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The Jews of Prime Time
David Zurawik

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Acknowledgements xi

• Introduction: On Being "Too Jewish" in "This Weird Loop" 1

• 1. Learning to Be "More American" -
The Goldbergs 17

• 2. "Write Yiddish, Cast British" - From Dick Van Dyke to Mrs. G 48

• 3. Prime-Time Intermarriage I -
Bridget Loves Bernie 78

• 4. The Dramas -
thirtysomthing and Northern Exposure 104

• 5. Intermarriage II (Shiksa Goddesses Transforming Jewish Guys) -
Anything But Love, Flying Blind, Mad About You, Brooklyn Bridge, and More 140

• 6. Intermarriage III (Some Jewish Women Get Gentile Guys) -
Rhoda, The Nanny, Dharma & Greg, Friends, Will & Grace 172

• 7. A "Too-Jewish"/Not-Jewish-Enough Jew for the '90s -
Seinfeld 201

• 8. Looping Back, Breaking Ground, and Calculating Loss - 1
00 Centre Street, The Education of Max Bickford, State of Grace 218

• Notes 243

• Index 263

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