At one point, he comes up behind her. The following exchange occurs:
James Franco/Dr. Leotard: I'm part Cherokee.
There's also the perennial problem of people identifying themselves as part Cherokee. Franco's character could've laughed at himself for uttering such a cliché, but he didn't.
And since the Cherokee were one of the "Five Civilized Tribes," they're about the last Indians who would sneak up on people. Did his ancestors learn to walk quietly so they wouldn't disturb the cotton pickers on their plantations, or what?
In possibly related news, Mindy Kaling isn't a typical Hollywood liberal:
“Republican” Mindy Kaling brings gun-rights humor to her show
Her shows tend to have an underlying message of tolerance, so her political views aren't necessarily a issue. But this particular exchange was a klunker.