Boyz in the Woods
Airdate November 5, 1992
Written by Samm-Art Williams
Directed by Chuck Vinson
Here Comes the Judge
A Night at the Oprah

Boyz in the Woods is the eighth episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's third season which was first broadcast on November 5, 1992.

Summary Edit

While Hilary spends her time at home with Trevor, Philip takes Will and Carlton on a camping trip that turns out to be a disaster when snow traps the unhappy campers. While in the cave, Phillip admits he only took them camping to spend time with them before college as he enjoyed spending time camping with his late father. Will thanks Uncle Phil for being his support as he felt out of place upon arriving in Bel-Air. In the end, they wake up to discover that the bag of cash they had discovered in their cave and burned for warmth could have been theirs legitimately as prize money for a TV challenge. Will had in fact stashed some of that cash in his pants to prevent it getting burned by the other two.

Hilary, however, cannot spend any alone time with Trevor due to the presence of Geoffrey and Jazz who shows up and believes Hilary is only using Trevor to make him jealous.


  • Geoffrey laughs after bringing Jazz into the mansion.
  • Will earns $25,000 after saving it from getting burned with the other 25 grand by his Uncle Phil.
  • Vivian and Ashley are absent from this episode.
  • This is the first time Will, Carlton, and Phillip go camping.
  • From episodes 6-10, this is the only one not to feature or mention Judge Robertson and have any relation to Phil's campaign.
  • This episode's title is a pun on the 1991 film, Boyz N Da Hood, starring Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Ice Cube.
  • Carlton makes a reference to the Trix Rabbit commercials and the Karate Kid movie series in this episode.


  • Will says goodnight to Abraham, Alexander, and Ben and then says he's sleeping with the presidents, but Benjamin and Alexander were never presidents.