When You Hit Upon a Star
Season 04
Episode infomation
Original Broadcast Date January 31, 1994
Written by Michael Soccio
Directed by Shelley Jensen
Chronological Information
Preceded by I Know Why the Caged Bird Screams
Followed by Stop Will! In the Name of Love

When You Hit Upon a Star is the seveteenth episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's fourth season which was first broadcast on January 31, 1994.

Summary Edit

Will's love affair with a superstar singer, Michelle Michaels (Stacy Dash), is threatened when he meets her handsome former lover. Will learns that glamorous flings are not fulfilling as meaningful relationships.

Plot Edit

Will begins a love affair with Michelle Michaels, a famous pop singer and begins to develop real feelings for her. Will's fling with Michelle causes him to stand up his family when they plan a surprise birthday party for him as well as Jazz and another friend who had planned to watch a boxing match on the weekend with him. At the boxing match, Will is crushed to see Michelle kissing a male model that she had met and she calls things off with him as she wants nothing more than a fling and fun since she is terrible with relationships when Will injures the model during a scuffle. Phillip helps Will realize that he is simply in love with the lifestyle that comes with dating a rich girl he can mooch off of, not being in actual love with her.