All About Us

Season 1 Episode 9

Basic Black

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Oct 13, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Alecia and the band are playing live at the episode's end, horns can be heard in the mix, but they are nowhere to be seen.

  • Quotes

    • Niki: Castelli, that color (for bridesmaid's outfit) doesn't belong on anything but an Easter egg.

    • Sierra: That would be like ignoring the fact that Castelli's Italian, or that Alecia's from the South, or that Niki is a...
      Niki: Watch it!

    • Sierra: So why was this different? Because it was a black thing?
      Alecia: I think the term is African-American, Sierra.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Niki: I think somebody better call Oprah, because she's gonna wanna do a show about us!

      Oprah is of course the talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who has had probably the most successful daytime talk show in television history, gaining her millions of devoted, loyal fans. Her syndicated The Oprah Winfrey Show became known simply as Oprah in the 1990's.

    • Sierra: And the message is from Sierra Jennings with the NAACP.

      Formed in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the most prestigious and powerful organization in the U.S. devoted to gaining and preserving the civil rights of African-Americans.

    • Alecia: Where are we all from, Pleasantville?

      Alecia is referring to the 1998 movie Pleasantville which featured a 1950s TV sitcom where life was always perfect, people were always happy and well-mannered, and there was never any controversy or unpleasantness.