Stop Will! In the Name of Love
Season 04
Episode infomation
Original Broadcast Date February 14, 1994
Written by Gayle Abrams
Jenji Kohan
Directed by Maynard C. Virgil I
Chronological Information
Preceded by When You Hit Upon a Star
Followed by You'd Better Shop Around

Stop Will! In the Name of Love is the eighteenth episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's fourth season which was first broadcast on February 14, 1994.

Summary Edit

Ashley asks Will to chaperone her on a date, thinking that her father would be too overprotective, and when her date takes off, Ashley rebels, running away from Will. Will's date, whose name he cannot remember, leaves him on account of what she calls his double standards.

Plot Edit

On Valentine's Day, Will chaperones Ashley on a double date because she refuses to allow Phillip to take her due to how overprotective he is. However, Will proves to be just as overprotective as her father when his date begins to make him paranoid that Ashley's date is after something more, causing him to ruin the fun. Both Will and Ashley's dates leave and she rebels against Will, angered that she is still being treated like a child and not a respectable teenager.

At the Peacock Stop where Carlton is hosting a karaoke night, Ashley sings "Respect" by Aretha Franklin but tailors the lyrics to her frustrations with Phillip and Will not trusting her to do the right thing in wrong situations, helping everyone to make up with one another.