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The Gang Turns Black 

After an electric heating blanket shorts out while the gang watches The Wiz, they look in the mirror and realize they've turned black. They have to work out how to get back to being ... See full summary »

Director:

Matt Shakman

Writers:

Rob McElhenney (developed by), Glenn Howerton (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Scott Bakula ... Scott Bakula
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
Chad L. Coleman ... Z
Wil Garret ... Old Black Man
Kyra Locke ... Social Worker
Edwin H. Bravo ... Orderly
Charles J. Corrado Jr. Charles J. Corrado Jr. ... Owner (as Charlie Corrado)
Reatha Grey ... Ruth
Scott Broderick ... Detective
Marc Scizak ... Cop
Farley Jackson ... Black Frank
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After an electric heating blanket shorts out while the gang watches The Wiz, they look in the mirror and realize they've turned black. They have to work out how to get back to being themselves by going through all the classic body switching shenanigans. Written by Italiciser

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Comedy

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Mac states, "We did have a black president before the orange one", referring to Barack Obama and Donald Trump. At the time of filming the election had not yet taken place so they had an alternate line where Mac said, "We did have a black president before the woman" in case Hillary Clinton won. See more »

Connections

References The Fall Guy (1981) See more »

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We Got To Have Peace
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Written and performed by Curtis Mayfield
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This episode is incredible
26 September 2019 | by mnhertz26-818-895128See all my reviews

I can't recall the last time I've laughed so hard.... And it's the 10th time I've seen it. Incredibly clever.


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Release Date:

4 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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