The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)

18 mistakes in season 1

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Bang the Drum, Ashley - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Phil is telling Geoffrey about his day at work he takes an aspirin and drinks the water. The glass of water is almost gone. But if you look closely a couple of shots later the glass is full of water again.

72 Hours - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Will tells Vivian and Phil that Carlton is in Compton, Vivian takes off her earring from her right ear. A few shots of Will pass and when she goes to take off her other earring, the left ear doesn't have one, and the earring is on the right ear again.

Bang the Drum, Ashley - S1-E2

Plot hole: Ashley says she is 9; later in that season, in "Just Infatuation," Phil says she is almost 12. Will is 17 for the first two seasons, and 18 in season three. Nicky Banks grows from baby to preschooler between seasons four and five (though this was humorously addressed).

Mistaken Identity - S1-E6

Audio problem: When Jerry goes over to open the jail cell door, the sound effect of jingling keys can be heard, however the actor isn't holding any keys. The jail cell door doesn't even have a keyhole.

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Def Poet's Society - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: A member of the poetry club responds to Will's "You're a poet and you don't know it!" with a sassy "I -AM - a poet and I -DO - know it" in a close-up. In said close-up, she is holding her hand on a book, while in the shots before and after, her arm is in a different position. (00:06:30)

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Not With My Pig, You Don't - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: During the award dinner, when Hattie says the line about "Zeke sprung from the ground like a big ol eggplant," watch the table in the back, next to the door. The man sitting there wipes his mouth raising a napkin 3 times in 3 separate shots. (00:19:00)

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Bang the Drum, Ashley - S1-E2

Character mistake: When Geoffrey serves tea after his sassy cough at Vivian's sentence about High Tea not being a sacred institution, the actor messes up when it's time to actually serve tea, with a napkin getting caught in the teacup saucer. Granted, accidents do happen, but it's quite uncharacteristic for the perfect butler Geoffrey is portrayed to be, and simply a flub by Joseph Marcell. (00:17:45)

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The Fresh Prince Project - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Will screams in front of the mirror, imagining himself turned into Carlton, something went wrong making the composite shot and not only you can actually see the line of separation between the two frames, but the superimposed one exposes a bit of the mirror woodframe before it wiggles into the correct position and covers it up. (00:11:30)

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The Fresh Prince Project - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Will puts the last of his wall-shaking staples on the Malcolm X poster before the butler's interruption, the poster is almost perfectly flat. When Geoffrey walks to the poster, a bottom corner is noticeably raised. When Carlton walks to it, it's flat again, and raised when Will freaks out at the mirror. (00:07:40 - 00:10:00)

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Clubba Hubba - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: As Carlton and Will battle out with their "I bet he won't", "I bet he will", Will is holding his drink with his left hand. When he breaks the fourth wall with a joke in a new shot, the glass switches hands. (00:05:00)

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Bang the Drum, Ashley - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Ashley shows Will her weekly schedule, her hand is towards the middle of the upper roll of the parchment, but in the reverse shot where the calendar can be read, her hand is at the top right corner. (00:03:30)

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Mistaken Identity - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When the family kisses Will goodbye and when he sits bummed out on the couch, the pool float around his arm switches position, going under his left arm, then under his right, then left again. (00:02:50)

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Bang the Drum, Ashley - S1-E2

Vivian: Philip, when I met you, you were into James Brown.
Will: He liked James Brown?
Vivian: Even wore his hair like him.
Will: He had hair?

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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.

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