mixed-ish Season 1

Working On The Campaign - mixed-ish
"You Got It All"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 23, Rainbow struggles with her racial identity as “mixed” when she’s given a form to answer “black” or “white” on the season finale.

A Soup Kitchen - mixed-ish
"Every Little Step"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 22, Paul and Alicia talk to their kids about the homelessness crisis after meeting a homeless man from their neighborhood.

Earth Day
"Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 21, upon learning that scientists predict the ozone layer will be depleted in 20 years, Rainbow tries to implement Earth Day.

Safety Patrol - mixed-ish
"Bad Boys"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 20, Rainbow gets her first role as a school safety patrol and quickly realizes that with great power comes great responsibility.

Medical Field - mixed-ish
"Doctor! Doctor!"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 19, Rainbow’s friend Rebecca gets mono, and after helping her out, she becomes interested in the medical field.

Music Clash - mixed-ish
"Parents Just Don’t Understand"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 18, Rainbow clashes with her parents over her love for rap music while Harrison steps in to take Denise to a charity benefit.

Devastating News - mixed-ish
"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 17, it's Rainbow and Bryce's anniversary, but he has devastating news and an African American family moves into the neighborhood.

The Value of Money - mixed-ish
"She Works Hard For the Money"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 16, Alicia gets a bonus after winning a big case and wants to buy a nice car while Paul tries to teach the kids the value of money.

Dating Rules - mixed-ish
"This Charming Man"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 15, Rainbow gets nervous when her friends share their rules and expectations for Rainbow's Valentine's Day date with Bryce.

Paul Is Shocked - mixed-ish
"True Colors"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 14, Paul is shocked to hear from his estranged mother who wants to visit for Rainbow’s birthday and learns why she abandoned him.

Ditching School - mixed-ish
"Pride (In the Name of Love)"

On mixed-ish season 1 Episode 13, on the first nationally recognized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Paul speaks at the school assembly on his experience with him.

Track Team - mixed-ish
"It's Tricky"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 12, Rainbow wants to battle stereotypes after she joins the track team and feels like her friends only see her skin color.

Handling Grief - mixed-ish
"When Doves Cry"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 11, in the wake of the Challenger tragedy, Rainbow and her family all handle their grief in very different ways.

Winter Solstice - mixed-ish
"Do They Know It's Christmas"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 10, Alicia and Paul strive to keep their winter solstice traditions but their parents want a traditional Christmas with the kids.

Beauty Pageant - mixed-ish
"Papa Don't Preach"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 9, Paul struggles when Rainbow and Santamonica want to participate in a beauty pageant and Johan gets teased for crying.

Career Day - mixed-ish
"Weird Science"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 8, Rainbow’s passion for science deflates when her peers convince her that science isn’t cool so she changes her career goals.

The Kids Are Excited - mixed-ish
"Puttin' On the Ritz"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 7, the kids are excited to learn more about their grandad after Harrison invites the crew to family day at his country club.

The Facts of Life - mixed-ish
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 6, Rainbow is thrilled when girls ask her to be Tootie from “The Facts of Life” for Halloween but Denise sees it differently.

School Dance - mixed-ish
"All She Wants to Do is Dance"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 5, it's the first school dance but before Bow can dance the night away, she must consider the social impact of her date choice.

Family History - mixed-ish
"Love is a Battlefield"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 4, when Rainbow has a school assignment to trace her roots, she learns that history is more complicated for her mom.

Hair Issues - mixed-ish
"Let Your Hair Down"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 3, when teacher tells Rainbow to make sure her hair is neat for picture day, she becomes self-conscious about her hair.

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Fitting In - mixed-ish
"The Warrior"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 2, while Rainbow finds it difficult to fit in at school, Alicia discovers how hard it is to stand out at work.

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A Suburban School - mixed-ish
"Becoming Bow"

On mixed-ish Season 1 Episode 1, a young Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and acclimating to the suburbs.

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mixed-ish Season 1 Quotes

Dad, why is being different so hard?


Starting the morning with light racism.