History Main / YouHaveToHaveJews

21st May '17 10:05:10 AM karstovich2
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* Referenced in the first episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' when [[InformedJudaism Wilson]] wonders how Foreman could have gotten through medical school without learning a thing or two about Jews (specifically, that they don't all keep Kosher).

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* Referenced in the first episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' when [[InformedJudaism Wilson]] wonders how Foreman could have gotten through medical school without learning a thing or two about Jews (specifically, that they don't all keep Kosher). (The series does not contain this trope, as given that it's set in a hospital in Central Jersey, there may be too ''few'' Jews in the cast--although the absence of East and South Asians is even more glaring.)
21st May '17 10:02:40 AM karstovich2
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* The creator of ''Series/TheWire'' had to explain his intentions when he put a very Jewish man into the role of the "evil lawyer". He explained that every gangster in Baltimore is represented by one of three or four Jewish lawyers who specifically are hired by leading gangsters. To him, the role was about realism, not being politically correct. In contrast, the "good lawyer" of the show is also Jewish, though it's much less noticeable.

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* The David Simon, creator of ''Series/TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'', had to explain his intentions when he put a very Jewish man (Maurice Levy, played by the equally-Jewish Michael Kostroff) into the role of the "evil lawyer". He explained that every gangster in Baltimore is represented by one of three or four Jewish lawyers who specifically are hired by leading gangsters. To him, the role was about realism, not being politically correct. In contrast, the "good lawyer" of the show (Assistant State's Attorney Rhonda Pearlman) is also Jewish, though it's much less noticeable.noticeable (besides the character being non-observant, she is played by the non-Jewish Dierdre Lovejoy). (For the record, David Simon is himself Jewish).
15th Feb '17 1:00:32 PM TheCuza
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* Invoked on ''Series/BreakingBad'' by Saul Goodman (actual name [=Jimmy McGill=]), who finds that work as an AmoralAttorney comes easier if people think you're Jewish.

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* Invoked on ''Series/BreakingBad'' by Saul Goodman (actual name [=Jimmy McGill=]), who finds that work as an AmoralAttorney comes easier if who claims to use the name because people think you're Jewish.(or at least criminals) are more likely to hire a Jewish lawyer. [[Series/BetterCallSaul Though he has also used the name in the past when scamming people for beer money with his friend Marco]].
24th Nov '16 12:51:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded hilariously in the Creator/MontyPython musical ''{{Spamalot}}'', in the number "You Won't Succeed On Broadway (If You Don't Have Any Jews)". They succeed after all because [[spoiler: Patsy]] turns out to be Jewish, though he's reluctant to reveal it to heavily armed Christians. The joke was changed to "stars" in the UK out of fears that we Brits just wouldn't get it due to the UK's small Jewish population. (The title of the song is also changed, to "You Won't Succeed in Showbusiness").

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* Lampshaded hilariously in the Creator/MontyPython musical ''{{Spamalot}}'', ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', in the number "You Won't Succeed On Broadway (If You Don't Have Any Jews)". They succeed after all because [[spoiler: Patsy]] turns out to be Jewish, though he's reluctant to reveal it to heavily armed Christians. The joke was changed to "stars" in the UK out of fears that we Brits just wouldn't get it due to the UK's small Jewish population. (The title of the song is also changed, to "You Won't Succeed in Showbusiness").
24th Oct '16 12:10:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://multiplexcomic.com/archive.php?name=27 This]] {{Multiplex}} strip implies that Hollywood Jews [[JesusTaboo water down Christmas movies]] to promote secular themes rather than religious ones. The reality is more likely that [[MoneyDearBoy religious movies don't tend to put asses in seats]]. Or that Jewish writers have only ''experienced'' watered down secular Christmases so that's all they know how to write about it.

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* [[http://multiplexcomic.com/archive.php?name=27 This]] {{Multiplex}} ''Webcomic/{{Multiplex}}'' strip implies that Hollywood Jews [[JesusTaboo water down Christmas movies]] to promote secular themes rather than religious ones. The reality is more likely that [[MoneyDearBoy religious movies don't tend to put asses in seats]]. Or that Jewish writers have only ''experienced'' watered down secular Christmases so that's all they know how to write about it.
15th Oct '16 10:26:50 AM emily164
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* As demonstrated in [[http://www.complex.com/music/2013/08/rap-jewish-lawyers-video-lyrics this supercut]], a great number of hip-hop artists have Jewish lawyers. The accompanying article explains this connection between Black people and Jewish lawyers goes back a long way. Jews were by and large the only white people to actively support the Civil Rights Movement, and so Jews were as disproportionately represented among civil rights lawyers in the 60s as they seem to be among rappers' counsel today.

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* As demonstrated in Lampshaded by [[http://www.complex.com/music/2013/08/rap-jewish-lawyers-video-lyrics this supercut]], supercut]]: a great number of hip-hop artists have Jewish lawyers. The accompanying article explains this connection between Black people and Jewish lawyers goes back a long way. Jews were by and large the only white people to actively support the Civil Rights Movement, and so Jews were as disproportionately represented among civil rights lawyers in the 60s as they seem to be among rappers' counsel today.
15th Oct '16 10:23:31 AM emily164
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* As demonstrated in [[http://www.complex.com/music/2013/08/rap-jewish-lawyers-video-lyrics this supercut]], a great number of hip-hop artists have Jewish lawyers. The accompanying article explains this connection between Black people and Jewish lawyers goes back a long way. Jews were by and large the only white people to actively support the Civil Rights Movement, and so Jews were as disproportionately represented among civil rights lawyers in the 60s as they seem to be among rappers' counsel today.

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23rd Sep '16 4:17:38 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwxRhZiFWy4&feature=related Sir Robin]]''', ''{{Spamalot}}''

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-->-- '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwxRhZiFWy4&feature=related Sir Robin]]''', ''{{Spamalot}}''
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** ''A Star Called Henry'' (set during the Irish Revolution just after WorldWarI) has the hero have a rather {{anvilicious}} friendship with a Latvian Jewish refugee. At the time there were about 3000 Jews in Dublin (0.8% of the population) so it comes across as a bit forced since the only real reason for them to be Jewish is so Doyle can make the IRA seem [[AuthorTract even more evil]] when they disapprove of his friendship.

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** ''A Star Called Henry'' (set during the Irish Revolution just after WorldWarI) UsefulNotes/WorldWarI) has the hero have a rather {{anvilicious}} friendship with a Latvian Jewish refugee. At the time there were about 3000 Jews in Dublin (0.8% of the population) so it comes across as a bit forced since the only real reason for them to be Jewish is so Doyle can make the IRA seem [[AuthorTract even more evil]] when they disapprove of his friendship.
21st Sep '16 8:52:05 AM MarkLungo
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Of course, like so many others, this rather sensitive trope began as an inversion of another trope. There was a time when working in media was one of the few options for ambitious, intelligent, well-educated people who happened to be Jewish. Anything considered to be academic or high art would be under considerable pressure to appear "respectable," and cater to the segregationist views of the time. Anyone who was not (or could not pass for) white, American- or British-born, heterosexual, Christian (most likely Protestant), and often times male might be considered a risk to the company's reputation. Since radical new media, such as {{film}}, {{radio}}, ComicBooks and, later, {{UsefulNotes/television}} were [[NewMediaAreEvil often callously dismissed as vulgar]], they tended to hire the people no one else would take -- i.e. Jews. Despite the doomsday warnings of segregationist MoralGuardians, new media took off and people who once had to scramble for an employer became part of history. In short, many might say that the Jewish people who ran Hollywood did so because ''[[http://www.randomhouse.com/book/57285/an-empire-of-their-own-by-neal-gabler they were the ones who built it ]]''. Most major Hollywood studios, including the Big Five (20th Century Fox, RKO Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) and the Little Three (Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, and United Artists) had at least one Jewish founding member, with the prominent exception of Walt Disney Studios (as such, [[UrbanLegends some say]] that Walt Disney hated Jews, when in fact his beef was specifically with left-wing Jewish labor leaders he suspected of infiltrating his studio), and every American studio currently has Jews in at least some high ranking executive and creative positions. Creative types usually write what they know, and despite the ever-lingering specter of antisemitism in the early twentieth century, many writers, directors, producers, etc. most certainly [[WriteWhatYouKnow would have passed on their own perspective into their work, intentionally or not]].

This trope does not lend itself to a simple list of examples, as such a list might smack of antisemitism ("what's with all these Jews?"). This is not what this trope is about at all. It is, nevertheless, noticeable to viewers and readers who live in areas where Jewish populations are much smaller (e.g. the UK, where Jews were, according to the 2001 census, outnumbered three to two by ''[[StarWars Jedi]]''). As it's a TropeInAggregate, please add examples only where this trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, or possibly {{averted|Trope}} if it's really incongruous.

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Of course, like so many others, this rather sensitive trope began as an inversion of another trope. There was a time when working in media was one of the few options for ambitious, intelligent, well-educated people who happened to be Jewish. Anything considered to be academic or high art would be under considerable pressure to appear "respectable," and cater to the segregationist views of the time. Anyone who was not (or could not pass for) white, American- or British-born, heterosexual, Christian (most likely Protestant), and often times male might be considered a risk to the company's reputation. Since radical new media, such as {{film}}, {{radio}}, ComicBooks and, later, {{UsefulNotes/television}} were [[NewMediaAreEvil often callously dismissed as vulgar]], they tended to hire the people no one else would take -- i.e. Jews. Despite the doomsday warnings of segregationist MoralGuardians, new media took off and people who once had to scramble for an employer became part of history. In short, many might say that the Jewish people who ran Hollywood did so because ''[[http://www.randomhouse.com/book/57285/an-empire-of-their-own-by-neal-gabler they were the ones who built it ]]''. Most major Hollywood studios, including the Big Five (20th Century Fox, RKO (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, Creator/RKOPictures, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Creator/WarnerBros, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer) and the Little Three (Universal (Creator/{{Universal}} Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Creator/ColumbiaPictures, and United Artists) Creator/UnitedArtists) had at least one Jewish founding member, with the prominent exception of Walt Disney Creator/{{Disney}} Studios (as such, [[UrbanLegends some say]] that Walt Disney Creator/WaltDisney hated Jews, when in fact his beef was specifically with left-wing Jewish labor leaders he suspected of infiltrating his studio), and every American studio currently has Jews in at least some high ranking executive and creative positions. Creative types usually write what they know, and despite the ever-lingering specter of antisemitism in the early twentieth century, many writers, directors, producers, etc. most certainly [[WriteWhatYouKnow would have passed on their own perspective into their work, intentionally or not]].

This trope does not lend itself to a simple list of examples, as such a list might smack of antisemitism ("what's with all these Jews?"). This is not what this trope is about at all. It is, nevertheless, noticeable to viewers and readers who live in areas where Jewish populations are much smaller (e.g. the UK, where Jews were, according to the 2001 census, outnumbered three to two by ''[[StarWars ''[[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]]''). As it's a TropeInAggregate, please add examples only where this trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, or possibly {{averted|Trope}} if it's really incongruous.
9th Sep '16 7:39:33 PM ShardShinjuku
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Of course, like so many others, this rather sensitive and in no way value-judgemental trope began as an inversion of another trope. There was a time when working in media was one of the few options for ambitious, intelligent, well-educated people who happened to be Jewish. Anything considered to be academic or high art would be under considerable pressure to appear "respectable," and cater to the segregationist views of the time. Anyone who was not (or could not pass for) white, American- or British-born, heterosexual, Christian (most likely Protestant), and often times male might be considered a risk to the company's reputation. Since radical new media, such as {{film}}, {{radio}}, ComicBooks and, later, {{UsefulNotes/television}} were [[NewMediaAreEvil often callously dismissed as vulgar]], they tended to hire the people no one else would take -- i.e. Jews. Despite the doomsday warnings of segregationist MoralGuardians, new media took off and people who once had to scramble for an employer became part of history. In short, many might say that the Jewish people who ran Hollywood did so because ''[[http://www.randomhouse.com/book/57285/an-empire-of-their-own-by-neal-gabler they were the ones who built it ]]''. Most major Hollywood studios, including the Big Five (20th Century Fox, RKO Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) and the Little Three (Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, and United Artists) had at least one Jewish founding member, with the prominent exception of Walt Disney Studios (as such, [[UrbanLegends some say]] that Walt Disney hated Jews, when in fact his beef was specifically with left-wing Jewish labor leaders he suspected of infiltrating his studio), and every American studio currently has Jews in at least some high ranking executive and creative positions. Creative types usually write what they know, and despite the ever-lingering specter of antisemitism in the early twentieth century, many writers, directors, producers, etc. most certainly [[WriteWhatYouKnow would have passed on their own perspective into their work, intentionally or not]].

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Of course, like so many others, this rather sensitive and in no way value-judgemental trope began as an inversion of another trope. There was a time when working in media was one of the few options for ambitious, intelligent, well-educated people who happened to be Jewish. Anything considered to be academic or high art would be under considerable pressure to appear "respectable," and cater to the segregationist views of the time. Anyone who was not (or could not pass for) white, American- or British-born, heterosexual, Christian (most likely Protestant), and often times male might be considered a risk to the company's reputation. Since radical new media, such as {{film}}, {{radio}}, ComicBooks and, later, {{UsefulNotes/television}} were [[NewMediaAreEvil often callously dismissed as vulgar]], they tended to hire the people no one else would take -- i.e. Jews. Despite the doomsday warnings of segregationist MoralGuardians, new media took off and people who once had to scramble for an employer became part of history. In short, many might say that the Jewish people who ran Hollywood did so because ''[[http://www.randomhouse.com/book/57285/an-empire-of-their-own-by-neal-gabler they were the ones who built it ]]''. Most major Hollywood studios, including the Big Five (20th Century Fox, RKO Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) and the Little Three (Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, and United Artists) had at least one Jewish founding member, with the prominent exception of Walt Disney Studios (as such, [[UrbanLegends some say]] that Walt Disney hated Jews, when in fact his beef was specifically with left-wing Jewish labor leaders he suspected of infiltrating his studio), and every American studio currently has Jews in at least some high ranking executive and creative positions. Creative types usually write what they know, and despite the ever-lingering specter of antisemitism in the early twentieth century, many writers, directors, producers, etc. most certainly [[WriteWhatYouKnow would have passed on their own perspective into their work, intentionally or not]].
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