Joke on 2Broke Girls with Anti-Semitic Overtones?

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  1. Fish Man

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    Kudos for continuity.

    In Monday Night's episode, she's wearing the shoes in question.
     
  2. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Exactamundo!
     
  3. Rainy Dave

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    Finally watched the episode last night.

    If I hadn't seen this thread prior to watching I would not even have noticed the joke.

    So...was I offended. Not at all.
     
  4. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    wow....I guess if you look hard enough you can find anything offensive.
     
  5. scooterboy

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    I find that post very offensive.
     
  6. Rainy Dave

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    Nicely played, sir...nicely played.
     
  7. I_am_not_randy

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    To jstkidding, since you asked ....

    I am Jewish and dont really find Jewish cheap jokes that offensive. Personally, I find that there are cheap and not cheap people in EVERY group, so it irks me a little bit that it is assciatted with Jewish people and not everubody else, but all in all the cheap sterotype doesnt really bother me too much.

    What does bother me is something that a lot of non Jewish people probably dont understand (and this isnt targeted towards you, just in general as part of this thread, casue your statment made perfect sense, ie, why is it bad to be cheap ?).

    The subtlety of the english language is significant.

    If when I was a kid I heard someone say about me "Hes a Jewish boy", that means something totally different than "Hes a jew boy". Do they technically mean the exact same thing ? yes. However, in practice, the term "jew boy" is meant as derogatory term and not just meant as a description of a jewish boy. Will some people use the term "jew boy" and simply mean a Jewish boy ? Yes. However in most cases it is meant in a derogatory way. And I know this from first hand experinace being called it as a kid and getting into numerous fights becasue of it. I was being insulted.

    So, the joke "shoed him" down in my opinion it simply a play on words on "Jewed" him down. I find that phass offensive not for the cheap aspect but for the "Jew" aspect. Kinda like being called a Jew boy.

    So for me anyway thats why I find it kinda offensive. Some of the responses that said the thread started was overreacting, or trying really hard to be insulted, were quite off the mark. Was it a horribly offensive joke ? No. Was it nothing ? No.


    On the other hand, not to make ANOTHER jewish sterotype, but the liberal hollywood writters are probably Jewish anyway, so who cares. And even if they werent Jewish, they probably didnt think it could be interpreted so negatvily. So I know I will keep watching.
     
  8. sieglinde

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    I find the phrase offensive but the pun made in the TV show is cute.
     
  9. aadam101

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    I actually thought she said "Jewed". I watch South Park and Bill Maher so Jewish jokes are pretty normal on my TV.
     
  10. jilter

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    Being Jewish, I have never found that particular stereotype insulting. Seems like a good thing to go with to me.

    Furthermore, I am not attracted in any way to girls with big racks, the writing is mediocre at best, the acting even worse.....why do I feel compelled to watch this show?
     

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