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  • 10 TV Jewish couples we love

    There aren’t that many Jewish couples out there. On television, that is.
    Sure, there are plenty of mixed marriages, as there are in real life, but the small screen doesn’t usually feature a couple where both members are Jews.
    But we were able to come up with 10 of our favorites in honor of Valentine’s Day after racking our pop culture-loving brains (and searching the internet).
    Here they are:
    1. The “retired and moved to Boca” couple – Helen and Mordy Seinfeld (“Seinfeld”)

    They love each other but fight all time. They wonder why you never call them (or Uncle Leo) and invite themselves over. Mordy (Barney Martin) always complains and yells about everything he doesn’t like, and Helen (Liz Sharidan) yells back at him but always has his back. The Seinfelds are the thick-skinned, proud and caring couple who somehow get along in a faraway land called Florida. More ▸

  • Nine Types of Jewish Dads on TV

    This week we salute you, the Jewish father.
    Why? Well first of all, because this Sunday is Father’s Day, and secondly because we usually pay more attention to Jewish moms, that we often forget how great Jewish dads are.
    They are so great, that unlike most Jewish mothers who are very similar in their television portrayal, the TV Jewish fathers are so different from one another, so we decided to name nine of our favorite types of Jewish dads on TV.
    1. The Workaholic Dad – Ari Gold (“Entourage”)
     
    He’s married to his work and the actors he represents are his actual children. We know it, Ari Gold knows it and his family knows it. The world’s most notorious movie agent (Jeremy Piven) has the ability to make television explode from over-bleeping. Ari is a devoted Jew… when it doesn’t conflict with his work (he escaped Yom Kippur services to try and seal Vincent a lead role in the movie “Medellin”) and is also an over-protective father. In fact, he is so over-protective that when his daughter Sarah begins to like child actor Max Ballard, Ari sends him to Kazakhstan to shoot a new movie to keep him away from his daughter. More ▸

  • 13 Jewish Gibes on ‘Family Guy’

    Were you upset by the letter “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane sent to Emmy voters, calling them “bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews” and urging them to consider nominating his show for the Outstanding Comedy Series category?
    Then you probably don’t watch that much “Family Guy,” because jokes on the expense of the chosen people happen there all the time. The Jews shouldn’t feel targeted though, “Family Guy” doesn’t discriminate and laughs at people of all nationalities, races, colors and genders. It’s one of those things that an animated show can do without getting too much heat.
    So to put things in perspective, we chose 13 of our favorite “Family Guy” jokes on Jews. If you find them offensive, we sure hope you’re not an Emmy voter.
    1. Jewish Eye Surgery More ▸

  • Seth Green drops Jewish last name!

    Did you know Seth Green’s full name is actually Seth Benjamin Gesshal-Green? Neither did we. Well, if you thought you can wow your friends with this juicy trivia item, think again. TMZ reports that the voice behind Family Guy’s Chris Griffin and the producer of Robot Chicken filed an official petition to the L.A. County Superior Court, asking to… More ▸