Hey guys! Gerawallstar here. In honor of Father’s Day, I am going to review the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse. What do I think about this episode? It is phenomenal! It is no doubt one or the best episodes of the entire series.
Why do I think this? Let’s get into the plot.
The plot is about Will’s father meeting him for the first time in 14 years. Will gets excited about meeting him for the first time since then, and they go spend the day together. However, this upsets Uncle Phil so much that he thinks that Will shouldn’t trust his father again after abandoning him as a child.
In the end, Uncle Phil accepts the fact that Will wants to go with his father, but then his father leaves him again. This may seem a little darker to review for Father’s Day but, there are various reasons that makes this episode iconic. It is relatable to everyone who either doesn’t have a father present in their lives, or had one that abandoned them as a child. The ending scene where Will breaks down to Uncle Phil is one of the greatest tear-jerking moments in television history. His performance in this episode is fantastic. This is the kind of situation that a lot of kids, and adults go through when they don’t have fathers in their home.
Fresh Prince has a lot of very special episodes that cover topics such as police brutality, drugs, and guns, but this episode is easily one of the best very special episodes of the show itself. What are the flaws with the episode? There are honestly no flaws with the episode at all. The execution, humor, and the performances are done perfectly.
Overall, this is one of the best episodes of Fresh Prince. The plot is amazing, the story is relatable, and Will Smith brings down a wonderful performance in the end.