History YiddishAsASecondLanguage / LiveActionTV

13th Apr '16 1:34:16 PM CaptEquinox
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** When Radar is mistakenly believed to be the father of a Korean woman's baby, Hawkeye cheers him with ''"Chugha abeoji!"'' (Congratulations, papa). Someone else asks what that means, and Captain Pak (Jack Soo) says "Mazeltov."



*** Subverted when Toby goes into a monologue about how a particular night is special, CJ interrupts "We dip twice and eat gefilte fish?" He replies "Suzie Creamcheese, do not attempt the Haggaddah" and she responds "I know how to bless the soup, too."

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*** Subverted when Toby goes into a monologue about how a particular night is special, CJ interrupts "We dip twice and eat gefilte fish?" He replies "Suzie Creamcheese, "[[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant Suzie Creamcheese]], do not attempt the Haggaddah" and she responds "I know how to bless the soup, too."
9th Apr '16 1:41:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Munch only occasionally used Yiddish on ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', although he did once teach it to Kellerman for his own amusement. It did, however, come in handy after he switched over to ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', when they suspected a Rabbi of sexual misconduct and he fled New York to a Jewish community upstate where even the cops were Jewish and decided to shelter him. When Munch and Stabler arrive their local police contact is told (In Yiddish) to keep them away from the synagogue, and Munch overhears and thus deduces where the Rabbi is being hidden.

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* Munch only occasionally used Yiddish on ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', although he did once teach it to Kellerman for his own amusement. It did, however, come in handy after he switched over to ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', when they suspected a Rabbi of sexual misconduct and he fled New York to a Jewish community upstate where even the cops were Jewish and decided to shelter him. When Munch and Stabler arrive their local police contact is told (In Yiddish) to keep them away from the synagogue, and Munch overhears and thus deduces where the Rabbi is being hidden.
19th Mar '16 7:34:58 AM Hossmeister
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27th Nov '15 11:54:01 AM nombretomado
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* Mike Myers as Linda Richman in the "Coffee Talk" sketches on ''SaturdayNightLive''.

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* Mike Myers as Linda Richman in the "Coffee Talk" sketches on ''SaturdayNightLive''.''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
10th Nov '15 11:21:57 AM AliceMacher
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* Maurice Levy on ''Series/TheWire'' will occasionally use Yiddish expressions, such as calling Herc ''mishpocha'' (family) in the final episode.

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* Maurice Levy on ''Series/TheWire'' will occasionally use Yiddish expressions, such as calling Herc ''mishpocha'' (family) in the final episode.episode.
* Series/AlienNation: Francisco and Sykes consult a doctor of Tenctonese medicine, who peppers his speech with Yiddish words.
* Howard's [[JewishMother mother]] in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' often uses terms such as "ferkarkt" and "putz" in regular speech. She even taught Howard's (non-Jewish) fiancee Bernadette how to use the latter.
* In Series/{{ER}}, Dr. Greene is treating an elderly Jewish woman who says she needs a CT scan like she needs a "loch im kopf." (that's "a hole in the head" for the goyshe tropers) He responds that the CT is to make sure she doesn't have a "loch im kopf" and reveals that he is ancestrally Jewish, leading the woman to agree to the test.
* Series/{{MASH}}: During "Movie Tonight," the entire camp has been snapping at each other due to stress. Then Col. Potter announces there'll be a movie being shown that night.
-->'''Frank''': A movie! Won't that be great?
-->'''Hawkeye''': Oh, Frank, it's just a movie. ''[Frank leaves]'' Ohboyohboyohboy a movie! I'm so excited I could plotz!
* Grace (and her relatives) on ''WillAndGrace'', occasionally:
-->''(Will and Grace are arguing [[ItsAllAboutMe in the midst of Joe and Larry's wedding]])''
-->'''Will:''' You might as well be my wife.
-->'''Grace:''' What? "Marcus Welby's my wife"?
-->'''Will:''' No! You ''might as well be my wife,'' deaf-o.
-->'''Grace:''' I can't hear anything over that [[ForeignCussWord verkakte]] harp.
* In the ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' episode ''The Man in the Street'', Archie makes an anti-Semitic remark to Levy, an Orthodox Jewish TV repairman who can't immediately fix his set because it's almost sundown on Friday.
-->'''Levy:''' Mr. Bunker, I can only answer that insult with an old Jewish expression: ''Tzun a leben in a hoyz mit a toyznt tsimers un zolt hobn a boykhveytik in yeder tsimer.'' ("May you live in a house with a thousand rooms, and get a stomachache in each room.")\\
'''Archie:''' What the hell does that mean?\\
'''Levy:''' You'll never know, but believe me, I got even.
4th Sep '15 5:33:26 PM nombretomado
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* Fran in ''TheNanny''. Max and Niles [[LampshadeHanging hang a lampshade]] on this at one point when they debate what a certain word means, despite both being British.

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* Fran in ''TheNanny''.''Series/TheNanny''. Max and Niles [[LampshadeHanging hang a lampshade]] on this at one point when they debate what a certain word means, despite both being British.
25th Jun '15 6:49:14 PM nombretomado
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* Carl Kolchak recognizes Yiddish words in ''KolchakTheNightStalker''. He's an ex-New York reporter working in Chicago. So...

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* Carl Kolchak recognizes Yiddish words in ''KolchakTheNightStalker''.''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''. He's an ex-New York reporter working in Chicago. So...
24th May '15 11:08:09 PM erforce
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** ''House'' also presents us with Cuddy's incredibly [[JewishMother Jewish]] mother, who isn't even Jewish. (She converted, but seems to have gone whole-hog; it rather reminds one of a certain [[TheBigLebowski Walter Sobchak]]).

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** ''House'' also presents us with Cuddy's incredibly [[JewishMother Jewish]] mother, who isn't even Jewish. (She converted, but seems to have gone whole-hog; it rather reminds one of a certain [[TheBigLebowski [[Film/TheBigLebowski Walter Sobchak]]).
13th May '15 4:54:04 PM nombretomado
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* Blair Waldorf on ''GossipGirl'' after her mother marries a Jewish man. Also the man who plays Rufus, in one [[HilariousOuttakes memorable blooper]]:

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* Blair Waldorf on ''GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'' after her mother marries a Jewish man. Also the man who plays Rufus, in one [[HilariousOuttakes memorable blooper]]:
19th Mar '15 7:51:06 AM XanyKx
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** Aside from Manny, Luciano (very much Italian) seems to use the most Yiddish in the series, possibly as an expression of solidarity with his [[FamilyOfChoice Jewish friends]] over the Italian families who keep trying to claim him, and in one case because his rivals didn't speak it. He almost always uses some Yiddish when talking to Benny.
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