Lost Black-ish episode now streaming on Hulu

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A scene in the episode 'Please, Baby, Please.'
A scene in the episode 'Please, Baby, Please.'
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  • A 2018 episode from the comedy series Black-ish that didn't air has been released on Hulu.
  • The episode titled Please, Baby, Please addresses racism and political unrest.
  • It was pulled from ABC two years ago due to creative differences.


A controversial 2018 episode from the comedy series Black-ish that was pulled from air is now streaming on Hulu.

According to Variety, the episode titled Please, Baby, Please was taken off the schedule due to creative differences.

In the episode Dre (Anthony Anderson) talks to his son about the political unrest and racism in America in the form of a bedtime story, reports BET.

On Monday the show's creator Kenya Barris announced that the lost episode is now available on the streaming service.

He wrote: "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."

He added: "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."

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The Emmy-nominated show centres on Dre, a family man, who tries to give his children a sense of cultural identity while living in a upper-middle class predominately white suburb. 

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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