Vying for Attention
Airdate March 2, 1992
Written by Efrem Seeger
Directed by Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Those Were the Days
The Aunt Who Came to Dinner

Vying for Attention is the twenty first episode of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air's second season which was first broadcast on March 2, 1992.

Summary Edit

Will dislikes his mother's new boyfriend though Robert does everything to get Will to accept him. As it turns out, Will is afraid of sharing his mother with someone else.

Plot Edit

Vy visits the family and brings her new boyfriend Robert and his daughter Claudia on the visit. After learning from Claudia that the two are serious about one another, Will becomes worried and feels like his mom is starting a new family without him, culminating in him going to a bar and refusing to attending a special dinner his mom put together. Carlton finds him and understands his feelings of jealousy as he felt the same way when Will moved in and that even if his mom does leave him out, he will always have him as Will is the brother he's always wanted.

At home, Vy chastises Will for ruining a special night and that is not his decision to make when he admits his fear of sharing his mom with someone else. Ultimately, Will makes up with Robert and befriends Claudia, giving her the bracelet he previously refused as it was from a friend.