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The Best Laid Plans (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)

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The Best Laid Plans (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
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"What the Hell, Will"
Series: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Part of Season: 3
Episode Number: 17
Air Date: February 1, 1993
Writer: Leslie Ray & David Steven Simon
Director: Shelley Jensen
Previous episode: "Bundle of Joy"
Next episode: "The Alma Matter"

”The Best Laid Plans” is the 17th Episode of Season 3 of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and is the 66th Episode of the Series Overall. It aired on February 1, 1993.


In a chance to get laid with another woman, Will decides to pretend Marry Monique.

Why It Sucks

  1. This is an episode of Will at his absolute worst here, his decisions in this episode are absolutely irredeemable as he purposely decides to marry Monique to just have sex. Sure, Will has done some bad things before, but this takes the cake for the worst thing that he has ever done.
  2. It doesn't help that he actually makes it look like he wants to marry Monique but in this case, he goes all the way before stopping as this episode purposely tries to have the audience sympathize with Will after he is punched, even though he did deserve it.
  3. This episode is bound to fail from the start as the concept is ridiculous and offensive as Will decides to have sex in a secret way possible.
  4. The ending, feels rushed. After getting punched Will, this is the moment he finally feels bad for his actions and feels remorse, but this is two late, he should never thought of this in the first place.
  5. This not only brings The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to a new low, but to TV Sitcoms in general. It would be excusable for a show like Family Guy or South Park as those shows are vulgar, but this was never suppose to be that way with a few exceptions.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The scene where Monique punches Will, is awesome.
  2. Monique, Carlton, Ashley and Philip are all likable characters.


Despite scoring a 7.3 on IMDb, many fans consider this to be the worst episode of Season 3. It is also considered to be the worst episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air of All-Time.