Black-ish: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 24
2014

Pilot

Advertising executive Dre happily anticipates a promotion; Andre Jr. wants to covert to Judaism and have a bar mitzvah like his friends.

2 Oct 01
2014

The Talk

When Dre decides to give Andre Jr. the sex talk, he instantly regrets it when his son won’t stop asking questions.

3 Oct 08
2014

The Nod

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 t…

4 Oct 15
2014

Crazy Mom

When Dre agrees to take over Rainbow’s “mom” duties for a week, the overwhelming praise he gets from everyone at his kids’ school goes to his head. He soon finds himself pushin…

5 Oct 22
2014

Crime and Punishment

Although Dre and Rainbow agreed they would no longer spank their kids, all bets might be off when Jack disobeys. Now, Zoey, Junior, Diane and a nervous Jack are afraid that the…

6 Oct 29
2014

The Prank King

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.

7 Nov 12
2014

The Gift of Hunger

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 insis…

8 Nov 19
2014

Oedipal Triangle

Dre’s mother, Ruby, comes for a visit, and she smothers her pork chops with gravy, Dre with love, and would like to flat out smother Bow, who feels the same way about her. Dre…

9 Dec 03
2014

Colored Commentary

Dre wants the family to feel more connected so he encourages “Team Johnson” to embrace what it means to have each other’s backs. But Dre creates trouble for h…

10 Dec 10
2014

Black Santa/White Christmas

Dre campaigns to be the new Santa at the annual office Christmas party, but when that honor goes to Angelica, the lovely head of HR, he goes to great lengths to unseat her, bec…

11 Jan 07
2015

Law of Attraction

Dre thinks Rainbow is questioning his machismo after another man dismisses him in front of her. But when Pops swoops in to help his son save face, Ruby is attracted to this sho…

11

Season 1, Episode 11

12 Jan 14
2015

Martin Luther Skiing Day

On the way to the Johnson family’s annual MLK holiday ski trip, Dre realizes his children may not know the significance of Dr. Martin Luther Kin…

12

Season 1, Episode 12

13 Feb 11
2015

Big Night, Big Fight

Although Dre and Rainbow find they always end up quarreling on their annual Valentine’s Day date, this time around, Dre is determined to do everything right and keep the…

13

Law of Attraction

14 Feb 18
2015

Andre from Marseille

When Zoey brings home her first “serious” boyfriend, a boy from school also named Andre, Dre takes an instant dislike to him for many reasons, including the fact th…

15 Feb 25
2015

The Dozens

Dre schools Andre Jr. in the art of “playing the dozens,” trash talking someone into submission, after he’s intimidated by a bully at school, but he succeeds…

16 Mar 04
2015

Parental Guidance

Dre, determined to make up for the no-frills, last-minute wedding he and Bow had, organizes an amazing vow renewal for their 15th anniversary. But when Bow’s hippie-dippy…

17 Mar 25
2015

30 Something

Things begin to fall apart, in more ways than one, when Dre hurts himself playing basketball right before his 40th birthday. He hands the planning of his big party over to his…

18 Apr 01
2015

Sex, Lies and Vasectomies

Bow learns from her colleague that Dre never had the vasectomy a few years back that he was supposedly scheduled, so she decides to see if he’ll come clean and tell the t…

19 Apr 08
2015

The Real World

When Bow reconnects with her college friends on Facebook, she invites them over for an elaborate dinner party and tries to impress them. But the night of the party, Dre ends up…

20 Apr 22
2015

Switch Hitting

When super cool — and white – exec Jay Sloane challenges Dre over his street cred and picks inept Charlie for a big urban market account, Dre finds himself questioning his “bla…

21 Apr 29
2015

The Peer-ent Trap

When teenager Zoey goes through a mini-rebellion phase by pushing boundaries and acting out, Dre wants to lay down the law, while Bow insists on a softer approach like her mom…

22 May 06
2015

Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell

Dre’s sister, Rhonda, is in town for Mother’s Day and although she hasn’t come out to the family, everyone knows she’s gay – except Ruby — a…

23 May 13
2015

Elephant in the Room

Liberals Dre and Bow go ballistic when Junior declares he’s joined the Young Republican Club to impress a girl (ironically named Hillary). Since they really can’t b…

24 May 20
2015

Pops, Pops, Pops

Jack and Diane look for clues about their roots for their class assignment, a history of the Johnson family. But when they can’t find anything out about the family’…

About Black-ish

An upper-middle-class black man struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and his assimilated, color-blind kids.

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