ABC's 'Blackish' Featured a Shout-Out to This Conservative Star

April 23rd, 2015 4:20 PM

ABC's Blackish on Wednesday night featured a blink-and-you'll-miss-it Sarah Palin joke. In the show, a horrified Anthony Anderson (who plays "Dre" on the show), cringes as his daughter dressed up like the Republican.  

"Diane," played by Marsai Martin, exclaimed, "I'm my hero, Sarah Palin. I came within a few votes of the vice presidency. I would have won if not for the liberal gotcha media." Martin can be seen with a familiar red jacket and dark glasses. 

Diane and her brother are tasked with making a "living museum of famous Americans." 

Earlier in the episode, Anderson's character narrated, "It's been said black people have a double consciousness. We have our mainstream selves to be in the man's world, and we have our down-home selves for the brothers. Some of us handle the switch effortlessly." 

As he said this, video of Obama shaking hands, first with a white guy and then an African American, appears onscreen.