Samantha Who?

Season 2 Episode 12

The Amazing Racist

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 09, 2009 on ABC
7.3
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Sam tries to become friends with Frank, once she thinks her old self was a racist. Andrea doesn't want to lose all the glamour of dating a celebrity, after Tony is outed as being gay.

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  • Sam tries to convince people she is not a racist.

    3.0
    "Never underestimate how drunk I am."



    I believe this episode should have been called "The Amazing Filler Episode" as it was just that. No point of having this as it failed to advance the Todd/Sam relationship, and the way it progressed Tony and Adrianna's relationship was nothing short of outlandish and silly.



    The racist episode has been done to death and the scene from the restaurant was almost a carbon copy of the Seinfeld episode where George tried to convince Mr. Morgan that he was not a racist.



    Samantha Who? has been decent this season, but this was not a good episode at all.moreless
  • Sam tries to prove she's not racist

    9.0
    Another fine example of what made me watch this show in the first place. We did have plenty of laughs this time around, and all the characters played their typical characters.



    I loved the way they focused both on Sam and Andrea. We've also had a lot of Frank in this episode. He was perhaps the most important and most underrated character in this show. We did miss Howard Newly a bit, with whom this would have been a perfect episode. Comedy aside, this had a beautiful storyline. Sam and Andrea's characters have developed really well.



    Easily one of top comedies in television.moreless
  • Season 2, Episode 12.

    9.5
    I really liked watching this episode. A misunderstanding with a white woman and her black husband while trying to sell a house makes Sam thinks she's racist, after the couple points it out. She tries to form a friendship with Frank, but things do not entirely work out after she "uses" him at the white woman's steakhouse. Meanwhile, Tony Dane's homosexuality is discovered, so he proposes to Andrea as a cover-up. Haha, I really liked this episode. Especially Andrea's storyline. I love this plot for her. It is perfect for her character. I liked Sam in this episode too. She seems like Sarah Jessica Parker a lot lately. Good episode.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Samantha: You can't assume too much about anything from the outside. Like a house. You have to get inside and explore. You never know what you might find.

    • Dena: Do you actually know any black people?
      Samantha: I feel I know Oprah. So what? If I don't know any black people, then I'm automatically a racist? It's not like you have any black friends, right?
      Dena: Five. No, four now. Chandra and I had a falling out when I didn't invite her to my Kwanza party.
      Andrea: Don't look at me. I'm dating Tony Dane. Black and gay. Two birds.

    • Samantha: (with Frank at the apartment door) Come on, join us. We've got food and we have fun and we got Frank. It's F-day!
      Frank: I can think of many other words that begin with F, but I'd get fired. Fired. There's another F. (Frank leaves.)

    • Samantha: (on her offering friendship to Frank) He doesn't want it.
      Dena: He hasn't even filed a restraining order yet. I mean, I waited 20 years to be your friend. You put up a fight but look where we are now.
      Samantha: Yup, here we are.
      Dena: You'd be amazed at the beautiful friendships you can force on people.

    • Samantha: OK, so anyway, here's how to cure racism. And I want credit. If everyone on Earth just looks into the eyes of every other person, we'll all be friends and there will be no racism. Of course the logistics will be a nightmare and require exceptional organizational skills. Maybe the Chinese can do it.

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  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Frank: I did not ask you for pie. I did not ask you for balloons. I did not ask to be your friend.
      Samantha: You're talking like a Doctor Seuss character. Just a little bit.

      Dr. Seuss, whose real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel, is the popular children's book author known for his imaginative characters and rhymes. Among his famous works are Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, and The Cat in the Hat.

    • Regina: You are going to convince that couple that you are not a racist. Unless, I don't know, maybe you really are. When you were a baby, you cried all the way through the Jeffersons.

      Running for 11 seasons from 1975 to 1985, The Jeffersons was a CBS comedy whose cast was predominantly African-American.

    • Andrea: And I don't care how you arrange it, but I wanna meet Tiger Woods, James Gandolfini, and Captain Jack Sparrow.

      While Tiger Woods, a professional golfer, and James Gandolfini, star of HBO's The Sopranos, are both real people, Captain Jack Sparrow was a fictional pirate played by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

    • Title: "The Amazing Racist"

      "The Amazing Racist" is a take from the show title of the CBS reality show The Amazing Race.

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