There's a lot hip-hoppenin' in the Fresh Prince's third season showcased in this fabulous 4-Disc Set: Philip runs for Superior Court judge (and runs into plenty of comic complications). Vivian develops a taste for sardines... more » and Rocky Road (guess who's pregnant). Hilary lands a gig as a TV weather reporter (although she probably thinks an occluded front is a new kind of bustier). But the biggest story is that Will is ready to graduate. He's checking colleges (including sororities from alpha to gamma to bad-mama jamma). And choking when his mom wants him to come back to Philly ? because this homeboy realizes that home now means the fly flair of Bel-Air! DVD Features:
Featurette:Cast Reunion Featurette with all-new footage.
"The 3rd season would be the last season for Janet Hubert-Whitten who because of her pregnancy was let go from the show and was replaced for the 2nd half of the show's 6 yr. run by Daphne Maxwell-Reid (Tim Reid's Wife). Anyway the episode list for the 3rd season are The Following:
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. When Will arrives at the chapel to stop the ceremony, he learns that Cindy has confessed that Carlton wasn't the baby's father and called her parents to take her home, leaving Carlton bewildered and heartbroken. Carlton meekly confesses to Will that he's still a virgin, but was willing to marry Cindy, hoping that someday she'd learn to love him in return.
55. P.S. I Love You
Philip intends to railroad off the bench ineffectual Judge Robertson; and Will becomes the "love slave" of a flamboyantly generous plain student.
56. Here Comes the Judge
Will gets arrested for numerous parking tickets as Phil runs for judge against incumbent Judge Robertson.
57. Boyz in the Woods
Philip takes Will and Carlton on a camping trip that turns out to be a disaster when snow traps the unhappy campers.
58. A Night at the Oprah
The Bankses appear on Oprah's show and fail to invite Will on-stage, which may cause Philip to lose the election.
59. Asses to Ashes
Election results are in and Philip fights to remain cool amid lies by Judge Robertson, which prompt Will to confront the outspoken incumbent.
60. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
At Vivian's Lamaze class, Will cozies up to a pregnant sportswriter, who takes him to a game -- and delivers more than just fun.
61. The Cold War
Carlton Banks is very depressed after being rejected by Paula, unaware that she has left him for Will. Meanwhile, Philip and Vivian receive an envelope from their doctor containing an ultrasound picture revealing the sex of Vivian's fetus. Not wanting to spoil their surprise in the delivery room, they entrust the sealed envelope to their butler, Geoffrey ...then curiosity gets the better of them.
62. Mommy Nearest
Will's mother tells Will that she's broken her engagement to Robert and eagerly awaits her son's graduation so they can return to Philadelphia together. A shocked Will is afraid to tell her that he wants to attend college in California and remain with his Bel-Air family and friends, and suffers a nightmarish fantasy of what it would be like still living with his mother when he's 60 years old.
63. Winner Takes Off
Will and Carlton convince Geoffrey that he has won a multimillion dollar lottery.
64. Robbing the Banks
Philip is quick to judge an ex-con Will urged him to hire as a handyman and temporary assistant after the house is robbed.
First aired: 1/25/1993
As Vivian's delivery date approaches, the family fantasizes about what the baby will mean to each of them: Ashley feels all but invisible, Geoffrey feels overwhelmed by the family's demands, and Vivian feels like she's having triplets.
66. The Best Laid Plans
Will tries to dupe a girl into intimacy.
67. The Alma Matter
Princeton accepts Will but rejects Carlton -- whose guardian angel helps him see the light.
68. Just Say Yo
Will learns a sobering lesson after Carlton pops the wrong pills from Will's locker, mistaking amphetamines for vitamins, and winds up in hospital.
69. The Baby Comes Out
Vivian's baby is a week late, but family members and her visiting sisters are nowhere to be found when it's time to rush to the hospital.
70. You Bet Your Life
Heavyweight boxing champ Riddick Brown wreaks havoc with Carlton's mind and Will's face at a funky cafe-casino in Nevada, where the cousins have stopped on their way to check out a college for Will.
71. Ain't No Business Like Show Business
Will lands a spot in a comedy showcase after accompanying a comic friend to an audition.
72. The Way We Were
Series clips illustrate family recollections as the kids put together a scrapbook for Vivian and Philip, who want to renew their vows on their anniversary.
73. Six Degrees of Graduation
Vy anticipates Will's graduation with enthusiasm, but there may be discord when she learns Will is failing music. To pass his music class, Will must sing at the graduation ceremony -- with a class of eight-year-olds.
Good 90's Sitcom
David FERNANDEZ SABIO | Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid Spain | 07/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In the third season we have lots of changes in the Banks family.Aunt Viv is having a baby,Carlton has some dates and takes speed on his prom dance,Hilary finds a job and a new boyfriend,Ashley enters Bel Air Academy and Philip runs for Supreme Court Judge with comic results.Lots of guests stars are in the eps for example Oprah Winfred,Vanessa Williams and Sherman Heasly just for mention some.This is the last season for Janet Hubbert Whitten(Vivian Banks)who was fired after having diferencies with star Will Smith.Daphne Reid will substitute her role in the last 3 seasons of the show.Hope to see the 4th season in August.
Great sitcom in the middle of its six-year run
Eduardo | Southeast NY, USA | 02/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hi there! I just finished watching the third season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and was very pleased. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air made its debut in the early 90's and it's easy to see how times have changed since then, yet many of the issues and jokes in the show are still funny and fresh(how convenient). Without ruining the season for you, the highlights of this season include Philip Banks's run for political office, Hilary's finding of a job(for longer than a day!), and Vivian's pregnancy. The season is full of funny moments; no less than the previous seasons, and there are also many familiar faces that show up as guests, including "Mr. Jefferson", Oprah Winfrey, and D. L. Hughley. The most amazing thing about these season DVDs are that they have a great price (I bought mine at Best Buy for $21 plus tax, and the price on Amazon is around that too); not like DVD sets like Friends or CSI (still great shows though!). If you were pleased with the first two seasons this will not disappoint, and for those who have never watched the Fresh Prince it's such a good show that it's not hard to catch on even if you don't watch the seasons in numerical order.
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. I suppose it makes for a nice way to get a laugh at the bloopers in one sitting (most of the individual bloopers last for less than half a minute and most of the episodes had an individual blooper during the credits), but it would be nice if you could see some bloopers that were never previously shown instead of getting a second laugh at the same bloopers.
Overall, great season but less than mediocre special features.
5/5 Season overall 2/5 Special Features.
You If You Don't Buy This You Will Be Sorry!
P. Burgos | 02/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best season ever of Fresh Prince! My favorite season 3 moments are the family on Oprah, when Judge Robertson dies, when the sportscaster goes in labor, when the family is robbed, and when Vivian goes in labor. Special features include bloopers and cast reunion."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The 1992-1993 season (Season #
Eduardo | 01/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am 11 Years Old, and I Love the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", In The 1992-1993 year, more comedy rolls in with Will (Will Smith) returns from Philadelphia with a new look, accepting gifts from a plain nerdy school girl, Special Guest Star, Sherman Hemsley (TV's "Amen" and "The Jeffersons"), stars as Judge Carl Robertson, running against Uncle Phil (James Avery), for Supreme Court Judge in the first four episodes, but returning his bigoted, and strong-willed role as George Jefferson in 1995, Hilary (Karyn Parsons) finds kisses and a job reporting weather, with her new co-anchor, Trevor (Brian Stokes Mitchell, TV's "Roots"), Ashley (Tatyana Ali) dresses outreageously to impress a boy (Larenz Tate, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", "Ray", "Menace to Society"), Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro "TV's Silver Spoons") becomes a father to his ex-girlfriend, (Lark Voorhies "Saved by The Bell"), Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell) wins the jackpot, leaving the Banks' family, but soon realizes, that Carlton and Will tricked him into winning the lottery, More Special Guest Stars, Vanessa Williams ("The Jacksons: An American Dream", "Johnson Family Vacation", "Light It Up"), Kim Fields (TV's "Living Single" and "Facts of Life"), D.L. Hughley (TV's "The Hughleys").
The 3rd Season Jumped the shark, when Janet Hubert-Whitten, who portrays mother and wife, Vivian Banks, left due to a salary dispute with cast members, and pregnancy to her child, after the episode "The Way We Were", that marked Janet Hubert-Whitten's final appearance on the show, in the last couple of episodes to come in the third season, her character was explained by written out, until the new cast member replaces her as the New Vivian Banks (Daphne Maxwell Reid, TV's "Snoops", "Frank's Place", "CBS' Summertime Playhouse") in The Fourth Season until the last episode in 1996. I Still Loved the show, and i will hope that i will get the 3rd Season, Sometime to come!"