Keeping Up with the Johnsons: My @black_ishABC set tour! #ABCTVEvent

November 19, 2014 Comments Off on Keeping Up with the Johnsons: My @black_ishABC set tour! #ABCTVEvent
Keeping Up with the Johnsons: My @black_ishABC set tour! #ABCTVEvent

Forget about keeping up with the Joneses and who cares about the Kardashians. The new head family in town is the Johnsons and every Wednesday night at 9:30EST, you can keep up with the what’s-going-on’s of Dre, Rainbow and their kids on the new hit ABC show black-ish. And I took it even farther by visiting the set of the show to get an up-close and personal perspective and to follow and keep up with them as closely as I could. And I was all-up IN the Johnson house during the #ABCTVEvent in Los Angeles Nov. 2-5th.

I was in Rainbow’s kitchen with Marshall from Disney, preparing to serve an entrée. Who said bloggers can’t cook?



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And if you’ve been watching black-ish then you already know how fly their house is on the show. I even did the cupcake dance that Dre did when he found out he was becoming famous at his kids school for buying cupcakes that they loved. Who remembers the chant: “When I say cup, you say cake! Cup-CAKE! Cup-CAKE!” And how Dre and the kids did the Nae-Nae dance out the door!

This is me doing the Nae-Nae out the front door! I was looking for cupcakes but didn’t see any in the fridge. #NextTime



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And I was all up in Dre and Rainbow’s closet checking out the clothes and kicks… My husband will have to get his sneaker game up.



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The twins room is so pretty. The twins are played by Miles Brown as Jack Johnson and Marsi Martin as Diane Johnson. They are so cute.


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And I toured Dre and Rainbow’s bedrooms and the family room, living room and dining room. The house has a feel like Martha Stewart had a heavy hand in the décor. It was warm and inviting.


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And the next day, wouldn’t you know it, we saw the black-ish show kids on the red carpet at the Big Hero 6 premiere!



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 I was so truly excited about going to Los Angeles to visit the set of black-ish, my new favorite show Wednesday nights at 9:30 pm EST on ABC. I became a fan after the first episode when I was able to see for myself how a black family plays out what it means to live in a world where we as blacks constantly fight and claw our way to the top, while balancing our blackness without LOSING our identify and self-worth along the way.

It was a delight to talk to the kids in the cast behind Blackish: Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Miles Brown as Jack Johnson and Marsi Martin as Diane Johnson. 

Tonight’s episode of “black-ish” is titled “Oedipal Triangle” and features the feisty guest star Jenifer Lewis — Dre’s mother, Ruby, comes for a visit, and she smothers her pork chops with gravy, Dre with love, and would like to flat out smother Bow, who feels the same way about her. Dre tries to find a way to get the two most important women in his life to get along. (OMG I love the fro the grandmom put on Diane.)



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JENIFER LEWIS, MARSAI MARTIN, ANTHONY ANDERSON, TRACEE ELLIS ROSS



Credit: ABC/Kelsey McNeal

www.facebook.com/blackishABC

 

Additional photo courtesy of mommymusings.com

Thank you to Disney/ABC for the invite to Los Angeles for the #ABCTVEvent. All opinions are my own.

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