Anthony Anderson learned the hard way that Tracee Ellis Ross hates fart jokes
Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross clearly love each other. It's no surprise, given that the Emmy-nominated stars have played husband and wife Dre and Bow Johnson, respectively, on ABC's Emmy-nominated family comedy Black-ish since 2014. When Anderson and Ross get together for an interview — as they did on this week's episode of EW's The Awardist podcast (listen below) — they have so much fun talking and riffing with each other, it's almost hard to get a word in edgewise.
But there was a time — many, many years ago — when Ross did not like Anderson. "I hated him," she tells EW. And it can all be traced back to 2005, when the two co-hosted the Vibe Awards on UPN. "He did something while we were working, I thought it was totally inappropriate!" recalls Ross. What was the offense? "I made a fart joke!" admits Anderson. Though the actor had no idea then that Ross took umbrage at the quip, Ross says she was livid — at the time. "You made a fart joke at my expense on stage!" she scolds. "I was like, 'Not appropriate! I don't know you that well! What are you thinking?' And I held this resentment forever... And now, look — I love this man! This man is like the best TV husband ever."
To hear more from the Black-ish nominees — including their favorite season 7 episodes and why Ross has the entire hair/make-up trailer to herself (much to Anderson's chagrin) — listen to the full episode below. (The interview begins shortly after the 17-minute mark.)
Listen to the full podcast episode below.
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