|I Know Why the Caged Bird Screams|
|Season 04, Episode 16|
|Air Date||January 24, 1994|
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|Next||When You Hit Upon a Star|
I Know Why the Caged Bird Screams is the sixteenth episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's fourth season which was first broadcast on January 24, 1994.
When Carlton, the mascot of the university's football team, is abducted by the students from a rival college, Will wears Carlton's peacock costume to inspire the team during a championship game. It doesn't work because they are so attached to Carlton already and his inspiring speech puts even more of a damper on their team spirit.