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22nd May '16 5:47:07 PM karstovich2
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** Laundries are also run by Koreans or Vietnamese.

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** Laundries are also run by Koreans or Vietnamese.Vietnamese; Korean-run laundries are particularly common on the U.S. East Coast (e.g. UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} as well as New York...to say nothing of northern UsefulNotes/NewJersey, where there are so many Koreans in southern Bergen County that a common insulting nickname for Fort Lee is "Fort Rhee").
14th Apr '16 4:45:49 AM Shadowgazer
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** The most important example is Ming Lee Foo, a minor supporting character and a friend of Lucky Luke.
30th Jan '16 10:26:38 PM wolftickets1969
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* One mission in ''VideoGame/RetroCityRampage'' has you rob a "Hon's Launder House".
19th Jan '16 8:17:01 AM Morgenthaler
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18th Jan '16 9:15:30 AM Piando
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* Patrick Bateman, the titular ''AmericanPsycho,'' takes his blood-stained clothes to a local Chinese dry-cleaner.

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* Patrick Bateman, the titular ''AmericanPsycho,'' ''Literature/AmericanPsycho,'' takes his blood-stained clothes to a local Chinese dry-cleaner.



* Francie Nolan takes her father's shirts to a Chinese laundryman in ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn''.
* [[TheLaundrySeries The Laundry]] takes its name from the fact that it was run out of the apartments above a Chinese laundry during World War II.

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* Francie Nolan takes her father's shirts to a Chinese laundryman in ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn''.
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* [[TheLaundrySeries [[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Laundry]] takes its name from the fact that it was run out of the apartments above a Chinese laundry during World War II.




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* In ''TheGoonShow'' episode "The [=McReekie=] Rising of '74", Seagoon poses as a Chinese laundryman in order to infiltrate the Scottish camp and steal their kilts.

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* In ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' episode "The [=McReekie=] Rising of '74", Seagoon poses as a Chinese laundryman in order to infiltrate the Scottish camp and steal their kilts.

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* Dr. Wang runs his {{Minoriteam}} from a laundromat.

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* Dr. Wang runs his {{Minoriteam}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Minoriteam}}'' from a laundromat.



* There's a ChineseLaunderer in ''WheelSquad'' but he doesn't show the typical stereotypes that come with the trope. He once taught martial arts on the side.

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* There's a ChineseLaunderer in ''WheelSquad'' ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'' but he doesn't show the typical stereotypes that come with the trope. He once taught martial arts on the side.




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19th Dec '15 8:33:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* 1930s-40s British ukelele whiz GeorgeFormby had an entire series of songs about a Mr. Wu, who started his career in a laundry ("Chinese Laundry Blues") but later moved on (thanks to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) to being an air raid warden, and then being in the military.

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* 1930s-40s British ukelele whiz GeorgeFormby Music/GeorgeFormby had an entire series of songs about a Mr. Wu, who started his career in a laundry ("Chinese Laundry Blues") but later moved on (thanks to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) to being an air raid warden, and then being in the military.
16th Dec '15 4:42:36 PM nombretomado
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* Mock Duck from ''KrazyKat''. (He also does a sideline in fortune-telling.)

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* Mock Duck from ''KrazyKat''.''ComicStrip/KrazyKat''. (He also does a sideline in fortune-telling.)
2nd Jun '15 3:06:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rare modern example: Used in an episode of ''{{Monk}}'', where the Chinese woman who owns the laundromat is able to confirm a vital piece of evidence. Oh, and Monk, [[DefectiveDetective being Monk]], complains about the way she sews on buttons.
* On one episode of ''ThePractice'', Eugene Young argues with his Chinese dry cleaner over a shirt that he thinks has been shrunken. As the exchange heats up, he starts mimicking the man's Pidgin English. As Eugene is black and [[ScaryBlackMan frequently seen as scary]], there's an unsettling "shoe on the other foot" sensation around his perceived racism.
* There was an episode of ''TheLoneRanger'' where a Chinese launderer not only had to deal with prejudice from the locals, but some bandits kidnapped his wife.

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* Rare modern example: Used in an episode of ''{{Monk}}'', ''Series/{{Monk}}'', where the Chinese woman who owns the laundromat is able to confirm a vital piece of evidence. Oh, and Monk, [[DefectiveDetective being Monk]], complains about the way she sews on buttons.
* On one episode of ''ThePractice'', ''Series/ThePractice'', Eugene Young argues with his Chinese dry cleaner over a shirt that he thinks has been shrunken. As the exchange heats up, he starts mimicking the man's Pidgin English. As Eugene is black and [[ScaryBlackMan frequently seen as scary]], there's an unsettling "shoe on the other foot" sensation around his perceived racism.
* There was an episode of ''TheLoneRanger'' ''Series/TheLoneRanger'' where a Chinese launderer not only had to deal with prejudice from the locals, but some bandits kidnapped his wife.



* The entrance to {{Special Unit 2}} underground headquarters is located in a dry cleaners run by an Asian man. Then a punk with a revolver runs in demanding all the money in the cash register. Every employee (including the Asian guy) then reveal themselves to be undercover cops by pointing their {{Hand Cannon}}s at him.

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* The entrance to {{Special Unit 2}} Series/SpecialUnit2 underground headquarters is located in a dry cleaners run by an Asian man. Then a punk with a revolver runs in demanding all the money in the cash register. Every employee (including the Asian guy) then reveal themselves to be undercover cops by pointing their {{Hand Cannon}}s at him.
20th May '15 5:32:03 PM MagBas
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* In ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'', Chinese people are either launderers or restaurant owners, but the launderers are really ubiquitous. They are the focus of the story once or twice but are mainly peaceful background characters who only want to mind their own business, although they are somewhat obsessed with the cleanliness of people's clothes (just as undertakers are obsessed with people's measurements). Rene Goscinny was accused of UnfortunateImplications once because of that, accusations to which he answered scathingly (and then, as the person protested that Chinese people were always launderers and never mayors, he added a Chinese mayor in a later story).

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* In ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'', Chinese people are either launderers or restaurant owners, but the launderers are really ubiquitous. They are the focus of the story once or twice but are mainly peaceful background characters who only want to mind their own business, although they are somewhat obsessed with the cleanliness of people's clothes (just as undertakers are obsessed with people's measurements). Rene Goscinny was accused of UnfortunateImplications once because of that, accusations to which he answered scathingly (and then, as the person protested that Chinese people were always launderers and never mayors, he added a Chinese mayor in a later story).
19th May '15 9:25:32 PM gallium
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* In ''Film/MissMend'', Vivian Mend gets a job working at a Chinese laundry after a lockout at the factory leaves her out of work.
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