Aasif goes all out to win the local Halloween competition but the neighbors get a little too scared. more »
In this episode of Halal in the Family, Aasif (Aasif Mandvi) gets scary trying to win the neighborhood Halloween competition by playing up Muslim stereotypes like a ghost in a burka. Also starring Sakina Jaffrey as Fatima Qu’osby, Shoba Narayanan as Whitney Qu’osby and Nicky Maindiratta as Bobby Qu’osby.
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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.
(spooky laughter is heard)
(studio audience applause is heard)
Sakina Jaffrey: Aasif, what are you up to?
Nicky Maindiratta: Checking out Mrs. Margolis huh?
Aasif Mandvi: Of course not. She's at work.
I'm checking out the Smith's Halloween decorations. They are really going all
out this year.
Shoba Narayanan: Dad we're never going to win that competition.
> She's right. The Smith's beat the whole neighborhood every year.
> We're never going to get that $100 dollar gift certificate from the
> Oh, oh, shoot, here he comes.
> Howdy neighbors.
Checking out Mrs. Margolis?
> No, I was just...I was just spying on your Halloween decorations.
> Aasif when will you learn? You just don't have the creativity of our family.
(sound of an explosion with a demonic laugh)
Maybe you should just stick to the holidays where all you have to do
> Ok, you know what, you wouldn't last one day during the holy month...
Oh is that Snickers?
> Looks like that Cheesecake Factory gift certificate is as good as mine.
> Alright, you win this round Smith.
(sound of an explosion with a witch laughing)
We really have to take him down this year kids.
> We should get some really creepy pumpkins.
> Or how about a mummy that pops out of the closet?
> We have to think of something that no one else can top,
and I have just the idea.
> I'm not sure I like where this is going.
> This is going all the way to a romantic dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.
(you hear a spooky male laugh)
> Dad, I don't know if this is that scary.
> Ok, you're a ghost in a burka. What would scare white people more than that?
> This seems kind of racist.
> Yeah dad, You sure dressing the house like a spooky terrorist training
camp is a good idea?
> What could possibly go wrong?
> The front yard looks like Osama Bin Laden's compound.
> It is a haunted terrorist training camp, ok. People come to the door,
trick or treat, bam, and you jump out, and you're a vampire bellowing goat herder.
(people are outside chanting "No mosque!")
> What's that?
> People are revved up. Let's do this. Get in the closet.
(chants are continuing)
> Oh my word.
> Pretty good huh?
> Aasif, there's a crowd of people outside protesting.
> Oh, they're really scared.
> They're protesting, because they think this is a new mosque that's opened up.
> A mosque? W-why would I build a mosque? I'm not trying to cause any trouble.
This is just a harmless, haunted, terrorist training camp.
Why don't people see this?
> I don't know. Maybe it's because they watch a lot of that show Homeland.
> This doesn't even look like a mosque. These people have no imagination.
> Oh, I think they have plenty of imagination. Which is why you need
to change this house back to normal, so that we can show them that we're
a normal family, and that mosques aren't haunted, terrorist, training camps.
> Ok, so you're saying I shouldn't put on my zombie Bin Laden costume?
Fine it's a bad idea.
So you see, this is just your average American home.
> Yeah, not like some really cool, terror themed haunted house that was
going to win me a spicy chicken chipotle pasta.
The Qu'osby's are some of the finest people on the block.
> What's that?
Is it from the Middle East?
> No, we got that at party city.
To be honest, I've never been inside a mosque, and while I watch a lot of that
> I knew it.
> Funny that show always made me scared of unstable white women.
> Well listen, you should come over to our mosque sometime. It's nothing to be scared of.
> As long as you don't smell Aasif's feet when his shoes are off.
> Well, I'm sorry if there was any confusion.
> All I know is that I'm relieved. Well,
trick or treat.
> Hey, hey...
Guess he's not coming to break fast with us at Ramadan.
(they all laugh)
> Oh, Aasif.
> Crazy racists.
(end theme song plays)
> Cut. Please, jesus.
> Stay there. You stay there.
> Oh my word.
> Oh, sorry. I'm in the wrong place. Shit, sorry, sorry.
> We're just a normal family, and that mosque aren't...and that mosque aren't...shit.
And that mosque aren't homeless...what?
> That would've totally won me a free spicy ch-chipotle pasta.
It would've won me some spi...
Yeah, and not so awesome...yeah.