The Emmy-nominated series has tackled thorny social issues during its ABC run, which began in 2014. That a streaming platform was deemed suitable for “Please Baby Please” reflects the creative freedom producers can gain outside the traditional confines of broadcasting.
Barris remains executive producer of “black-ish” (and its spin-offs, ABC’s “mixed-ish” and Freeform’s “grown-ish”). But he is making new shows, including the edgy family comedy “#BlackAF,” as part of a production deal with streamer Netflix.
“Please Baby Please” joins the “black-ish” library of past seasons on Hulu.
The episode revolves around a sleepless night in the household of Dre and Rainbow Johnson (Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross). To calm his infant son during a storm, Dre begins by reading a children’s book — the Spike Lee-Tonya Lewis Lee work of the episode’s title — then shares his own anxieties.
As Dre offers up an improvised fable, it’s the actions of the then-fledgling Trump…