Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Vernee Watson-Johnson makes her first appearance as Vy Smith, the tough taskmaster mom of transplanted teenager Will Smith (Will Smith). Breezing in from South Philly to spend Thanksgiving with her wealthy Bel-Air relatives, the Banks family, Vy quickly ascertains that her nephew Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) and nieces Hilary (Karyn Parsons) and Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali) have been spoiled and pampered beyond belief--and her own son Will is in danger of becoming just like his cousins. Thus, Vy puts the kids to work cleaning up the house, mowing the lawn, and cooking the Thanksgiving dinner. But when the meal turns out to be a disaster, Vy's sister Vivian (Janet Hubert-Whitten) holds her husband Philip (James Avery) responsible (go figure)!