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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Season 3 1992 - 1993

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  • 1992-09-15T00:00:00Z on NBC
  • 25 mins
  • 9 hours, 7 mins (24 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Family
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The third season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air premiered on September 14, 1992 and aired its season finale on May 10, 1993. This would be the last season for Janet Hubert-Whitten, who was fired from the show following her pregnancy and difficulties working with the cast. She was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid in the show's fourth season and for the remainder of the show's run. Additionally, the character Nicky Banks was added to the cast toward the end of the season as Phillip and Vivian's newborn son, due to Janet's pregnancy.


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24 episodes

3x01 How I Spent My Summer Vacation

  • Season Premiere

    1992-09-15T00:00:00Z — 23 mins

Will returns home from spending the summer in Philadelphia with a new look that doesn't sit well with Uncle Phil.

3x02 Will Gets Committed

  • 1992-09-22T00:00:00Z — 23 mins

Philip and Vivian organize a cleanup effort in the riot-torn remains of their old LA neighborhood.

Enrolled at the newly coed Bel-Air Prep, Ashley begins dressing to entice guys, using Will's preferences in women as her examples.

3x04 Hilary Gets a Job

  • 1992-10-06T00:00:00Z — 23 mins

Hilary gets a job reporting weather on television.

Carlton prepares for a dinner date with his former girlfriend, Cindy (Lark Voorhees), 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

3x06 P.S. I Love You

  • 1992-10-25T00:00:00Z — 23 mins

Philip intends to railroad the ineffectual Judge Robertson off the bench; and Will becomes the "love slave" of a flamboyantly generous plain student. Will accepts many expensive gifts off her including tickets to the Los Angeles Lakers game, a Harley Davidson and a jacket emblazoned with a motif of his hero Malcolm X. In the end she reveals actually she does not even like him and she was doing this for his attention for her own gains regarding image, because he was captain of basketball and lots of other girls do like him.

3x07 Here Comes the Judge

  • 1992-10-27T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

Will gets arrested for numerous parking tickets as Phil runs for judge against incumbent Judge Robertson.

3x08 Boyz in the Woods

  • 1992-11-06T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

Philip takes Will and Carlton on a camping trip that turns out to be a disaster when snow traps the unhappy campers.

3x09 A Night at the Oprah

  • 1992-11-10T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

The Bankses appear on Oprah's show and fail to invite Will on-stage, which may cause Philip to lose the election.

3x10 Asses to Ashes

  • 1992-11-17T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

Election results are in and Philip fights to remain cool amid lies by Judge Robertson, which prompt Will to confront the outspoken incumbent. Will Will go to far? Will he say what everyone is feeling? Will Judge Robertson be able to take it?

At Vivian's Lamaze class, Will cozies up to a pregnant sportswriter, who takes him to a game -- and delivers more than just fun.

3x12 The Cold War

  • 1992-12-08T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

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.

3x13 Mommy Nearest

  • 1992-12-15T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

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.

3x14 Winner Takes Off

  • 1993-01-05T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

Will and Carlton convince Geoffrey that he has won a multimillion dollar lottery.

3x15 Robbing the Banks

  • 1993-01-19T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

Philip is quick to judge an ex-con Will urged him to hire as a handyman and temporary assistant after the house is robbed.

3x16 Bundle of Joy

  • 1993-01-26T01:00:00Z — 20 mins

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.

3x17 The Best Laid Plans

  • 1993-02-02T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

Will tries to dupe a girl into intimacy.

3x18 The Alma Matter

  • 1993-02-09T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

Princeton accepts Will but rejects Carlton -- whose guardian angel helps him see the light.

3x19 Just Say Yo

  • 1993-02-16T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

Will learns a sobering lesson after Carlton pops the wrong pills from Will's locker, mistaking amphetamines for vitamins, and winds up in hospital.

3x20 The Baby Comes Out

  • 1993-02-23T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

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.

3x21 You Bet Your Life

  • 1993-03-02T01:00:00Z — 23 mins

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.

Will lands a spot in a comedy showcase after accompanying a comic friend to an audition.

3x23 The Way We Were

  • 1993-05-04T00:00:00Z — 23 mins

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.

3x24 Six Degrees of Graduation

  • 1993-05-11T00:00:00Z — 23 mins

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.

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