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
Crime and Punishment Season 1 Episode 5: Jack disobeys, and Dre and Rainbow consider a spanking.

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

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

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The Peer-ent Trap is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
The Peer-ent Trap Season 1 Episode 21: When Zoey stages a mini-rebellion, Dre and Bow clash over how to handle it.

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The Dozens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
The Dozens Season 1 Episode 15: Dre schools Andre Jr. in "The Dozens" when he faces a bully at school.

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The Nod is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
The Nod Season 1 Episode 3: Dre sets out to expand Andre Jr's social circle.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Pilot Season 1 Episode 1: Andre and Rainbow find there is a price to pay for spoiling your kids.

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Old Digger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Old Digger Season 2 Episode 12: Dre and Bow meet the new man in Ruby's life.

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Pops' Pops' Pops is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Pops' Pops' Pops Season 1 Episode 24: In the season finale, the Johnsons take a trip into 1920s Harlem.

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LEMONS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
LEMONS Season 3 Episode 12: Tensions run high after the presidential election.

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Black Santa/White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Black Santa/White Christmas Season 1 Episode 10: Dre campaigns to be the new Santa at the annual Christmas party.

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Liberal Arts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Liberal Arts Season 3 Episode 23: Dre tearfully drops Zoey off at college orientation.

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One Angry Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
One Angry Man Season 3 Episode 16: Dre is a juror in an open-and-shut case.

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Sprinkles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Sprinkles Season 3 Episode 24: Dre's plans for Bow's baby shower are put on hold.

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Being Bow-racial is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Being Bow-racial Season 3 Episode 8: Bow addresses feelings about her biracial identity.

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Good Dre Hunting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Good Dre Hunting Season 3 Episode 13: Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy.

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Switch Hitting is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Switch Hitting Season 1 Episode 20: Dre is challenged over his street cred.

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I'm A Survivor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
I'm A Survivor Season 3 Episode 15: Dre returns to Compton and reunites with his old crew.

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Daddy Dre-Care is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Daddy Dre-Care Season 2 Episode 23: Dre has to care for the family when they get sick.

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Martin Luther SKiing Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Martin Luther SKiing Day Season 1 Episode 12: Dre tries to teach the kids the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
The Purge Season 3 Episode 5: Dre must remind Junior of his master pranking skills.

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Jack of All Trades is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Jack of All Trades Season 3 Episode 6: Ruby is convinced that Diane is possessed.

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The Talk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
The Talk Season 1 Episode 2: Dre wants to teach Andre Jr. the birds and the bees.

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

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Nothing But Nepotism is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Nothing But Nepotism Season 3 Episode 9: Dre pulls some strings to get Zoey a fellowship.

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Chop Shop is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Chop Shop Season 2 Episode 8: Bow prepares for the Johnson annual Christmas card.

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

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

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Daddy's Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Daddy's Day Season 2 Episode 4: Dre comes up with a holiday initiative.

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40 Acres and a Vote is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
40 Acres and a Vote Season 3 Episode 3: Junior runs for class president.

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Jacked o' Lantern is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Jacked o' Lantern Season 2 Episode 6: The cousins come to town.

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ToysRn'tUs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
ToysRn'tUs Season 3 Episode 17: Bow tries to replace a doll given to Diane.

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

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Their Eyes Were Watching Scree... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Their Eyes Were Watching Screens Season 3 Episode 11: Dre and Bow make their home an internet-free zone.

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Manternity is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Manternity Season 3 Episode 18: Dre considers taking paternity leave at work.

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Elephant in the Room is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Elephant in the Room Season 1 Episode 23: Dre and Bow don't know what to do when Junior tells them he's a republican.

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Big Night, Big Fight is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Big Night, Big Fight Season 1 Episode 13: On Valentine's day, Dre is determined to not let it go like last year.

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Sister, Sister Season 3 Episode 21: Bow's sister visits after filming a reality show.

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Stuff is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Stuff Season 2 Episode 10: Pops and Ruby show the kids the meaning of Christmas.

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Unscripted Segment 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Unscripted Segment 2 Season 4 Episode 102: Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis Ross talk Parenting.

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Mother Nature is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Mother Nature Season 4 Episode 2: Bow is suffering from postpartem depression.

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Keeping Up With the Johnsons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Keeping Up With the Johnsons Season 2 Episode 13: Dre and Bow question if they are living too large.

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God is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
God Season 3 Episode 2: Dre discovers Zoey is questioning her belief in God.

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The Gift of Hunger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
The Gift of Hunger Season 1 Episode 7: Dre decides to give the kids a reality check fearing they're too spoiled.

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Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Johnson & Johnson Season 2 Episode 20: Dre's sister is getting married.

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Black Nanny is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Black Nanny Season 2 Episode 18: Dre and Bow decide to hire a nanny.

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Sink or Swim is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Sink or Swim Season 2 Episode 14: The Johnsons are left out of a neighbor's pool party.

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Just Christmas, Baby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Just Christmas, Baby Season 3 Episode 10: Dre sets out to create the best family Christmas ever.

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Advance to Go (Collect $200) is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Advance to Go (Collect $200) Season 4 Episode 4: The competition gets intense during family game night.

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Any Given Saturday is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Black-ish
Any Given Saturday Season 2 Episode 17: Jack and Diane do biography projects about each other.