The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Vying for Attention is the 21st episode of Season 2 of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.


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.


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.


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

Guest Cast

  • Raven-Symone as Claudia
  • Bill Overton as Robert
  • Hawthorne James as George
  • Arnold Johnson as Sam


Geoffrey: Crisco inferno! Burn, baby, burn!
Will: Fry, Geoffrey! Fry, Geoffrey! Fry, Geoffrey!
Ashley: Yeah, well, his daughter can sleep in my room. But if she touches my stuff, I'm stuffing her in the clothes hamper.
[Vivian, Hilary & Philip stare at Ashley]
Ashley: What? It's not like Hilary never did it!
Ashley: I'm gonna miss you, Claudia.
Claudia: I'm gonna miss you too. Thanks for letting me polish your shoes, hang up your clothes, and vacuum your room. It was really fun playing Geoffey!
[Vy & Will stare at Ashley]
Ashley: What? It's not like Hilary never did it!



  • In the bloopers during the ending credits, the edge of the kitchen set can be seen, revealing part of the garden set next to it.