History TearJerker / TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir

21st Apr '17 9:30:49 AM GF93
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-->'''Will:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Am.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Nothing]]'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis like my father.]]

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-->'''Will:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Am.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Nothing]]'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis [[BerserkButton I am]] ''[[BerserkButton nothing]]'' [[BerserkButton like my father.]]
21st Apr '17 8:42:53 AM GF93
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-->'''Will:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Am]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis nothing]]'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis like my father.]]

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-->'''Will:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Am]] Am.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis nothing]]'' Nothing]]'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis like my father.]]
21st Apr '17 8:42:12 AM GF93
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** Will still feels bitter resentment towards Lou in the seasons that followed. In one particularly nasty argument, Carlton loses his patience and says Will is no better than his father. Queue TranquilFury as Will sets the record straight.
-->'''Will:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I.....am ''NOTHING'' like my father!]]

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** Will still feels bitter resentment towards Lou in the seasons that followed. In one particularly nasty argument, Carlton loses his patience and says Will is no better than his father. Queue Cue the TranquilFury as Will sets the record straight.
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-->'''Will:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I.....am ''NOTHING'' I. Am]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis nothing]]'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis like my father!]] father.]]
19th Apr '17 8:31:32 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Will still feels bitter resentment towards Lou in the seasons that followed. In one particularly nasty argument, Carlton loses his patience and says Will is no better than his father. Queue TranquilFury as Will sets the record straight.
-->'''Will:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I.....am ''NOTHING'' like my father!]]
9th Apr '17 9:59:17 AM GF93
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* In "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse," Will's deadbeat dad, Lou, comes back into Will's life after fourteen years, and Will tries his best to get to know him better. Even after [[CallingTheOldManOut Uncle Phil calls out Lou about not being there for him when he was a child]], Will, for the first time in the show, outright defies Phil by telling him that [[YoureNotMyFather he isn't his father]]. In the end, Lou's true colors show as he becomes more concerned over some new business and has to cancel a planned summer trip with Will. It's clear from their last talk together that Lou's not coming back--and Will doesn't want him to come back. Will tries to shake it off and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmerFuzRNZ4 launches into a monologue]] about all of the things he learned to do, and hopes to accomplish, without his father around to help him. He eventually breaks down as the weight of the situation fully hits him. Will finally just looks at Uncle Phil with the saddest look on his face and says one of the shortest, yet saddest lines ever uttered: "How come he don't want me, man?" Phil then gives him a CooldownHug. The camera then zooms in on the present that Will had bought for his father: [[{{Irony}} an African-style wood carving of a father holding a young son.

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* In "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse," Will's deadbeat dad, Lou, comes back into Will's life after fourteen years, and Will tries his best to get to know him better. Even after [[CallingTheOldManOut Uncle Phil calls out Lou about not being there for him when he was a child]], Will, for the first time in the show, outright defies Phil by telling him that [[YoureNotMyFather he isn't his father]]. In the end, Lou's true colors show as he becomes more concerned over some new business and has to cancel a planned summer trip with Will. It's clear from their last talk together that Lou's not coming back--and Will doesn't want him to come back. Will tries to shake it off and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmerFuzRNZ4 launches into a monologue]] about all of the things he learned to do, and hopes to accomplish, without his father around to help him. He eventually breaks down as the weight of the situation fully hits him. Will finally just looks at Uncle Phil with the saddest look on his face and says one of the shortest, yet saddest lines ever uttered: "How come he don't want me, man?" Phil then gives him a CooldownHug. The camera then zooms in on the present that Will had bought for his father: [[{{Irony}} an African-style wood carving of a father holding a young son.son]].
7th Apr '17 8:24:16 PM NWolfman
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* In "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse," Will's deadbeat dad, Lou, comes back into Will's life after fourteen years, and Will tries his best to get to know him better. Even after [[CallingTheOldManOut Uncle Phil calls out Lou about not being there for him when he was a child]], Will, for the first time in the show, outright defies Phil by telling him that [[YoureNotMyFather he isn't his father]]. In the end, Lou's true colors show as he becomes more concerned over some new business and has to cancel a planned summer trip with Will. It's clear from their last talk together that Lou's not coming back--and Will doesn't want him to come back. Will tries to shake it off and [[[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmerFuzRNZ4 launches into a monologue]] about all of the things he learned to do, and hopes to accomplish, without his father around to help him. He eventually breaks down as the weight of the situation fully hits him. Will finally just looks at Uncle Phil with the saddest look on his face and says one of the shortest, yet saddest lines ever uttered: "How come he don't want me, man?" Phil then gives him a CooldownHug. The camera then zooms in on the present that Will had bought for his father: [[{{Irony}} an African-style wood carving of a father holding a young son.

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* In "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse," Will's deadbeat dad, Lou, comes back into Will's life after fourteen years, and Will tries his best to get to know him better. Even after [[CallingTheOldManOut Uncle Phil calls out Lou about not being there for him when he was a child]], Will, for the first time in the show, outright defies Phil by telling him that [[YoureNotMyFather he isn't his father]]. In the end, Lou's true colors show as he becomes more concerned over some new business and has to cancel a planned summer trip with Will. It's clear from their last talk together that Lou's not coming back--and Will doesn't want him to come back. Will tries to shake it off and [[[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmerFuzRNZ4 launches into a monologue]] about all of the things he learned to do, and hopes to accomplish, without his father around to help him. He eventually breaks down as the weight of the situation fully hits him. Will finally just looks at Uncle Phil with the saddest look on his face and says one of the shortest, yet saddest lines ever uttered: "How come he don't want me, man?" Phil then gives him a CooldownHug. The camera then zooms in on the present that Will had bought for his father: [[{{Irony}} an African-style wood carving of a father holding a young son.
7th Apr '17 8:22:58 PM NWolfman
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* In "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse," Will's deadbeat dad, Lou, comes back into Will's life after fourteen years, and Will tries his best to get to know him better. Even after [[CallingTheOldManOut Uncle Phil calls out Lou about not being there for him when he was a child]], Will, for the first time in the show, outright defies Phil by telling him that [[YoureNotMyFather he isn't his father]]. In the end, Lou's true colors show as he becomes more concerned over some new business and has to cancel a planned summer trip with Will. It's clear from their last talk together that Lou's not coming back--and Will doesn't want him to come back. Will tries to shake it off and defiantly yells about all of the things he learned to do, and hopes to accomplish, without his father around to help him. He eventually breaks down as the weight of the situation fully hits him. Will finally just looks at Uncle Phil with the saddest look on his face and says one of the shortest, yet saddest lines ever uttered: "How come he don't want me, man?" Phil then gives him a CooldownHug. The camera then zooms in on the present that Will had bought for his father: a wood carving of a father holding a young son. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmerFuzRNZ4 Link]].
** Here's the rant, in all its glory:

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* In "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse," Will's deadbeat dad, Lou, comes back into Will's life after fourteen years, and Will tries his best to get to know him better. Even after [[CallingTheOldManOut Uncle Phil calls out Lou about not being there for him when he was a child]], Will, for the first time in the show, outright defies Phil by telling him that [[YoureNotMyFather he isn't his father]]. In the end, Lou's true colors show as he becomes more concerned over some new business and has to cancel a planned summer trip with Will. It's clear from their last talk together that Lou's not coming back--and Will doesn't want him to come back. Will tries to shake it off and defiantly yells [[[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmerFuzRNZ4 launches into a monologue]] about all of the things he learned to do, and hopes to accomplish, without his father around to help him. He eventually breaks down as the weight of the situation fully hits him. Will finally just looks at Uncle Phil with the saddest look on his face and says one of the shortest, yet saddest lines ever uttered: "How come he don't want me, man?" Phil then gives him a CooldownHug. The camera then zooms in on the present that Will had bought for his father: a [[{{Irony}} an African-style wood carving of a father holding a young son. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmerFuzRNZ4 Link]].
** Here's the rant, in all its glory:
son.



** What's also sad is that there's a still of that statue as the credits roll. It gives us enough time to see that the statue [[{{Irony}} is in African-style, of a father holding his son]].
** Also look carefully at the hug; Will's hat gets knocked off during the hug, symbolizing that he's a scared, sad little boy still asking "How come he don't want me, man?"
*** The hat is actually knocked off by Phil, so it could be symbolism of Phil getting rid of Will's tough, outer street persona to take care of the broken kid that hides inside of it.

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** What's also sad is that there's a still of that statue as the credits roll. It gives us enough time to see that the statue [[{{Irony}} is in African-style, of a father holding his son]].
** Also look carefully at the hug; Phill knocks off Will's hat gets knocked off during baseball cap, symbolically removing his tough, outer street personal to take care of the hug, symbolizing that he's a scared, sad little boy still asking "How come wondering why he don't want me, man?"
*** The hat is actually knocked off by Phil, so it could be symbolism of Phil getting rid of Will's tough, outer street persona to take care of the broken kid
father doesn't love him that hides inside of it.



*** Also the part where Will breaks down. The "How come he don't want me, man?" line was [[ThrowItIn improvised]].

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*** Also the part where Will breaks down. The Will's line "How come he don't want me, man?" line was and Phil embracing him were [[ThrowItIn improvised]].ad libbed]]. Smith was so overcome with the RealitySubtext of the scene that James Avery dropped character and went to comfort him. That hug was for Will Smith the actor as much as it was Will Smith the character.
22nd Mar '17 8:04:51 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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-->'''Will:''' All I know, is that someone I care about, that I love a whole lot, could be dead right now. And it'd be all my fault....


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** Not helping is the fact that just before this confession, Phil intended to give Will season tickets to a game that he'd been saving for him for a long while. It's Will's guilt at being rewarded for saving his cousin who he accidentally allowed to overdose in the first place that prompts him to come clean to Uncle Phil.
6th Jan '17 5:59:43 PM DougDevilsMutt
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*** Ben Vareen (who played Lou) stated in an interview that he broke into tears himself after walking out the camera shot to leave Will.

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*** Ben Vareen (who played Lou) stated in an interview that [[MeanCharacterNiceActor he broke into tears himself after walking out the camera shot to leave Will.Will]].
20th Dec '16 12:45:16 PM Anarky17
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** This is also the first time Will ever talked about his own worthless father and [[http://youtu.be/uZWD1v7M4aM uses that to push Carlton into seeing Phil]].

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** This is also the first time Will ever talked about his own worthless father and [[http://youtu.be/uZWD1v7M4aM uses that to push Carlton into seeing Phil]].Phil.
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