You've Got to Be a Football Hero
Airdate 29 November 1993
Written by Bill Boulware
Directed by Shelley Jensen
Take My Cousin – Please
Twas the Night Before Christening

You've Got to Be a Football Hero is the 12th episode of Season 4 of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.


When Jackie goes to Hank Farley's birthday party, Will tries to prevent her from hooking up with him with his annoying habits which lead him to being challenged to a drinking contest. Carlton tried to prevent this from happening but Will defies him and makes a fool of himself by drinking too much alcohol causing him to pass out. After Hank and his friends stranded him in a grave yard for his stupidity, Will is met by some ghosts, one of which is a boy killed by a drunk driver. Afterwards, Carlton came and took Will back to the house and Will swears that he will never drink again.

Meanwhile, Hilary gives Ashley a makeover for her date with Robert, but she is upset with the results as she looks like a mini version of Hilary and cancels the date with a lie. She tells Hilary the truth and she is not upset over it as she originally thought and goes on a date with Robert when he shows up offering to help babysit Nicky with her.


  • This is the only episode where Will drinks alcohol.
  • This is the last episode Jackie appears in. Supposedly it's because she wanted to get away from Will for good.