Recap / Family Guy S 12 E 18 Baby Got Black

Peter, Joe, and Quagmire dare each other to stay awake for more than 24 hours. Meanwhile, Chris falls for a black girl, who turns out to be Jerome's (from "Jerome is the New Black") daughter, who doesn't approve of the relationship because of his prejudice against white people.


  • All for Nothing / "Shaggy Dog" Story / Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: This episode ends up being very similar to "Long John Peter" in which despite the events Chris went through for the girl that he's in love with (Anna in the former and Pam in this one), the girl is never seen again and Chris goes back to being single.
  • Black Gal on White Guy Drama: That's the main plot of the episode.
  • But Not Too Black: Brian lampshades this with Jerome, which sounds especially hypocritical for him, as he often becomes feral around other black people.
  • Hypocrite: Lampshaded by Lois (who once dated Jerome) when he lambastes White Men dating Black Women. He replies that Black Men having a relationship with White Women is a beautiful memory.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Jerome accuses Peter of being racist, even though he pretty much says that he hates all white people.
  • Jerkass Ball: At no point between his debut and this episode had Jerome ever showed racism toward whites. Here, the conflict revolves around his sudden hatred of them.
  • Overprotective Dad: Jerome, though he admits is because he's distrusting of white people over their injustices toward him.
  • Police Brutality: Jerome gets into a scuffle with a cop and then tells Peter that he's always treated like a criminal when he's not.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Surprisingly enough Peter acts as this (if still a somewhat mindless case). After Jerome forbids Chris to see his daughter, he spends most of the episode rationally arguing his son's case. When Jerome still refuses, he accepts that they must respect his wishes (though then takes it an extra mile by assuming they can't see any black people, leading Jerome to have a Heel Realization).
  • Two out of Three Ain't Bad: This exchange (also a subversion, since two out of three isn't good):
    Jerome: If we're friends, what's my last name?
    Peter: Cool J?
    Jerome: Where am I from?
    Peter: The south part of a large city?
    Jerome: Where did I go to college?
    Peter: Does it air commercials during daytime judge programs?
    Jerome: Peter, you only got two of those three things right!
  • White Guilt: Peter experiences this when Jerome tells him how it feels to be treated like a criminal his whole life because of his race and realizes that he's been living a lucky life through white privilege.