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20th Aug '17 1:32:56 PM SkylaNoivern
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'': The owners of the three Yum Yum Markets, Mr. Oh and Stan, are of Oriental descent.
19th Jul '17 1:17:12 AM Fireblood
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* The Korean shop owner from ''Film/DoTheRightThing''. He's able to fend off the angry black mob that torches the Italian pizzeria by claiming that he's "black too." This was inspired by a RealLife story mentioned in ''The Autobiography of Malcolm X''. During the Harlem riot of 1935, a convenience store was spared looting and burning when the Asian owners hung a sign in the window saying that they were colored too. The irony is that the Korean shopowner really is more racist than the Italian shop owner.
* The Asian-owned convenience store that's attacked by skinheads in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX''. Apparently, it used to be white-owned, but the owner went out of business and it was bought by Korean immigrants, who staffed it with mostly Hispanic workers for cheaper. This inspires the ire of the skinheads to attack it.

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* The Korean shop owner from ''Film/DoTheRightThing''. He's able to fend off the angry black mob that torches the Italian pizzeria by claiming that he's "black too." This was inspired by a RealLife story mentioned in ''The Autobiography of Malcolm X''. During the Harlem riot of 1935, a convenience store was spared looting and burning when the Asian owners hung a sign in the window saying that they were colored too. The irony is that the Korean shopowner shop owner really is ''is'' more racist than the Italian shop restaurant owner.
* The Asian-owned convenience store that's attacked by skinheads in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX''. Apparently, it used to be white-owned, but the owner went out of business and it was bought by Korean immigrants, who staffed it with mostly Hispanic workers for cheaper.cheaper pay. This inspires the ire of the skinheads to attack it.



* The Iranian man Farhad in ''Film/{{Crash}}'' owns a convenience store, and buys [[ChekhovsGun a gun]] for self-defense after it gets robbed in the middle of the night.

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* The Iranian man Farhad in ''Film/{{Crash}}'' owns a convenience store, and buys [[ChekhovsGun a gun]] for self-defense after it gets robbed and sprayed with racist graffiti in the middle of the night.
29th Jun '17 4:20:51 AM StFan
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* While the equivalent Swedish cliché would be the Middle-Eastern shopowner, Per-Albin Singh in ''Bacon&Ägg'' and other comics in the same {{Verse}} is clearly East Asian. (He changed his first name when he moved to Sweden to fit in better, but didn't want to change his surname.) His shop is always open, 24 hours a day, despite him being the only employee, but he waves questions away with vague mentioning of mysterious Oriental powers. [[spoiler: He has an identitical twin-brother who co-owns the shop, but happens to be in the country illegaly. They take turns staffing it.]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' has Mr. Patel, the turbaned and ever-smiling owner of "Patel's 24-Hour Nanomart", where Eight Ace gets his beer from. He seems a nice guy, although some might look askance at someone so willing to sell booze to an obvious alcoholic.

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* While One Music/CapitolSteps skit had a character proclaim "If you do not stop making fun of Pakistani people, we will be forced to do something drastic. We will close every 7-Eleven in your country!!"
* In a very early skit, Creator/JeffFoxworthy pondered whether
the equivalent Swedish cliché would be the Middle-Eastern shopowner, Per-Albin Singh in ''Bacon&Ägg'' and other comics in the same {{Verse}} is clearly Middle East Asian. (He changed has Americans working in their 7-Elevens.
* Creator/RusselPeters, a comedian who specializes in exploiting and making fun of cultural stereotypes, has used this trope several times, most notably
his first name when he moved to Sweden to fit in better, but didn't want to change his surname.) His shop is always open, 24 hours "Be a day, despite him being the only employee, but he waves questions away with vague mentioning of mysterious Oriental powers. [[spoiler: He has an identitical twin-brother who co-owns the shop, but happens to be in the country illegaly. They take turns staffing it.]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' has Mr. Patel, the turbaned and ever-smiling owner of "Patel's 24-Hour Nanomart", where Eight Ace gets his beer from. He seems a nice guy, although some might look askance at someone so willing to sell booze to an obvious alcoholic.
Man!" bit.



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* While the equivalent Swedish cliché would be the Middle-Eastern shopowner, Per-Albin Singh in ''Bacon&Ägg'' and other comics in the same {{Verse}} is clearly East Asian. (He changed his first name when he moved to Sweden to fit in better, but didn't want to change his surname.) His shop is always open, 24 hours a day, despite him being the only employee, but he waves questions away with vague mentioning of mysterious Oriental powers. [[spoiler: He has an identitical twin-brother who co-owns the shop, but happens to be in the country illegaly. They take turns staffing it.]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' has Mr. Patel, the turbaned and ever-smiling owner of "Patel's 24-Hour Nanomart", where Eight Ace gets his beer from. He seems a nice guy, although some might look askance at someone so willing to sell booze to an obvious alcoholic.
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* Used in the movie ''ItCouldHappenToYou'', where Nicolas Cage's cop character realized that [[spoiler: a robbery was taking place because one of the normally overly work-obessed Asian store owners wasn't present]].

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* Used in the movie ''ItCouldHappenToYou'', ''Film/ItCouldHappenToYou'', where Nicolas Cage's cop character realized that [[spoiler: a robbery was taking place because one of the normally overly work-obessed Asian store owners wasn't present]].



--> '''Brad "B-Rad G" Gluckman''': Y'all never been robbed?
--> '''Asian store owner''': Sure. Last week was 54 time. But they were cool. No gun to head, never scream. You know, good people.

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--> '''Brad -->'''Brad "B-Rad G" Gluckman''': Gluckman:''' Y'all never been robbed?
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robbed?\\
'''Asian store owner''': owner:''' Sure. Last week was 54 time. But they were cool. No gun to head, never scream. You know, good people.



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* During Season 4 of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', Jack is pursued by mercenaries in a blacked out L.A. He seeks refuge in a sporting goods store, which turns out to be owned by two Arab men. They wind up helping Jack in the subsequent shootout.

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* During Season 4 of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', Jack is pursued by mercenaries in a blacked out L.A. He seeks refuge in a sporting goods store, which turns out to be owned by two Arab men. They wind up helping Jack in the subsequent shootout.



--> '''Robber''': Why?
--> '''Dean''': Mostly because you're a dick. Enjoy [[{{Hell}} the ride down]], pal. Trust me -- sauna gets hot.
* The Chinese family that owns the store in Series/RobsonArms.

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--> '''Robber''': Why?
--> '''Dean''':
-->'''Robber:''' Why?\\
'''Dean:'''
Mostly because you're a dick. Enjoy [[{{Hell}} the ride down]], pal. Trust me -- sauna gets hot.
* The Chinese family that owns the store in Series/RobsonArms.''Series/RobsonArms''.



* Alan from ''Series/SesameStreet'' owns Hooper's store but otherwise shows no elements of the stereotype.









* IceCube's "''Black Korea''" is a particularly controversial example.

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* IceCube's Music/IceCube's "''Black Korea''" is a particularly controversial example.
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* One Music/CapitolSteps skit had a character proclaim "If you do not stop making fun of Pakistani people, we will be forced to do something drastic. We will close every 7-Eleven in your country!!"
* In a very early skit, Creator/JeffFoxworthy pondered whether the Middle East has Americans working in their 7-Elevens.
* Creator/RusselPeters, a comedian who specializes in exploiting and making fun of cultural stereotypes, has used this trope several times, most notably his "Be a Man!" bit.

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* One Music/CapitolSteps skit had a character proclaim "If you do not stop making fun Alan from ''Series/SesameStreet'' owns Hooper's store but otherwise shows no elements of Pakistani people, we will be forced to do something drastic. We will close every 7-Eleven in your country!!"
* In a very early skit, Creator/JeffFoxworthy pondered whether
the Middle East has Americans working in their 7-Elevens.
* Creator/RusselPeters, a comedian who specializes in exploiting and making fun of cultural stereotypes, has used this trope several times, most notably his "Be a Man!" bit.
stereotype.



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--> Ya we got lubbers!

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--> Ya -->''Ya we got lubbers!lubbers!''



--> Get the fucking out!
--> Shoplifters will be persecuted!

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--> Get -->''Get the fucking out!
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out!\\
Shoplifters will be persecuted! persecuted!''



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* [[WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre The clerk at the Stockroom]] seems to fit... at first. [[spoiler: It turns out that she is a {{Dominatrix}} who manhandles the bears and chides Nelson for falling for the Asian stereotype act.]]

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* [[WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre ''WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre'': The clerk at the Stockroom]] Stockroom seems to fit... at first. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out that she is a {{Dominatrix}} who manhandles the bears and chides Nelson for falling for the Asian stereotype act.]]



* Mr. Bang in ''MissionHill''.
* Apu from ''TheSimpsons'' isn't as aggressive as his east Asian counterparts, but his first wife will always be the Kwik-E-Mart. He's taken multiple bullets for it, to the point that he reminisces about "the sweet kiss of hot lead" fondly.
** Though Apu generally seems to be willing to cooperate with potential robbers, and it simply appears that they are just fond of shooting him (and he always seems to come out of it well). It's gotten to the extent where he and Snake have some approaching marriage counseling as Snake has taken to robbing Apu's brother instead.
** He's developed very specific opinions concerning the rope he's tied up with, including quality, knots, and materials.

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* %%* Mr. Bang in ''MissionHill''.
''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Apu from ''TheSimpsons'' isn't as aggressive as his east Asian East-Asian counterparts, but his first wife will always be the Kwik-E-Mart. He's taken multiple bullets for it, to the point that he reminisces about "the sweet kiss of hot lead" fondly.
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fondly. Though Apu generally seems to be willing to cooperate with potential robbers, and it simply appears that they are just fond of shooting him (and he always seems to come out of it well). It's gotten to the extent where he and Snake have some approaching marriage counseling as Snake has taken to robbing Apu's brother instead. \n** He's developed very specific opinions concerning the rope he's tied up with, including quality, knots, and materials.



** Other Asian businesspeople on ''TheSimpsons'' include a Thai restaurant owner [[InterchangeableAsianCultures (who teaches Bart to be a ninja)]], the staff of the Happy Sumo Japanese restaurant (one of whom has a second job teaching karate classes), an elderly couple who run a Chinese restaurant and play up stereotypes to appeal to customers, and a creepy old Chinese man in an alley who sells toys that turn out to be demonically possessed (In a Halloween special)

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** Other Asian businesspeople on ''TheSimpsons'' ''The Simpsons'' include a Thai restaurant owner [[InterchangeableAsianCultures (who teaches Bart to be a ninja)]], the staff of the Happy Sumo Japanese restaurant (one of whom has a second job teaching karate classes), an elderly couple who run a Chinese restaurant and play up stereotypes to appeal to customers, and a creepy old Chinese man in an alley who sells toys that turn out to be demonically possessed (In (in a Halloween special)special).



* Tuong Lu Kim from WesternAnimation/SouthPark, though he's more of a restaurant owner. [[spoiler:[[SplitPersonality And he's not really Asian.]]]]

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* Tuong Lu Kim from WesternAnimation/SouthPark, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', though he's more of a restaurant owner. [[spoiler:[[SplitPersonality And he's not really Asian.]]]]






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[[TheStinger ->[[TheStinger Thank you, come again!]]again!]]
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24th May '17 9:08:48 PM FordPerfect
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* Creator/RusselPeters, a comedian who specializes in exploiting and making fun of cultural stereotypes, has used this trope several times, most notably his "Be a Man!" bit.



* While entering convince or liquor stores in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', the guy at the cashier will almost always be South or East Asian.

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* While entering convince convenience or liquor stores in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', the guy at the cashier will almost always be South or East Asian.



* Mr Bak mei and Ms Haseguk of ''Webcomic/TalesOfAGayAsian''.

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* Mr Mr. Bak mei Mei and Ms Haseguk of ''Webcomic/TalesOfAGayAsian''.



* [[WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre The clerk at the Stockroom]] seems to be this... at first. [[spoiler: It turns out that she is a {{Dominatrix}} who manhandles the bears and chides Nelson for falling for the Asian stereotype act.]]

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* [[WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre The clerk at the Stockroom]] seems to be this...fit... at first. [[spoiler: It turns out that she is a {{Dominatrix}} who manhandles the bears and chides Nelson for falling for the Asian stereotype act.]]
4th Dec '16 8:25:52 AM MisterApple
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*Raj, a recurring character in the children's books written by Creator/DavidWalliams.
6th Nov '16 2:31:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/RumbleInTheBronx'', [[JackieChan Jackie Chan's]] character's uncle starts out as one before selling his store to an Asian woman. Given that it sells Chinese-style conveniences, this makes sense.

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* In ''Film/RumbleInTheBronx'', [[JackieChan Jackie Chan's]] Creator/JackieChan's character's uncle starts out as one before selling his store to an Asian woman. Given that it sells Chinese-style conveniences, this makes sense.
20th Aug '16 2:27:10 AM Morgenthaler
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This trope is directly related to the fact that many grocery stores and corner shops in America, {{Australia}}, NewZealand and the UK are owned by East Asians (usually Koreans) and South Asians (Indians and Pakistanis).

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This trope is directly related to the fact that many grocery stores and corner shops in America, {{Australia}}, NewZealand UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, UsefulNotes/NewZealand and the UK are owned by East Asians (usually Koreans) and South Asians (Indians and Pakistanis).



* ''[[http://www.indianink.co.nz/krishnans_dairy.php Krishnan's Dairy]]'' by NewZealand actor/playwright Jacob Rajan is from the viewpoint of an Asian Store Owner.

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* ''[[http://www.indianink.co.nz/krishnans_dairy.php Krishnan's Dairy]]'' by NewZealand UsefulNotes/NewZealand actor/playwright Jacob Rajan is from the viewpoint of an Asian Store Owner.
8th Jun '16 11:53:39 PM Lullaby22
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* Mrs. Kim from ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. Notably, the "store" is also her house. She sells antique furniture out of it and it's consistently a messs.

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* Mrs. Kim from ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. Notably, the "store" is also her house. She sells antique furniture out of it and it's consistently a messs.mess.
8th Jun '16 11:53:13 PM Lullaby22
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* Mrs. Kim from ''Series/GilmoreGirls''.

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* Mrs. Kim from ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. Notably, the "store" is also her house. She sells antique furniture out of it and it's consistently a messs.
28th Feb '16 7:11:32 AM passivesmoking
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