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Film / Ping Pong Playa

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Ping Pong Playa is a 2007 comedy sports film from director Jessica Yu. It stars Jimmy Tsai as immature Christopher "C-Dub" Wang, an NBA wannabe who is forced to teach his mother's ping-pong class at the Chinese school after she gets in a car crash. It also stars Khary Payton (known for voicing Cyborg in Teen Titans) as C-Dub's best friend JP Money and Smith Cho in one of her earliest big roles.

Ping Pong Playa provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Asian Hooker Stereotype: Parodied. At the beginning of the championship match: "You know, people ask me: Cheryl, how does a girl from Iowa end up directing an event sponsored by the Chinese community center? And I just say to them, 'Me love ping pong long time!'" Of course, Gerald thinks this is hilarious.
  • Manchild: Definitely C-Dub. Even JP Money to a lesser extent.
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  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The group of kids at the ping pong class.


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