Contact Us
Make My Homepage

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Episode Offensive? [POLL]

   Are we past the point where we can laugh at ourselves?

Was the Kung Fu Episode of "How I Met Your Mother" Offensive
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Is it no longer acceptable for television shows to parody other television shows?  Last Monday’s episode of “How I Met Your Mother” which is ending a very successful run among the politically correct, apparently crossed the line by having their characters dressing in yellow face and Asian attire similar in a parody of the 70’s series “Kung Fu”

The show ended up offending so many that series creator Carter Bays sent our a series of tweets apologizing.

Many times sitcoms in dream sequences will use their actors to play the characters in the dream. In this situation, it didn’t seem to me like there was any intent of malice rather it was respect for these classic shows.

One thing that comes to mind here is that in the actual series Kung Fu, the lead character David Carradine was white. One of the greatest pieces of comedy ever is Saturday Night Live’s  “Samurai Delicatessen.” I wonder if today John Belushi would be considered a racist? Was Lucy a racist to dress like an Italian grape crusher?

Do you have a problem with “How I Met Your Mother” parodying Kung Fu? Take the poll below.

 

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.