27 Iconic TV Episodes That Totally Nail Real-Life Parenting
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Season 4, Episode 24) Papaâ€™s Got a Brand New Excuse
No doubt, this is arguably one of the best episodes of the show. Willâ€™s father returns after walking out on his family 14 years ago. Understandably, Will is eager to have a relationship with his father, almost instantly forgiving him for the past. However, Willâ€™s Uncle Phil knows that things are likely not what they seem, even though he tries to stay in his place. Will and his dad are having a wonderful time reconnecting. So, when his dad proposes a father/son cross country drive, Will says yes. Sadly, it ends as Uncle Phil predicts, with Willâ€™s dad trying bail. Will confronts his father, and then cries on his Uncle Philâ€™s shoulder â€” realizing his uncle is the only true father figure in his life.