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23rd Sep '17 8:39:58 PM nombretomado
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* Dolly Levi of Thorton Wilder's ''The Matchmaker'' and ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' is an interesting case, as she is played by BarbraStreisand in the film, and the character in the play is presumably Irish-American (her maiden name is Gallagher) and intermarried, but in both cases speaks with a [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage "Yiddish" rhythm]] and is a good fit for the stereotypical matchmaker of Jewish humor (compare her with Yente of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'').

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* Dolly Levi of Thorton Wilder's ''The Matchmaker'' and ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' is an interesting case, as she is played by BarbraStreisand Music/BarbraStreisand in the film, and the character in the play is presumably Irish-American (her maiden name is Gallagher) and intermarried, but in both cases speaks with a [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage "Yiddish" rhythm]] and is a good fit for the stereotypical matchmaker of Jewish humor (compare her with Yente of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'').
23rd Jul '17 3:51:09 PM AreYouTyler
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* [[MyFriendsAnd Zoidberg Zoidberg]] from '' WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. He's got YiddishAsASecondLanguage, his mother pushed him to be a doctor while he wanted to be a comedian, he's got the '-berg' in his name...though on the other hand, [[SpaceJews he's an alien lobster-man]]. All of his fellow Decapodians are the same way; WordOfGod said at one point that they all converted to a form of Reform Judaism after making first contact with Earth.

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* [[MyFriendsAnd Dr. Zoidberg Zoidberg]] from '' WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. He's got YiddishAsASecondLanguage, his mother pushed him to be a doctor while he wanted to be a comedian, he's got the '-berg' in his name...though on the other hand, [[SpaceJews he's an alien lobster-man]]. All of his fellow Decapodians are the same way; WordOfGod said at one point that they all converted to a form of Reform Judaism after making first contact with Earth.
7th Jul '17 9:23:47 AM Pamina
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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).

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* It's shown in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that Greg changed his surname from "De Mayo" to "Universe". "De Mayo" is a Sephardic 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). Show creator Rebecca Sugar is half-Jewish and based the character of Steven on her own brother.
29th Jun '17 9:34:07 AM JoeMerl
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* Zoidberg from '' WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. He fulfills many, many Jewish stereotypes but is never exactly confirmed. [[SpaceJews He's also an alien lobsterman]].

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* [[MyFriendsAnd Zoidberg Zoidberg]] from '' WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. He fulfills many, many Jewish stereotypes but is never exactly confirmed. He's got YiddishAsASecondLanguage, his mother pushed him to be a doctor while he wanted to be a comedian, he's got the '-berg' in his name...though on the other hand, [[SpaceJews He's also he's an alien lobsterman]].lobster-man]]. All of his fellow Decapodians are the same way; WordOfGod said at one point that they all converted to a form of Reform Judaism after making first contact with Earth.
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".
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