July 28, 2011
Adam Beach on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Comment: Beach was the best part of this show: a mostly unfunny salute to Cowboys and Aliens. His spontaneity and sense of humor demolished the stereotype of Indians as stoic and unfeeling. You gotta love the way he calls everyone "Dude"--even Olivia Wilde.
When was the last time an Indian appeared on a mainstream show on late-night TV? Other than the taped Wolf Pack segment on Leno, I can't remember any recent instances. Indians should constitute about 1% of the guests, but you can bet they don't.
For more on Cowboys and Aliens, see Indians MIA in Cowboys and Aliens and Adam Beach at Cowboys and Aliens Premiere.