The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Just Say Yo is the 19th episode of Season 3 of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.


Will learns a sobering lesson after Carlton pops pills from Will's locker.


Prom is nearing and Will begins to feel the effects of not sleeping much between prioritizing his homework, his job, dates with his girlfriend and basketball practice. Carlton, however, panics upon getting a pimple and is desperate for vitamins to get rid of it. At school, Will's co-worker and classmate notices his yawning and gives him speed to help wake him up but Will keeps them in his locker. At prom, a half-asleep Will tells Carlton to check his locker for vitamins when he begins to freak out about the pimple. Carlton finds the speed and mistakes it for vitamins, overdosing on them where he passes out on the dance floor. At the hospital, Carlton covers for Will and tells Phillip and Vivian he got them from another kid's locker.

Phillip begins to praise Will for his actions, calling him his favorite nephew and giving him Clippers tickets. However, Will, guilty about inadvertently being the cause of Carlton almost dying, rejects the tickets, admitting to Phillip and the family that the pills were from his locker as he wanted to have energy but begins to cry, telling that because of his recklessness, someone very close to him that he loves could have gotten killed. Phillip is initially angered at Will's carelessness, but he and Vivian ultamitely forgive him when they see how remorseful Will is about the ordeal.


Will Smith as Will Smith
James Avery as Philip Banks
Janet Hubert as Vivian Banks
Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks
Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks
Tatyana Ali as Ashley Banks
Joseph Marcell as Geoffrey Butler


Carlton: Look at my face!
Will: Oh, please, man! We are eating!
Phillip: Will!
Carlton: This is serious. The prom's only three days away and I got a pimple (points his pimple on the right side of his forehead)
Phillip: Carlton, we're eating!
Hilary (about taking out the garbage): This is gross. I don't touch greasy, disgusting things.
Will: Well, just pretend it's buying you dinner afterwards.
Hilary: You take it.
Will: Yo, girl!
Hilary: And for your information, dinner comes first.
Carlton: Can't I get moved to another room? I have a reputation to maintain. What about when I go into political office?
Nurse: I'll tell you the same thing I told the last guy who asked me that. Just tell them you didn't inhale.
Will: Carlton doesn't take drugs, he hates drugs, we still have to mix his aspirin in with applesauce.
Nurse: Well, that wasn't applesauce we pumped out of his stomach.
Nurse: (to Carlton) Listen, sweetie, the first time I came to this hospital, it was on a stretcher. I've been from Yale to jail and from Park Avenue to park bench, but now I'm clean and sober.
Will: Carlton, I have some bad news.
Carlton: What could be worse than finding out you're still a virgin?
Will: Those weren't vitamins you took. It was speed.
Carlton: Oh, my God! I'm a drug addict and a virgin!
Carlton: Will, how long have you been on drugs?
Will: I haven't been taken no drugs. I mean, I thought about it... you wouldn't understand.
Carlton: Will, you're not the only person who's thought about taking drugs.
Will: You're kidding.
Carlton: Hey, I've got a wild side. I don't always wear shower shoes to the gym.
Will: I can't believe you thought about it.
Carlton: Yeah, but after last night, I never will again.
Will: I- I can't take this, Uncle Phil. I, um- There's something I need to tell you.
Philip: What is it?
Will: Those pills that Carlton took... um, they- they were from my locker.
Philip: What?
Will: Uncle Phil, I was keeping them in case I needed them...
Philip: How could you be so stupid? You know you shouldn't be messing with drugs!
Will: I know, Uncle Phil! Somebody gave them to me at school. I didn't mean for Carlton to take them. I mean, I didn't even know if I was gonna take them! I'm sorry, Uncle Phil...
Philip: Sorry? My son could have died because of you!
Will: Look, I know Uncle Phil. That's all I've been thinking about! B-but you gotta believe me, Uncle Phil, I didn't mean to hurt him...
Philip: Yeah, well, you did! You hurt him, and you could have hurt yourself!
Will: I know, Uncle Phil. But I mean... look, I had basketball practice, and school, and I was at work and everything...
Phillip: Oh well, welcome to the real world, Will! That's not an excuse! There's never an excuse!! You owe this family an apology. VIVIAN!! KIDS!!
(Vivian, Carlton, Hillary, and Ashley enter)
Vivian: What's going on?
Phillip: Will has something to tell you.
Will: Uncle Phil, don't make me...
Phillip: Go ahead, Will.
Will: Um... the pills that Carlton took... they were from my locker.
Vivian: What?
Will: I'm sorry, Aunt Viv. I mean, I... I had basketball practice and I had finals, and everything... and one of the guys at school just offered me some stuff to help me stay awake. Then Carlton...look, all I know... is that somebody real close to me that I love a whole lot could be dead right now, and it would be all my fault. I'm sorry, man. I'm sorry. (Breaks down in tears) I'm sorry, Aunt Viv.