The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 3
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Season three of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air finds Will (Will Smith) firmly entrenched in the Banks family, having traded his rough-and-tumble Philadelphia youth for posh surroundings in Bel-Air. This year, Will hip-hops over to the same prep school as Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) and starts scoping out colleges. While Will tries to work his mojo on reluctant Monique (Kim Fields, Living Single), Hilary (Karyn Parsons) breaks into show business and learns some hard lessons. But the kids aren't the only ones riding life's highs and lows. Philip (James Avery) jumps into the race for superior court judge, opposing his sleazy but powerful former mentor (Sherman Hemsley, The Jeffersons). And Vivian (Janet Hubert-Whitten) surprises everyone by announcing that she's pregnant! Also appearing in this hilarious and poignant season are Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), comic D.L. Hughley, singer Tom Jones and boxer Riddick Bowe. All 24 episodes are fresh – and ready for your enjoyment.]]>
While strong family core values remained the show's focus (Avery and Hubert-Whitten are good role models for parents who dont try to be their children's buddy), Will became less of a good-natured jokester and more of a flagrant womanizer, going as far as to trick an abstinent girl (Kim Fields) into thinking they had married to get her into bed. Other less entertaining storylines included Philip's run for Superior Court judge against his sleazy mentor (Sherman Helmsley), and Will's possession of drugs, which Carlton accidentally consumes and nearly dies from (leading to the first of Smith's clumsy attempts at teary confrontations; in later seasons he would prove more successful at them). The show also wrote in Hubert-Whitten's pregnancy resulting in a new baby for the Banks, and gave Hilary a "real" job as a weather girl. Season three's highlights include the Banks family's appearance on Oprah, and more instances of Carlton's famous dance to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual" -- with guest appearance by Jones as his guardian angel. And that, we can never get enough of.--Ellen A. Kim
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50. How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Will returns home from spending the summer in Philadelphia with a new look that doesn't sit well with Uncle Phil.
51. Will Gets Committed
Philip and Vivian organize a cleanup effort in the riot-torn remains of their old LA neighborhood.
52. That's No Lady, That's My Cousin
Enrolled at the newly coed Bel-Air Prep, Ashley begins dressing to entice guys, using Will's preferences in women as her examples; Will and Carlton's prep school goes coed.
53. Hilary Gets a Job
Hilary gets a job reporting weather on television.
54. Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe
Carlton prepares for a dinner date with his former girlfriend, Cindy, forgiving her for rejecting him several months earlier, but when she arrives with a newborn baby named Carlton Jr., the entire Banks family is stunned. Philip refuses to believe that the baby is his grandchild until a blood test proves it; Vivian reprimands Cindy for not coming to them for advice. Will, however, suspects that the inexperienced Carlton never had a chance to father a baby. Determined to accept his responsibility, Carlton elopes with Cindy to a small-town chapel. While waiting for the preacher to marry them, they realize that they're too young and too incompatible to spend the rest of their lives together.Read more ›
R.I.P., Sherman Hemsley (Judge Robertson).
The only thing I am not impressed with is this season's (or last season's) special features. The special features include a "documentary" kind of thing with some tidbits on the actors/guests as highlights from all three seasons are shown, and a blooper reel. Some of the bloopers on the reel are really funny, yet the only problem with it is that it shows the SAME bloopers that are shown during the credits of many of the episodes. Chances are that you will watch the special features after watching most of the episodes, and have already seen the bloopers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The whole set of discs skip and you can not watch it. I am highly discouraged as a regular Amazon user!!Published 12 days ago by Jeremy Ruthrauff
Arrived on time. All discs present. I LOVE THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
enjoy this hilarious season along with first two. its worth your time and buy :)Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of our favorite series of all time. I got a good deal on these new DVDs and we enjoy every episode. If you're a Fresh Prince fan, these are a must have.Published 1 month ago by B. Raborn
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