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At the Ashe residence, the daughter, Sherice, just as vehemently argues to her parents that the accident was not her fault. Maybe this should be the episode? They can cover the accident from every point of view and at the same time, like that awful Mike Figgis movie Timecode. Papa Ashe is going to call the insurance company, and in frustration Sherice calls her family sellouts even though the head of her family is S-h-a-f-t. That's right, bitches: Richard Roundtree in the role of Papa Popcorn Mr. Ashe. Sherice is ashamed to go see her friends back in the old neighborhood of Inglewood, but Mr. Ashe is pleased about anything that keeps her away from her low-life boyfriend, Devo Damars. And that's the strangest, most unlikely name for a black character I've ever come across. That name is a reflection on just how lost this show's writers were when writing black people. "We gotta find a name that's street. Well, what's more street than alliteration?"

Anyway, Sherice is ordered to go tell the Walsh family that the Ashes will pay for the damages, but she bumps into Brandon before she can get there. He's on his way to do the very same thing. The ice soon melts between them, and now it's on to heavy flirtation. Brandon bats an eyelash. Literally. I've never seen a person do that. What I enjoy most about this is how stereotypical their "meet-cute" was. I'll cough up everything in my savings if someone can prove that they actually met someone else this way. The photo effect captures Brandon and Sherice smiling warmly at each other. It's Robinson, standing in the bay window. He looks like the ghost boy from Three Men and a Baby.

The new security alarm pierces the quiet of the Walsh abode. Mrs. Walsh jumps up, pleading for her husband to call the security firm. Turns out it's Brandon. He wants to go for a bike ride before school (what?) but he's forgotten the security code. Mrs. Walsh is a neurotic mess because of the whole thing.

Brandon and Sherice nearly collide again in the Ashe driveway. This time Brandon finds out that Sherice doesn't attend West Beverly High; she's elected instead to attend high school in her old neighborhood. Later, at school, Brandon is all worked up to Andrea about Sherice's reasons for not going to West Beverly. She thinks the kids are all cashed-up snobs. He especially didn't appreciate the tone coming from a girl who drives an expensive car. Andrea couldn't care less. She smells a good story for the newspaper. "Black Girl Turns Down Rich School To Stay Closer To Her Friends." I smell Pulitzer.

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Mondo Extra
Black & White Television

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Anyway, Sherice is ordered to go tell the Walsh family that the Ashes will pay for the damages, but she bumps into Brandon before she can get there. He's on his way to do the very same thing. The ice soon melts between them, and now it's on to heavy flirtation. Brandon bats an eyelash. Literally. I've never seen a person do that. What I enjoy most about this is how stereotypical their "meet-cute" was. I'll cough up everything in my savings if someone can prove that they actually met someone else this way. The photo effect captures Brandon and Sherice smiling warmly at each other. It's Robinson, standing in the bay window. He looks like the ghost boy from Three Men and a Baby.

The new security alarm pierces the quiet of the Walsh abode. Mrs. Walsh jumps up, pleading for her husband to call the security firm. Turns out it's Brandon. He wants to go for a bike ride before school (what?) but he's forgotten the security code. Mrs. Walsh is a neurotic mess because of the whole thing.

Brandon and Sherice nearly collide again in the Ashe driveway. This time Brandon finds out that Sherice doesn't attend West Beverly High; she's elected instead to attend high school in her old neighborhood. Later, at school, Brandon is all worked up to Andrea about Sherice's reasons for not going to West Beverly. She thinks the kids are all cashed-up snobs. He especially didn't appreciate the tone coming from a girl who drives an expensive car. Andrea couldn't care less. She smells a good story for the newspaper. "Black Girl Turns Down Rich School To Stay Closer To Her Friends." I smell Pulitzer.

Robinson snaps a black-and-white of Ian Ziering catching a Frisbee -- the douche in his natural habitat. Ziering offers a valid question to the rest of the gang: "Hey, why is that kid always taking pictures of me?" Robbie keeps his distance but continues to take pictures of these cool kids having a pow-wow underneath a tree. He's snapping them with a weird sort of fascination, smiling broadly, and I'm getting put off. What is going on here? Is Robbie going to stab someone at the end of this? Brandon sneaks up from behind and asks Robbie if he can help with trying to score an interview with his sister, but Robbie warns him, "She's not that crazy about white people," in contrast to his unsettling fascination with them. I don't think Brandon has to worry about Sherice screaming "honky" when he comes around, judging from the googly eyes they've been swapping.

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