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The Butler Did It 

Philip and Vivian take a weekend vacation and leave the kids home alone, Hilary and Carlton set up a video shoot with Bell Biv De Voe in their house, and then everyone must rush to clean up... See full summary »


Ellen Gittelsohn (as Ellen Falcon)


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Episode credited cast:
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
Bell Biv DeVoe Bell Biv DeVoe ... Themselves
David Bowe ... Director
Ralph Manza ... Bob Doomie
Perry Moore Perry Moore ... Tyriq Johnson
Nicholle Tom ... Zoey
Shawn Murray Shawn Murray ... Veronica
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentina Marie Lomborg ... Bell Biv Devoe Music Video Girl (as Valentina)


Philip and Vivian take a weekend vacation and leave the kids home alone, Hilary and Carlton set up a video shoot with Bell Biv De Voe in their house, and then everyone must rush to clean up after Philip and Vivian decide to come home early. Written by Psycho697186

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Release Date:

25 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the beginning, Uncle Phil has an inner tube that under his left arm. In the next shot, it's under the right. It keeps moving back and forth. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits, two outtakes are shown. The first is of Aunt Viv & Uncle Phil in their hotel room; the second is of Geoffrey & Bob Doomie. See more »


References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »


Performed by Bell Biv DeVoe
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17 March 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

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The Butler Did It

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.

After the first season which basically was just a mere introduction to every character and their mundane life which puts more pressure on them in the second one for they better thicken the plot and develop the character further more if they care for the quality offered to the audience. The relation between Carlton and Will is surprisingly been far better than any other for it encourages the typical sibling rivalry and a knack to pull each others leg.

The scrutiny isn't worth the build up offered to it and more to that especially not if the journey isn't gripping, interesting and lacks humor. Although the upside to it is that it doesn't spends its time on creating a redundant drama unlike every other time.

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