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Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect: Part 1 

The family heads to the mall to pick up costumes for Hilary's Halloween Party, while Will and Carlton place a bet to see who can find a date for the party. Philip gets held up at a gadget ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Will Smith
James Avery ... Philip Banks
Janet Hubert ... Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
Alfonso Ribeiro ... Carlton Banks
Karyn Parsons ... Hilary Banks
Tatyana Ali ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Joseph Marcell ... Geoffrey Butler (archive footage)
Tyler Collins Tyler Collins ... Cindy
Paris Vaughan ... Melinda
Tim Russ ... Eugene
Asha Siewkumar Asha Siewkumar ... Girl #1 (as Asha)
Jay R. Goldenberg Jay R. Goldenberg ... Ramone (as Jay Goldenberg)
Patricia Clipper Patricia Clipper ... Pen Salesgirl
Omarr Rambert Omarr Rambert ... Dancer
Jock Simmons Jock Simmons ... Dancer


The family heads to the mall to pick up costumes for Hilary's Halloween Party, while Will and Carlton place a bet to see who can find a date for the party. Philip gets held up at a gadget store. Vivian sing in a Record-A-Song booth. Hilary forgets to take a hat off Ashley and walks out of the store with it, they get accused of theft. Written by Psycho697186

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29 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The end credit music is different for this episode (and Part 2). See more »


When Phil is being shown the electronic pencil holder, the cup "says" that only three pencils are left. However, upon closer inspection, you can see that 4 pencils are left in the cup. See more »


References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »


I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Janet Hubert
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9 March 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Fresh Prince Of Bel- Air

Someday Your Prince Will Be In Effect: Part 1

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 think has a potential to be a typical one-time-watch sitcom. 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. The relation between Will Smith and Tatyana Ali seems interesting (something to look forward especially when she grows up) and is definitely supposed to bring the laughs whilst with James Avery there is a soft spot hidden in there.

As often happens, the first season is good and demands attention from the viewers wanting them more of the family drama which writers better deliver if not all of it but some of it (its diplomatic to keep big guns for the future) and would be wise of them if they keep an open-end on some tracks to pick up swiftly on season 2.

It spends most of its time by going in flashback and projecting the already seen clips which clearly shows they lacked material and couldn't pull it off for an hour episode (the only thing to look forward too is the song that plays as they try to pick up girls).

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