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12th Jul '16 11:26:32 AM CptnLhurgoyf
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* Spoofed in ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'', in which the laundromat in Neo New York is run by an elderly Chinese man.
31st May '16 12:07:25 AM gallium
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* In non-fiction travel memoir ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInSeventyTwoDays'', Nellie Bly praises "what Orientals can do in the washing line," and notes that six hours is enough for one to get a load of laundry back.
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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* 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.
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