Love at First Fight
Season 1, Episode 21
Air Date February 18, 1991
Writer(s) Lisa Rosenthal
Samm-Art Williams
Director Jeff Melman
Previous Nice Lady
Next Banks Shot

Love at First Fight is the twenty-first episode of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air's first season which was first broadcast on February 18, 1991.

Summary Edit

One of Vivian's students, Kayla Samuels (Jasmine Guy) comes over for dinner and Will tries to impress her, but fails.

Eventually, Will wins her over and inadvertently starts taking time away from her studies, so Aunt Viv tells him to cut back on their relationship so Kayla can have a good future.

Vivian winds up lecturing Kayla and revealing things about her owns struggles to be successful.


  • Goof: In this episode, Will says he's no good with math, but in "The Ethnic Trip", Vivian says that Will earned an "A" in math. ~ Will also said he wasn't good at French, but then spoke it fluently. It is safe to assume that Will was trying to dissociate from Kayla, that he wasn't speaking the strict truth and was trying to use the points Vivian made in favour of Kayla, against her so he didn't have to help Kayla.


Vivian: Will, if you get a bad grade, we ground you and make sure you bring your grade back up. For Kayla, if she gets a bad grade, she could lose her scholarship and there's no second chance.
Vivian (to Will): That bad grade could mean the difference between Dr. Kayla Samuels who runs a hospital or just Kayla who cleans it.
Kayla: Let me tell you something. I got four older sisters, all of them mamas before they was 18. None of them finished high school. Everybody's waiting for Kayla. I'm the last chance for the whole damn family and you have no idea what that feels like.
Vivian: Oh, I know what that feels like. And I know what it feels like to clean hotel rooms during the day and go to school at night, just to get the high school diploma I didn't get.
Will: Aunt Viv, y-you dropped out of high school?
Vivian: It's not something I'm proud of, but I did it. My whole family was counting on me too, but I couldn't handle the pressure. So I ran off with some guy and quit school. By the time I realized I made a mistake it was too late: I was left with no education and nothing I was qualified to do. It took me years to get back. (to Kayla) And honey, if you're wondering why I fit in so well here, it's because I worked damn hard to get here and I know I deserve it. The problem is that you don't know you deserve it.

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