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Season 3  "ToysRn'tUs"  3x17

Aired 4 months ago - Mar 08, 2017

Janine gives Diane a white Girlstory doll for her birthday, and when Bow tries to return it for a black doll, she is shocked by the limited options offered. Dre blames the lack of representation of African Americans in the media, but when confronting this systematic problem, he realizes that he has prejudices of his own. Meanwhile, Ruby enlists the help of Junior to be her Spades partner.

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Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 1
♪♪
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And I swear on Earnest's clogged-up dead heart
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Yes. I knew they would, 'cause it's so simple.
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♪♪
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She's our best-selling GirlStory doll.
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Well, mm, except for a few
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where are your black dolls?
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Uh-huh, okay.
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 10
you have dozens of disabled...
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 11
who marched on Selma.
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Oh, come on.
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all the way out to Sunglass Hut.
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That is the one thing that reminds me
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 16
The images that we see affect who we are...
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 17
Do you think I need to see Viola Davis snot-cry
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That's why your job is so important,
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You effect change in a real and tangible way.
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Great. We're not doing it.
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Boxable is looking for the gold standard.
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- [Sighs] - Stevens: Okay, Dre, the gold standard...
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 23
but we can't assume that progress is permanent.
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 24
and give the world a different "gold" standard.
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 25
Oh, we don't get days off, or benefits.
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that you choose to focus on our oppression and struggle
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- Okay, so... - I would just love it
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"Not enough icing on the cinnamon rolls in the café"?
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your complaint would've been heard eventually.
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 30
Ooh. Nice one, Zoey!
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 31
Oh, no. That's gonna bring ants.
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The new gold standard.
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[voice breaking] and it's always hurt.
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 34
And damn it, Charlie. You always forget to dribble!
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Ooh. That's milky right there.
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 36
Well, why don't you walk us through your casting process?
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He's right, boss.
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- Oh. - Oh, there it is.
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These dolls can't speak, Dre.
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You know, I thought I was gonna heal the world
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You want a big change, make a big move!
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Dre, this was supposed to be your "Do the Right Thing,"
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No, my babies! No! No!
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You know she like young men.
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We've been practicing.
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[Both laugh]
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♪ Until you reach the top ♪
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Oh.

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And I swear on Earnest's clogged-up dead heart
#2
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Yes. I knew they would, 'cause it's so simple.
#3
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♪♪
#5
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She's our best-selling GirlStory doll.
#6
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 7
Well, mm, except for a few
#7
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 8
where are your black dolls?
#8
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 9
Uh-huh, okay.
#9
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 10
you have dozens of disabled...
#10
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 11
who marched on Selma.
#11
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Oh, come on.
#12
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all the way out to Sunglass Hut.
#14
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 15
That is the one thing that reminds me
#15
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 16
The images that we see affect who we are...
#16
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 17
Do you think I need to see Viola Davis snot-cry
#17
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 18
That's why your job is so important,
#18
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 19
You effect change in a real and tangible way.
#19
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 20
Great. We're not doing it.
#20
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 21
Boxable is looking for the gold standard.
#21
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 22
- [Sighs] - Stevens: Okay, Dre, the gold standard...
#22
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 23
but we can't assume that progress is permanent.
#23
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 24
and give the world a different "gold" standard.
#24
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 25
Oh, we don't get days off, or benefits.
#25
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that you choose to focus on our oppression and struggle
#26
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 27
- Okay, so... - I would just love it
#27
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 28
"Not enough icing on the cinnamon rolls in the café"?
#28
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 29
your complaint would've been heard eventually.
#29
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 30
Ooh. Nice one, Zoey!
#30
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 31
Oh, no. That's gonna bring ants.
#31
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 32
The new gold standard.
#32
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 33
[voice breaking] and it's always hurt.
#33
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 34
And damn it, Charlie. You always forget to dribble!
#34
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 35
Ooh. That's milky right there.
#35
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 36
Well, why don't you walk us through your casting process?
#36
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 37
He's right, boss.
#37
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 38
- Oh. - Oh, there it is.
#38
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These dolls can't speak, Dre.
#39
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 40
You know, I thought I was gonna heal the world
#40
Recap of Black-ish Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 41
You want a big change, make a big move!
#41
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Dre, this was supposed to be your "Do the Right Thing,"
#42
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No, my babies! No! No!
#43
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You know she like young men.
#45
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We've been practicing.
#46
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[Both laugh]
#48
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♪ Until you reach the top ♪
#49
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Oh.
#50