Season 2, Episode 9 It's Not About the Butter

First Aired: October 24, 1999

A social faux pas sparks an intense debate about bigotry when M.E. (Annie Potts) mistakes a young black woman for a waitress and is accused of racism. Uncle Jimmy: Michael Pavone. Rene: Lorraine Toussaint. Michelle: Michele Kelly. Sara Jackson: Donzaleigh Abernathy. Kelly: Olivia Friedman.

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  • Premise: Drama about the complex relationship between two women; one is white, the other black. The series is set mostly in present-day Birmingham, Ala., and includes telling flashbacks to the women's preteen years in the early 1960s, a turbulent time in their segr… (more)

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