Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross on saying goodbye to ‘Black-ish’

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were named “Disney Legends” at the company’s D23 Expo this past weekend, making Kali-is The costars reflect on the experience of ending the popular family sitcom in April after eight successful seasons on ABC.

“[It was] Very bitter,” Anderson told Yahoo Entertainment (watch above). “We knew it was always going to end. We didn’t know it would end when it ended. But we had 176 episodes and eight years of memories.

Ross agreed but noted that he already had experience ending long-running shows, having starred on UPN and the CW’s. girlfriends From 2000 to 2008.

“The truth is that’s how we ended up Kali-is, and knowing that the end was coming, allowed me to just be present and stay awake through the last season and enjoy every stitch of it,” says Ross. “So I leave with joy and pride.”

As for who cried the hardest, Ross says the title goes to himself and his TV kids. “Anthony, honestly, was fun. He was very emotional in all the press that we did after we finished. “

Of course any discussion of Anderson crying will also conjure up images of his famous crying GIFs, which the actor is proud to have actually… Second The most popular crying meme on social media.

“I heard it’s the number two GIF behind the Michael Jordan crying meme,” Anderson says of the ubiquitous “Crying Jordan” meme that was pulled from the retired basketball star’s tear-soaked Hall of Fame speech.

“That crying meme is epic,” agrees Ross. “And it was an epic day when we were shooting it… we were all dying of laughter.”

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