The Nod
Season 1, Episode 3
The Nod
First Aired October 8, 2014
Production Code 104
Writer(s) Kenya Barris
Director(s) James Griffiths
Episode Guide
"The Talk"
"Crazy Mom"
The Nod is the third episode of Black-ish. The episode premiered on October 8, 2014.


Dre is on a mission to get Andre Jr. to become friends with more black kids after learning his son is clueless about "the nod." Meanwhile, Rainbow wants to inspire little Diane to become a doctor, and so she takes her to work at the hospital on what ends up being a really bad day.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast


  • Christopher Griffin as Eustace Telphy
  • David L. King as Mr. Boyer
  • Leigh Bush as Mrs. Boyer
  • Michael C. Nelson as Nurse Larry
  • Ana Cristina as Jogging Girl
  • Rachael Grace as Receptionist
  • Jenna Osterlund as Employee


  • This episode marks Charlie's first appearance which who later appears in more episodes.
  • In the black community, the nod is a type of acknowledgement for other black people, that says "Hello", "Hi", or "I see you".
Season One episodes

PilotThe TalkThe NodCrazy MomCrime and PunishmentThe Prank KingThe Gift of HungerOedipal TriangleColored CommentaryBlack Santa/White ChristmasLaw of AttractionMartin Luther Skiing DayBig Night, Big FightAndre From MarseilleThe DozensParental Guidance30 SomethingSex, Lies and VasectomiesThe Real WorldSwitch HittingThe Peer-ent TrapPlease Don't Ask, Please Don't TellElephant in the RoomPops' Pops' Pops