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All-American Girl 

Based around the stand-up routines of comedian Margaret Cho, this series looked at the culture clashes that occured between a traditional Korean mother and her fully Americanized daughter. ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Margaret Cho ...  Margaret Kim 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Amy Hill ...  Yung-hee 'Grandma' Kim 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Jodi Long ...  Katherine Kim 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Clyde Kusatsu ...  Benny Kim 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Maddie Corman ...  Ruthie Latham 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Judy Gold ...  Gloria Schechter 18 episodes, 1994-1995
J.B. Quon J.B. Quon ...  Eric Kim 18 episodes, 1994-1995
BD Wong ...  Dr. Stuart Kim 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Ashley Johnson ...  Casey Emmerson 12 episodes, 1994
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Based around the stand-up routines of comedian Margaret Cho, this series looked at the culture clashes that occured between a traditional Korean mother and her fully Americanized daughter. Mom just wants Margaret to marry 'respectable' men: doctors, lawyers, scientists (always Korean), while her daughter is more interested in white bikers, musicians, and any other type that her mother is bound to hate. Through all of this, Dad knows better than to interfere, and just keeps out of the fray. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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USA

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English

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14 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All American Girl See more »

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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though the series is about a Korean-American family, Cho was the only actual Korean-American in the cast. Clyde Kusatsu and Amy Hill are Japanese-American. BD Wong and J.B. Quon are Chinese-American. Jodi Long is an American of Japanese and Chinese descent. See more »

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Referenced in Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent (2011) See more »

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Margaret Cho the Real All-American Girl!
27 October 2000 | by skillzSee all my reviews

During her slightly hilarious stand-up routine, Margaret Cho is more than successful at pointing out the absurdity of racial and ethnic stereotypes! She was successful enough to join the likes of: Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Rosanne, and Drew Carey in the world of situation comedies! In "All-American Girl" she plays Margaret Kim: the daughter of Korean Immigrants. Three generations of Kims stay in the same household. Her parents (the bread-winning Kims) often set her up with Korean boys. Not just any Korean boys, but: doctors, lawyers, engineers, and other upwardly mobile professionals! Margaret however, likes to interracially date: aspiring musicians, actors, artists, writers; in other words worthless bums! She is much happier with the club hopping crowd than the silver-spoon eggheads that her parents try to set her up with!

Margaret probably had the most underrated supporting cast in the Industry. But sitcoms that cast a stand-up comedian as the lead only survive if they are well written! Casting Margaret as a party going mall rat did not give her the wiggle room to develop her character into an Emmy nomination! The series could've easily lasted more than one season if it were even SLIGHTLY better written! However ABC was notorious for abruptly pulling the plug on ethnic sitcoms! Margaret has enough talent to appear elsewhere, so look for her in the near future!


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