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black-ish Season 1 Episodes

24 Episodes 2014 - 2015

In this sitcom, Andre "Dre" Johnson (Anthony Anderson), a successful family man, worries that his four children are losing touch with urban, black culture because of their affluent upbringing. As a result, Season 1 sees Dre trying to teach his children about various aspects of black culture, but he enouncters several bumps in the road. Along the way, Dre and his wife Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) face usual parental nightmares, such as their peculiar in-laws and their teenage children's dating habits. Lawrence Fishburne stars as Earl "Pops" Johnson, Dre's Father, while Raven-Symoné, Jenifer Lewis and Deon Cole hold recurring roles.

Episode 1

Pilot

Wed, Sep 24, 2014 29 mins

Advertising exec Dre looks forward to a promotion that would make him the first African American senior vice president at his firm in the premiere of this family sitcom, but he worries that there is a price to pay for his success when his son Andre Jr. announces that for his 13th birthday he's converting to Judaism in order to have a Bar Mitzvah like all his friends.

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Episode 2

The Talk

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 30 mins

Dre insists on giving Andre Jr. "the talk," a decision he soon comes to regret when he's inundated with nonstop questions about sex from his curious son.

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Episode 3

The Nod

Wed, Oct 8, 2014 45 mins

Dre is on a mission to get Andre Jr. to become friends with more black kids after learning his son is clueless about "the nod." Meanwhile, Rainbow wants to inspire little Diane to become a doctor, and so she takes her to work at the hospital on what ends up being a really bad day.

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Episode 4

Crazy Mom

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 30 mins

Dre takes over Rainbow's "mom" duties for a week and the overwhelming praise he receives from everyone at his kids' school ends up going to his head to the point where he finds himself going overboard not to be outdone by anyone, including the school's "crazy mom."

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Episode 5

Crime and Punishment

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 29 mins

The kids fear that an act of disobedience by Jack could lead to Dre and Rainbow going back on their word and reinstating spanking.

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Episode 6

The Prank King

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 30 mins

Dre worries that his older kids are going to ruin his Halloween fun by refusing to take part in the Johnson tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other.

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Episode 7

The Gift of Hunger

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 29 mins

It's reality check time for the Johnson kids courtesy of Dre, who decides that his children have become spoiled after they turn their noses up at his favorite cheap restaurant in his old hood. To remedy the situation, Andre Jr. and Zoey are forced to take jobs at his office, while Jack and Diane try to make money around the neighborhood, which, to Bow's embarrassment, leads to rumors about the family falling on hard times.

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Episode 8

Oedipal Triangle

Wed, Nov 19, 2014 30 mins

Dre receives a lot of love from his mom when she pays the Johnsons a visit, and some grief from Bow, who doesn't get along with her mother-in-law, although Dre's determined to change that.

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Episode 9

Colored Commentary

Wed, Dec 3, 2014 30 mins

Dre wants "Team Johnson" to feel more connected and have each others' backs, but ends up creating a problem for himself when he falls short of Bow's expectations. Meanwhile, Zoey and Andre Jr. are tasked with babysitting the twins, a job they would rather not do.

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Episode 10

Black Santa/White Christmas

Wed, Dec 10, 2014 30 mins

Certain that his annual office Christmas party needs a black Santa, Dre goes out of his way to fill the red suit, even though the head of HR already got the job. Meanwhile, Bow doesn't feel like competing with Ruby over who cooks the big holiday dinner.

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Episode 11

Law of Attraction

Wed, Jan 7, 2015 29 mins

Dre worries that his machismo is being questioned by Rainbow after another man dismisses him in front of her. This leads to Pops helping his son save face and, in the process, opening the door to another chance with Ruby. Elsewhere, the school play takes a turn for the awkward when Jr. and Zoey are cast as the romantic leads in "Romeo and Juliet."

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Episode 12

Martin Luther Skiing Day

Wed, Jan 14, 2015 30 mins

Dre decides to teach his kids the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while on their annual MLK holiday ski trip; and for Junior, this means a unique lesson on intolerance in the real world—or in his case, the ski lodge.

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Episode 13

Big Night, Big Fight

Wed, Feb 11, 2015 30 mins

Dre vows to make Valentine's Day a romantic success, even though most years he and Rainbow end up quarreling; and Diane comes to the conclusion that she is too critical and accepts help from her siblings learning how to give a compliment.

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Episode 14

Andre From Marseille

Wed, Feb 18, 2015 29 mins

Dre feel like it's his worst nightmare come true when Zoey brings home her first "serious" boyfriend, and he turns out to be a worldly French boy who's also named Andre.

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Episode 15

The Dozens

Wed, Feb 25, 2015 30 mins

Dre's advice to Andre Jr. for handling a bully at school works a little too well; at the same time, Diane's fear of the dark causes Bow to lose much-needed sleep.

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Episode 16

Parental Guidance

Wed, Mar 4, 2015 30 mins

Dre plans an amazing vow renewal to celebrate his 15 years of marriage to Bow, but things don't go as planned when Bow's hippie parents show up unannounced and end up fighting with Dre's mother and father.

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Episode 17

30 Something

Wed, Mar 25, 2015 29 mins

Things begin to fall apart, in more ways than one, when Dre's 40th birthday approaches. As Dre worries that he's getting too old to be cool, Bow and Ruby compete over getting him the best gift, while the kids face their own present dilemma.

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Episode 18

Sex, Lies and Vasectomies

Wed, Apr 1, 2015 29 mins

Dre lies to Bow about a vasectomy procedure he claimed to have a few years ago, but she learns from a colleague that he never went through with it.

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Episode 19

The Real World

Wed, Apr 8, 2015 30 mins

Bow invites her college friends over for an elaborate dinner party after reconnecting with them on Facebook; and on the same night, the kids decide to shoot a reality show, because one of the guests appeared on "The Real World."

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Episode 20

Switch Hitting

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 30 mins

Dre questions his own "blackness" when his street cred is challenged by a hip white exec who picks inept Charlie for a big urban market account. Meanwhile, a letter from the IRS causes Pops to fear the worst.

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Episode 21

The Peer-ent Trap

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 30 mins

Dre and Bow clash over how to handle Zoey's teenage rebellion, with Dre wanting to lay down the law, while Bow suggests a softer approach.

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Episode 22

Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell

Wed, May 6, 2015 29 mins

Bow encourages Dre to tell his mother what everybody else in the family already knows: That his sister, Rhonda, is gay. Meanwhile, Zoey tries to help Junior develop better "gaydar"; at the same time, Diane and Jack get competitive over Mother's Day gifts.

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Episode 23

Elephant in the Room

Wed, May 13, 2015 30 mins

Liberals Dre and Bow freak out over Junior's decision to join the Young Republican Club to impress a girl whose parents they quickly arrange to meet; and Zoey gets teased about having to wear glasses.

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Episode 24

Pops' Pops' Pops

Wed, May 20, 2015 30 mins

In the Season 1 finale, Jack and Diane learn the history of the Johnson family from Pops, who tells them a colorful story about his great-great grandfather's dealings with a ruthless gangster during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance.

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