No" due to the fact he always says no to every suitor that isn't good enough for his daughter. Carlton, Uncle Phil and Geoffrey teach him how to be a gentleman with a proper way to sit, dress, walk and talk romantically. Aunt Viv advises Will to just be himself to impress her but Will admits to Carlton that he's not taking her advice.

Will is able to impress Dr. No as "Kipp Smithers" but fails to impress "Mimi" who prefers bad boys "from the hood" and refuses to believe Kipp is just an act. The next night, Will comes in pretending to be a bad boy felon from New York to impress Mimi but has to switch back and forth between his thug and preppy personas the whole night until Dr. No walks up on Will rapping to Mimi. A frustrated Will admits that he is not prestigious or a thug but that he was only trying to impress Dr. No and scare Mimi before chasing after another partygoer that walks by, later revealed to be a married woman whose husband leaves Will with a black eye.

Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The actor that portrays Dr. No is the same actor that portrays the reverend in the Season 6 episode: Hare Today.
  • This was the fifth episode to be produced, but the third to be broadcast-ed.
  • This is the first episode to show a scene of dialogue before the opening theme.
  • This is the last episode to use the extended theme opening.
  • This is the first time Will talks directly to the camera.
  • This is the first appearance of Hilary's friend, Toni.
  • The song that plays during the montage is My Fair Lady.

Goofs Edit

  • In the scene where Will meets Dr. No for the first time, Will mouths the line 'string of Arabians' as Dr. No is saying the line. Frequently, Will Smith did this as a joke and the scenes had to be filmed again, but this one was missed.
  • When Carlton says "How do you propose on going about it", he is looking down as if Will's head is below him, but Will's head is above Carlton.
  • When Carlton says "It isn't as easy as it looks", Will appears to be mouthing that line also.

Quotes Edit

Carlton: Well, Will, you certainly made a name at this country club. I wouldn't be surprised if they revoked our shuffleboard privileges.
Will: That's fine with me, man. This place is whack; I'm out of here. (sees a girl) Ooh, hold up! Ooh, all points bulletin, hormones to Will, hormones to Will!
Carlton: Hold 'em yourself, Will. That's Mimi Mumford. You can't get the first base with her unless you can impress her father. He's an eminent surgeon, a championship polo player, and around these parts, he's known as Dr. No.
Will: Why they call him that?
Carlton: Because he never says yes. No young man is good enough for his daughter.
Will: Well, he's not gonna have chance to tell me no 'cause I aint gonna ask.

Will (to Carlton): If i could show her that I'm dangerous, I'll have her like that.
Carlton: I'll bet you wouldn't.
Will: I bet I would.
Carlton: I'll bet you wouldn't.
Will: I bet you wouldn't.
Carlton: I bet you would.
Will: See, I fooled you.

Will (to Mimi): I'm not a young Republican from Connecticut and I'm not a hood. I'm Will Smith from West Philly and I've been busting my butt trying to impress you and trying to scare you, and I'm exhausted!

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