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16th Jun '17 10:56:51 AM Pamina
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** Having been partly inspired by Creator/GrouchoMarx, Yakko gives off some Jewish vibes too, especially considering his name sounds like it was derived from "Yakov", a common Hebrew variant of Jacob. His siblings, however, don't really seem Jewish.

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** Having been partly inspired by Creator/GrouchoMarx, Yakko gives off some Jewish vibes too, especially considering his name sounds like it was derived from "Yakov", a common Hebrew variant of Jacob. His siblings, however, don't really seem Jewish, and all three of them celebrate Christmas. Of course the real Warner brothers - the studio founders were Jewish.
10th Jun '17 9:13:37 AM Tightwire
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** Kowalski's Jewish vibes aren't initially so strong, but they increase over the movies and series, with his knack for over-analysis and lyrical exaltation setting him close to his compatriots from Eastern Europe, and the shape of his head vaguely resembling the Kippah.
10th Jun '17 9:03:28 AM Tightwire
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If the series is set in [[BigApplesauce New York City]] or its [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed equivalent]], expect a lot of these. About 12% of New Yorkers are Ashkenazi Jewish and they've had a great deal of impact on the culture, which is part of the reason why YouHaveToHaveJews.

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If the series is set in [[BigApplesauce New York City]] or its [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed equivalent]], you can usually expect a lot at least one of these. About 12% of New Yorkers are Ashkenazi Jewish and they've had a great deal of impact on the culture, which is part of the reason why YouHaveToHaveJews.
20th May '17 2:56:18 PM nombretomado
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* The Baron of Hollywood in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is named Isaac Abrams, and he both owns a jewelry store and is a major (albeit secret) player in the film industry.

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* The Baron of Hollywood in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is named Isaac Abrams, and he both owns a jewelry store and is a major (albeit secret) player in the film industry.
29th Apr '17 12:59:23 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the characters of ''SaluteYourShorts'' had "Jewish" last names (Stein, Ziff, Gelfen, Pinsky, etc.). None of them were directly stated to be Jews, but it was mentioned in one episode that if Budnick and Dina had a child, it would have a Bar Mitzvah. Dina also fits the stereotype of a JAP (Jewish-American Princess), so they are not ambiguous. There used to be an actual Camp Anawana on the site of (and operated by) BorschtBelt resort Kutsher's, which would cater mostly to Jewish clients.

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* Most of the characters of ''SaluteYourShorts'' ''Series/SaluteYourShorts'' had "Jewish" last names (Stein, Ziff, Gelfen, Pinsky, etc.). None of them were directly stated to be Jews, but it was mentioned in one episode that if Budnick and Dina had a child, it would have a Bar Mitzvah. Dina also fits the stereotype of a JAP (Jewish-American Princess), so they are not ambiguous. There used to be an actual Camp Anawana on the site of (and operated by) BorschtBelt resort Kutsher's, which would cater mostly to Jewish clients.
20th Apr '17 1:31:09 AM Snicka
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* Melman the giraffe in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' gives off strong Creator/WoodyAllen vibes.

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* Melman the giraffe in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' gives off strong Creator/WoodyAllen vibes. Also, his last name is "Mankiewitz".
24th Mar '17 11:19:52 AM Pichu-kun
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** It's official now. In the episode "Keeping the Faith", Hank's patient mentions needing a "new Faith" (he's referring to his sister/manager, who will no longer be working for him). Evan suggests Judaism as, "we could use a big guy on our side".**

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** It's official now. In the episode "Keeping the Faith", Hank's patient mentions needing a "new Faith" (he's referring to his sister/manager, who will no longer be working for him). Evan suggests Judaism as, "we could use a big guy on our side".**



* Some fans of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' believe Sam to be a self hating Jew, as evidenced by her entry on its [[WMG/{{iCarly}} WMG subpage.]] Although Puckett isn't a Jewish surname (it's French), one can't ignore her near fetishistic obsession with ham and bacon, her usage of Jewish phrases such as "Oy!", has what appears to be a cutout of the Star of David in her locker, frequently mentions Judaism and implied that she had a Bat Mitzvah in one episode. Probably because show creator Creator/DanSchneider is Jewish and his shows do mention it often. An episode eventually jossed it by having Sam outright say she isn't Jewish, though [[FanonDiscontinuity fans ignored it]].

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* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'':
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Some fans of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' believe Sam to be a self hating Jew, as evidenced by her entry on its [[WMG/{{iCarly}} WMG subpage.]] Although Puckett isn't a Jewish surname (it's French), one can't ignore her near fetishistic obsession with ham and bacon, her usage of Jewish phrases such as "Oy!", has what appears to be a cutout of the Star of David in her locker, frequently mentions Judaism and implied that she had a Bat Mitzvah in one episode. Probably because show creator Creator/DanSchneider is Jewish and his shows do mention it often. An episode eventually jossed it by having Sam outright say she isn't Jewish, though [[FanonDiscontinuity fans ignored it]].



* Franchise/ProfessorLayton has the first name Hershel, an extremely uncommon name among goyim, let alone British people. It would also explain his insistence on NeverBareheaded (though, this does eventually get properly explained in-game in a different way.).

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* Franchise/ProfessorLayton ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
** Professor Layton
has the first name Hershel, an extremely uncommon name among goyim, let alone British people. It would also explain his insistence on NeverBareheaded (though, this does eventually get properly explained in-game in a different way.).



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': There aren't too many Gentiles named Mordecai.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
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There aren't too many Gentiles named Mordecai.



* The Belchers on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' are voiced mostly by Jewish actors (Kristen Schaal being the odd woman out) and their dialect has a Yiddish-y cadence to it. On the other hand, mother Linda has referred to her First Communion, and the restaurant is pretty far from Kosher.
** The creator Loren Bouchard claims that "in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot."

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* The Belchers on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' are voiced mostly by Jewish actors (Kristen Schaal being the odd woman out) and their dialect has a Yiddish-y cadence to it. On the other hand, mother Linda has referred to her First Communion, and the restaurant is pretty far from Kosher.
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Kosher. The creator Loren Bouchard claims that "in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot."



* Many ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fans think that [[TheSnarkKnight the title character]]'s surname, "Morgendorffer," sounds Jewish, though WordOfGod says that that isn't intentional. In universe, a man who had recently met Daria and her father introduced them as "Jake and Daria ''Mogendavid''. Jake was about to correct him when Daria told him not to bother. The ambiguity is also true of [[AsianAirhead Tiffany Blum-Deckler]], who is Asian despite the double-barrel Jewish surname. (Her parents are never seen, so {{Fanon}} is that she's adopted.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
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Many ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fans think that [[TheSnarkKnight the title character]]'s surname, "Morgendorffer," sounds Jewish, though WordOfGod says that that isn't intentional. In universe, a man who had recently met Daria and her father introduced them as "Jake and Daria ''Mogendavid''. Jake was about to correct him when Daria told him not to bother.
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The ambiguity is also true of [[AsianAirhead Tiffany Blum-Deckler]], who is Asian despite the double-barrel Jewish surname. (Her parents are never seen, so {{Fanon}} is that she's adopted.)


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* It's shown in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that Greg changed his surname from "De Mayo" to "Universe". "De Mayo" is a Jewish surname. His son Steven also has curly black hair, though he seems to get his curls from his mother's side (with Rose having been a StarfishAlien in a humanoid form).
19th Mar '17 12:21:59 AM NumberFortyFour
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** Spencer mentions Yom Kippur in one episode.
15th Mar '17 1:46:40 PM strigidNarrator
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': The Goldstein sisters, whose last name is common among Ashkenazim.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': The Goldstein sisters, whose last name is common among Ashkenazim. Tina has the middle name 'Esther', which is markedly Jewish, 'Queenie' has been known to be used as an English version of the Yiddish name Malke (/Hebrew, Malka), and, more obviously still, the two of them live in Manhattan in the 20s. J. K. Rowling revealed in a tweet [[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/544946669448867841]] that (no surprise) Anthony Goldstein was Jewish, and, in another [[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/632611629843263488]], that the Tina and Queenie are distantly related to him. Jacob Kowalski is also coded as Jewish, although his surname is less markedly so, as a common Polish name. He is a Polish immigrant to New York in the early 20th century with the name Jacob, played by someone called Dan Fogler, who, again, lives in New York in the 20s.
14th Mar '17 9:28:36 PM Vir
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* The Wheezers in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' both look and behave like stereotypical Jews and Carl's mom has a Jewish accent.

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* The Wheezers in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' both look and behave like stereotypical Jews and Carl's mom has a Jewish accent.
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