Mike and Tommy welcome on Rabbi Lex to talk all things Jewish in the Mighty Ducks and Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. They talk about secret Jewish characters, how anti-Semitism was originally a key plot point in a Mighty Ducks sequel, and break down how Nick’s Passover Seder likely went down with Alex and Evan as the non-Jewish guests.
Executive producers: Elsie Barnett, Bryan Berg, Alex Ybarra, Josh Luecht, Bobby Lemaire, Rabbi Lex Rofeberg, Aaron Davis, Ed Scimia, Alex Vlahos, Joyce Eng, Matt Holtwick.
Producers: Deborah Chen, Jeremiah Bersche, Adam Ferry, Jarrod Beasley, Lisa Wobig, Anthony Gioffre, Jeff Fantus, Stevie Yanks, J.D. Youngblood, Chris Garland, Sarah Mihalopoulos, Dave Dang, Wayne Perkins, Alex Lopez.
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Here’s some information on the Jewish Renewal Movement.
Nobody knows where the origin of shyster comes from but it is speculated to be German and not Yiddish.
If you’re so inclined here is the 72-page thesis on the Rugrats Passover episode.
Here is the full video episode:
Here is some information on Marshall Ganz.
Here’s a sample scene from Full-Court Miracle:
To recap on the Jewish characters:
Greg Goldberg – Clear Yes
Dave/Les Averman – Jewish adjacent.
Dave Karp – Yes
Dean Portman – Yes
Jesse and/or Terry Hall – Maybe?
All other players: No.
Mighty Ducks: Game Changers:
Nick Ganz – Yes
No other characters?
Here is executive producer Jordan Kerner talking about Goldberg facing an anti-Semitic remark, causing Team USA and Team Iceland to band together against Bulgaria. This was actually the original plot to D3 — assuming creator Steve Brill would’ve still been involved — not D4 as Mike said.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is on Netflix.
Broad City is available on Comedy Central and its website.
Never Have I Ever is on Netflix.
Prince of Egypt for the unfamiliar. It is certified fresh at Rotten Tomatoes with an 80% from the critics and a 90%(!) from the audience.
Here’s the Chanaukah Song from Adam Sandler:
Keeping the Faith was not as successful: 69% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 59% from the audience.