The Hit ABC show Fresh Off the Boat is coming back for a brand new season. To get you ready for Season 2, here is an extra trivia track loosely based on Eddie Huang’s life in the mid-90s as a hip-hop loving, Chinese kid that moves from the Washington DC area to Orlando, Fl. Think of this clip as kind of like Pop Up Video only more family friendly.
Fresh Off the Boat is a refreshing take on the family sitcom that posts an immigrant family with first-generation American children in an all Anglo-Saxon neighborhood. It shows the difficulties of being bi-cultural (sigh, yes. That’s a new label schools are using.) in social settings where you have a foot in the old world while trying to fit in the new one.
This show is relatable for anyone who is of immigrant parents just trying not to get poked fun at in school, where just being a kid is hard enough. Just like the character Eddie, I too am a first-generation American who is the son of immigrants. I know what it’s like to eat ethnic food, listen to ethnic music, and have an ethnic upbringing while trying to fit in with the majority.
I’ve had several people tell me this show is racist towards East Asians, but really it’s just about a kid trying to figure out life with the added challenge of cultural diversity.
Sit back, enjoy, and realize that there are a lot of inside jokes poking fun of White people far more than East Asians.
The DVD set has every episode, plus a gag reel that keeps that laughs coming.
Fresh Off the Boat airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC following The Muppets.
Fresh Off the Boat Season 1 is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD at various retail stores near you.