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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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 (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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30 min (19 episodes)
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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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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Had a Great Start Until Changes were Made, 6 September 2007
Author: goleafs84 from Seattle, Washington

All American Girl in the beginning was a pleasure to watch. I liked Margret's comedy of her family life, but mainly, being an Asian-American guy, I could relate to most of the things going on, as I used to hear he same things from my Grandmother when I was a kid. For example, "Marry a nice Japanese girl"

When I was growing up, I had to deal with being different compared to most other Asians my age, as I didn't like the same type of sports they played to dating girls outside my race. After watching this, In some ways, I didn't feel alone being the way I am and I could see some similarities in Margret and myself.

The problem I had with the show was when they made changes in the show, when got rid of virtually the entire original cast and replaced them with another group. When I watched the show, I found it unfunny. I felt couldn't identify with the show any longer and I stopped watching it, which is too bad because in my opinion, this show had a great start.

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