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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


(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)
Aasif Mandvi: Fatima, you got to meet Bobby's new math teach Wally.
Sakina Jaffrey: Hi Wally.

> Nice to meet you.

> Watch this. Who's your favorite Nascar driver?

> Dale Earnhardt Jr.

> Who's your favorite country star?

> Blake Shelton.

> Now watch this.

> Bud Light.
The Housewives of New Jersey.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
A '68 Mustang hatchback with a 3022 barrel V8.

> It is nice to have a real American in the neighborhood to hang out with.

> Why don't you just stay for dinner Wally? We're having Aasif's favorite, deep
fried pork chop with bacon sauce.

> That is not exactly on my diet. Besides I can't stay anyway, I'm
volunteering at my Mosque's food bank tonight.

> Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said Mosque.

> I did, you know the Dara Islam Mosque over on Main Street.

> Yeah well, enjoy your Mosque Wally. If that's your real name.

> Actually that's my nickname. Boys called Walli was a little bit too formal.
(speaks a foreign language)

> It was nice meeting you.

> Isn't he nice?

> Mr. Thompson is the best.

> I can't wait to have him in math next year.

> Ok, I can't believe that guy lied to me.

> What are you talking about?

> Well he never said he was a Muslim.

> Did he say that he wasn't a Muslim?

> No, but he's white.

> Aasif, what does that have to do with it?

> Out of all of the religions out there, why would he choose Islam, huh?
I mean Mormons are very popular with white people right now.
What do you think he's hiding? Maybe he's spying on us.

> Daddy, should we be worried?

> He's really good with numbers,
and bombs have number counters.

> Aasif, look what you've done. Kids, your father is being ridiculous.
There are prominent respected Muslims of all types.
Dr. Oz, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, even Ghostface Killah.

> Ok, don't drag the Wu Tang Clan into this.
Kids, upstairs.

> You are being paranoid.

> Am I, or maybe he's a mole for the FBI.

> Just because he's white?

> Ok, when you say it like that
it sounds bad.

> Muslims can look
like anyone even white people.

> Be quiet.
He may have this place bugged.

> Why don't you have him over for dinner so you can find out what he's really like?

> Hey, that's a pretty good idea. That way I can counter spy on him from
the safety of our own home.

> Oh, Aasif.
(studio audience applauds)

> Well that meal really filled my soul.

> Did you say mole?

> What?

> Would you like some pie Mr. Thompson?

> No, I can't.

> Don't want to have any
good old fashion American pie, huh?

> Just, trying to watch my weight.

> Really, what else are you trying to watch?
And please, talk into this plant.

> If you'll excuse me for a minute, I need to make a call.

> I got him exactly where I want him.

> Stop it and eat your pie.

> No, it's just that I have this strange feeling the situation here is critical.

> I got ya!
You are working for the FBI.

> I'm not a mole. You're the mole.

> You were talking to the Feds right now.

> That was my wife.
She says I'm crazy.

> You're both crazy. Neither one of you is a mole.

> Oh, boy.

> I feel so dumb.

> So you're saying this is just a crazy mix-up due to the fact that...
(Together): Muslims live under constant surveillance that few other groups
are subjected to. While the FBI is busy recruiting people in our own community
to spy on us.
(they all laugh)

> (Male voice): Hello, FBI? Yes, they're at it again.
They seem to be bowing to Allah in preparation for some sort of attack, or...
No, no. I'm pretty sure they're not just laughing. Yes, I'll hold.
(studio audience laughs)
(ending theme song)

> Oh, Fatima you got to meet Wally's...Let's start again.

> You sure you don't want some more pie? Did you notice her?
(Fatima laughs)

> You don't even have the knife and you already cut it.
You sure you don't want some more pie or a stab?
Pie or stab? Pie or stab?
Did you say mole?

> What?

> A-are you sure you don't want... (Shoba laughs)

> It's ok, you've been good all day. You didn't laugh - just one moment.

> You mean to say that this has just been a crazy mix up due to the fact that...
(Together): Muslims are...

> Fuck, Fuck.