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Aasif Mandvi as Aasif Qu’osby
Sakina Jaffrey as Fatima Qu’osby
Shoba Narayanan as Whitney Qu’osby
Nicky Maindiratta as Bobby Qu’osby
Written by
Aasif Mandvi & Miles Kahn
Co-Executive Producer
Chan D. Booth
Executive Producers
Aasif Mandvi & Miles Kahn
Executive Producer
Lillian LaSalle
Directed by
Miles Kahn
Associate Producer
Chris G. Eleftheriades
Associate Producers
Mik Moore & Miriam Fogelson
Chris & Amanda Wade
Chris Marsh
Casting By
Lois Drabkin
Miles Kahn
Rick Siegel
Camera Operator
Pat Casey
Lawrence Roman
Sage Obrera
Camera Utility
Charlie Metzger
Camera Assistant/Media Mgr
Vince Rappa
Production Manager
Rashi DeStefano
Production Coordinator
Aiden McClellan
First Assistant Director
Jermaine Sumra
Second Assistant Director
Kenny Willams
Sound Mixer
Rob Ellenberg
Boom Operator/Sound Utility
Sonam Grey
Nicola Guarmeri
Best Boy Electric
Sean Li
Kelley Nesper
Peter Vertefeuille
Dylan Kaplowitz
Electric PA
Robert Moxley
Production Designer
Lenny Tso
Production Designer’s Assistant
Nikkiya Burke
Miles Engulf
Set Dresser
Jessica Rogozzino
Lead Carpenter
Allan Haigh
Taylor Browning
Art Assistant
Eric Barrera
Joanna “JoJo” Rodriguez
Wardrobe Stylist
Joanie Pony
Courtney Button
Assistant Wardrobe
Alton Dulaney
Assistant Editor
Katie Ennis
Motion Graphics
Michael Hogan
Title Design
Dave Brubaker
Web Design
Adriel Luis
Theme Song Co Produced and Mixed by
Flavorlab Score
Post Audio and Film Mix by
Greg Arnold for nofat::creative
Publicity Services
BWR Public Relations
Sunshine Sachs
Accounting Services
Stuart Gelwarg & Nicholas Famularo
Altman, Greenfield and Selvaggi
Production Legal
Joshua Sandler & Bianca Grimshaw
Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP
“Just an Ordinary Family”
Performed by
Ken Gold & Lillian LaSalle
Lyrics by
Miles Kahn & David Javerbaum
Music by
Matthew Loren Cohen, Miles Kahn & David Hill
Creative Consultants
Chad Carter
Stuart Miller
Brennan Shroff
Sara Taksler
Production Assistants
Dylan Allred
Mohammad Ali Shan Javid
Alexxis Banschbach
Chris Dale
Valentine Drelon
Youssef Lahlou
Ben Leong
Ian Ludd
Katie Maraghy
Ysef Mars
Rachel Moss
Andrew Nakarni
Lindsay Quella
Brandon Stefanowitz
Jake Wears
Emily Wilson
Special Thanks to:
Kalia Abiade
David Abramovich
Madihha Ahussain
Maynor Alas
Deborah Axt
Lara Bergthold
Bonnie Bernstein
Jeffrey Chassen
Laura D’Abate
Sarah Early
Negin Farsad
Jill Garvey
Bruce Gellman
Michael Goddard
Mark Gordon
Marla Haut
Katharine Henderson
Mahin Ibrahim
Sahar Jahani
Mohammad Ali Shan Javid
Mary Kane
Jill Kaplan
Jennifer King
Norman Lear
Dean Obeidallah
Christina Papadopoulos
Shaifali Puri
Naheed Qureshi
Robert Radack
Suman Raghunathan
Linda Sarsour
Jon Stewart
Nina Shreiber
Anna Strout
Rachel Tiven
Nadia Tonova
Bassema Yousef
We Also Wish to Thank:
APM Music
Atlantic Pictures
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
The Brennan Center
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ)
Mobile Video
MTV’s Look Different Campaign
Shoulder to Shoulder
Halal in the Family was made possible with the incredibly
generous support of these phenomenal organizations:
Center for New Community
ACCESS / National Network for Arab American Communities
Southern Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Auburn Seminary
Ford Foundation, Civil and Human Rights Unit
Unbound Philanthropy
Pillars Foundation
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program
Muslim Advocates
And the Nearly 500 Awesome People Who Donated on Indiegogo

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(Male sings)
We're just an ordinary family,
Living in your town (but don't worry)
We like monster trucks and football, even though we're brown (we hate curry)
So welcome to our clan
We promise there's no plan
To change the way you live or how you pray
Because we're just here to obey
(Male Voice): Your various laws, and local ordinances
(Another Male Voice): What are you doing? We're not that kind of Muslims.
(studio audience applause is heard)
Sakina Jaffrey: Hold it right there young lady. What's going on?
Shoba Narayanan: Nothing.
Aasif Mandvi: It doesn't sound like nothing.

> It's just, some girl was making fun of me on Facebook.

> That's terrible.

> Oh Fatima, I was bullied in high school. Look how I turned out.
It's all apart of the American experience.
Kids pick on people who are going to one day rule the world.
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Barack Obama...

> That Muslim guy?

> Show us what she did.

> Wait is that a Photoshop picture of you?

> In a turban?

> Driving a taxi?

> That's outrageous.

> That is terrible. We are not Sikhs.

> Aasif, I don't think that's what makes it so terrible.

> Fine, if you are going to stereotype us at least get it right.
We don't wear turbans.

> It doesn't matter who she's bullying, Sikh, Muslim, it's all wrong.
I'm going to call her parents up and have her come over and apologize.

> Mom no, I'll be so embarrassed.

> Honey, I'm not going to embarrass you.

> It's not you I'm worried about.

> Oh, come on, I ask your friend for one favor, and now I'm an embarrassment.

> You asked my best friend to pierce your tongue.

> Your mother loved it.

> Eww...TMI.

> Aasif

> What?

> Honey, you have nothing to be ashamed of. This girl needs to be taught a lesson.
We are proud American Muslims.

> Not taxi driving Sikhs.
Ok, son, you're not helping.
Nicky Maindiratta: Guys I just got the lead in the school production
of the English Patient.

> That movie sucked.
Now you want your bullying to be accurate.
Otherwise, who is going to take you seriously.

> Mr. Qu'osby, these are awful things to say about people.

> Yeah, tell me about it.

> Now this is an actual Facebook post by an actual politician in the state
of Tennessee. This is how you bully.

> Oh my god, that is so wrong.

> Now, you're learning.

> I would never do anything like that.

> And you call yourself a bully.

> Honey.

> Dad, what are you doing?

> Ok, if this young lady wants to learn how to be a racist bully then she
should learn from the pros.

> Oh my god, I'm so embarrassed.

> Aasif Habib Qu'osby, this might be your worse idea ever.
We're not supposed to encourage this behavior.

> Actually Mrs. Qu'osby, I think Mr. Qu'osby was just trying to teach
me a lesson. I don't want to be anything like the guy who posted that.
(studio audience claps)
I'm sorry for making fun of you online. It wasn't cool...

> Or accurate.

> Plus, it looks like we're not so different after all.

> Really?

> Yeah, my dad also dresses like an 80s sitcom character.

> Ok, I got this at Urban Outfitters.

> Want to go to the mall?

> Yeah, let's get out of here.

> So you pretended to teach her how to be a better bully so that you could show
her how wrong it was?

> No, I was...
Of course.

> Very clever Mr. Qu'osby. Thank goodness we don't have anyone like that in our family.

> Ok, stop doing that.

> Dad I got the lead in the school production of Oklahoma.

> What is this school he's going to?

> Oh, Aasif.

> Disgusting.
(theme music plays)

> What is...shit, sorry line.
Wait, is that a picture...is that a Photoshop pic...
Is that a Photoshop picture of you...go back.

> Show us what he did...shit.
Show us what she did.
Eww, Aasif.

> What?

> Honey, you have nothing...(she laughs)

> Guys I just got the lead in the school production of the English Patient.

> Come back in again, because I forgot the lines.
So then you're going to do the English Patient and Oklahoma?

> Yeah.

> Well they're doing that in a rap?

> No, it's like one play in both of them, a combination. It's the Oklahoma Patient.

> Support, support, support...

> What school is this you're going to?

> The one you're paying for. Taxes.

> Have you ever...I got to throw a football with this kid.