The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Answer: No, it's not Whoopi Goldberg herself, just like that's not Prince or Ray Charles. The limo is filled with celebrity impersonators, but they're all uncredited and I could find out who played them.

Bishop73

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Question: Does anyone know why Janet Hubert-Witten was replaced? I've heard rumours that she didn't get along with the rest of the cast, is this true?

Answer: Yes. It's very true. Janet quit at the end of the third season because she claims that Will acted horribly, bullied cast and crew on the set and got her fired for no reason. Alfonso Ribeiro however has called her "cuckoo" and stated that her claims were baseless. He also stated that she was very difficult to work with on set. Even James Avery agreed and often had to remind her that the show was called "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and not "Philip and Vivian of Bel-Air."

Answer: She was never on Good Times. She didn't start acting until the early 80s. Good Times ended in 1979.

This question isn't about Janet being on Good Times. It's about her being replaced.

To avoid the confusion, I mentioned about "Good Times" only in response to a former submission on here that she was on Good Times at one point (that submission was deleted shortly afterwards, but my Good Times response somehow stayed on here causing the confusion).

Answer: To avoid the confusion, I mentioned "Good Times" only in response to a former submission on here that she was on Good Times at one point (that submission was deleted shortly afterwards, but my Good Times response somehow stayed on here causing the confusion.

Answer: She became pregnant in real life, which would have messed up the story line. They would have had to add a fifth kid.

They did add a fifth kid.

Mistaken Identity - S1-E6

Question: Why does Carlton believe that his driving too slow was the reason he got pulled over? Will even stated that the real reason they were pulled over is because two black people driving an expensive car in a lower-middle income neighborhood looked suspicious. It was a case of racial profiling but, at the end of the episode, Carlton still believed it was because he drove too slowly.

Answer: Because Carlton is naive, trusting, and optimistic. He lived a pretty sheltered life in Bel-Air and just doesn't think police officers would do anything unjust. At this point in his life, he just hasn't gone through the things Will has to make him think otherwise.

Bishop73

Answer: Most likely soliciting a prostitute. Will took Phil to a massage parlor to help with Phil's back pain, but instead of being a reputable business, it was run by prostitutes and the police raided it during a sting operation.

Bishop73

Answer: He's coming back from his vacation in Philadelphia.

The Fresh Prince Project - S1-E1

Question: Why did Philip think Will deliberately embarrassed him during the dinner party? Will spent his whole life in Philly and even though he knew how to act and behave around people from his own neighborhood, it was his first time in Bel-Air and had no knowledge of how others lived or how they interacted with each other.

Answer: He believed he was asserting his independence and individuality, not giving in to the conformist rich society. Movie quote, "I don't act this way to change the world. I act this way, so the godamn world doesn't change me."

Answer: As stated previously, Will returned from spending the summer in Philly at the beginning of s03e01. But this is the first time the audience sees Will going back to Philadelphia.

Bishop73

The Wedding Show (Psyche!) - S5-E18

Question: I'm a bit confused so verification would really help. Agent Daly becomes smitten with Carlton so when he speaks to her in her office alone, she agrees to not audit Hilary if he sleeps with her. Carlton then produces a tape recorder with the entire conversation. He says that if she doesn't exonerate Hilary, he'll file sexual harassment charges on her. By threatening to sue Daly if she doesn't exonerate Hilary, isn't he in fact blackmailing her. Plus, aren't tape recordings considered inadmissible as evidence?

Answer: 1. He is blackmailing her, but her actions are essentially attempted rape, blackmail, coercion, corruption, and others. She would, at the very least, lose her job and would very likely spend years in federal prison and be sued. 2. Tape recordings are admissible under certain guidelines. Since Daly is acting under the auspices of a government employee in the discharge of her duties, she is not free from being recorded even under California law. The tape would be admissible if it was shown to be her on the tape.

Forgot to ask. Since Carlton's blackmailing Daly, couldn't he be facing criminal charges too?

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Question: In the episode where Will works as a waiter and dresses up as a pirate, another waiter tells Uncle Phil that the parrot he (Uncle Phil) is wearing is on his left shoulder. What does he mean?

Answer: It has to do with the fact that when males get one ear pierced, the left means they are straight and the right supposedly means they are gay.

Piemanmoo

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Question: I have seen online that lots of people are saying that the theme song is supposed to have a sequence where the plane lands and that Will runs from someone that looks like a cop, yet I have seen the extended opening and this is not in it. Is that sequence a lie of is it part of the song, but not of the opening credits?

Answer: It is part of the song and not the opening credits.

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Answer: At wikipedia.org Geoffrey's full name is listed as Geoffrey Barbara Butler. According to one episode, Geoffrey was an Olympic runner who had cheated during a run; the video of this incident that the family watches confirms Geoffrey's last name is Butler.

Sangie

Mistaken Identity - S1-E6

Question: Carlton and Will are in the holding cell at the police station, singing a song about Moses letting his people go, when all of a sudden their burly cellmate starts singing the rest of the song in a very operatic manner. There is only one lyric I could pick up: "Tell the Pharaoh/Let my people GO.", but unfortunately the rest of the lyrics (or its title) are nowhere to be found on the Internet. What is the name of this song, and where could I possibly find the words to it?

Answer: This is very old and well-known African-American spiritual of unknown provenance. Louis Armstrong did a famous version "Go Down Moses". There is not an "offical" name but it is usually referenced as "Let my People Go" or from the first line "When Israel was in Egypt's land". If you search the web with either of these phrases and the word "lyrics" you will have hundreds of sites showing the full lyrics.

Luna Negra

Answer: The Banks' decided to remodel their house.

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Question: In an episode with all Vivian's sisters around she says "the Smith sisters are together again" or something like that. Later in Fresh Prince we meet Will's father, who we hear has the surname "Smith" as well, does this mean Will's dad and Vi shared a surname?

Makungu Tata Kunda

Chosen answer: Yes, though remember that Smith is the most common surname in the United States.

Greg Dwyer

Chosen answer: No reason really, its not uncommon for shows to use the same actor to play different characters.

Answer: It was a bribe for a city councilman.

Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe - S3-E5

Question: Cindy seemed fine with the Banks' wanting a paternity test, but Carlton later reveals that he is a virgin. So what exactly was Cindy planning to do? The test would reveal that Carlton was not her son's father, and she would need to admit to the Banks that she lied. Why stay there and wait for a negative test?

Answer: The major plot point was Carlton was willing to let his family believe he was the father rather than admit he was a virgin. As long as he kept lying about not being a virgin, Cindy wouldn't necessarily have to lie, she could just claim she wasn't sure and thought it was Carlton's.

Bishop73

Answer: Cindy was taking advantage of Carlton. He had liked her for years and his parents are wealthy. She wanted to persuade him to marry her and raise the child as his own, no matter what his parents said about the paternity test.

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