The Prank King
Season 1, Episode 6
Black-ish 1.06
First Aired October 29, 2014
Production Code 106
Writer(s) Lindsey Shockley
Director(s) Matt Sohn
Episode Guide
"Crime and Punishment"
"The Gift of Hunger"

The Prank King is the sixth episode of the first season of Black-ish. The episode premiered on October 29, 2014.


Dre worries that his older kids are going to ruin his Halloween fun by refusing to take part in the Johnson tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • This is a Halloween special.
  • Josh's prank in an attempt to scare Charlie by jumping out of a trash can wearing a mask before Charlie out of fear punching him in the face is a direct parody of this 2008 YouTube video.
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