The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air : Mistaken Identity (1990)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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The Banks family learns a sobering lesson about racial profiling when Will (Will Smith) and Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) are caught "driving while black" in the car owned by Philip's white law partner Mr. Furth (John Petlock). Though the guys were driving with the owner's permission, they are thrown in jail because they fit the descriptions of two car thieves. Worried that they'll never get out of the holding tank, Will "confesses" to being a thief in front of a TV camera crew in order to alert Uncle Philip (James Avery) to his plight. Upon arriving at the police station to spring Will and Carlton, Philip is subjected to a barrage of insults and insinuations by the racist desk sergeant (Dan Desmond)--but when Mr. Furth shows up to explain the situation, it's a different story!