Thanksgivukkah isn’t happening for another couple of weeks, but already it has bestowed upon us many gifts, including a great recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with pastrami and pickled red onion, a rapping turkey, and a “Colbert Report” bit so funny the host himself lost it. There’s something else on our wish list for this… More ▸
By Jana Banin
Today in other Jewish “Friends” news, someone spray painted “Ross is not cool” on a Manhattan construction site, the New York Post reports. Next to the message was an arrow, pointing straight at David Schwimmer’s new six-story, 9,000 square foot mansion. Whoever is responsible for the graffiti is likely not a “Friends” hater, but instead… More ▸
By Jana Banin
Here’s to the return of one of our favorite friends! Lisa Kudrow will be joining the cast of “Scandal,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Jewish actress of “Friends” fame has scored a recurring role as a politician on season 3 of the popular ABC drama. Kudrow will be playing a politician, which probably means… More ▸
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 ▸
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 ▸
A Mother’s Day special! Because if you’ll put all of them in a blender and add some guilt, you’ll get your mom! And you love your mom, don’t you? Well it wouldn’t hurt you to say it more often.
1. Sylvia Fine (“The Nanny”)
In a show that turned an eccentric Flushing-Jewish stereotype into an art form, Sylvia Fine, portrayed by Renée Taylor, was the queen. Constantly visiting the princess, Fran, and the Queen-mother, Yetta, Sylvia Fine (née Rosenberg) was a New York Jewish mother in a nutshell – overbearing, loud, hungry and mostly dominant. Oh, and loud too.
Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer (may its memory be a blessing) star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who will soon reappear on our small screens in the CW’s drama Ringer, reveals her inspiration for the dual role she plays — twin sisters Siobhan and Bridget — on her new show: Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer from Friends…. More ▸