Fresh Off the Boat: Huangsgiving
November 21, 2015 3:09 PM - Season 2, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Jessica is finally able to persuade her mother to let her host Thanksgiving, instead of her sister Connie who has always hosted it. But she and Louis get overly ambitious with the planning and almost everything goes wrong.
posted by ellieBOA (5 comments total)
Really hard to buy that so many food mishaps would befall someone with their own restaurant to raid, but a fun episode anyway. My favorite line was probably “I may seem calm, but it’s a calm anger which is a much scarier type of anger.”
posted by oh yeah! at 4:44 PM on November 21, 2015

I really don't like the dynamic between Jessica and her sister. The constant jealousy and insecurity just leaves me feeling so exhausted. And very sad.

But with that said, the full name of Huangsgiving left me cracking up until my lungs hurt.
posted by meese at 5:19 PM on November 21, 2015

"Sensible Vest"
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:41 PM on November 27, 2015

My partner and I were watching Fargo and realized that Connie shows up as the assistant in the insurance store that Lester Nygaard works in.

Overall though I thought this was a fun episode, though I thought forgetting to turn on the oven was a bit too on the nose.
posted by Carillon at 10:17 AM on January 6, 2016

The dynamic between Jessica and her sister was an exaggerated version of what goes on in many families, regardless of cultural background, though I also think that it reflects how hard it is to win approval from Asian parents, hence the constant competition!
posted by gemutlichkeit at 9:23 PM on January 10, 2016

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