There are so many good episodes of Mixed-ish, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" the best, or is "Love Is A Battlefield" your favorite episode of Mixed-ish? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Mixed-ish are, let's rank every Mixed-ish episode from best to worst.
Mixed-ish is a prequel series and a spin-off to Black-ish, also created by Tracee Ellis Ross. The series follows the childhood years of Rainbow Johnson and her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the 1980s. Mixed-ish premiered on ABC on September 24, 2019. Mixed-ish is the second spin-off of Black-ish, following Grown-ish’s premiere on Freeform 2018.
Vote up your favorite episodes of Mixed-ish, and vote down 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 Mixed-ish episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.
Weird ScienceNovember 19, 2019
Episode Number: 8
Rainbow's passion for science deflates when her peers convince her that science isn't cool; Harrison works to mold a testimony from Denise; Santamonica tries to steal the spotlight back after Johan suffers an injury.
Love Is a BattlefieldOctober 15, 2019
Episode Number: 4
When Rainbow is tasked with a school assignment that requires her to trace her roots, she learns that history is more complicated for her mom's side of the family than it is for her dad's.
The WarriorOctober 1, 2019
Rainbow and Alicia struggle to fit in at school and stand out at work.
Say Hello, Wave GoodbyeFebruary 25, 2020
Episode Number: 17
The Johnsons welcome an African American family that has just moved into their mostly white neighborhood; Santamonica doesn't get along with the new neighbor's daughter, until she gives Santamonica attitude.
When Doves CryJanuary 7, 2020
Episode Number: 11
In the wake of the Challenger tragedy, Rainbow and her family handle their grief in different ways; Denise realizes that life is too short, so she vows to right all the wrongs she's done in her life.
Papa Don't PreachNovember 26, 2019
Episode Number: 9
Paul struggles when Rainbow and Santamonica want to participate in a beauty pageant. Meanwhile, Johan gets teased for crying after a martial arts tournament, and Alicia and Harrison struggle with the best way for him to fight back.
Do They Know It's Christmas?December 10, 2019
Episode Number: 10
Alicia and Paul strive to maintain their “Winter Solstice” traditions from the commune, but their parents want to have a more traditional Christmas with the kids. Meanwhile, Alicia’s dad, Lynwood, competes with Harrison to be the kids’ favorite Grandad.
Girls Just Want to Have FunOctober 29, 2019
Episode Number: 6
The popular girls at school ask Rainbow to join their Halloween costume as Tootie from "The Facts of Life"; Rainbow sees an opportunity to fit in, but Denise thinks differently; Alicia doesn't want the kids to go trick-or-treating.
Puttin' on the RitzNovember 12, 2019
Episode Number: 7
The kids are excited to learn more about their granddad after Harrison invites the crew to family day at his country club; Alicia attempts to fit in at the country club, but ends up fighting with Denise.
Let Your Hair DownOctober 8, 2019
Episode Number: 3
After a teacher tells Rainbow to make sure her hair is "neat" for picture day, she becomes self-conscious and begins a complicated relationship with her hair; Johan and Santamonica struggle with their own hair identity.
Bad BoysApril 7, 2020
Episode Number: 20
Alicia and Paul try to deflect Johan’s interest in going to cop camp and one day becoming a police officer. Meanwhile, Rainbow gets her first role as a school safety patrol and quickly realizes that with great power comes great responsibility.
Parents Just Don't UnderstandMarch 17, 2020
Episode Number: 18
Rainbow clashes with her parents over her love for rap music. Plus, Harrison steps in to take Denise to a charity benefit and helps her realize she deserves better men in her love life.
You Got It AllMay 5, 2020
Episode Number: 23
Alicia and Paul are both offered jobs to work on Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign, but Alicia’s law firm makes her an enticing offer to stay. Rainbow struggles to define her racial identity as “mixed” when she’s given a form to answer “black” or “white.”
True ColorsJanuary 28, 2020
Episode Number: 14
Paul is shocked to hear from his estranged mother who wants to visit for Rainbow’s 13th birthday and soon learns more about why she abandoned him. Meanwhile, Rainbow sees turning 13 as a huge turning point in her life and wants a big birthday party, but Alicia wants to celebrate all the things Rainbow missed out on over the years while on the commune.
This Charming ManFebruary 11, 2020
Episode Number: 15
Rainbow is excited to go on her first real date with Bryce for Valentine’s Day, but when her friends weigh in on the rules and expectations, she becomes very nervous. Alicia is wary to let Rainbow start dating and invites Bryce’s parents over for dinner to cross-examine them; and Paul gets into a fight with Bryce’s dad over politics.
She Works Hard for the MoneyFebruary 18, 2020
Episode Number: 16
Alicia gets a bonus after winning a big case and wants to buy a nice car, but having been raised on the “fifty-cent principal,” Denise wants her to buy two cars in lesser condition so she can have one. Meanwhile, Paul tries to teach Rainbow, Johan and Santamonica about the value of money.
Pride (In the Name of Love)January 21, 2020
Episode Number: 13
It’s the first-ever nationally recognized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Paul is speaking at the school assembly about his personal experiences with him. Johan and Santamonica think Paul is going to embarrass them; and being ashamed of her father had never occurred to Rainbow, so they decide to ditch. Meanwhile, Alicia thought she had convinced Harrison to take pro bono civil rights cases on MLK Day to honor him, but he plans to go golfing instead, so Denise steps in to help.
Becoming BowSeptember 24, 2019
Episode Number: 1
Rainbow Johnson’s parents decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white.
All She Wants to Do Is DanceOctober 22, 2019
Episode Number: 5
It’s time for the Johnson kids’ first school dance, but before Bow can dance the night away, she’ll have to consider the social impact of her date choice. Johan finds an outfit for the dance and discovers his love of fashion, while Santamonica spends some time with Harrison.
It's TrickyJanuary 14, 2020
Episode Number: 12
Rainbow wants to battle stereotypes at school after she joins the track team and feels like her friends only see her skin color. Meanwhile, Alicia and Paul battle stereotypes of their own, and Santamonica tries to be cool enough to hang out with Rainbow’s friends.
Doctor! Doctor!March 24, 2020
Episode Number: 19
Rainbow’s friend Rebecca gets mono (“the kissing disease”), and after helping her out, she becomes interested in the medical field. Alicia fibs to Paul about getting a flu shot, and when Denise gets sick, their distrust of the medical community comes to light. Meanwhile, Johan and Santamonica go to live with Harrison while Denise is sick and start to enjoy his lavish lifestyle.
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us NowApril 14, 2020
Episode Number: 21
After learning that scientists predict the ozone layer will be depleted in 20 years, Rainbow panics and tries to implement Earth Day at school to influence some change. To her surprise, she is met with resistance, forcing her to takes matters into her own hands to fight for the cause.
Every Little StepApril 28, 2020
Episode Number: 22
The kids meet a homeless man in their neighborhood, and Paul and Alicia try to have an honest conversation with them about the homelessness crisis. Paul and Rainbow try to help by starting a soup kitchen at Rainbow’s school. Meanwhile, Denise has a new boyfriend and Alicia doesn’t think they’re a match.
Sweet Child O' MineJanuary 26, 2021
Episode Number: 1
After finding out Johan has been pretending to be a different race, Rainbow gets mad, and Alicia and Paul try to find a way to encourage Johan to be proud of being Black.
Brand New FunkFebruary 2, 2020
Episode Number: 2
Alicia and Denise bicker over who is the stronger Black woman; Paul and Harrison come up with a new way of showing affection; Rainbow is put in charge of Johan and Santamonica.