Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The biggest surprise surrounding The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's obligatory "It's a Wonderful Life" parody is that the episode was NOT originally telecast at Christmastime. Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) is shocked when Will (Will Smith) is accepted at Princeton University--and he himself is not! Actually, it has nothing to do with Carlton's qualifications, but with his misguided effort to imitate Will in front of the Princeton recruiter. Even so, Carlton is angry, so much so that he ends up getting suspended from high school. Convinced that the world would be better off if he'd never been born, Carleton is convinced otherwise by the timely arrival of his guardian angel---played by singer Tom Jones (Another "Jones", Quincy by name, appears as himself).