How Well Do You Remember The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?


By: Riley Jones

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air made it's debut on NBC on September 10, 1990. The iconic '90s sitcom aired a total of 148 episodes until it’s final show on May 20, 1996. The series was canceled in its fourth season but was brought back for a fifth and sixth season after popular demand.

For those less familiar with the show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was about a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia who is sent to move in with his rich uncle and aunt in Bel Air. The series stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, as well as James Avery, Janet Hubert-Whitten, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana M. Ali, Joseph Marcell, Dahne Maxwell Reid.

"Now this is the story all about how My life got flipped, turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-air"

In celebration of the series' 29th anniversary, we created a Fresh Prince-themed quiz sure to trip-up even the biggest fan. Find out how much you really remember about the iconic '90s sitcom today! Are you up to the challenge? Good luck! 

What is the mascot of Will and Carlton's university?

The season four episode titled "I Know Why the Caged Bird Screams" features Carlton as the mascot for the schools football team. During the episode Carlton gets kidnapped by the other team as retaliation for Will's stealing the other teams statue.


Hillary’s boyfriend Trevor gets the family on what talk show?

When Phil is campaigning to be elected to public office during this season three episode titled 'A Night at the Oprah', the family ends up appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The episode originally aired on November 9, 1992.


How did Hillary's fiance Trevor die?

While the Banks family watches on their living room TV, Trevor dies during a televised bungee jumping marriage proposal. 'Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Part 1' was the first episode of the fourth season and it aired on September 20, 1993.


What gameshow do Will and Carlton appear on?

Will and Carlton face off against Tyriq and Jazz on a game show called 'Double Trouble'. The season episode aired in the winter of 1992 and was titled "Eyes on the Prize".


How much money does Will win at a country club raffle?

Written by Bill Streib and directed Ellen Falcon, 'Something for Nothing' was the 12th episode of season two. During that particular episode, Will wins the $1,000 raffle but he is asked to donate it back as a club tradition.


Who is Ashley’s first date?

Tevin "Little T" Campbell sings Happy Birthday to Ashley and later asks her out for pizza for her official first date. Tatyana Ali began her acting career as a regular on 'Sesame Street' before being as as Ashley Banks in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'.


What is the name of the university that Will and Carlton attend?

After graduating Bel-Air Academy, Will and Carlton attend the fictional University of Los Angeles (ULA). The boys attend ULA during the final last three seasons of the series, spending a majority of time at the school’s student store.


Carlton meets a girl named Jackie, who turns out to be an old friend of Will’s from Philly. What actress plays the role of Jackie?

Supermodel Tyra Banks made her first television debut on this show, and appeared in seven episodes. Nowadays, Banks is best known for creating the long-running reality series, 'America's Next Top Model'.


Who catches Ashley in a bedroom with a college boy at a party?

Will may not be her older brother, but he is still very protective of his little cousin! This was a season five episode titled "It's a Wonderful Lie: originally aired on January 23, 1995.


Which U.S. President made a cameo appearance on the show?

Current President Donald Trump appeared on the show and was interested in purchasing the Banks’ house. Although the Banks are tempted, the family is reminded of the memories they've had in their home and reject the offer.


Which famous comedian dressed in drag to play the character Jasmine, who Will was forced to go on a date with?

Chris Rock played two characters: Maurice, a film director, and Maurice’s sister Jasmine in the Season 6 episode “Get a Job.” During that same year, Rock released HBO comedy special, 'Chris Rock: Bring the Pain'.


What is Geoffrey’s last name?

Geoffrey’s full name is Geoffrey Barbara Butler. Fitting, really. Geoffrey was played by Joseph Marcell, a British actor who studied theatre and science at the University of Sheffield.


How many middle names does Nicky have?

His full name is Nicholas Andrew Michael Shawn Nathan Wanya Banks. He was named after the members of Boyz II Men. Nicky was portrayed by Ross Bagley, also known for playing Dylan Dubrow-Hiller in 'Independence Day' and Buckwheat in 'The Little Rascals'.


Which of the following character bought a pistol during Season 5?

Carlton bought a gun after Will was shot during an ATM robbery. Will later made Carlton hand over the gun. The season five episode aired in the winter of 1995 and was called, 'Bullets over Bel-Air'.


What other television series did Will make an appearance on as his Fresh Prince character?

Both Will and Hilary make an appearance in the NBC series Blossom! Will appears under his rap stage name, The Fresh Prince and even gives Blossom his hat so that her friends will believe her.


What was the big surprise at Will and Lisa’s Wedding?

When Will’s mother announces that her and Lisa’s father Fred are going to get married, it causes Will and Lisa to split. "For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll" is the final episode of the fifth season.


Will met his future wife while working on the show. Who is she?

Jada actually auditioned to play Lisa, Will’s girlfriend. She didn't end up getting the part, but Will and Jada ended up married in real life. The power-couple have been married for over 20 years and have two children together.


At the end of the series, when the kids all go their separate ways, what day does Uncle Philip say he will call them?

Phil struggles with his children growing up and moving out, as most parents tend to do. James Avery might be best known for playing Uncle Phil, but some might not know he voiced of Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series.


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