Where There's a Will, There's a Way (Part 1)
Season {{{season}}}, Episode 01
Air Date September 20, 1993
Writer(s) Gary H. Miller
Director Shelley Jensen
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Where There's a Will, There's a Way (Part 1) is the first episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's fourth season which was first broadcast on September 20, 1993.


Will and Carlton begin their first year of college by moving into their own apartment, while Philip and Vivian enjoy their newborn son. Trevor plans to propose marriage to Hillary during an elaborate stunt on his TV news show. This is the first episode starring Daphne Maxwell Reid as Vivian Banks following the departure of Janet Hubert-Whitten. A reference is made to this by Jazz when he says Mrs. Banks, ever since you had that baby, there's something different about you. This makes Will visibly cringe for the audience.


  • Jazz mentions something different about Vivian, referring to the change of actresses from Janet Hubert-Whitten to Daphne Maxwell Reid.
  • Will holds Nicky for the first time.

    Hello, cute little Nicky.

  • Uncle Phil has another meltdown.




Philip (to Carlton): I don't want you to move out.
Carlton: Sorry Dad, I have to go.
Philip: No, you don't.
Carlton: Will says I do. He said it's time for me to leave the nest, become independent and have sex with girls. Safe sex, mind you, but lots of it.
Philip: (to Will as he walks in the room) Excuse me! Is this what you've been tellin' my boy?!
Will: What?
Philip: That life is one big orgy?! (starts backing Will and Carlton into a corner) Well, college is hard work son. Followed by a family which is even more hard work! And a teenage daughter who doesn't wanna be seen with you in public! And a wife! A wife who won't let you anywhere near her! And a butler! A butler who may be the father of your child! And a gardener! A GUARD...!!
Carlton: DAD! DAD!
Philip: Hilary, I think there's something you need to ask yourself.
Hilary: Oh, I already did. I'm registering at Tiffany's.
Philip: No, no. Do you love Trevor?
Hilary: What's love got to do with it? I'm having a wedding!
Philip: (sees Ashley with another guy) Hold it, hold it. Who do we have here?
Ashley: We met at the mall.
Philip: What's your name, son?
Guy: This. (he hands a picture to Philip, to looks at it)
Philip: This is a stick with a snake wrapped around it.
Guy: It's a symbol. Like Prince?
Philip: Prince Who?
Guy: See? That's exactly why fathers ain't allowed at the mall. (Philip writes something on the paper and hands it back to the guy) What's this thing?
Philip: It's a symbol for GET OUTTA MY HOUSE!!!
(The guy runs out of the house)
Ashley: Daddy, I love him! (runs away)

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