Season 1, Episode 1
First Aired September 24, 2014
Production Code 101
Writer(s) Kenya Barris
Director(s) James Griffiths
Episode Guide
"The Talk"

Pilot is the series premiered of Black-ish. The episode premiere on September 24, 2014.


Advertising exec Dre looks forward to a promotion that would make him the first African American senior vice president at his firm in the premiere of this family sitcom, but he worries that there is a price to pay for his success when his son Andre Jr. announces that for his 13th birthday he's converting to Judaism in order to have a Bar Mitzvah like all his friends.



  • As of September 12, 2014, the episode is free to download on iTunes.
    • It is no longer available to download for free.
  • According to Andre, Pops was in the navy, but got out of it by shooting his foot.
  • Andre works at the advertising agency of Stevens & Lido.
  • The alternate title of this episode is called "Keepin' It Real!".

Featured Music

  • Jesus Walks by Kanye West
  • Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight
  • It's Bigger Than Hip Hop by Dead Prez featuring Tahir & People's Army
  • Ngayaya by Balikoowa Centurio
  • Yeah! by Usher


Season One episodes

PilotThe TalkThe NodCrazy MomCrime and PunishmentThe Prank KingThe Gift of HungerOedipal TriangleColored CommentaryBlack Santa/White ChristmasLaw of AttractionMartin Luther Skiing DayBig Night, Big FightAndre From MarseilleThe DozensParental Guidance30 SomethingSex, Lies and VasectomiesThe Real WorldSwitch HittingThe Peer-ent TrapPlease Don't Ask, Please Don't TellElephant in the RoomPops' Pops' Pops

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