Jewish Stereotypes and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is a very popular television series about a young upper-middle class Jewish woman in the late 1950s and early 60's. As the show begins, the main character he is a very proper and in many ways conventional wife and mother, who flouts the norms of culture, gender and class to forge a career as a comic. This article pays tribute to the creativity of the writing and acting in the award-winning show, Although the author acknowledges that "Jews pretty much invented self-deprecating humor," he is critical of the show for exploiting negative stereotypes of American Jews. specifically that they are "obnoxious, loud, crass, obsessed with money to the exclusion of all else, lacking in manners and social grace [and] unclean..." Click on the URI above to read the article. Click on the link below for a different view of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,"
Theater, Movies and Television, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Humor, United States