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Season 4

Aired 4 days ago - Jan 16, 2018

Dre is selected to run point on a campaign that focuses on “The Talk,” which refers to the conversations that Black parents have with their children through the decades to prepare them for the racial bias they may face in the world. Meanwhile, Bow finds an online group of women that she leans on for advice and support.

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Okay, look, guys, we all live in the same world.
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and I stumbled
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Dre, it's a totally different game.
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They don't see the importance of something
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They were taking a break.
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and maybe you can lead them to common ground.
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So, Devante...
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I am not dealing drugs, Ruby.
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for when you can introduce peanuts to your baby.
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Uh, don't look at my cookies.
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And I am way too smart to have dumb kids.
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- Uh, debatable. - Okay.
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uh, would scare some people.
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or, "Don't wear a ponytail, or men will grab you.
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How much cheese can you eat?
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No!
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Wow.
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...I'm always talking about my childhood, and...
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the chubby new kid in school, you know?
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You know, my dad...
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"The Talk" you had with your dad really helped you out.
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now that I know that being a teacher at Hogwarts
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Have you guys seen my laptop?
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Okay, young lady.
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Ah, no!
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[LAUGHS]
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LISA: Oh, look!
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but we can't let emotions make our medical decisions.
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so they start spreading lies!
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DRE: So, I had gotten Lucy and Josh to understand "The Talk."
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Have things changed for you as you've aged?
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I mean, they would call them names
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We had two kings.
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Looked like I was right back where I started.
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You still arguing with your little online friends?
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Look at this. They're calling you crazy.
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to agree or disagree with whatever you say.
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But people still believe it.
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You go to bed, Rainbow.
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I had wasted my time talking to people about their feelings.
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Sometimes parents need to have
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all of us have had to have difficult talks of our own.
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My dad's talks are the reason
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especially as a black man.
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And they're so grateful,
Aired 11 days ago - Jan 09, 2018

Dre’s sister Rhonda is in town and Ruby has a talk with them about her inheritance. Meanwhile, Bow’s sister Santamonica is also in town and she hires Junior to become her assistant.

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- Megachurch? - Yeah.
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Ooh. It's Auntie-maria now.
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- It does. - Junior...
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but I've just got so much to do around here.
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That is not Devante's voice.
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and Earth, Wind & Fire's publishing rights?
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that may or may not be a children's menu
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- is from life insurance. - And lawsuits.
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Well, you do have diabetes.
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It's a shame that he'll never get to park it.
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Uh, excuse me.
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they fill you with false hopes."
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- Yes, and I love it. - Oh.
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No, I'm a Lyft driver.
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I just hate thinking about losing her.
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You get her hat collection.
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- I'm taking these mints. - Bye.
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- [SIGHS] - And I just want to let you know
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but you made a strong move, and I get that.
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I never thought you were this petty.
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My mother was no help.
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Oh, my God. Yes. A glue stick.
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Got to drive Auntie-maria to the Creed meet and greet.
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A nap? I'm just waking up from last night.
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Guys, the Environmental Impact Agency
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Like, are we talking "no relationship for 10 years" crushed
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to make sure he wasn't in the pocket of Big Bread.
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You do not want to be the only one without a lawyer.
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- Okay. - So, how was life in the past?
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I've asked you to cover up multiple times.
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Okay, that is a no. It's a school night.
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You're mad because the Lord told Junior
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Santamaria, I apologize.
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and she was not happy about it.
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We've never had any property to pass down to our children.
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Could you just state your full name
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You hired a lawyer to go against your own flesh and blood?
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Our whole life you had Mom to yourself.
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about who you're taking advice from
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Talk about your mom dying,
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This is basically a sugar bomb.
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and I am sorry.
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I need a lot.
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Junior's coming, Devante!
Aired 18 days ago - Jan 02, 2018

Bow struggles to adjust as she returns to work after maternity leave. Meanwhile, Ruby gives the twins a “workaround” plan to get out of doing homework.

Aired a month ago - Dec 12, 2017

Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

Aired 1 months ago - Dec 05, 2017

Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido’s new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 months ago - Nov 14, 2017

Bow keeps in touch with Dre’s incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar’s future sparks debate. Meanwhile, Ruby lets it slip to the kids that she’s been to jail and they push her to tell them more secrets from her past.

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But call me "low-rent" again, and we're done.
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- Mm. - Unacceptable.
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I never said they were animals.
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Darrington has paid his debt to society.
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medium-rare was more like medium,
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I wouldn't need these glasses or my pacemaker.
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that you snort through a rolled-up hundo in Aspen
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A slap on the wrist?
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So, why are you so mad at your wife
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Those coked-up monsters at work made me realize
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He's getting out!
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- From jail? - Bow, you were the one
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A man who's been locked up for 10 long years
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Dre, why does he have to come here?
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- Unbelievable! - What?
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I didn't know they were gonna do anything.
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Told you.
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Hey, guys, can you keep it down?
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Ironically, it was over cornbread, so...
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They found truffles in his undies.
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Think about it, Junior.
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and lightly touch the top part of our bodies together.
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to let him crash on the couch for a night.
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You can't let an ex-con stay with you.
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And if he's black and they let him out,
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So, I'm not supposed to let Omar stay with me,
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Omar served a debt that wasn't even his.
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He lost his house, his wife, years of work experience.
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We put people in a machine that's designed to break them,
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about having a guy that's been in prison for years
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You got a cellphone smuggled in how?
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I know that things happened to Omar
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He deserves a chance to start over.
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Yes, I do.
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Okay.
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So then I put my gun in Phil Spector's mouth.
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You know...
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Since you made it clear that Omar isn't welcome here,
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Look, this isn't funny, Bow.
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- They tortured him in there. - I know.
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Right now, Omar's being dropped off downtown
Aired 2 months ago - Nov 07, 2017

Diane experiences a big life event toward becoming a woman and Bow, Ruby, Zoey and Alicia are there to support her. Meanwhile, afraid that he may never be able to beat Junior at basketball again, Dre conducts psychological warfare on Junior before challenging him to a game.

Aired 3 months ago - Oct 31, 2017

An incident at school threatens Junior’s future at his beloved Valley Glen Prep.

Aired 3 months ago - Oct 24, 2017

Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior’s girlfriend, Megan.

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I got this scar from a flying top hat hitting me in 2015.
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♪ Because she loves me so, and this I know fo sho ♪ [All cheering]
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Come on. Give me 5 to stay alive.
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Okay. Talk to me.
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Oh, statistically speaking, I wouldn't do that.
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Hey. When did I have cashews?
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Who owns that?
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You know what? Mom, I don't need your help.
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Means less if you roll before you say it, Dre!
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Marvin's Garden!
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No, I got a Monopoly, Albatross.
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$200, and you agree not to have any more children.
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It's time for Daddy to shine because this couch is all mine.
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Ugh. Damn velour.
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Jack, don't make any deals or trades without me.
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and I'll give you this one?
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and you don't have them.
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[Normal voice] You just do what you think is right,
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- Dad! - Dre.
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You know, you might overextend yourself.
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Come on, now.
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No!
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What's in the brassiere stays in the brassiere.
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Can you lend us $200?
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Yes, it does.
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- Aw. - For God's sake, boy.
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I'm riiiiiiiiiiiiiiich!
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On my own, I was unstoppable.
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[Chuckles] Just look in the mirror. You can see them.
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check into my huge, luxurious hotels.
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- Pops: All right, all right. - ...3, 4, 5.
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- Whoo! Let's go! - [Laughs]
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♪ Did the impossible ♪
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Corner boy.
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[Laughs]
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You all know that you cannot give him your property!
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Okay. Okay. I mean, i-i-i-it's here somewhere.
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Uh...
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My real estate empire has failed.
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Stupid Hillary! Put her in jail!
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Wow. Black Monopoly is wild!
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I'm going to count that as a win.
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I miss hearing you talk to little white girls like that.
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And you don't have any more boats.
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and the Jacuzzi is a comfortable 97 degrees.
Aired 3 months ago - Oct 17, 2017

Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

Aired 3 months ago - Oct 10, 2017

Bow is feeling overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante and learns she is suffering from postpartem depression. Dre urges her to get help and stands by her side while she works through it. Meanwhile, the kids babyproof the house in an effort to help their parents out.

Aired 3 months ago - Oct 03, 2017

The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating.