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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1995   1994  
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 Margaret Kim (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Yung-hee 'Grandma' Kim (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Katherine Kim (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Benny Kim (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Ruthie Latham (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Gloria Schechter (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
J.B. Quon ...
 Eric Kim (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Dr. Stuart Kim (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 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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14 September 1994 (USA)  »

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All American Girl  »

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1.33 : 1
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This show became famous for Margaret Cho's battle with ABC executives which ended in the show's cancellation and her subsequent health problems. Cho used her own material but executives kept making changes in an effort to boost ratings but resulted in bad critical reviews which commented on the show's constant shift in tone and characters. Cho later said that she was approached by the network to drop a great deal of weight in a very short time. She was also told that she was not acting Asian enough which resulted in the hiring of an Asian consultant. All the Asian characters were dropped from the show in order to make Cho stand out but then Cho was accused of acting too Asian. These constant changes led to the show being canceled after only one season. After the show was canceled Cho suffered kidney failure due to the rapid weight loss and spiraled into drug and alcohol addiction. She eventually got clean and her problems with the show has become material for her stand-up act. See more »

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

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Pretty darn funny!
3 March 2017 | by (California, USA) – See 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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