Love at First Fight
Love at First Fight
Episode No. 21
Season Season 1
Episode infomation
Original Broadcast Date February 18, 1991
Network NBC
Written by Lisa Rosenthal
Samm-Art WIliams
Directed by Jeff Melman
Chronological Information
Preceded by Nice Lady
Followed by Banks Shot

Love at First Sight is the twenty-first episode of the first season from the television sitcom on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which was originally aired from NBC on February 18, 1991. It was directed by Jeff Melman and written both by Lisa Rosenthal and Samm-Art Williams.

The episode name is a play on the phrase "Love at first sight."

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.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • Jasmine Guy


  • 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.