“Black & White”
Season 3, Episode 14
This episode aired on March 5, 1989.
Michelle and B.L.T. have been getting along so great, and he's even invited her to the graduation dance. Everything's fine until he walks her home one evening, and suddenly her parents aren't so happy about her date. It couldn't possibly be because he's black and she's white, could it? Spike's daycare falls through, and she has to try to find a job—not an easy task when you wear you hair like she does.
BLT and Michelle are leaving science when someone calls BLT a nigger, which provokes a fight. BLT is taken to the principal, but only gets a warning.. Later on, BLT asks Michelle to the graduation dance, who says yes. Later at Michelle's home, her and BLT are working on a collage when her parents arrive, she introduces them to BLT. After BLT leaves, her parents tell her that she didn't know he was colored, and forbid her from going to the dance with him. She later asks him if it's because he's black, they say it's not natural for different colors to date. Michelle tells BLT what they said later on, and he gets angry, but she just asks him to go to the dance with her, he agrees.
- The character featured in the final freeze frame for this episode were BLT and Michelle.
- Marks the start of BLT and Michelle's relationship.
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