History Main / YouHaveToHaveJews

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]].
16th Aug '16 6:26:25 PM Malady
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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'' ''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).
16th Aug '16 8:38:42 AM Weirdwombat
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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 changed to "You Won't Succeed in Showbusiness").

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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 (The title of the song is changed also changed, to "You Won't Succeed in Showbusiness").
16th Aug '16 8:37:49 AM Weirdwombat
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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 Glasgow out of fears that Scots just wouldn't get it due to Scotland's small Jewish population.
** The title of the song in the London version is "You Won't Succeed in Showbusiness".

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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 Glasgow the UK out of fears that Scots we Brits just wouldn't get it due to Scotland's the UK's small Jewish population.
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