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16th Apr '17 9:00:22 PM nombretomado
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* MTV's early 90's sketch show ''TheState'' featured a musical sketch entitled "The Jew, The Italian, and the Redheaded Gay," which exploded into a loud, Vaudeville-type production.

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* MTV's early 90's sketch show ''TheState'' ''Series/TheState'' featured a musical sketch entitled "The Jew, The Italian, and the Redheaded Gay," which exploded into a loud, Vaudeville-type production.
19th Mar '17 8:51:28 AM Noah1
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* Critic Frank Lovece [[http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/futurama-finds-a-new-future-on-comedy-central-1.1402526 compared]] sister shows ''TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' to the distinct strains of Irish-American and Jewish Vaudeville comedy. According to Lovece, ''The Simpsons'', with its emphasis on family ties and its boorish-but-endearing protagonist, is rooted in the Irish-flavored comedy of Harrigan & Hart and George M. Cohan. ''Futurama'', he argued, was rooted in BorschtBelt-style exasperation at a world gone crazy.
** Not that ''TheSimpsons'' doesn't have more than a few AmbiguouslyJewish and InformedJudaism characters, most famously Krusty the Clown (born "Herschel Krustofski"), whose basic personality is that of a burnt-out, exasperated, Borscht-Belt-flavored middle-aged man who's constantly ''[[JewishComplaining kvetching]]'' and making sarcastic comments with Ashkenazi speech patterns such as "This, I don't need!"
** ''TheSimpsons'' also makes a [[DiscussedTrope reference]] to this in "Treehouse of Horror III," in which Mr. Burns announces that King Homer's Broadway show will consist of him standing around for three hours, "followed by the ethnic comedy of Duggan and Dershowitz!"

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** Early on, Brian could be considered the "Jew" character, despite being {{Atheist}} -- he's witty, cynical, reads ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'', and often acted as the eye-rolling StraightMan to Peter's {{Zany Scheme}}s.
* Critic Frank Lovece [[http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/futurama-finds-a-new-future-on-comedy-central-1.1402526 compared]] sister shows ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimaton/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' to the distinct strains of Irish-American and Jewish Vaudeville comedy. According to Lovece, ''The Simpsons'', with its emphasis on family ties and its boorish-but-endearing protagonist, is rooted in the Irish-flavored comedy of Harrigan & Hart and George M. Cohan. ''Futurama'', he argued, was rooted in BorschtBelt-style exasperation at a world gone crazy.
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** Not that ''TheSimpsons'' doesn't have more than a few AmbiguouslyJewish and InformedJudaism characters, most famously Krusty the Clown (born "Herschel Krustofski"), whose basic personality is that of a burnt-out, exasperated, Borscht-Belt-flavored BorschtBelt-flavored middle-aged man who's constantly ''[[JewishComplaining kvetching]]'' and making sarcastic comments with Ashkenazi speech patterns such as "This, I don't need!"
** ''TheSimpsons'' also makes a [[DiscussedTrope reference]] to this in "Treehouse of Horror "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror III," in which Mr. Burns announces that King Homer's Broadway show will consist of him standing around for three hours, "followed by the ethnic comedy of Duggan and Dershowitz!"



** With regards to ''Futurama'': the main character Phillip J. Fry is a good-natured [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensch mensch]] who immigrated to the show's setting (although with a science fiction twist: he immigrated [[HumanPopsicle through time]] rather than space), and the story's generally about his experiences in the very strange world of the year 3000. [[TheChewToy Zoidberg]] and the other Decapodians, on the other hand, are out-and-out space versions of BorschtBelt gags, complete with strong Eastern European Jewish accents. Ironically, they're basically sapient crustaceans, which are not kosher.

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** With regards to ''Futurama'': the main character Phillip J. Fry is a good-natured [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensch mensch]] who immigrated to the show's setting (although with a science fiction ScienceFiction twist: he immigrated [[HumanPopsicle through time]] rather than space), and the story's generally about his experiences in the very strange world of the year 3000. [[TheChewToy Zoidberg]] and the other Decapodians, on the other hand, are out-and-out space versions of BorschtBelt gags, complete with strong Eastern European Jewish accents. Ironically, they're basically sapient crustaceans, which are not kosher.
7th Mar '17 5:22:25 PM nombretomado
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* The famed Vaudeville team of Gallagher and Shean are an example; Al Shean (real last name "Schoenburg") was the uncle of the MarxBrothers.

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* The famed Vaudeville team of Gallagher and Shean are an example; Al Shean (real last name "Schoenburg") was the uncle of the MarxBrothers.Creator/MarxBrothers.
25th Feb '17 7:38:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TakeMeOutToTheBallGame'', starring FrankSinatra and Creator/GeneKelly, features a musical number entitled "O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg" on the subject of a double play; snippets of vaguely "ethnic" music are included.

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* ''Film/TakeMeOutToTheBallGame'', starring FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra and Creator/GeneKelly, features a musical number entitled "O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg" on the subject of a double play; snippets of vaguely "ethnic" music are included.
6th Nov '16 2:16:21 PM nombretomado
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* The long-running (fake) feud between [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] and FredAllen ([[StageNames born]] Benjamin Kubelsky and John F. Sullivan, respectively) was one of these. Like most such instances, outright ethnic jokes were rare, unless one counts the constant references to Benny's [[AllJewsAreCheapskates skinflint nature]]. Fred Allen's radio show also provided some examples; characters in "Allen's Alley" included Russian-Jewish houswife Pansy Nussbaum and Irish immigrant Ajax Cassidy.

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* The long-running (fake) feud between [[TheJackBennyProgram [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] and FredAllen ([[StageNames born]] Benjamin Kubelsky and John F. Sullivan, respectively) was one of these. Like most such instances, outright ethnic jokes were rare, unless one counts the constant references to Benny's [[AllJewsAreCheapskates skinflint nature]]. Fred Allen's radio show also provided some examples; characters in "Allen's Alley" included Russian-Jewish houswife Pansy Nussbaum and Irish immigrant Ajax Cassidy.
27th Jun '16 5:37:40 PM Mullon
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* The long-running (fake) feud between [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] and FredAllen ([[StageNames born]] Benjamin Kubelsky and John F. Sullivan, respectively) was one of these. Like most such instances, outright ethnic jokes were rare, unless one counts the constant references to Benny's [[AllJewsAreCheapskates skinflint nature]]. Fred Allen's radio show also provided some examples; characters in "Allen's Alley" included Russian-Jewish houswife Pansy Nussbaum and Irish immigrant Ajax Cassidy.


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* The long-running (fake) feud between [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] and FredAllen ([[StageNames born]] Benjamin Kubelsky and John F. Sullivan, respectively) was one of these. Like most such instances, outright ethnic jokes were rare, unless one counts the constant references to Benny's [[AllJewsAreCheapskates skinflint nature]]. Fred Allen's radio show also provided some examples; characters in "Allen's Alley" included Russian-Jewish houswife Pansy Nussbaum and Irish immigrant Ajax Cassidy.
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27th Jun '16 5:37:14 PM Mullon
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* Creator/TomCavanagh and Michael Ian Black have this dynamic, presumably unintentionally, on ''Podcast/MikeAndTomEatSnacks''. Tom is a Roman-Catholic Canadian of Irish descent, and usually expresses a more optimistic outlook on whatever topic they are discussing, while Mike, who is Jewish but identifies as an Atheist, is often cynical and critical of the topic. Best shown in their Cheez-It episode, which turned into an argument over Tom's faith.
30th May '16 7:24:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''{{Seinfeld}}'' itself contains a variant: Jerry Seinfeld (a Jew) is best friend of George Costanza (a Catholic Italian American).

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** ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' itself contains a variant: Jerry Seinfeld (a Jew) is best friend of George Costanza (a Catholic Italian American).
9th May '16 2:48:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''FiniansRainbow'' incorporated elements of Irish folklore (more or less) and featured an Irish protagonist named [=McLongergan=]; the show was penned by an all-Jewish writing team.

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* ''FiniansRainbow'' ''Theatre/FiniansRainbow'' incorporated elements of Irish folklore (more or less) and featured an Irish protagonist named [=McLongergan=]; the show was penned by an all-Jewish writing team.
3rd Apr '16 11:07:01 AM eroock
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->''I once heard Dave Belasco Say\\

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->''I ->''"I once heard Dave Belasco Say\\



If it wasn't for the Irish and the Jews!''
-->--'''From the song ''If it Wasn't For the Irish and the Jews'''''

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If it wasn't for the Irish and the Jews!''
-->--'''From
Jews!"''
-->-- From
the song ''If "If it Wasn't For the Irish and the Jews'''''
Jews"
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