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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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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All American Girl See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Cho, ABC executives suggested "East Meets West" and "Wok On the Wild Side" for the show's title. See more »

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Pretty darn funny!
3 March 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This was a hilarious sit-come starring Margaret Cho as Margaret Kim, who lives with her traditional Korean family.

Full of culture clashes and Asian stereotypes, Cho was absolutely hilarious in portraying her character dealing with her family life and trying to make decisions of her own. I could relate to her mother trying to shelter her, urging her marry a nice spouse and comparing her with other Asians. Amy Hill plays Margaret's grandmother, and was absolutely hilarious in her Asian-English accent!

Very witty with dry humor and laugh-out-loud moments. Too bad the show only lasted one season, and the later episodes of the season were a let-down, as the cast changes really brought down the show.

Grade B-


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