7.7/10
289
3 user

Burnin' Down the House 

Will attempts to make dinner for Philip and his boss, but ends up burning the kitchen. He asks Geoffrey to help with the dinner and hide the damage.

Director:

Madeline Cripe

Writers:

Benny Medina (format by), Jeff Pollack (format by) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
Will Smith ... Will Smith
James Avery ... Philip Banks
Daphne Reid ... Vivian Banks (as Daphne Maxwell Reid)
Alfonso Ribeiro ... Carlton Banks
Karyn Parsons ... Hilary Banks
Tatyana Ali ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Joseph Marcell ... Geoffrey Butler
Ross Bagley ... Nicky Banks (credit only)
Darryl Sivad Darryl Sivad ... Fire Chief
Robert Munns ... Judge Walker
Lee Cole Lee Cole ... Psycho on Train
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Trucker
Russell Gannon Russell Gannon ... Hippie
Edit

Storyline

Will attempts to make dinner for Philip and his boss, but ends up burning the kitchen. He asks Geoffrey to help with the dinner and hide the damage.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is based of of Bringin Down the House See more »

Goofs

Obvious dummy when Carlton is thrown out of the VW bus. Most noticeably, the legs are much longer than Carlton's. See more »

Quotes

William 'Will' Smith: [Uncle Phil has Will in a headlock for three days] Uncle Phil?
Philip Banks: Yes, Will?
William 'Will' Smith: Are you gonna let me go any time soon?
Philip Banks: No, Will.
See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

is there something barbecued there..
26 May 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Burnin' Down The House

The origin of Will Smith's fame and too many mentions from The Graham Norton Show got me to binge watch this series which I thought had a potential to be a typical one-time-watch sitcom, but turned out to be something more than that. The creators made the relations pretty much clear from the first frame, now all one seek and wait for is their character development through this journey with hopefully no dips on content or humor, that it fortunately delivers till the end. The relation between Will Smith and Tatyana Ali seemed interesting on earlier season where the writers could have gone easily (but wasn't explored to that extent) and instead were directed towards Alfonso Rebeiro that draws out the laughs from your typical "sibling rivalry" formula whilst with James Avery there is a soft spot hidden in there that binds it all.

After a bumpy season, the expectations are higher on the final season which unfortunately doesn't go as anticipated and the reason would be the writers that are running out of ideas and creativity that results onto creating a repetitive slog which is a punch in the gut for the viewers as there is a genuine shock and disappointment in the air.

The writing is getting out of touch as it relies a lot upon a singular track which unfortunately has a wafer thin content with nothing new to offer and on humor and the one-liners are not working anymore and neither is the physical sequence as the actors fail to pull it off to that extent.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed