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Release Date:
14 September 1994 (USA) See more »
Based around the stand-up routines of comedian Margaret Cho, this series looked at the culture clashes... See more »
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Margaret Cho the Real All-American Girl! See more (4 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 10)

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 ... Eric Kim (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

BD Wong ... Dr. Stuart Kim (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Ashley Johnson ... Casey Emmerson (12 episodes, 1994)

Series Directed by
Terry Hughes (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Writing credits
Dawn DeKeyser (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tim Maile (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Douglas Tuber (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Elizabeth Wong (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kell Cahoon (2 episodes, 1994)
Pat Dougherty (2 episodes, 1994)
Tom Saunders (2 episodes, 1994)
Gary Jacobs (1 episode, 1994)

Series Produced by
Gail Berman .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Stuart Sheslow .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gary Jacobs .... executive producer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Clay Graham .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Bruce Johnson .... producer (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tim Maile .... co-producer (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Douglas Tuber .... co-producer (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Brian J. Cowan .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1994-1995)
Pat Dougherty .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 1994)

Russell Dague .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
George Englund Jr. (18 episodes, 1994-1995)

Nick South (unknown episodes, 1994-1995)
Wendall J. Yuponce (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Daniel Flannery (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Film Editing by
Jimmy B. Frazier (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Casting by
Nikki Valko (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Production Design by
David Sackeroff (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Set Decoration by
Freddie Rymond (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Makeup Department
Adam Christopher .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Yvonne Depatis-Kupka .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Cendrowski .... associate director (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Art Department
Greg Gneier .... set designer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Loren Nickloff .... construction coordinator (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jeff Ackerman .... property master (3 episodes, 1994)
Series Sound Department
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Clay .... video (1 episode, 1994)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Cotton .... key costumer (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Lynda Pyka .... key costumer (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Editorial Department
Brian Q. Kelley .... electronic editorial (1 episode, 1995)
Series Other crew
Kelli Pinker .... construction accountant (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
J.J. Paulsen .... executive story editor (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Paul Paolasso .... stage manager (14 episodes, 1994-1995)
Doeri Welch Greiner .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
Stacey Hur .... executive story editor (4 episodes, 1995)
Russ Reinsel .... technical director (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

Mark Cendrowski .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Steve Grantowitz .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Hector Tinoco .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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30 min (19 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 Cho Dependent (2011)See more »


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13 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Margaret Cho the Real All-American Girl!, 27 October 2000
Author: skillz from Indiana

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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