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The History of White People in America (1985)

| Comedy | TV Movie
In this parody of documentaries, host Martin Mull discusses the contributions that white people have made to the USA, visits the Institute of White Studies, and follows a typical white family as they go about their everyday lives.

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Harry Shearer
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Credited cast:
Martin Mull ... Himself - Host
Mary Kay Place ... Joyce Harrison
Fred Willard ... Hal Harrison
Christian Jacobs ... Tommy Harrison
Amy Lynne ... Debbie Harrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eileen Brennan
Steve Martin ... Himself
Jack Riley ... Scientist
Harry Shearer ... Rabbi
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In ths "mockumentary," host Martin Mull discusses the contributions that white people have made to the U.S., visits the Institute of White Studies, and follows a typical white family as they go about their everyday lives. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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whites as a people | satire | See All (2) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

The History of White People in America: Volume I See more »

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Followed by Portrait of a White Marriage (1988) See more »

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first we lived
17 June 2008 | by anniarkiSee all my reviews

The funniest segment is definitely when the kids in class answer the question about their heritage. The Asian kid talks about the ancient culture and inventions, then the African-American talks about farming methods and other contributions. A Jewish boy wisecracks in New york accent "Since you are all familiar with the Old Testament, I'll spare you the ancient history." or something to that effect and outlines how his family established a business (dry cleaning?) and made lots of money. Then the white boy gets a turn. When he says "First we lived on Elm, then we moved over to Maple" I really cracked up. I was in college, and I had just moved from an apartment on Elm Street to another place on Maple Ave. And yeah, I'm white!


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