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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Black-ish  

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There are so many funny episodes of Black-ish, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "First and Last" the best, or is "THE Word" your favorite episode of Black-ish? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Black-ish are, let's rank every Black-ish episode from best to worst.

Black-ish in an American sitcom starring Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson Sr., Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson, and Laurence Fishburne as Andre's father. Black-ish, which premiered on September 24, 2014, won an AFI award for its first season, and has also been recognized by the Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, and at the Producers Guild Awards ("Episodic Television").

Vote up your favorite episodes of Black-ish, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Black-ish episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Crime and Punishment is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 5: Jack disobeys, and Dre and Rainbow consider a spanking.

2
9 0
Black Santa/White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 10: Dre campaigns to be the new Santa at the annual Christmas party.

3
8 0
Liberal Arts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 23: Dre tearfully drops Zoey off at college orientation.

4
17 2
THE Word is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 1: Dre and Bow work to keep Jack from school expulsion.

5
16 3
Hope is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 16: Dre and Bow talk to their kids about a court verdict.

6
13 3
The Dozens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 15: Dre schools Andre Jr. in "The Dozens" when he faces a bully at school.

7
14 4
LEMONS is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 12: Tensions run high after the presidential election.

8
11 2
The Nod is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 3: Dre sets out to expand Andre Jr's social circle.

9
11 2
The Peer-ent Trap is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 21: When Zoey stages a mini-rebellion, Dre and Bow clash over how to handle it.

10
12 3
Pops' Pops' Pops is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 24: In the season finale, the Johnsons take a trip into 1920s Harlem.

11
12 3
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 1: Andre and Rainbow find there is a price to pay for spoiling your kids.

12
12 4
Old Digger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 12: Dre and Bow meet the new man in Ruby's life.

13
9 2
Sprinkles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 24: Dre's plans for Bow's baby shower are put on hold.

14
10 4
Being Bow-racial is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 8: Bow addresses feelings about her biracial identity.

15
7 2
Martin Luther SKiing Day is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 12: Dre tries to teach the kids the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

16
7 2
Daddy Dre-Care is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 23: Dre has to care for the family when they get sick.

17
7 2
I'm A Survivor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 15: Dre returns to Compton and reunites with his old crew.

18
7 2
One Angry Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 16: Dre is a juror in an open-and-shut case.

19
9 4
Switch Hitting is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 20: Dre is challenged over his street cred.

20
10 5
Good Dre Hunting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 13: Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy.

21
10 6
The Talk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 2: Dre wants to teach Andre Jr. the birds and the bees.

22
5 1
Chop Shop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 8: Bow prepares for the Johnson annual Christmas card.

23
3 0
Jack of All Trades is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 6: Ruby is convinced that Diane is possessed.

24
7 5
First and Last is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 4 Episode 6: Diane experiences a big event toward becoming a woman.

25
4 2
Black Nanny is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 18: Dre and Bow decide to hire a nanny.

26
4 2
The Purge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 5: Dre must remind Junior of his master pranking skills.

27
3 1
Charlie in Charge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 7: The kids help Charlie reconnect with an old flame.

28
3 1
Law of Attraction is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 11: Dre's Machismo is questioned and Pops and Ruby reignite their love.

29
3 1
Advance to Go (Collect $200) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 4 Episode 4: The competition gets intense during family game night.

30
2 0
ToysRn'tUs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 17: Bow tries to replace a doll given to Diane.

31
2 0
Manternity is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 18: Dre considers taking paternity leave at work.

32
2 0
Their Eyes Were Watching Scree... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 11: Dre and Bow make their home an internet-free zone.

33
2 0
Super Rich Kids is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 22: Dre meets Junior's cool friends.

34
2 0
Sex, Lies, and Vasectomies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 18: Dre lies through his teeth when questioned by Bow about his vasectomy.

35
2 0
Jacked o' Lantern is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 6: The cousins come to town.

36
2 0
40 Acres and a Vote is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 3: Junior runs for class president.

37
2 0
Daddy's Day is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 4: Dre comes up with a holiday initiative.

38
2 0
Juneteenth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 4 Episode 1: Dre raises awareness for a new holiday.

39
2 0
Elephant in the Room is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 23: Dre and Bow don't know what to do when Junior tells them he's a republican.

40
5 4
Nothing But Nepotism is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 9: Dre pulls some strings to get Zoey a fellowship.

41
4 3
Big Night, Big Fight is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 1 Episode 13: On Valentine's day, Dre is determined to not let it go like last year.

42
4 3
God is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 2: Dre discovers Zoey is questioning her belief in God.

43
4 3
Mother Nature is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 4 Episode 2: Bow is suffering from postpartem depression.

44
4 3
Unscripted Segment 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 4 Episode 102: Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis Ross talk Parenting.

45
4 3
Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 21: Bow's sister visits after filming a reality show.

46
4 3
Keeping Up With the Johnsons is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 13: Dre and Bow question if they are living too large.

47
4 3
Stuff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 10: Pops and Ruby show the kids the meaning of Christmas.

48
3 2
Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 20: Dre's sister is getting married.

49
3 2
Just Christmas, Baby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 3 Episode 10: Dre sets out to create the best family Christmas ever.

50
3 2
Sink or Swim is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Season 2 Episode 14: The Johnsons are left out of a neighbor's pool party.