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The Streisand Effect 

When a blogger begins trashing Paper Boi online, he decides to hunt down the blogger. Darius helps Earn look for a way to make big money fast.

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Hiro Murai

Writers:

Donald Glover, Donald Glover (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Donald Glover ... Earnest 'Earn' Marks
Brian Tyree Henry ... Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
LaKeith Stanfield ... Darius (as Lakeith Stanfield)
Freddie Kuguru ... Zan
Tyree Edwards Tyree Edwards ... Bro
Ira Carmichael ... Driver
Clark Harris ... Attendant
Gregory Keith Grainger ... Some Dude
Cranston Johnson ... Deshawn
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... Bartender
Brittany Level Brittany Level ... Friend
Nate Tong Nate Tong ... Guy
PJ PJ ... Kid (as Bankroll PJ)
Danny Vinson ... Farmer
Talbott Lin ... Crying Chinese Bro
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When a blogger begins trashing Paper Boi online, he decides to hunt down the blogger. Darius helps Earn look for a way to make big money fast.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

About four minutes into this episode, there is a billboard shown with the website, freeHIVtests.org. At the time of this airing, that was not an actual website. FreeHIVtest.net does exist, with the purpose of providing an HIV testing center finder for any zip code in North America. See more »

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Earn Marks: Poor people don't have time for investments, because poor people are too busy trying not to be poor.
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References The Sand Pebbles (1966) See more »

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Performed by Lee Fields
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The Streisand Effect
23 May 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The episode worked better for me as it was funnier and weird at the same time, especially as Paper Boi now getting fame has to take criticism.

The digs come from an online blogger called Zan who criticises and pokes fun of Paper Boi. This antagonises Paper Boi especially as Zan seems to be racially ambiguous.

So Paper Boi seeks out Zan to give him a piece of his mind and a few slaps only to be met with a pizza delivery boy. Zan makes it clear that he uses his online presence to get fame and money for himself.

Zan also has a business partner, a small foul mouthed kid who sits at the back of his car who is sent out to actually deliver the pizzas to the door.

Paper Boi really does not know what to think.


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