The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Season 2 of the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air originally aired on NBC from September 9, 1991 to May 4, 1992 with a total 24 episodes.


Will Smith as Will Smith
James Avery as Phillip 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
Recurring cast
Jeffrey A. Townes as Jazz
Vernee Watson as Viola Smith
Jennifer Lewis as Helen Smith
Perry Moore as Tyriq Johnson
Guest starring
Tisha Campbell as Kathleen


In the second season, the kitchen and living room sets of the Banks Mansion (which is where most the shows scenes were shot) were rebuilt much larger with a more contemporary style as opposed to the much more formal style of the first season. They were connected directly by an archway, allowing scenes to be shot continuously between the sets.


  • ABC Family would always skip the first episode of this season.
  • This is the first season in which Carlton does his trademark dance.


Season 2/Gallery


1 Did the Earth Move for You? Winifred Hervey Ellen Falcon September 9, 1991 26
In the Season 2 opener, Will's all-consumed romance with a new girlfriend shakes up the Banks' household, as does Mother Nature.
2 The Mother of All Battles Andy Borowitz Ellen Falcon 16 September 1991 27
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Will and Carlton arrive as reinforcements when a bully challenges Ashley to a rumble, but there's real trouble when Philip and Vivian intervene.
3 Will Gets a Job Andy Borowitz Ellen Falcon 23 September 1991 28
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Feeling shortchanged in the pride department after begging Uncle Philip for money, Will secretly gets a job.
4 PSAT Pstory Jamal Gaines Ellen Falcon 30 September 1991 29
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Will is a picture of confidence, while Carlton is a frazzled bundle of nerves preparing for college aptitude tests.
5 Granny Gets Busy Cheryl Gard Ellen Falcon 7 October 1991 30
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Mortified over spying his mother kiss the handyman, Philip can't bear to think of her having a new man in her life.
6 Guess Who's Coming to Marry? Samm-Art Williams Ellen Falcon 14 October 1991 31
Tensions spill over just before the wedding of Will's Aunt Janice when Will's mum meets Janice's intended.
7 The Big Four-Oh Lisa Rosenthal Ellen Falcon 21 October 1991 32
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Vivian's 40th birthday marks a crisis and a career change in which she plans to perfect her dance skills.
8 She Ain't Heavy Lisa Rosenthal Ellen Falcon 4 November 1991 33
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Will hits it off with the full-figured Dee Dee, but her size keeps him from asking her to the dance.
9 Cased Up Bennie R. Richburg, Jr. Ellen Falcon 11 November 1991 34
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A pompous lawyer who's dating Hilary is no fan of Will's after he's sideswiped by Will's roadster.
10 Hi-Ho Silver Ed Burnham & Elaine Newman Ellen Falcon 18 November 1991 35
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Zsa Zsa Gabor plays a neighbour from the golden age of movies, whom Will and Carlton suspect of stealing the family's silverware.
11 The Butler Did It Bryan Winter Ellen Falcon 25 November 1991 36
Bell Biv DeVoe shoots a video at the Bankses, courtesy of Carlton, who rents out the house while his parents are away.
12 Something for Nothing Bill Streib Ellen Falcon 9 December 1991 37
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After winning at the country club's Monte Carlo night fund-raiser, Will learns that he's expected to donate the money to charity.
13 Christmas Show Winifred Hervey Ellen Falcon 16 December 1991 38
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On a family ski trip, the Banks find that they must come up with Christmas gifts from the heart after their belongings are stolen.
14 Hilary Gets a Life Eunetta T. Boone & P. Karen Raper Shelley Jensen 6 January 1992 39
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Hilary is in a jam after embellishing her résumé lands her a job that's more than she can handle.
15 My Brother's Keeper Bennie R. Richburg Jr. Ellen Falcon 13 January 1992 40
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On the basketball court, winning is everything to Will, as it is to an opponent from Malibu Prep, who can't afford to lose.
16 Geoffrey Cleans Up Lisa Rosenthal Ellen Falcon 20 January 1992 41
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Geoffrey falls hard for a neighbour he believes is a housekeeper.
17 Community Action Cheryl Gard Ellen Falcon 3 February 1992 42
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Marriage-minded Hilary finds the doctor to cure her when the traffic court orders her to work at his clinic.
18 Ill Will Leslie Ray & David Steven Simon Ellen Falcon 10 February 1992 43
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The family fears a seamy exposé when Geoffrey begins his memoirs; Will fears his impending tonsillectomy.
19 Eyes on the Prize Bryan Winter Ellen Falcon 17 February 1992 44
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Will picks Carlton as his teammate on a TV game show, leaving Jazz and Tyriq in the dust --- or so he thinks.
20 Those Were the Days Samm-Art Williams Rita Rogers 24 February 1992 45
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Philip and Vivian welcome a '60s radical, who influences Will and Carlton to take action over the firing of a nonconformist teacher.
21 Vying for Attention Efrem Seeger Malcolm-Jamal Warner 2 March 1992 46
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Will is reluctant to share his mother when she visits with her new man and his daughter.
22 The Aunt Who Came to Dinner Rae Kraus Jerry Ross 23 March 1992 47
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Aunt Helen arrives unexpectedly, and throws Will and Carlton's plans for romance into limbo.
23 Be My Baby Tonight Lisa Rosenthal Shelley Jensen 27 April 1992 48
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Ashley cringes when the family oohs and aahs over her relationship with Kevin, but Will chokes when she asks him about sex.
24 Striptease for Two Leslie Ray & David Steven Simon Shelley Jensen 4 May 1992 49
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In the Season 2 finale, Will and Carlton lose their shirts investing on a tip --- then take jobs as strippers to recoup their losses.