Aasif steps in when he hears that Whitney is being bullied at school for being Muslim. more »
On this episode of Halal in the Family, Aasif (Aasif Mandvi) hears that his daughter Whitney (Shoba Narayanan) is being bullied at school, he invites the bully over to try to teach her about the dangers of Islamophobia. With Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) and Nicky Maindiratta.
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Starring 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 Co-Producer Chris Marsh Casting By Lois Drabkin Editor Miles Kahn Cinematographer 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 Gaffer Nicola Guarmeri Best Boy Electric Sean Li Electrics Kelley Nesper Peter Vertefeuille Dylan Kaplowitz Electric PA Robert Moxley Production Designer Lenny Tso Production Designer’s Assistant Nikkiya Burke Leadman Miles Engulf Set Dresser Jessica Rogozzino Lead Carpenter Allan Haigh Carpenter Taylor Browning Art Assistant Eric Barrera Hair/Makeup 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 Viacom 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
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.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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...
> 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.
(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.
> 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?
> 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.