The Black People Episode
This episode opens with Tasha hosting a sunbeams meeting in her penthouse (she moved out her big house because she says that it was too much for just her and she wants something smaller and to focus on Malik’s career). Melanie and two other sunbeams enter late. They start to discuss the ideas for the fashion show. Tasha begins to give her idea. She says that she has hired someone that is the epitome of beauty, style and sophistication. Guess who it is? None other than NeNe Leakes from the real housewives of Atlanta! Melanie is totally shocked. She says that she is so excited and this is the perfect opportunity for her to debut her line of clothing for the sexy, comfortable, voLUMPtuous woman. Melanie tries to correct her by suggesting that she meant voluptuous but she really meant voLUMPtuous. The line is called licktuous or lituous or something like that by Lenethia “NeNe” Leakes. she then calls the women out to model the line. The lumptuous women come out in some ghetto track suits and other foolishness that NeNe or any other woman with any kind of sense or fashion style wouldn’t be caught dead in.
In the locker room… Javon comes in after practice cracking jokes with one of the players about them having to sit on the bench next to Malik growing “man boobs” not realizing that Malik is standing right there. He apologizes and cracks a joke saying that was meant to be said behind his back. As the others laugh Derwin tries to stick up for Malik and says that Javon’s boobies have gotten sloppy as well and tells Malik not to sweat them. Malik sarcastically thanks him, then says the he helped him get benched and to kill himself before calling him a bastard. Derwin is confused because he thought they were cool. Malik tells him that he only came to his son’s birthday party because that is his God son and it’s not his fault that his dad is a piece of crap and walks off. Derwin still confused says that his gift was a piece of crap. Who buys a 3 year old diamond cuff links as a present? He then walks over to Kwan and starts an awkward conversation. He heard he just broke up with Camille so he invites him out with the guys to cheer him up. When Kwan rejects the offer he sweetens the deal by telling them they have karaoke and he will give him first dibs on “wind beneath my wings”. Kwan just pats him on the shoulder and walks off. Awkward!
At Derwin’s house… Derwin comes home from practice to find Melanie in the bathroom with hair and makeup people getting all dolled up for a Quentin Tarantino movie premiere. As they are both getting ready they dish on their day. He calls Kwan a clown for not wanting to hang out with them and she calls Tasha ghetto and says how she is going to ruin the sunbeam fashion show and turn it into a scene from “The Wiz” (which is one of my top 5 movies of all time by the way). Apparently Tasha has done the “ghetto” theme each yer for the fashion shows. Last year e theme was “ghetto dreamin’” the year before was “ghetto fever” and in 2008 iit was “it’s ghetto up in hurr”
Derwin just seems hurt that his man crush doesn’t want to hang out with him. Melanie is trying to represent a whole faction of sunbeams that don’t like what Tasha is doing. They then build each other up by telling one another that they run their respective organizations and the other people need to respect that.
Out at a restaurant… Jason and Chardonnay go out for dinner on “the black side of town”. Jason has second thoughts about the whole situation. Chardonnay promised her friends that they would meet Jason Pitts and asks him to please stay just for a little while. Jason reluctantly agrees. During dinner Jason seems to be enjoying himself and getting along with her friends. He seems to be learning a great deal about the black culture that he never knew about. As they are joking and talking one of Chardonnay’s friends (played by Kel Mitchell) brings up a good point that just because you vote for Obama it doesn’t make you any blacker, when Jason agrees and adds that adding a ‘z’ to your words doesn’t either they all laugh and he calls Jason his brother. Jason has on a moment of clarity of sorts. No one has ever called him ‘brother’ before. He’s so proud to be called that. When the police sit at the table near them and he speaks they tell him not to because it will bring unwanted attention to them. They then go on to tell him about DWB aka driving while black. He then says that he gets pulled over once a week, they ask for his autograph and keep it moving. Chardonnay educates him to the fact that they don’t know who he is when they pull him over, just that he is a black man driving a fancy car in a rich white neighborhood. He thinks that they are being oversensitive.
At the Davis house… The sunbeams are having their meeting and talking about the fashion show. Tasha says that she has also booked Ice T’s wife CoCo. Before the end of the meeting one of the sunbeams named Bren has an announcement. Melanie couldn’t be at the meeting because she is having in-vitro. The other news is that she has come up with an idea about the fashion show. She has called some people and has some little fashionisto from Alabama to come up and do the show instead. Bren offered him $10,000 to come In and help with the show. He then goes o. To show his bourgeois designs and Tasha is not happy about it one bit. Some of the ladies agree with Bren but the majority are with Tasha. She says that she has been running the show for 6 years. Last year she raised $500,000 for sickle cell research. Bren tells her she could have raise a whole lot more with a ‘real’ fashion show. They put it to a vote and Tasha won 12-10.
At the mall… Jason is doing a bit of shopping and is heading to the door with a white customer that is leaving at the same time. The alarm goes off and a white woman comes rushing over and says that she needs to check their bags. She then tells the white man that he can leave without checking his bag, turns to Jason and asks him to open his bags. Jason is shocked and asks why the other guy got to walk away unchecked and she tells him that she is sure he set off the sensor. Jason is appalled and thinks its because he’s black by saying that not all black people steal. As she is going through his bags she finds the item and says that his cashier is still in training and has been leaving sensors on things all morning. She then removes the sensor from his pants and walks away. As he is walking through the parking lot a car comes by and almost hits him. As the driver is driving away he yells out whoa the driver says ” ah shut up blackie, I should have hit you!” Jason is totally offended and doesn’t even know what to do but walk away.
In the locker room…the team is celebrating another win. Derwin in his attempt for everyone to bond he announces that he’s taking everyone out on the town, he then puts Kwan on the spot and asks him to come. When Kwan once again rejects Derwin makes it like maybe he’s too good to hang out with them. Kwan lays it all out there in front of everyone. He says that he is not there to be his friend like Jason or Malik or Javon. He’s there to win championships and that Derwin needs to stop asking him out, it’s getting a little suspect. Everyone laughs and a few start to bail on the partying plans. Derwin is dejected and walks back to his locker to Malik telling him that just when you think someone is your friend they shoot you down.
At the bar… Jason shows up at the bar to talk to Chardonnay about the incidents at the mall. He is stressing out because the blinders have been taken off and he is starting to see racism that he never noticed before and it’s too much for him. It was easier for him t dismiss it because he’s rich and famous black, he can’t understand how to take it as a regular black. She tells him that she deals with it by ignoring it or at times standing up to it but she still lives her life. He thanks her for the talk and then they share a kiss.
At the Davis house… The sunbeams are having another meeting. Melanie has been put on bed rest by her doctor. Tasha says that she needs $5,000 from Melanie for the entertainment. The entertainment is 1/2 of Jodeci, JoJo and Mr Dalvin because K-ci and Devonte are having some issues. She asks Bren to get her a check and Bren asks if she talked to Melanie about the situation yet? Tasha thinks that there is no situation because she won and they lost. Bren then calls Melanie and puts her on speaker phone while setting the phone in the presider’s seat. Melanie has taken over the fashion show because of the “drama” per sunbeam bylaws. Tasha is pissed! She figured out the whole scheme of Melanie making it like Bren wanted to do the fashion show, the whole dividing of the sunbeams so that she could come in and do it her way and site that it is for the good of the group. The whole time Tasha was playing checkers while Melanie was playing chess. Tasha tells her off! Once she figured out the Plan she tells Melanie that she is just mad that she is beating her. She beat her in arbitration and she beat her in sunbeam votes. She then tells Melanie that she is going to keep beating her because she is better than her and that Melanie is just a wannabe. She wants to be so important but she’s just a baller’s wife that doesn’t do anything. Tasha tells them to do the fashion show anyway because that was the last thing that was keeping her there. Melanie hangs up the phone with her mouth wife open and shocked. This ends another episode of The Game.