What some people seem to be missing is the satire on the celebrity culture of trying to stay relevant. Not to mention the hilarious one liners of the background characters.
Yeah I heard the complaints about the re-hash of the Usher episode plot, but this time it shows that even though you have to act like a dickhead to stay relevant in today’s society, doesn’t mean you actually are a dickhead, or want even want to act that way. It’s all about expectations.
Look at the opening with the two cops who are middle aged white stiffs. The one doesn’t understand anything about it, the other has a daughter who forces him to stay culturally in touch, at least a little bit. Not to mention that great throwaway line about “it’s even on the white stations” or however he phrases it. A lot of what people think came from white musicians came from black musicians, like Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” (the original was better btw). There were several subtle things like that in the episode, did you see them?