Now maybe it's the mustache, but white Brian brings to mind a classic SNL sketch starring Eddie Murphy. He didn't party down on a bus when the last black man got off, but he was obviously pleased with the extra attention he received at the shoe store because he was white. Of all the "performances," Brian's is the most convincing. But as he points out, it's easier for him to pass as white because he's had to assimilate his whole life. His son, Nick, is a different story altogether. He doesn't say much and comes across as a typical ambivalent teenager regardless of which skin color he's sporting that day. Carmen looks great as a black woman, and she'll do all right if she can avoid putting her foot in her mouth. (Spoiler hint: Just wait till the next episode.) Rose seems the most grounded of the group. She doesn't have any baggage or a chip on her shoulder, and for the most part she looks as comfortable in her black skin as her white too bad we can't say the same about her parents. "My mom and Bruno dont really spend a lot of time with black people, so I think Im a little nervous that they might say the wrong thing." Hah! Just wait. Dan Roberts