Hulu Streams Controversial 'Black-ish' Episode Deemed as Anti-Trump
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Hulu Streams Controversial ‘Black-ish’ Episode That Never Aired for Being Deemed as Anti-Trump

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An episode of Black-ish, a popular ABC sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, that was previously shelved two years ago due to an Anti-Trump story-line can now be seen on streaming service Hulu. The show’s creator, Kenya Barris, announced the news on his Instagram account.

“In November 2017, we made an episode of “black-ish” entitled “Please, Baby, Please.” We were one year post-election and coming to the end of a year that left us, like many Americans, grappling with the state of our country and anxious about its future. Those feelings poured onto the page, becoming 22 minutes of television that I was, and still am, incredibly proud of. “Please, Baby, Please” didn’t make it to air that season and, while much has been speculated about its contents, the episode has never been seen publicly… until now.

“I’m excited to share that “Please, Baby, Please” is now available on Hulu. Following the re-airing of “Juneteenth” and “Hope,” I asked Walt Disney Television to revisit making the episode available. Recognizing the importance of this moment, they listened and agreed.”

According to Vanity Fair, the episode, “Please, Baby, Please” centers around Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) attempts to get his son Devante back to sleep during the middle of a stormy night. The episode takes the name from the baby book written by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.


 

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In November 2017, we made an episode of “black-ish” entitled “Please, Baby, Please.” We were one year post-election and coming to the end of a year that left us, like many Americans, grappling with the state of our country and anxious about its future. Those feelings poured onto the page, becoming 22 minutes of television that I was, and still am, incredibly proud of. “Please, Baby, Please” didn’t make it to air that season and, while much has been speculated about its contents, the episode has never been seen publicly… until now. I’m excited to share that “Please, Baby, Please” is now available on Hulu. Following the re-airing of “Juneteenth” and “Hope,” I asked Walt Disney Television to revisit making the episode available. Recognizing the importance of this moment, they listened and agreed. I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves and, as was the case nearly three years ago, we hope it inspires some much-needed conversation — not only about what we were grappling with then or how it led to where we are now, but conversations about where we want our country to go moving forward and, most importantly, how we get there together. Thank you to ABC Entertainment for allowing this moment to happen. And thank you to the entire “black-ish” family for never shying away from tough conversations, making telling stories like this possible. Trailer prod: @thetribewithin

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