7.6
1,431 votes
black-ish

black-ish

ABC 2014

A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

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The 10 Best Episodes of black-ish

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#1 - Lemons

8.13

Season 3 - Episode 12

The nation is still reeling after the outcome of the presidential election, and tensions are particularly high at Dre’s work. Much to his frustration, they haven’t been able to get anything done since election night – eight weeks ago. Meanwhile, Junior is dealing with a disenfranchised student body as class president, and when he is asked to deliver Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at school, Pops teaches him there is more to the speech than Junior thought.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of black-ish from 936 votes.

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#2 - Daddy Dre-Care

7.91

Season 2 - Episode 23

When the flu breaks out in the Johnson household, Dre desperately tries to avoid catching it, while taking care of the whole family.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of black-ish from 662 votes.

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#3 - Sprinkles

7.90

Season 3 - Episode 24

In the Season 3 finale, Dre throws Bow’s baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable, but his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by the OB/GYN with a headache and discovers she is having complications.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of black-ish from 789 votes.

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#4 - Dream Home

7.88

Season 4 - Episode 23

Dre and Bow are living separate lives and switching off with the kids. They start to realize how much they relied on each other and how hard it is being on their own. Dre gets his sleek, ultra-modern dream house in the canyon with all the amenities, and Bow doesn’t think it’s suitable for the kids.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of black-ish from 289 votes.

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#5 - Mother Nature

7.87

Season 4 - Episode 2

Bow is feeling overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante and learns she is suffering from postpartem depression. Dre urges her to get help and stands by her side while she works through it. Meanwhile, the kids babyproof the house in an effort to help their parents out.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of black-ish from 704 votes.

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#6 - Hope

7.86

Season 2 - Episode 16

When the kids ask some tough questions in the midst of a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager, Dre and Bow are conflicted on how best to field them. Dre, along with Pops and Ruby, feel the kids need to know what kind of world they’re living in, while Bow would like to give them a more hopeful view about life. When the verdict is announced, the family handles the news in different ways while watching the community react.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of black-ish from 623 votes.

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#7 - All Groan Up

7.85

Season 3 - Episode 22

When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they’ve had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time. Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of black-ish from 797 votes.

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#8 - The Purge

7.84

Season 3 - Episode 5

After Junior embarrasses Dre during a basketball game, Dre decides to remind Junior of his master pranking skills so he’ll never challenge him again. Meanwhile, the neighborhood participates in a “mischief night” during Halloween where petty crimes become legal, and Ruby takes it too far with the kids.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of black-ish from 894 votes.

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#9 - One Angry Man

7.82

Season 3 - Episode 16

Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of black-ish from 882 votes.

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#10 - Elder Scam

7.81

Season 4 - Episode 3

Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of black-ish from 621 votes.

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#11 - The Name Game
7.80
Season 3 - Episode 14

Dre and Bow have a gender reveal party, and Dre is thrilled because it’s his turn to name the baby. He decides on a culturally significant name that Bow and Ruby aren’t a fan of. Meanwhile, Zoey’s plan to have an anti-Valentine’s Day with her friend Shelly is thwarted when Junior asks Shelly out on a date, so Diane tries to fill in as Zoey’s BFF.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of black-ish from 826 votes.

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#12 - Who's Afraid of the Big Black Man?
7.79
Season 3 - Episode 4

After a situation arises at work, Dre’s views are confronted regarding how black people are perceived now versus when he grew up. He wants to be more open-minded about being a part of his community, and his first step is joining his Homeowners’ Association. Meanwhile, Bow wants to spend more time with the kids before the new baby arrives and gets advice from Pops on how to make them want to be around her.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of black-ish from 897 votes.

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#13 - The Word
7.79
Season 2 - Episode 1

Jack performs the song “Gold Digger” at a school talent show and when he sings a lyric that includes THE word, it leads to his possible expulsion from school. Dre and Bow work together to get him reinstated, and along the way, examine the evolution of THE word through the generations and just who, if anyone, has the right to use it.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of black-ish from 644 votes.

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#14 - Black Like Us
7.79
Season 5 - Episode 10

Dre and Bow are furious after Diane isn’t lit properly in her class photo. Diane doesn’t want to make it a big deal, but they decide to talk to the principal about the need for sensitivity toward all complexions. Meanwhile, Junior claims there is unspoken colorism within their own family, and things get heated.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of black-ish from 234 votes.

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#15 - The Prank King
7.79
Season 1 - Episode 6

Dre fears his holiday fun will be ruined when the older kids balk at the glorious Johnson Halloween tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of black-ish from 676 votes.

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#16 - What Lies Beneath
7.77
Season 3 - Episode 20

Dre’s sister Rhonda is in town, and he feels a little jealous of her close relationship with Pops. Dre and Bow urge Zoey to take Junior to a high school party, and things get out of hand. Meanwhile, the twins feel like they’re soon to be forgotten, and decide to live life to the fullest.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of black-ish from 841 votes.

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#17 - Their Eyes Were Watching Screens
7.77
Season 3 - Episode 11

When Diane stumbles onto some websites that give her more than she bargained for, Dre and Bow must take action. Concerned that the internet is corrupting their children, Dre and Bow decide to make their home an internet free-zone and deal with the backlash.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of black-ish from 858 votes.

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#18 - The Gift of Hunger
7.76
Season 1 - Episode 7

After the kids turn their collective noses up at Dre’s favorite cheap restaurant in his old ’hood, he decides it’s time to give them a reality check. He insists all of them get jobs. But when Andre Jr. and Zoey start working at his office, he can’t help but interfere, and Jack and Diane’s efforts to make some spare cash leave the neighbors thinking the family has fallen on hard times, much to Bow’s embarrassment.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of black-ish from 661 votes.

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#19 - Sister, Sister
7.76
Season 3 - Episode 21

Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of black-ish from 818 votes.

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#20 - The Nod
7.75
Season 1 - Episode 3

Dre sets out to expand Andre Jr’s social circle to include more black kids after he discovers Andre Jr. is clueless about “the nod.” Meanwhile, hoping to inspire little Diane to become a doctor, Rainbow takes her to work at the hospital... on what turns out to be the worst day ever.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of black-ish from 807 votes.

Last updated: mar 05, 2021

Comments

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One of the funniest show on TV today. With a name like Blackish you expect a lot f cornyness, but its not and somehow they make it work. The cast complements each other.

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This show is great.. I've been laughing since season one.. It also has serious topics at times but they still make it funny.. Great show

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I can honestly say i love this show.. It makes me laugh and the topics they choose to base an episode on are great.

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This is a very funny show and very underrated.

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Oh, I get it. Dre Johnson is an unfunny black Archie Bunker.

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I must say that I like Black-ish - and the _-ish_ franchise as a whole. But by season 4, I'd hit a rough patch. Let me clarify this for you: I've always liked Black-ish. Just liked it, nothing more. Since almost every episode began with a history lesson, over the course of the first four seasons, I'd hit a rough patch. Meaning that I still very much liked the show, but I wasn't really looking forward to it either. BUT, then came Season 4 Episode 20: "Fifty-Three Percent". I was very much surprised by the different tone of this episode and happily surprised to find out that this was an arc that lasted multiple episodes. For the spoiler-seekers: [spoiler]This arc was about the marriage troubles that Andre and Rainbow were having[/spoiler]. It was so different than what Black-ish usually is about, but so fitting, so real, that it was almost a relief to watch these episodes. Great music, magnificent acting, powerful writing and a team that just knows how to work your feelings. I must say that I've found my love back for the show since then. I even believe - or maybe I'm just seeing it differently because I like it much more now - that the show has gotten so much better, having overall interesting story arcs for the characters - like Junior [spoiler]taking a gap year[/spoiler], the twins [spoiler]growing up and their struggles[/spoiler] and the Johnsons [spoiler]taking in Dre's cousin Kyra[/spoiler]. It's also amazing to see how _Black-ish_, _Grown-ish_ and now _Mixed-ish_ intertwine and how these characters get actual growth and learn from everything they do - unlike many other comedy shows out there.

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