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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 »

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Matt Shakman

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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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4 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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This episode pays homage to, and references, a few different films and TV shows--The Wiz (1978), Quantum Leap (1989) and a slew of different body swap movies (The Hot Chick (2002), 13 Going on 30 (2004), etc.). See more »

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References Boyz n the Hood (1991) 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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Gets better with age, still...
5 November 2018 | by MychosenamewastakenSee all my reviews

It's a pretty daring episode from the gang, busting out a tv musical like buffy did many years before, yet I honestly think it gets a little funner each time I watch it. Some songs were catchy and the song at the end was done in fantastic style.

Still, it is rather bias to the left.

This is the crucial point of Philly changing into something other than a show that has had perhaps 2 bad episodes of 11 and a bit seasons... that's unheard of aside from Seinfeld, and Seinfeld only did 9.

This season is filled with these kinds of spoofs, look at s12e05 making Denis Reynolds a murderer and s12e06 hero or hate crime. Unfortunently this season has s12e09 a crickets tale as well, horrible stuff, a real stinker.

Enjoy it because its bassically the end of good the golden years of sunny, I'm only watching season 13 out of respect for the many years they gave us and because I'm hoping in vain that they'll turn it around in season 14. (And for "times up for the gang" and "the gang gets new wheels.)

3/5 stars for the ep. 4/5 stars for the season 12, with only 1 bad episode.

Season 13 - 2/5 stars they jump the shark big time.


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