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Not with My Pig, You Don't 

Philip's parents come to visit for the weekend when he wins a prestigious award. After finding the rehearsed lines of the Banks' to be boring and deciding to kill the story, Will talks to ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
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
Virginia Capers ... Hattie Banks
Gilbert Lewis ... Joe Banks
Kathy Griffin ... Susan Klein
John Petlock John Petlock ... Henry Furth
Helen Page Camp Helen Page Camp ... Margaret Furth
Jim Mapp ... Art
David Downing ... Presenter
Jeff Hayenga Jeff Hayenga ... Waiter (as Jeffrey Hayenga)


Philip's parents come to visit for the weekend when he wins a prestigious award. After finding the rehearsed lines of the Banks' to be boring and deciding to kill the story, Will talks to the interviewer telling her embarrassing stories about Philip's past "barnyard life" he heard from Philip's parents. Written by Psycho697186

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1 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Will reads in TV Guide that Bill Cosby is getting a streetwise niece. This is a reference to Erika Alexander who joined the cast of The Cosby Show as Cousin Pam the same year that this episode aired. See more »


When Philip comes home from work and talks about the award, Hillary is excited that she's going to get 2 new dresses for the interview and the awards ceremony. But, during the interview scene, Hillary isn't wearing a new dress. She isn't even wearing a dress at all. Despite the fact the Banks' don't end up getting their picture taken during the interview, Hillary didn't know that until the reporter arrived. See more »


Will Smith: [Hattie catches Will sneaking in at 3 AM] Hey Granny, don't let Uncle Phil know, but I'm just a *little* late getting in after my curfew.
Hattie Banks: How late?
Will Smith: Let's just say I went *out* after I was already supposed to be *in*.
Hattie Banks: Don't do it again.
Will Smith: Watchu doing up so late?
Hattie Banks: Oh child, I had to get up and start breakfast. I don't know what y'all got that Geoffrey around for.
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Wade In The Water
Performed by Virginia Capers.
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Philip "Zeke" Banks
18 October 2016 | by justmejordanwSee all my reviews

I definitely LOVED this episode. Philip's parents come to visit for the weekend to see him receive his award at a banquet and his mother Hattie tells embarrassing stories about his childhood life on the farm. My favorite part was when Ashley said "Grandma, Grandpa. Do you wanna go see our swimming pool?" Hattie says "Growing up, my Zeke always did love our swimming hole." "He would strip down to his birthday suit and dive right in." and Will replies in disgust with "Granny, Please." "It's almost dinnertime." Hattie then says "He just loved his skinny-dipping, him and Melvin. I'm surprised that he did something like that considering that he's a strict and by-the-book father. Will assumes that Melvin was his uncle's best friend, but Hilary corrects him by stating that he was his pet pig. When the interviewer(played to Kathy Griffin)comes to the Banks' household to hear Philip's life story she decides to kill it after she deems it boring only for Will to step in and convince her to reconsider by informing her of his uncle's childhood years. When Philip reads the newspaper article containing information about his past life on his parents' farm, He is enraged at Will for allowing it to be used as headlines for the article. Hattie overhears the conversation he is having with Will and is devastated by her son's shame. He tries to explain the reason as to not wanting his past life to be made public, but she doesn't listen and storms out of the kitchen heartbroken and tearful. When they attend the banquet, Will tries to convince his grandma to forgive his uncle for hurting her, but she refuses. Philip then leaves the table to go to the Men's room and Will comes in and asks him why he's in there. He apologizes for his actions and explains that the interviewer was going to trash the article until he told her about his early years on his parents' farm. Philip tells him that the stories would have made him look like a fool, but Will tells him that they did the opposite. He reminds him that he did a lot for Black People that he never even knew which "Puts me right up there with Martin Luther King." When Philip gives his speech, he tells everyone that he was born in Yamacraw and that his parents worked hard every day of their lives and hopes that he can give the next generation what his parents gave him. The episode ends with a picture of Philip as a little boy with Wade in the Water by Harriet Tubman playing in the background.

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