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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

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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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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10 of 10
10 August 2018 | by ieddaddySee all my reviews

The gang turns black is a 10 of 10. 9 and 8 are acceptable also. If you don't like it at first maybe try again. The music is great and the underlying message is on point. Kudos to the gang.


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