Anthony Anderson talks about the new season of 'Black-ish'

Anderson is also the host of ABC’s “To Tell the Truth,” which he co-hosts with his mother, “Mama Doris.”
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Transcript for Anthony Anderson talks about the new season of 'Black-ish'
We are back with one of our favorite guest, Anthony Anderson, the star and executive producer of "Black-ish." Welcome back, Anthony. How is it going today? Hey, what's going on? Good morning, America. Good morning. So you were on back in may at the beginning of the pandemic more or less and said you lost 17 pounds and you would have to alter all your clothes. How did it go? It went well. I dropped another three so I'm up to 20 now. All right. All right. Yeah. The crowd goes mild. All right, so, Anthony, obviously your wife on "Black-ish," Tracee Ellis Ross is going to be with us on you called her Lucille to your Desi. Tell us something that we don't know about her that we could casually bring up on Friday. Well, most people I know count to three like this, one, two, three. Tracee counts to three like this and turn around and shows it to you. Not only that, this is how she counts to five, one, two, three -- Oh. Five and then she'll throw all these numbers. I think it's because of her upbringing in Switzerland so bring that up. And five. We'll get right on it. You know, Anthony, I have to say -- I know we say this all the time. You all are a family on that set. You all truly enjoy one another, don't you? Yes, yes, yes we are and, yes, we do and I knew that from the moment that everyone came in and auditioned for us eight years ago now. Everyone that came into that room, Tracee, miles, Marcus, Yara, Marseilles, when they came into the room there was a kindred spirit between each of us individually and I knew at that moment that those people had to be cast in the show. It is magic and it is a joy to watch and I want to show people a little bit of a clip from tonight's episode. Okay, dre, your character, in the neighborhood the power goes out and I'm sure you handle it really, really well or maybe not. Let's take a look. The way this year has gone with the fire, the earthquakes and the pandemic, there is no such thing as an overreaction anymore. Really? We haven't been able to park in the garage since the spring. Will you just admit that you bought too much? No. I didn't buy enough. I can't put my feet up. Is that you in an emergency? Art imitating life. Really? Come on now. Art imitating life. You know, robin, before we continue about this, I have to stop you. Oh. And address this young lady, Yara shahidi on the show last week. Uh-huh. Who talked about me promising to buy her a vehicle. I recall. I have a recollection of that. I did not do that. I promised that to marsai martin. But Yara corrected me and I don't know where she got that information from but if anybody is out there listening, Elon Musk, if you can help me out with a used Tesla for both of these children, help me, please, I will honor my word to them. Help me help you. Let me help you. I'm glad you clarified that. It doesn't have to be a new Tesla. It can be a used Tesla with old batteries, you know. Like we did back in the day and pop it in just as long as the car get up and go, so Elon Musk if you're listening, I'm not looking for free, I'm looking for free 99. I got to buy two. 399. I love that. Hope he's listening. Anthony, I know you're on cameo now giving special messages to your fans for a price. Curious, what is the strangest thing you've been asked to do? The strangest thing I've been asked to do someone asked me to do a cameo video and help them propose to their girlfriend. And I wanted to do it special, so I sat at the piano in my home and I had my back to the camera and I just played love songs on the piano and I serenaded them, her and then I turned around and then she realized that it was me and I told the young man's name is Ezekiel and I told Ezekiel, I was like, go on, ee deke yell, do what you say you're going to do. Do what you told me you was going to do, get on one knee and he got down on one knee and proposed to her and they used this video as the proposal in front of the family and in front of everybody. So she said yes then. She said yes? She said yes. She said yes. All right. Congratulations. Always great to have you, Anthony. We'll let you know if we hear from Mr. Musk. We'll let you know. Please do. Please do. I need help. Black plaque returns tonight at 9:00 P.M. And episodes with be cued on demand the next day on hulu. Let's go to rob.

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