This is our much-anticipated Not Safe For Trump Supporters, Election Results Day 2020 episode. Election Day may have happened days ago but the hosts think that today is the first day of a new era in US politics and life. We know that it’s not the last we’ll hear from Trump but Barry is taking the day to let Biden’s win wash over him. LaToya is waiting for the other shoe to drop. It is 2020 after all. We’ll have to wait until next week to hear T’Challa’s opinion on the election results. Will he be sorry that he missed this week’s discussion on prostates?
Barry forces LaToya to record the show early. She reminds him that slavery has been abolished. T’Challa returns to the show and reminds us of how much we need him. LaToya and T’Challa debate whether or not Barry is a voyeur or something worse. The hosts discuss their number, although now it’s apparently called a body count. And LaToya urges Barry and T’Challa to get hip to The Social Dilemma.
Neither Barry nor LaToya bothered to fill in the agenda for this week so there’s no telling where the conversation may go! Additionally, LaToya is more sleep-deprived than usual and with lower inhibitions, T’Challa proves to be the most responsible and sane. Barry also needs to know if something is racist and asks LaToya. Yeh, really!
It’s another week where the hosts fail to record on show day. Saturday is the new Thursday. Both hosts have had a rough week and there is no T’Challa to keep them from their doom and gloom. Barry attends a football game and listens to new music while LaToya gives her feedback on WAP and an early Christmas. Plus, LaToya manages to unintentionally talk Barry out of paying for and watching the new live-action version of Mulan.
Despite the lateness in recording this week’s show, the delay falls on the heels of the passing of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman. The year 2020 continues to be the worst in recent history. And speaking of history, the hosts get very worked up over what they feel could be a sign of the end times. Is it possible that the US will secede from its union? Why do we know so little about our own history? And how can we feel anything other than disappointment and exhaustion?
After their usual 2-week hiatus the show is back. However, it’s not LaToya who’s bringing the initial doom and gloom to the episode. The hosts discuss the passing of the show’s biggest fan and LaToya wonders if the show should go on after the end of this season. Everyone is off-script and given the Zoom snafu, the show is finally a short one. Barry also shares his experience from the first day back at school with students in attendance.
The season comes to an end in a way that is both poignant and hopeful. Wait, what? No, it’s the same show but T’Challa is calling the shots. At least, he thinks he is. He provides the hosts with six surprise topics. LaToya takes no offense and Barry shows why his name is first on the title card. Depression Hurts.
Summer vacation is coming to an end, but there is no finality to the fallout from the coronavirus. Schools are shifting start dates and the plans for the new school year. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp forbids localities to require masks despite the surge in cases. T’Challa is back and doesn’t seem quite so bored by LaToya, and Barry just can’t let Bigfoot or his animal fetishes go.
Barry has a birds and bees conversation with a very shy and mortified T’Challa. LaToya points out how uncomfortable that convo is for us all. T’Challa keeps it 100 and tells LaToya that he’s bored by her, and Barry points out that her topics for discussion always seem to be steeped in depression. LaToya doesn’t give in to the peer pressure. She can only be her one true and authentic self. Plus, with 2020 being a problematic year, it’s hard for her to find joy.
LaToya has hijacked this week’s show by taking Barry’s breadcrumbs in their program guide and making it better. T’Challa isn’t thrilled about this week’s show, and Barry is determined to make what should have been a serious episode and coloring it. From Star Trek to Aunt Jemima, Juneteeth to The Neighborhood, this episode is sufficiently diverse and almost monster erotica-free.