Fresh Off the Boat: Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon
April 17, 2015 5:15 PM - Season 1, Episode 12 - Subscribe

Louis and Jessica get pressured into volunteering at the kids' schools because budget cuts have forced Principal Thomas (Maria Bamford) into enlisting parents to help out around school. Louis coaches basketball, which shows Eddie \a whole other side of his dad -- a former semi-pro basketball player back in Taiwan -- while Emery and Evan see a side of Jessica they wish they hadn't when she grudgingly takes on producing their school play, and puts her own spin on it.
posted by filthy light thief (2 comments total)
I really liked this one. Nice Shaolin soccer homage, and Eddie showing some real leadership.

"You are? why? You're not going to become actors. You think they're going to put two Chinese boys on TV?"
posted by porpoise at 6:23 PM on April 17, 2015

I mainlined season 1 after watching Always Be My Maybe earlier this weekend and am still floored by the ending scene. Seeing the Huangs watching an episode of All-American Girl totally got to me. It's hard to explain fully why, especially when I know AAG had its flaws and I was too young to catch it back when it actually aired on tv, but I'm still kind of choked up thinking about it. Something about seeing an Asian American family watch another Asian American family on TV, even though it's been over two decades, in a "maybe it's not so hopeless after all" moment.
posted by rather be jorting at 1:00 PM on June 24, 2019

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