Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (Part 1)
Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect Pt1
Airdate October 29, 1990
Written by Cheryl Gard
Shannon Gaughan
Bennie Richburg Jr.
Directed by Jeff Melman
Def Poet's Society
Someday Your Prince
Will Be in Effect (Part 2)

Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (Part 1) is the 8th episode of Season 1 of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Summary Edit

The family heads to the mall to pick up costumes for Hilary's Halloween party, while Will and Carlton place a bet to see who can find a date for the party. Philip gets held up at a gadget store.

Vivian sings in a Record-A-Song booth. When Hilary forgets to take a hat off Ashley and walks out of the store with it, they get accused of theft. However at the end, Carlton's date is revealed to be the thief, resulting in Will winning the bet.

Halloween house the haunted.

Starring Edit

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

Guest starring

Tyler Collins as Cindy
Paris Vaughan as Melinda
Kelly Connell as Gadgets salesman
Patricia Clipper as Pen Salesgirl
Omarr Rambert as Dancer
Jock Simmons as Dancer
Mike Barr as Dancer
Kimberly Newberry as Shauna

Trivia Edit

  • In syndication, this episode is a two-part episode. On DVD, it is just one episode, and some of the scenes are reordered
  • The episode title is a reference to "Someday My Prince Will Come", a song from the 1937 animated Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • This is the only episode in which the Fresh Prince theme song is played in its entirety. 

Music Edit

girls ain't nothin' but trouble | FRESH PRINCE & JAZZY JEFF
montage of will and carlton looking for a date