Heard on FX’s Wilfred: “Not Asian-American…Real Asian!”
By Latoya Peterson
Whenever I get around to writing about Archer, I’ll talk about the difference between writing a joke that involves race and writing a racist joke. But, in essence, this is the Kate Rigg rule:
For instance, the Dudesons episode on MTV. Without the stereotypes, there was no humor. No reason for the bits to exist. Without the stereotypes, the show would've been about 10 minutes of setups and transitions, not 30 minutes.
For more on the subject, see Okay to Stereotype in "Satires"? and Racist "Jokes" Are No Jokes.
Below: It's "funny"...because that's how Natives supposedly used to dress. As half-naked savages in feathers. Look at the comical white man pretending to be a comical Indian...ha ha!