‘Black-ish’ Episode ‘Please, Baby, Please’ Released on Hulu After Being Shelved by ABC
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:09 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
The `Please, Baby, Please` episode of `Black-ish,` which was controversially shelved before airing by ABC due to its political content back in 2018, will finally make it to air on Hulu.

`Black-ish` creator Kenya Barris shared the news in a statement Monday.

`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,` Barris said. `'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.`

Barris said that he requested Walt Disney Television release the episode following the re-airing of the show's `Juneteenth` and `Hope` episode amid nationwide demonstrations for racial justice and against police brutality.

`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,` he added.

The episode covers multiple political and social issues. In one scene, Dre and oldest son Junior (Marcus Scribner) argue over the rights of athletes to kneel during the performance of the national anthem at football games.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, ABC's concerns over the episode were related to comments that characters made about President Donald Trump, not to the football storyline.
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