Community Action
Airdate February 3, 1992
Written by Cheryl Gard
Directed by Ellen Falcon
Geoffrey Cleans Up
Ill Will

Community Action is the seventeenth episode of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air's second season which was first broadcasted on February 3, 1992.

Summary Edit

When Hilary is ordered to do community service at a free clinic, the doctor in charge becomes the antidote for her marriage-mindedness.

Jazz abuses the Bank's generosity by sleeping in the pool house with Carlton's supposed girlfriend, stealing Uncle Phil's bathrobe and Ashley's CD player. Will convinces Phillip to let Jazz stay and do Geoffrey's job while he's sick. Jazz ends up messing everything up however.


Hilary is ordered to do community service at a free clinic and is hesitant but ends up falling for the doctor in charge, Alec Hudson. She tries her best to attract him but finds that he pays no attention to her, even after she makes herself appear less fancy per Will's advice. At a party, she learns that Alec has a girlfriend and rants that she is done jumping through hoops trying to impress men.

Meanwhile, Jazz is reluctantly allowed to stay with the Banks' as he has nowhere else to go and somewhere needs to do Geoffrey's job while he is sick with the flu. However, Jazz sleeps in the pool house with Carlton's girlfriend, steals Uncle Phil's bathrobe and Ashley's CD player. Jazz also proves to be incompetent at Geoffrey's job, putting too much starch in Will's underwear, hand washing an item of Carlton's and accidentally placing Phil's briefcase in a garbage compactor. Jazz, along with his Bill Cosby cutout, are thrown out by Phil when Jazz tells Phil that he will take Hilary off of her hands and makes sexual remarks.


  • Hilary's phone number is 551-5914.
  • Michole White later plays as Lindsey Simon in the season 3 episode, P.S I Love You.
  • Running Gags:
  1. Jazz messing up things around the house.
  2. Hilary trying to attract Alec.
  3. Phillip, Carlton, and Ashley blaming Will for their stolen items.
  • According to Hilary, the Banks' phones number is 555-9130.
  • In the audio for Latin American Spanish, the name of Dr. Alec Hudson is changed to Dr. Alec Preston.
  • This episode's bloopers were various takes of Jazz flying out the door.