The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless
Airdate January 21, 1991
Written by Lisa Rosenthal
Directed by Jeff Melman
The Ethnic Tip
It Had to Be You

The Young and the Restless is the 18th episode of Season 1 of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.


Philip's mother joins the family for the weekend after recovering from a cold. Philip wants her to relax for the weekend, but she has other ideas. Phillip catches Hattie dancing to Heavy D in the kitchen and grounds Will, ruining his attendance to the Heavy D concert. Hattie and Will, however, defy Phillip's orders and sneak out to the concert that night with Phillip and Carlton going there after them. 

Back at home, Phillip is angered that Hattie undermined his authority and allowed Will to attend a concert that he wasn't allowed to go to. Phillip also tells her he has been trying to protect her all weekend as she sounded so small on the phone when sick and he wants her to live forever. Hattie tells him in order to do that, Phillip has to allow her to live and not prevent her from having fun. 

Cast Edit

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

Guest starring

Virginia Capers as Hattie Banks
Greg Alan-Williams as Security Guard


Tom Holiday as Handsome Man
Shaun Baker as Bystander

Quotes Edit

"Honey, you are looking at a woman who has snuck out to more barn dances, hay rides and midnight skinny dips than a chicken has pecked"
―DJ Granny to Will

Trivia Edit

  • Syndication cuts the scene where Geoffrey tries to put a cover on Hattie.
  • Hattie reveals that she has a wild side like Will in this episode.
  • The title is a reference to the CBS soap opera of the same name.
  • Running Gag: Philip wanting his mother to rest
  • Running Gag: His mother telling him she's fine