American sitcom pokes fun at baby-sitters from Tobago

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 00:00

Women from Trinidad and Tobago who work as "nannys" or babysitters in the US, were a brief topic of discussion in a recent episode of American sitcom, "Black-ish", aired on ABC.

But while Trinidad gets a thumbs up, the script does not favour Tobago too well, in a humourous opening dialogue.

An episode that was aired last week, began with a discussion about the need to find a nanny, as characters played by actor Anthony Anderson and actress Wanda Skyes sit around an office table with other workers, discussing where to get a nanny.

One of the worker's recommended getting one from Trinidad, describing them as "hard-working" while the character played by Skyes responded immediately, suggesting that Tobago should not be the source of a nanny.


The single-camera comedy centers on an upper-middle-class African-American family.

The series premiered on September 24, 2014.

The series was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2015, which premiered on September 23, 2015.

On March 3, 2016 the show was renewed for a third season.