Black-ish celebrated their 100th episode by channeling Prince and the plot was incredibly inspired by a real human who wasn’t privy to His Purple Excellency. Executive Producer/showrunner, Kenny Smith, explained to Vulture:
Over the summer, when we got together the first week [of the new season], Kenya [Barris] came in and told us this story about how he was at dinner with some friends and there was a guy in his twenties and they started playing Prince on the restaurant system. He was like, “Who is this?” Kenya was flabbergasted. “What do you mean, who is this? This is Prince.”
…crazy to think the cast got paid for what most of us do alone in front of our mirror. Granted their costumes are better but still.
Oh…and in case you’re not privy, Viva Jackman.